About Ben Affleck
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. His accolades include two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series ‘The Voyage of the Mimi’. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy ‘Dazed and Confused’ and various Kevin Smith films, including ‘Mallrats’, ‘Chasing Amy’ and ‘Dogma’. Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing ‘Good Will Hunting’, which they also starred in.
Ben Affleck then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film ‘Armageddon’, the war drama ‘Pearl Harbor’, and the thrillers ‘The Sum of All Fears’ and ‘Changing Lanes’. After a career downturn, Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for portraying George Reeves in the noir biopic ‘Hollywoodland’. His directorial debut, ‘Gone Baby Gone’, which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote and starred in the crime drama ‘The Town’ and directed and starred in the political thriller ‘Argo’; both were critical and commercial successes.
For the ‘Argo’, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. He starred in the psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl’, later portraying the superhero Batman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’, and starred in the action thrillers ‘The Accountant’ and ‘Triple Frontier. Learn More…