Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck
Affleck in 2012
BornBenjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
(1972-08-15) 15 August 1972 (age 51)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Alma materOccidental College
University of Vermont
ThriftActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Jennifer Garner (m. 2005)
FaimilyCasey Affleck (brother)

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972[1]) is an American actor, movie director, producer, an screenwriter. His accolades include twa Academy Awairds, three Gowden Globe Awairds, twa BAFTA Awairds, an twa Screen Actors Guild Awairds. He begoud his career as a bairn an starned in the PBS eddicational series The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984, afore a seicont rin in 1988. He later appeared in the independent comin-o-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) an various Kevin Smith films, includin Chasing Amy (1997) an Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recogneetion whan he an bairnheid friend Matt Damon wan the Gowden Globe an Academy Awaird for Best Oreeginal Screenplay for writin Good Will Hunting (1997), that thay an aw starned in. He then established himsel as a leadin man in studio films, includin the disaster drama Armageddon (1998), the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), an the spy thriller The Sum of All Fears (2002).

Efter a career dounturn, in that he appeared in Daredevil an Gigli (baith 2003), Affleck received a Gowden Globe nomination for his performance in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006). His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), that he an aw co-wrote, wis weel received. He then directit, co-wrote, an starned in the crime drama The Town (2010). For the poleetical thriller Argo (2012), that he directit, co-produced, an starned in, Affleck wan the Gowden Globe an BAFTA Awaird for Best Director, an the Gowden Globe, BAFTA, an Academy Awaird for Best Pictur. He starned in the psychological thriller Gone Girl in 2014. In 2016, Affleck begoud playin Batman in the DC Extended Universe, starned in the action thriller The Accountant, an directit, wrote an actit in the gangster drama Live by Night.

Affleck is the co-foonder o the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmakkin an advocacy-based nonprofit organisation. He is an aw a stalwart member o the Democratic Pairty. Affleck and Damon are co-awners o the production company Pearl Street Films. His younger brither is actor Casey Affleck, wi that he has wirkit on several films, includin Good Will Hunting an Gone Baby Gone. Affleck mairied actress Jennifer Garner in 2005; thay separatit in 2015 an divorced in 2018. Thay hae three childer thegither.

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  1. "Ben Affleck Biography". People magazine. Archived frae the original on 11 Mairch 2015. Retrieved 2 Januar 2013.