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Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, 15.8.1972)
Ben Affleck is an American actor, screenwriter and director. His younger brother is the actor Casey Affleck. Ben Affleck first rose to prominence in the 1990s, with his appearance in Kevin Smith's Mallrats and has since earned himself an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting.
Childhood: Ben Affleck was born in Berkeley, California. His mother, Christine, is a teacher and his father, Timothy, has been a drugs counselor, social worker, mechanic and a janitor. He was also formerly an actor, with the Theatre Company of Boston.
The Affleck family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts when Ben was young and his parents divorced in 1984.
When he was 10 years old, Ben Affleck met Matt Damon, who lived in his neighbourhood and the pair have remained friends since. Both actors attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Affleck later attended the University of Vermont.
Acting Career: As a child, Affleck worked on The Voyage of Mimi, a kid's TV series. He also appeared in a number of television movies and in the 1990s, he landed roles in Lifestories: Families in Crisis and a number of films, including School Ties (1992), which also featured Brendan Fraser and Matt Damon.
In 1993, Affleck appeared alongside Parker Posey and Matthew McConaughey in Richard Linklater's left-field coming-of age comedy, Dazed and Confused.
The early 1990s also marked the start of Affleck's collaboration with the director Kevin Smith, appearing in 1995's Chasing Amy and 1997's Mallrats. He later went on to take the lead in Jersey Girl, another of Smith's projects.
After getting a small one-line part in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film, Affleck went on to work once again with his friend Matt Damon, in Good Will Hunting. The film, which also starred Robin Williams and Minnie Driver, won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award.
Following the success of Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck landed a number of successful starring roles in films such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Changing Lanes. However, his career soon took something of a nosedive, with the release of box office flops such as Gigli, in which he co-starred with his girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Lopez. His festive release, Surviving Christmas suffered a similar fate in the hands of movie critics and the cinema-going public.
In 2006, Ben Affleck staged a comeback with the film Hollywoodland, a biopic about the life of George Reeves. His performance won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
The following year, Ben Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone, Baby, Gone, which starred his brother, Casey Affleck. That year, he also starred in Smokin' Aces, after which he gave up smoking, having been forced to smoke so heavily during the filming of the movie.
Personal Life: In 1998, when Gwyneth Paltrow had finished dating Brad Pitt, she had a high profile relationship with Ben Affleck, though the romance was short-lived.
In 2002, Affleck began dating Jennifer Lopez. Their engagement was announced that same year. Their relationship was constantly under the media's spotlight but the couple never made it to their wedding, which had been planned for September 2004. They split up prior to that date.
Following his relationship with Lopez, Affleck dated his Daredevil co-star, Jennifer Garner. In May 2005, Garner's pregnancy was announced. In June 2005, they married in the Caribbean. In December that year, garner gave birth to their daughter, Violet Anne Affleck.
When the comedian Sarah Silverman made a joke video for her boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel, entitled 'I'm F*cking Matt Damon', Affleck agreed to appear in Kimmel's response, entitled 'I'm F*cking Ben Affleck.' A number of celebrities featured in the video, including Macy Gray, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz.
The cast of Justice League (Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Henry Cavill) arrive at Warner Brother's CinemaCon 2017 event held at - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017
Superman is missing from the 'Justice League' trailer.
The first major trailer for 'Justice League' has finally dropped and it tells us a lot about what to expect in the forthcoming DC movie. Following directly on from 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', we meet the majority of the team and the dangers they're set to face.
[L-R] The Flash, Superman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Batman and Aquaman make up the Justice League
We see Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) having taken a long journey somewhere, most likely to track down Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) in an isolated fishing village. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is the first to unite with Bruce as he gathers the Justice League, both spurred by the brave sacrifice of their friend Clark Kent (Henry Cavill). Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) is a little shocked to be recruited, especially while he's got his own problems to deal with such as his father Henry Allen (Billy Crudup) being in prison.
In the wake of his friend Clark Kent's monumental sacrifice, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince are determined to recruit the most powerful superheroes on the planet to help them fight a new menace that Lex Luthor predicted was coming to the Earth. They are the intrepid Arthur Curry or Aquaman, king of the sea; the young but lightning-fast Barry Allen, also known as The Flash; and the half-man half-machine known as Victor Stone or Cyborg. Together they must fight an army of parademons that have descended upon them, apparently in search of the Mother Box that transformed Victor Stone into the biomechanical creature he is. They are serving the villainous extra-terrestrial Steppenwolf, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants and take over the world. But as you can probably work out, these heroes have an advantage in that Superman is far from dead as they initially suspected.
