Ben Affleck first gained attention for his acting roles in films like 'Armageddon' and 'Pearl Harbor,' but he also proved his writing and directing prowess with 'Good Will Hunting,' 'The Town,' and 'Argo,' for which he has earned widespread critical acclaim. To the chagrin of some, Affleck will soon don the cape and the cowl as Hollywood's newest Batman. He's also known for being besties with Matt Damon, who we secretly hope will play Robin to Affleck's Batman!
Benjamin Gza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He became known with his performances in such Kevin Smith films as Chasing Amy (1997), and Dogma (1999). Affleck won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), which he co-wrote with Matt Damon, and has appeared in lead roles in such popular hits as Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Daredevil (2003), Hollywoodland (2007), State of Play (2009) and The Town (2010). Affleck is a critically acclaimed film director. He directed Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Town (2010) and Argo (2012), playing the lead in the latter two films. He has worked with his younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, on several projects, including Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone. Affleck has been married to Jennifer Garner since June 2005.
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