Ben Affleck. biography
Ben Affleck was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, CA. Affleck began acting a young age. He appeared in several films in the early 90's like School Ties, Dazed and Confused and Mallrats. Affleck gained national attention when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won an Oscar for best screenplay for Good Will Hunting.
Soon after, Affleck's career took off. He had major roles in Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears as well as many other motion pictures. He garnered much publicity for his high-profile relationships with stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez. Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005 and they welcomed their first child later that year.
In 2010, Affleck received critical acclaim for his work on the thriller The Town and earned a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2011. He has since starred alongside John Goodman and Clea DuVall in the history thriller Argo (2012), which has already resulted in a 2012 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year and is projected to acquire additional nominations. Affleck's most recent projects include, the romance drama To the Wonder (2012) alongside Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams, the crime thriller Runner, Runner (2013) with Justin Timberlake, and the romance comedy Focus (not yet released) opposite Kristen Stewart.
Did you know...
Ben's teeth are capped
He was accidentally knocked unconscious during the filming of Reindeer Games
He and Matt Damon sold the Good Will Hunting script for $600,000
Checked into Promises rehab in 2001 due to alcoholism
He brought his mom as a date to the Academy Awards when he won for Good Will Hunting
Huge fan of the Boston Red Sox