Ben Affleck

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer

Born: Berkeley, California, U.S.


Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt was born on the 15th of August 1972. He is an American actor and filmmaker who began his career as a child actor with the series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988).He later appeared in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). He gained fame when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997). He then starred in high-profile films including Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), and The Sum of All Fears (2002). After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli (both 2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Hollywoodland (2006). Afflecks directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007) was well received and he went on to direct The Town (2010), Argo (2012) for which he wont the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award fir Best Picture. He also starred in Gone Girl (2014) and began playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe and also directed the gangster drama Live By Night.

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