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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Benjamin Geza Affleck

Birth Date :

August 15, 1972

Birth Place :

Berkeley, California, USA

Spouse :

Jennifer Garner (actress, since 29-Jun-05)

Claim to fame :

The writer of "Good Will Hunting" movie (1997)

Biography


Benjamin Geza Affleck originally born in Berkeley, California, USA on August 15, 1972 is notable as one of many American prominent actors. He was born to an Irish mother, Chris Affleck, who worked as a schoolteacher and a Scottish father Tim Affleck worked as a social worker, but both were divorced. Later on Ben was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and when he was "very" young he worked for a Burger King commercial. At his 8 years old that was in 1984 Ben got his first steady acting job on the PBS mini-series "The Voyage of the Mimi". At the same time he met his best friend and fellow actor, Matt Damon with whom he played in a small league and took drama classes together. Anyhow, Ben also studied at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School from which he graduated in 1990 before went on studied at Occidental College in Middle Eastern, but dropped out after 1 year there. He also subsequently enrolled the University of Vermont, yet dropped out after his first semester.

Since their first meeting, both Ben and Matt became closer than before that they agreed to focus mainly in TV movies and small television appearances, including "Hands of a Stranger" (1987) and "The Second Voyage of the Mimi "(1988). Five years later, that was in 1993, Ben was cast in "Dazed and Confused", his first introduction into feature films before his performance in such independent films, as Kevin Smith's "Mallrats" (1995) and "Chasing Amy" (1997), both of which played a very big deal for his career, receiving renowned appreciation for his works at the Sundance Film Festival. The ups and downs in film world had turned Ben to desperation so that he and Matt took a break concerning their getting tired of being given the forgettable supporting roles in films rather than granted the big ones. Feeling the same way of their same problem, both pals started to show up their real ability in writing their own film script, where they could call all the shots.

Latest News


Report: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Leading Separate Lives for Months

May 29, 2015 10:42:03 GMT

and have reportedly been leading separate lives for quite a long time. Some sources close to the couple told Radar Online that 's ex-boyfriend had been spending more time outside their house since their relationship crumbled.
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Ben Affleck Reveals Name of His Slave-Owning Ancestor

April 23, 2015 07:31:07 GMT

takes it to Twitter to name his long-deceased relative who owned slaves. The revelation comes after the actor issued an apology for requesting information about his slave-owning ancestor be omitted from PBS' "Finding Your Roots".
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Ben Affleck Regrets Asking PBS to Edit Out Slave-Owning Ancestors

April 22, 2015 03:25:07 GMT

has spoken up on PBS show controversy after it was reported that he asked "Finding Your Roots" not to reveal information about his slave-owning ancestor. "I didn't want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth," he said in a statement posted on Facebook on Tuesday, April 21.
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PBS Defends Decision to Edit Out Ben Affleck's Slave Owning Ancestor Part in Interview

April 20, 2015 03:24:12 GMT

requested the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not to reveal the information about his slave-owning ancestor. An email chain between the program's host, Henry Louis Gates, and Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive, Michael Lynton, revealed that the actor asked them to edit part of the interview which mentioned his slave-owning ancestor.
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Ben Affleck, Chris Pine and Viola Davis Added as 2015 Oscar Presenters

February 12, 2015 02:03:16 GMT

As this year's Oscars is nearing, producers keep adding more stars as the presenters with the latest additions happen to be , , and . The threesome joined the recent addition of presenters, and .
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Gwyneth Paltrow on Famous Exes and Chris Martin Romance With Jennifer Lawrence

January 14, 2015 21:40:52 GMT

reflected on her past romances during an interview with on his SiriusXM radio show. She explained why her relationships with and didn't work out. She also commented on her ex-husband 's relationship with .
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Ben Affleck Reuniting With David Fincher for 'Strangers on a Train' Remake

January 14, 2015 04:48:22 GMT

While still enjoying the success of their "", and director David Fincher are reuniting for another movie. According to Deadline, the duo along with screenwriter Gillian Flynn will join forces again to remake Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Strangers on a Train".
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Christian Bale Admits He's Jealous of Ben Affleck Playing Batman

November 25, 2014 06:19:02 GMT

confesses it's not easy for him to let go of Batman. In an interview with Empire magazine, the actor who plays the Caped Crusader in Christopher Nolan's "" trilogy admits he envied after the latter was cast to take over the iconic role in "".
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Ben Affleck Praises Jennifer Garner, Comments on Bill Maher Debate at Save the Children Gala

November 21, 2014 04:16:26 GMT

was honored with the Global Child Advocate Award at the Save the Children Illumination Gala, the annual charity event which was hosted by his wife , on Wednesday, November 19 in New York City. Ben received the award for establishing the Eastern Congo Initiative.
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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and More Stars Appear in Bono's Powerful Ebola PSA

November 20, 2014 03:57:46 GMT

The One Campaign, co-founded by 's frontman , released on its website on Wednesday, November 19 a powerful PSA about the growing Ebola crisis starring celebrities including Bono himself, and . In the chilling PSA, the stars appear completely silent as they stare into the camera.
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Jennifer Lopez Recalls Ben Affleck Split: 'It Felt Like My Heart Had Been Torn Out of My Chest'

November 07, 2014 03:03:07 GMT

gives details of her past relationship with in her new memoir "True Love". She writes, "When Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest."
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Supernatural Comedy Lands on FOX

October 29, 2014 08:38:36 GMT

and are teaming up for another TV show. The best pals, who recently brought back "Project Greenlight" on HBO, executive produce a single-camera comedy which has just been nabbed by FOX.
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Developing 'Incorporated' for Syfy