Continue: Justice League Teaser Trailer
The 44 year old star revealed on his Facebook page that he's completed a recent treatment for alcohol addiction.
Ben Affleck has admitted that he has struggled with alcoholism, opening up to his fans in an emotional message via his official Facebook page and mentioning that he has finished a recent course of treatment for alcohol addiction.
44 year old Affleck, an Oscar-winning actor and director, thanked his wife Jennifer Garner in the note. The pair acrimoniously separated in the summer of 2015 over rumours of infidelity, but recent reports have suggested the pair have reconciled and are giving their marriage another go.
“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” the star wrote on Tuesday night (March 14th).
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Reveals Alcoholism Battle
For some stars, aid work is their main purpose in life.
Part of being a celebrity means using your voice, your recognition and your wealth to make a difference in the world. It's almost an unspoken rule. But for some stars the likes of Angelina Jolie and Bob Geldof, humanitarian work almost becomes another career.
Whether it's poverty, disease, women's rights or climate change, there's always a major star out there using their popularity to raise awareness and money for it. Here are just a few of the world's most devoted celebrity humanitarians:
Angelina Jolie has visited some of the bleakest countries in the world
Ben and Jen are giving it another go, with People reporting that the A-list couple have called off their divorce.
The couple, who have been married for nearly 12 years and have three children together (Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5), split back in June 2015, just a day after their tenth wedding anniversary, after it was widely reported that Affleck had had a relationship with the children’s nanny.
However, they have always been adamant that living arrangements would be focussed around the needs of their kids – with Affleck for a while said to have been living on the same property as Garner even after the separation.
The winners of the awards no one wants to take home have been announced.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tied with political documentary, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party with four ‘wins’ at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Friday night.
The Razzies celebrate the worst in cinema every year and take place two nights before the Academy Awards, The unlucky ‘winners’ (who rarely appear to collect their trophies) receive a statue of a "golf ball-sized” raspberry which has been spray-painted gold.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won four Razzie awards at this year’s ceremony on Friday
Continue reading: 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Cleans Up At Razzie Awards
Reeves, responsible for 'Cloverfield' and 'War for the Planet of the Apes', is stepping in to direct 'The Batman', replacing Ben Affleck.
The rumours were true – Warner Bros. has indeed brought in director Matt Reeves to helm the next solo Batman movie, thereby securing the immediate future of one of the studio’s most important comic book franchises.
Ben Affleck, who played the Caped Crusader for the first time in the critically panned Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice last year, was initially in line to direct The Batman. However, he announced last month that he was stepping down from that position to concentrate on his role in front of the camera.
Reeves, whose credits include Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, was then rumoured to be Warner Bros.’ favoured candidate to step in, and those reports were confirmed on Thursday (February 23rd).
Continue reading: Matt Reeves Confirmed To Direct 'The Batman'
The pair announced their separation in October 2015
When Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation after a decade of marriage, many fans were left bereft by the break-up of one of Hollywood’s seemingly strongest unions. Then when the couple remained friends, there were the inevitable hopes for reconciliation. However, a new report has revealed the divorce is back on and "not one thing" has changed.
The couple are still planning to divorce, two years after announcing their separation
Despite announcing their divorce in 2015, neither has filed papers on the action; however, 44-year-old Garner is now reportedly filing for divorce from her Batman star husband, Affleck.
Affleck was recently confirmed to be NOT directing 'The Batman', despite many rumours that he would be doing so.
Amid increasing reports that Ben Affleck is losing creative control of his involvement in the upcoming stand-alone Batman movie, further reports are suggesting that the star is considering quitting his role as The Caped Crusader altogether.
Having already ruled himself out of directing The Batman, something that had been rumoured for months, and added to recent reports that the script for it that he’d been working on was being re-written, it’s now being rumoured that the 44 year old star is looking to quit as Batman entirely.
According to entertainment news site Collider, three separate sources involved with studio Warner Bros. have stated over the last four days that Affleck is seeking to extricate himself from the prestigious role.
Continue reading: Is Ben Affleck Thinking Of Quitting His 'Batman' Role?
He will star alongside Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill
Fawlty Towers legend John Cleese is to appear in the new Batman film, Justice League. The comedy icon will star alongside Batman and Superman themselves, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in addition to Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons.
John Cleese is set to join the cast of the next Batman film
The Sun reported that the Monty Python actor was first linked to upcoming DC movie when he started following both Ben Affleck and director Zach Snyder on Twitter.
Continue reading: John Cleese Will Star In New Batman Film, Justice League
Date of birth
15th August, 1972
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