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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.



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Jennifer Garner Fights For Children's Literacy Programme


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The 13 Going on 30 star spoke during a Senate Education Committee hearing on behalf of the Save The Children organisation, for which she serves as a trustee and artist ambassador.

Joined by Save the Children Action Network president Mark Shriver, she urged the lawmakers to continue the funding of an annual $941,400 (£647,814) state budget appropriation for literacy initiatives.

"I'm here because I believe so much in Save the Children's early childhood programmes, and I am hoping that you will continue to support them," Garner said.

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Suicide Squad Trailer


When there's nowhere left to turn, the bad guys might just turn out to be your only option. Amanda Waller is the leader of a task force who keeps on losing members of her team, she comes up with an idea to form a specialised task force formed with some of the most dangerous criminals that are currently in jail.

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Elle Fanning Gets Into Character On The Set Of "Live By Night"

Ben Affleck - Actress Elle Fanning gets into character with vintage 1920's attire for a scene in "Live By Night" filming in downtown Los Angeles with co star Ben Affleck. Also spotted were black spot markings of bruises on the actresses right arm but was covered up with gloves before heading to set. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016

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Ben Affleck Takes A Smoke Break

Ben Affleck - Actor Ben Affleck taking a smoke break on the set of 'Live By Night' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th January 2016

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Ben Affleck Spotted On The Set Of 'Live By Night'

Ben Affleck - Actor Ben Affleck spotted on the set of 'Live By Night' filming in costume - Long Beach, California, United States - Monday 18th January 2016

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Ben Affleck Filming "Live By Night"

Ben Affleck - Actor Ben Affleck spotted on the set of "Live By Night" filming in costume - Long Beach, California, United States - Monday 18th January 2016

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Jennifer Lopez And Matt Damon Skipping Golden Globe Afterparty


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Singer/actress Jennifer reveals she may make a brief appearance at one of the many aftershow bashes in Los Angeles, but she won't be able to stay out all night as she is set to resume rehearsals for her upcoming Sin City concert residency.

"I might catch a dance or two, maybe a little twirl, and then jump on the plane," she told U.S. network NBC on the red carpet. "I leave for Vegas tonight."

Jennifer isn't the only star due in the air hours after the Beverly Hilton Hotel prizegiving wraps - Matt Damon, who is best friends with the superstar's ex-fiance Ben Affleck, reveals he will also be heading to Vegas to start filming the next Bourne sequel, which will mark his big return to the action franchise.

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Zack Snyder Calms Fans Upset About Batman V Superman Trailer


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The latest teaser, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, was criticised by fans, who claimed it revealed too much of the plot.

It features scenes including the two heroes resolving their differences and then teaming up with Wonder Woman, played by Gal Godot.

MTV put the fan's concerns to the movie's director Zack Snyder, who appreciated that the trailer does reveal a lot of the plot, but insisted there are plenty more surprises to come.

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Ben Affleck Going Into The ABC Studios For Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck seen signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans before going into the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

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Are You Not Entertained? Batman Vs Superman: A Modern Gladiator Story - Trailer + Pictures


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Next year is taking comic books to a new level. No longer are the lines between heroes and villains solid. Now we're seeing a new side to our favourite caped crusaders; Marvel's Captain America may be bringing about a civil war, but that's nothing compared to the battle between DC's Batman and Superman in 'Dawn Of Justice'.

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The new trailer sees an evermore intensifying hostility between the two vigilantes: on the one side you've got a billionaire human being named Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) who's disillusioned with what Gotham City has become and determined to fight crime in his own way, and on the other you've got an alien journalist named Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) with supernatural powers who's rather more modest when it comes to his own crime-fighting practices.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer


What happens when two superheroes with vastly differing opinions come head to head? Well, not very well if Lex Luthor has anything to do with it. Superman believes Batman is a vigilante and the civil liberties of the people of Gotham are 'being trampled on' whilst Batman feels Superman's abilities are blown out of proportion by the media and is far from a fan of his superhero outfit.

Lex Luthor has enough power to manipulate this situation to his benefit and pitches both heroes against one another - Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham however, when his plan doesn't go exactly to plan he creates a monster to destroy both men - on the verge of destruction, Batman and Superman are joined by Wonder Woman, Aquaman and other superheroes on their quest to save their city from destruction.

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is directed by Zack Snyder and it's a precursor to The Justice League films - which are also written and directed by Snyder.

Miguel To Make Big Screen Debut In Ben Affleck Film


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The Argo filmmaker is adapting author Dennis Lehane's Prohibition-era crime novel of the same name into a feature film, and will also star, direct and produce the project.

Affleck will play the son of a police captain who gets involved in a life of organised crime. Along the way, he meets a woman played by Zoe Saldana, and Grammy winner Miguel will play the brother of her character.

The gig marks the Adorn singer's first acting role on the big screen, but he previously played himself in episodes of TV series such as Real Husbands of Hollywood and So Random!

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Ben Affleck 'Leans On Mum During Marriage Troubles'


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The Hollywood hunk and his wife Jennifer Garner announced they were parting ways in June (15), just a day after their ten-year wedding anniversary.

While they have continued to put on a united front for the sake of their three children, Ben's mother Christine is said to be eager to keep him close by.

"Ben's mum Christine is in full control of everything right now as he picks up the pieces from his broken marriage," a source told Britain's Grazia magazine. "Chris' boys, Casey and Ben, have always been the apple of her eye, ever since her husband left her. Ben's always been close to his mum, but he seems to have taken it to a whole new level since the split."

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Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Selling Home For $45 Million


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are selling their former marital home for approximately $45 million.

The Oscar winner, 43, and the 'Dallas Buyers Club' actress who announced their split in June after 10 years of marriage, have reportedly quietly hired one of the top property brokers in Los Angeles to oversee the sale of their Pacific Palisades compound.

Platinum Triangle real estate insider Peter Propertyseller told Variety magazine that media mogul Lachlan Murdoch recently viewed the house, which boasts five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and sits on more than three acres, but did not make an offer.

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Matt Damon Thinks Ben Affleck Is 'misunderstood'


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Matt Damon thinks Ben Affleck is ''misunderstood.''

The 'Martian' star, who has been friends with the Oscar winner since they were children, claims the 'Argo' director, 43, is nothing like his public image and believes he was unfairly branded ''a talentless kind of meathead'' when he started dating Jennifer Lopez in 2002.

The 44-year-old star said: ''There's nobody who's more misunderstood. Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez.''

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Ben Affleck

Date of birth

15th August, 1972

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Sex

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