October 14, 2014 03:20:43 GMT

Syfy announced on Monday, October 13 that they were developing a drama with Pear Street Films duo, and . "" is a futuristic espionage thriller which pilot is penned by writing brothers David and Alex Pastor.
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Jennifer Lopez Supports Ex Ben Affleck by Watching 'Gone Girl'

October 13, 2014 04:05:04 GMT

proved there's no bad blood between her and her former fiance, . The "On the Floor" singer showed her support for Ben's new movie "", taking to Instagram and Twitter on Saturday, October 11 to share a photo of her feet along with the caption, "Feet up...Movie night!! #GONEGIRL."
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Sam Harris Comments on Islam Debate With Ben Affleck and Bill Maher

October 09, 2014 08:14:08 GMT

, who is promoting his new movie "", recently made headlines following a heated debate about Islam during an appearance on "". Back on the Friday, October 3 argument, compared Islam with mafia while author Sam Harris said it's the "motherload of bad ideas." Affleck, meanwhile, thought that the two's opinion overlooked other people who practice Islam.
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Ben Affleck: 'Batman v Superman' Won't Be Another 'Daredevil'

October 07, 2014 08:25:48 GMT

discusses "" and compares it to "". He assures fans that the upcoming "" sequel won't repeat the failure of his previous superhero movie.
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Bill Maher on Islam Debate With Ben Affleck: 'We're Not Crazy Tea-Baggers'

October 07, 2014 06:20:05 GMT

has commented on his recent heated exchange with about Islam. In the argument which aired on HBO's "" on Friday, October 3, the "" star said Maher's view towards the religion was "gross, racist, disgusting."
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Ben Affleck Slams Bill Maher and 'Real Time' Guests for Anti-Muslim Sentiment

October 05, 2014 14:35:52 GMT

got into a heated debate over radical Muslims when the topic came up during his recent visit to "". The "" actor defended Islam against the host, , and his guests as they couldn't see eye to eye on the issue.
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Ben Affleck in Talks for 'The Accountant'

October 02, 2014 04:56:46 GMT

may have found his next starring vehicle. According to Variety, he is in negotiations to headline action thriller "" for Warner Bros. He is expected to play a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.
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Ben Affleck Promises Full-Frontal Nude Scene in 'Gone Girl'

October 01, 2014 09:07:33 GMT

bares all in his upcoming movie "". The hunky actor reveals in a new interview with MTV News that the David Fincher-directed thriller will include his full-frontal nude scene.
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Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike Premiere 'Gone Girl' at New York Film Festival

September 27, 2014 04:51:12 GMT

"" cast hit red carpet at the premiere event Friday, September 26 at New York Film Festival. The lead actor suited up in a royal blue tux, while his on-screen leading lady who is currently pregnant with her second child dressed her baby bump in an Altuzarra black gown.
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Ben Affleck Admits to Counting Cards

September 18, 2014 04:36:16 GMT

has admitted to counting cards in casino. Earlier this year, the "" star was reported to have been kicked out of a casino in Las Vegas for counting cards. In a new interview with Details magazine to promote his new film "" alongside director David Fincher, the actor opens up about the report.
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Ben Affleck Says He Relates to Batman's Anger Issues in 'Batman v Superman'

September 16, 2014 08:33:01 GMT

says Batman is a perfect role for him because they both have something in common, that is a "character flaw" when it comes to dealing with their rage. The actor reveals he has a bit of moody side, and he says it's good for his portrayal as the Dark Knight who has a lot of bottled-up anger.
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Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning Join Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night'

September 05, 2014 06:04:34 GMT

, and are going to "". Deadline reports they are tapped to star in the adaptation of Dennis Lehane's crime novel. is directing, scripting, producing and starring in the film. also serves as a producer.
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Ben Affleck Injured on Set of 'Batman v Superman'

August 16, 2014 06:10:03 GMT

was reportedly injured on the set of "". According a report from Star, the Batman depicter was sent home after straining his body due to a complicated move using his left shoulder.
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Robin Williams' Kids Break Silence After Father's Death, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Pay Tribute

August 13, 2014 01:57:27 GMT

' children have released statements hours after the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the actor died of asphyxia due to hanging. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had three children, Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams from his first marriage with Valerie Velardi, and Zelda Rae Williams and Cody Alan Williams from his second marriage with Marsha Garces.
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New 'Batman v Superman' Set Photos Show Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne

August 05, 2014 08:38:57 GMT

Several official pictures from "" have shown as the Dark Knight, but only now comic book fans can get a look at the actor as Bruce Wayne. Samuel Otten has posted on YouTube a video featuring on-set images and footage from the movie taken during the filming in Corktown, Detroit, MI., on Monday, August 4.
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A Grim-Looking Batman Shared in New 'Dawn of Justice' Photo

July 25, 2014 02:29:38 GMT

"" director Zack Snyder shared another photo of the movie's hero just a day after tweeting an image of "" star dressed as a Jedi version of Superman. In his new post, Snyder exposed a close-up look of as the Dark Knight.
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Ben Affleck's Batman Suit Displayed at Comic-Con

July 24, 2014 19:53:56 GMT

"" is not announced for San Diego Comic-Con, but there might be a surprise when Warner Bros. invades Hall H this Saturday, July 26 as hinted on the show floor. 's cape and cowl for his Dark Knight character were seen on display.
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Crash Kids' Party

July 16, 2014 07:22:57 GMT

and reportedly made an appearance at a kids' superhero party in Detroit over the weekend. As reported by Detroit Free Press, the two stars unexpectedly stopped by Detroit Kid City in Southfield on Sunday, July 13 and asked if they and their son Samuel could join other attendees at the Superman-themed fun bash.
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