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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.
Jennifer Lopez didn't let the failure of her 2003 movie Gigli get her down, because she knew she'd bounce back from the critical backlash.
The actress/singer and her then-partner Ben Affleck teamed up for the poorly-received film, which has become a punchline for flops, and while many critics felt sure the project would end her career, J.Lo knew it was little more than a bump in the road.
In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer admits her positive outlook has always helped steer her back to success when thinks looked a little bleak for her career.
Reminded of the Gigli reviews, she told the publication, "I never thought of it as, 'Oh, this is terrible! My career's over!' I just never thought that. I just knew that that movie didn't work and that's all it was."
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez: 'Gigli Flop Wasn't A Big Deal'
Ben Affleck is cast as Christian Wolff in this new action thriller film The Accountant. An extraordinary man with highly advanced cognitive skills that allow him to think on a different level to that of a standard human, more in line with the likes of Picasso and Einstein. He works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organisations from the cover of a CPA office in a small town. He has two sides to his job one being an accountant and the other being a sleeping assassin, a job that when required to do so will see him perform extraordinary measures.
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There's a lot to get through, and that's certainly not the end.
Losing track of the upcoming DC Comics movies? We're here to help you out with that, and stop you getting confused with Marvel. All you need to know right now is that 'Suicide Squad' comes this summer and we'll be seeing a lot more of Batman and Superman over the next four years.
'Suicide Squad' is coming this August
Here's the DC schedule so far:
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are planning to resurrect their Oscar-winning screenwriting partnership.
Matt and Ben teamed up to write the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, earning them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the following year's (98) Oscars ceremony.
However since their acclaimed debut they have not collaborated on a screenplay, despite writing scripts independently of each other.
According to Matt, 45, the pair have been unable to write together due to their successful acting careers, but the pals are now hungry to start a new project together.
Continue reading: Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Planning To Resurrect Writing Partnership
The pair have been spotted in Paris enjoying a family vacation
When Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation after ten years of marriage last July, many were left shocked by the news and even more surprised when rumours of infidelity began to circle. Despite parting ways, however, the couple still lived in the same house, spent time together with their three children and, now, reports have surfaced claiming Affleck wants to save their marriage.
Ben and Jen announced their separation last July
The estranged pair, who have Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and Samuel, four have been spending time together in Europe and the MailOnline has reported that the Batman vs Superman star wants his ex-wife back.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Is Hoping To Win Estranged Wife Jennifer Garner Back
Ben Affleck is reportedly desperate to win estranged wife Jennifer Garner back.
It's been almost a year since the couple announced their plans to divorce after 10 years of marriage, though they still share a close relationship. After venturing out together on numerous occasions with their children Violet, 10, seven-year-old Seraphina and Samuel, four, and allegedly being seen locking lips, sources claim Batman star Ben doesn't want to lose his spouse.
"Ben wants Jen back," an insider told People, while a second source added, "Ben wants to get back together. He wants her back."
However, it appears Jennifer isn't set on the idea of trying again just yet. The pair were plagued with rumours of troubles for some time before announcing their split last June (15), with Ben even addressing it during his Oscars speech in 2013 by commenting on the "work" needed to maintain their union. A clearly embarrassed Jennifer didn't speak out at the time and with claims the divorce was triggered by her husband's rumoured infidelity, the actress apparently needs some time by herself right now.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck 'Wants Jennifer Garner Back'
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have reportedly been spotted getting affectionate while on a family trip to Paris, France.
The estranged couple, which announced its separation last June (15) after 10 years together, was seen at Le Petit Marche restaurant in the Place des Vosges on Friday night (06May16).
While alone, the stars, who have yet to file divorce papers, put on a public display of affection at dinner before they were joined by their three children - Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and Samuel, four, reports People.com.
Earlier in the day, Jennifer was photographed taking the children to the Roue de Paris ferris wheel, the Place de L'Opera, Sacre-Coeur Basilica and Jardin du Luxembourg.
Continue reading: Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck Spotted On Paris Vacation
Margot Robbie gets lonely after 15 minutes by herself.
The 25-year-old actress has had a rollercoaster ride to the top after first finding fame on Australian soap opera Neighbours before getting her big break in 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street.
Since then she has become one of the darlings of Hollywood and, as such, rarely gets five minutes to herself.
But in a new interview with Oyster magazine, Margot admits even though she sometimes wants alone time, she quickly gets bored when she's by herself.
Continue reading: Margot Robbie: 'I Always Regret Wishing For Alone Time'
The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and a high ranking government official. Wishing to protect the world from deadly threats, Waller formulates a plan to reform (by force) a number of her most special inmates who all possess unique abilities.
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The actor will be taking the reigns for Batman’s first solo outing in Warner Bros. DC cinematic universe.
Ben Affleck will be directing and starring in his own stand-alone Batman move, Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed yesterday at CinemaCon. Affleck, who currently stars as the caped crusader in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, has also reportedly written the script for the movie.
Ben Affleck will be directing a stand-alone Batman movie.
Speaking about the recent record-opening of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was Affleck’s first Batman outing, Tsujihara said: "It set up a great foundation for our DC slate, which includes at least 10 movies through 2020.”
Continue reading: Ben Affleck To Star In And Direct Stand Alone 'Batman' Movie
Ben Affleck - The European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' held at the Odeon and Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon and Empire Leicester Square, Empire Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Date of birth
15th August, 1972
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