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.
Sources told People magazine that the recent allegations around Affleck's love life may be affecting Garner.
Ever since they announced their divorce back at the end of June this year, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have been spotted together in public putting up a united front for the sake of their three children. They have kept their wedding rings on during these family outings and have even been living on the same property together, albeit apparently in different buildings.
However, a source close to the family has told People magazine on Thursday (August 27th) that Garner is now having second thoughts about their living arrangements. “Jen will always make sure that Ben spends as much time with the kids as he wants, but she is rethinking their living situation. She can't stand the situation Ben has put her and the kids in.”
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in happier times
Ben Affleck, Jason Mann , Matt Damon - Project Greenlight Season Four Premiere of "The Leisure Class" held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015
Us Weekly reported that Affleck had struck up the relationship while still trying to resolve his difficulties with his now-ex-wife Jennifer Garner earlier this year.
Ben Affleck has denied the sensational report that he is a new relationship with his children’s ex-nanny, and that he started doing so during a 10-month trial separation period from his now ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Us Weekly reported on Wednesday (July 29th) that multiple sources close to the family had told them that 42 year old Affleck had begun dating 28 year old Christine Ouzounian, a Californian woman he had hired from a Beverly Hills babysitting agency to be a nanny for his three children this spring.
Ben Affleck with Jennifer Garner and their three children earlier in 2015
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Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a much hated alien powerhouse beneath the earthly guise. As Superman he has the power to destroy the world and, even though he would never dream of it, the world wants him gone. Even his efforts to become the ultimate hero go unappreciated, in particular by his Gotham rival Bruce Wayne; a billionaire vigilante known as Batman by night. He believes Superman is to blame for all the horror the Earth has been faced with, and vows to take him despite his limited abilities. It isn't long before the two are forced to unite, however, in order to protect the citizens of Earth from a real threat that could prove to thrust the planet into oblivion.
Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming 'Batman v Superman' movie, was part of a Q&A panel at the San Diego convention.
Jesse Eisenberg apparently didn’t enjoy being at Comic-Con, likening his experience at the massive convention to “some kind of genocide”. We know the crowds can be a little forceful, but seriously?
Giving a reaction to this year’s annual sci-fi and comic fest to the Associated Press on Monday (July 13th), the actor made the somewhat questionable remarks. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” he reflected, “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor in the new 'Batman v Superman' film
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Another year of epic geekdom is over - but the excitement remains.
As usual the San Diego Comic-Con International was the place to be for comic and movie fans across the globe. Not only were a ton of new trailers unveiled, but loads of questions were answered and there were some pretty interesting moments in between.
Superman isn't feeling the love in the 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'
Comic-Con 2015 was, as usual, a roaring success with attendees desperate to learn more about the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie and, of course, 'Batman v Superman'. But that wasn't all that gripped the world at this year's event; and here are but a few moments of pure joy from SDCC 2015.
Is it really wise to trust your most dangerous sworn enemies? Sometimes you have little choice when there are threats in the world too brutal to put your best men on. Amanda Weller is in charge of a top secret government organisation known as A.R.G.U.S. They have in their detainment some of the world's craziest psychopaths, supervillains and powerful mutants, and while they are being of no use to society stuck in prison cells, Weller introduces a brand new team known as the Suicide Squad in which these criminals can carry out seemingly impossible missions with the promise of freedom or, at least, reduced sentences. Among them are such fiends as Harley Quinn, The Joker, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Enchantress, Rick Flagg and Killer Croc - who are all willing to band together and save the world, even if they die trying.
After debuting at Comic Con over the weekend the extra-long Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer is finally online.
A new full length trailer for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has just hit online, offering fans their best look yet at the upcoming clash between the two comic book titans. Debuting at Comic Con this weekend the trailer was well received by fans who found plenty to talk about including Jesse Eisenberg's menacing Lex Luthor.
The nearly four minute trailer showcases Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman, while also heavily featuring Eisenberg as the villainous Luther. It also offers our first real look at Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jeremy Irons as butler Alfred Pennyworth, while also including Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
The Hollywood hunk will reportedly direct, co-write and star in a standalone Batman film after appearing in Zack Snyder's 'Dawn of Justice'.
Comic-book fans: prepare to cheer, boo - or tell us you already knew - Ben Affleck is expected to be officially named as the director of a standalone Batman movie in which he'll also star as the caped crusader.
Is Ben Affleck going behind the camera for a forthcoming Batman film?
Deadline reports that Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns to write the movie, and the script could even be ready by the end of this summer. With Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reaching cinemas in March next year, and the director's Justice League Part One pencilled in for November 2017, it's not yet clear when this new Affleck-helmed Batman title will slot in.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck To Direct, Write And Star In New Batman Film?
Ben Affleck reacted much like the rest of the internet when he found out he’d been cast as Batman.
Ben Affleck has revealed he couldn’t quite believe it when he found out he’d landed the role of iconic superhero Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor will play an ageing caped crusader opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Warner Bros flick, which hits cinemas in March 2016.
Affleck will play the caped crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine, Affleck said he reacted with disbelief when he found out he’d landed the role. “My first reaction was, ‘Are you sure?’ ” Affleck said. “At the time I was 40, 41, and had just finished Argo, and I felt like ‘This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.’ But Zack convinced me.”
Continue reading: So How Did Ben Affleck React When He Was Cast As Batman?
The couple announced their split after a decade of marriage yesterday, but sources insist that the break-up is "not contentious" in any way.
The Hollywood power couple announced the news of their split on Tuesday (June 30th). However, it’s now emerged that as well as going through the pain of divorce, Affleck and Garner will continue to live on the same property, and that they’ll be dealing with the situation in as civilised a manner as possible.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner earlier in 2015
Continue reading: Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner's Divorce Is Entirely Amicable
Shortly after the disaster of the officially endorsed FIFA movie 'United Passions', a yet-to-be-published account of the corruption within the organisation is set to be adapted for the big screen.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon may be working together again in the future, with reports that they are in negotiations to co-produce a movie about the current scandal within football’s governing body FIFA.
According to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has emerged victorious in a bidding war for the rights to BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger’s forthcoming book ‘Houses of Deceit’, and is currently speaking with Affleck and Damon to co-produce it.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck may be working together again soon
Date of birth
15th August, 1972