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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.
Star of Argo and Batman returns to the silver screen in gangtser themed thriller
Ben Affleck is returning to the director's seat for new film 'Live By Night' to work on another Dennis Lehane novel. The film, scheduled for a January 2017 release, set in prohibition era USA, follows Joe Coughlin (Affleck) -the son of a Boston police captain - as he turns into a notorious gangster.
Zoe Saldana and Ben Affleck in Live By Night
Lehane and Affleck first worked together when Affleck adapted 'Gone Baby Gone' in 2007; the neo-noir thriller gained good reviews and after two credits in panned films this year in Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad, Affleck is in need of a reputation restoring film. The film is already being tipped for an Oscar nod and with Affleck winning Best Producer and Best Film in 2012 for Argo it's understandable why.
Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police captain and they were a respected family in the neighbourhood. Joe was the dark horse and fell in with the wrong crowd from an influential age. It was 1920's and Joe and the rest of the Coughlin family lived in the thriving city of Boston. Joe constantly seemed to be pulling in a different direction to that of his father and mixed with some of the town's most feared bosses responsible for any number of crimes from running alcohol to robbery.
Caught in the middle of a war between mob bosses, Joe ends up ripping off the wrong guy in more than one way as he also steals his woman. Everything appears to be going for Joe and his small gang but their next heist is a chance too far and sees Joe being put in prison for robbery. Once again, Joe finds himself falling in with another powerful boss who offers him protection in prison - but at a cost.
With his eventual release, Joe moves to Florida to begin over seeing a rum smuggling operation but as Joe finds love he begins to realise that there's more to life than working on someone else's terms but perhaps he's too deeply connected to ever be able to give up the life he's made for himself.
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Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in the next stand-alone Batman movie and he's now revealed who will be his latest big screen nemesis. The Dark Knight is to face off against DC Comics' Deathstroke in the new movie, which has been co-written by Affleck and Geoff Johns.
Ben Affleck reveals Deathstroke will feature in Batman movie
Earlier this week, Affleck unveil a short clip of someone in a black and orange Deathstroke costume walking menacingly towards the camera through clouds of steam. It seems he was sending out a little hint as to who we can expect to fight Batman in the forthcoming untitled project.
Continue reading: Deathstroke Will Face Off Against Batman In Ben Affleck's Solo Movie
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson earned $64.5 million according to Forbes' annual list - nearly $20 million more than the highest-earning female actor, Jennifer Lawrence.
In a list that’s sure to reignite the debate about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, Dwayne Johnson has been named the highest-earning male movie star in the last 12 months, with an income of $64.5 million – nearly $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence, the top-earning female actor.
Forbes published its annual list of the highest-paid movie stars in the business on Thursday (August 25th), and it revealed that ‘The Rock’ has more than doubled his earnings over the period of June 2015 to June 2016, thanks to a combination of big-budget movies such as The Fast and Furious franchise and the disaster film San Andreas, plus upfront fees for the likes of Central Intelligence, Fast 8 and the new Baywatch film.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is the highest-earning actor in the world
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The Agatha Christie short story was first adapted for film in 1957.
Ben Affleck is reportedly close to signing on to direct and star in Fox’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution. Affleck will soon be directing and starring in the upcoming stand-alone Batman movie and has just wrapped Live By Night for Warner Bros.
Ben Affleck is in talks to star in and direct Witness For The Prosecution
Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox is close to closing the deal with Affleck, who would also produce the movie along with Jennifer Todd, Matt Damon and the Agatha Christie estate. The script will be written by Christopher Keyser.
Garner shed some light onto the co-parenting arrangement she has with Ben Affleck when she appeared on the 'Today' show.
More than a year after they separated amid allegations of cheating, Jennifer Garner has spoken about the current status of her relationship with her estranged husband Ben Affleck as it relates to their three children, describing the situation as “definitely a modern family”.
The couple, who had been married for ten years and have daughters Violent, 10, Seraphina, 7, and four year old son Samuel together, separated in June 2015. However, they set out to remain on friendly terms for the sake of their offspring – nothing strange there, you would say.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2015
Bruce Wayne knows that the Earth is under threat from evil forces much worse than any he's - or any other superhero - has previously seen. To defend the people of Earth, Bruce and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) decide to hunt down some of the most skilled individuals the planet has to offer, each of these people have a special talent and could play a vital part in saving the world.
As well as the new recruits (who include Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash) Batman also recruits Wonder Woman who previously fought alongside Superman whilst trying to beat Lex Luthor's incredibly strong genetically-engineered creature which also killed Superman. The fate of Superman is unclear but given the end of Batman Vs. Superman it's presumed that Superman will return to life albeit potentially temporarily weakened.
The Justice League is DC Comics’ superhero team and it’s thought that a supervillain called Steppenwolf will be their main target – though it’s sure that Lex Luthor will appear and cause as much trouble as he possibly can.
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The upcoming movie sees Affleck reprise his role as Batman, alongside Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller.
Ben Affleck surprised fans at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 24) during Warner Bros’ panel at Hall H. The Batman actor appeared alongside his co-stars from the upcoming Justice League movie and helped unveil the first footage from the much-anticipated comic book film, which is due for release next November.
Ben Affleck surprised fans at Comic-Con on Saturday.
Appearing in front of the 6,000-strong gathering of fans, Affleck first paused to have his own ‘nerd’ moment. Taking a picture of the huge crowd he said: ”I've never done this before, it’s kind of nerdy. It’s just not going to happen again, it’s kind of a cool moment for me.”
The couple are still planning on divorcing.
If you're wondering what exactly is going on between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, you're not the only one. It's been more than a year since the couple of 10 years decided to call time on their marriage, but so far we still haven't seen a single divorce document.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have not yet reconciled
That doesn't necessarily mean they're getting back together. Divorce proceedings can take a long time to get through and both parties have a busy enough work schedule without having to worry about their home life too. However, sources have recently revealed that the silence regarding the impending divorce could be down to a reconciliation.
Continue reading: Nothing's Changed Between Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner
The couple announced their split last year after 10 years of marriage.
Fomrer couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have reportedly not moved further with their divorce despite announcing their split a year ago. US Weekly reports that neither party has filed divorce paperwork yet and they are still living together.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation last year.
“Jen mentioned that the divorce was going through very soon, and then a few weeks ago, things changed,” a source close to Garner told the magazine. “It does not seem to be moving in that direction.”
Continue reading: Is Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner's Divorce On Hold?
Date of birth
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