Ben Affleck

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a child actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy (1... More
AKA (Other Names): Ben
Zodiac Sign: Leo (Chinese: Rat)
Birth Name: Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
Born: Berkeley, CA, USA
Raised: Berkeley, CA, USA
Nationality: United States/USA/American
Relationship Status: Married
Height: 6′ 4″ (1.92 m)
Net Worth: US $105 million
Married To:
Jennifer Garner - Actress, Hollywood (2005 - 2017)
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Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a child actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained fame when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997). He then starred in high-profile films including Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), and The Sum of All Fears (2002). After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli (both 2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Hollywoodland (2006).

Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010).

Birth Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
AKA (Other Names)
Ben
Zodiac Sign
Leo (Chinese: Rat)
Nationality/Origin
United States / USA / American
Marital Status
Married
Net Worth
US $105 million
Genre
Action, Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Debut Year
1981
Debut
The Dark End of the Street Source
Race
White
Ethnicity
English, German, Irish, Scottish
Language(s)
English, Spanish
Birth Place
Berkeley, CA, USA Map
Raised/Grew Up
Berkeley, CA, USA Map
Residence/Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA Map
Sexual Orientation
Straight
Religious Beliefs
Catholic, Christianity
Political Views
Democratic
Height
6′ 4″ (1.92 m)
Weight
≈210-220 lbs (95-100 kgs)
Chest Size
≈44 inches
Waist Size
≈34 inches
Shoe Size
≈11 US Size
Eye Color
Hazel
Hair Color
Dark Brown, Brunette
Hair Type
Straight, Type 1
Face Type
Oblong
Has Tattoos
Yes
Distinctive Features
Height
Left/Right Handed?
Right Handed
Education
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1990)
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA Occidental College, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California (1993)
Occidental College, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
High School/College Dropout?
College Dropout
Pets
Dogs
Fan Mail Address(es)
Ben Affleck The Spanky Taylor Company 3727 W. Magnolia Suite 300 Burbank, CA 91505 USA
The Spanky Taylor Company (Company) 3727 W. Magnolia Suite 300 Burbank, CA 91505 USA
RELATIONSHIP Married To
Jennifer Garner - Actress, Hollywood (2005 - 2017)
RELATIONSHIPS Previously Dated
Cheyenne Rothman - Director, Hollywood (1990 - 1997)
Lindsay Shookus - Producer, Hollywood (2015 - 2015)
Jennifer Lopez - Singer, Hollywood (2002 - 2004)
Gwyneth Paltrow - Actress, Hollywood (1997 - 2000)
RELATIONSHIPS Family
RELATIONSHIPS Family
RELATIONSHIP Siblings
Casey Affleck - Actor, Hollywood
RELATIONSHIPS Related Channels
Jessica Chastain - Actress, Hollywood
Joanna Krupa - Fashion Model, Hollywood
Vanessa Hudgens - Actress, Hollywood
Eva Mendes - Actress, Hollywood
Henry Cavill - Actor, Hollywood
Liv Tyler - Actress, Hollywood
Jeremy Renner - Actor, Hollywood
Zoe Saldana - Actress, Hollywood
Kate Beckinsale - Actress, Hollywood
Matt Damon - Actor, Hollywood
Brad Pitt - Actor, Hollywood
Jared Leto - Actor, Hollywood
Trivia / Facts
His full name is Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt. Source
. Ben was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Source
While on set, he met his life-long friend Matt Damon. He actually lived just 10 blocks away from him. The boys later attended the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School,where they both took drama classes. Source
He starred in some independent movies but the gigs were not rolling in. After living with his brother Casey and Matt Damon – all were struggling to find work. They then decided to write their own script which one of their best decisions! Affleck and Damon wrote Good Will Hunting and Castlerock later bought. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards and won two, including Best Original Screenplay for Ben and Matt. Source
His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), French, and Swedish. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Raymond Boldt, was born in Rhode Island, to German immigrants. Source
Good Will Hunting was Ben’s breakthrough role, in which he was given for the first time the ability to select the roles instead of having to go through grueling auditions constantly.\ Source
Since a young boy, he always wanted to be an actor and his first foray into the business was through a Burger King commercial. Source
In 1998, he starred in the successful blockbuster Armageddon, and landed a part in the Academy Award-winning film Shakespeare in Love. Source
When Affleck asked his mom for a dog as a kid, she made him walk an imaginary one for a week.”When he came up two days short, he didn’t get a dog,” she said in an interview. “That was harsh. It was wise, but harsh.” Source
Founded Organizations & Companies
The Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is an American nonprofit organization established by Ben Affleck and Whitney Williams in 2010 as "the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo". Source
The company was started by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey. Affleck and Damon ended their film production deal on December 31, 2007 and Bailey disassociated in 2008 to form Idealogy Inc., his own film production company, at Disney. Source
Pearl Street Films is an American motion picture production company. The company was founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. In October 2012, Jennifer Todd was named president of the company. Pearl Street Films is based at Warner Bros. Source
Charities & Causes Contributed
Eastern Congo Initiative Google
UNHCR's Google
Feeding America Google
A-T Children's Project Google
Jimmy Fund Google
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Google
Known For / Popularity Highlights
Ben Affleck accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). Source
Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. Source
Before Fame & Early Life
As a Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school student, Affleck acted in theater productions and was inspired by drama teacher Gerry Speca. During this time he became close friends with Matt Damon, whom he had known since the age of eight. Although Damon was two years older, the two had "identical interests" and traveled to New York together for acting auditions. Source
They saved their acting earnings in a joint bank account to buy train and airline tickets. While Affleck had high SAT scores, he was an unfocused student with poor attendance. He spent a few months studying Spanish at the University of Vermont, chosen because of its proximity to his then-girlfriend, but left after fracturing his hip while playing basketball. Source
At 18, Affleck moved to Los Angeles, studying Middle Eastern affairs at Occidental College for a year and a half. Source
Famous Ben Affleck Quotes
I want to thank my wife who I don't normally usually associate with Iran. I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases. It's good. It is work, but it's the best kind of work, and there's no one I'd rather work with! Source
It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up. Source
No matter how much you change, you still got to pay the price for the things you’ve done. Source
All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared. Source
Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms. Source
Marriage hasn't been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out! Source
No matter what you're doing, if you're trying to make a movie, you need to be working with people that are really good and who make you better. Source
If I ever woke up with a dead hooker in my hotel room, Matt would be the first person I'd call. Source
I'm a writer. An amateur photographer. An actor. Source
Recent Awards
Academy Award for Best Picture (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (1998 - Good Will Hunting) Google Wikipedia
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (1998 - Good Will Hunting) Google Wikipedia
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2013, 1999 - Argo, Shakespeare in Love) Google Wikipedia
BAFTA Award for Best Film (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
BAFTA Award for Best Direction (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian (2015) Google Wikipedia
César Award for Best Foreign Film (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay (1998 - Good Will Hunting) Google Wikipedia
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film (2013 - Argo) Google Wikipedia
Managers/Agents
Patrick Whitesell Endeavor Agency 9601 Wilshire Boulevard 3rd Floor Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Phone: 310-248-2000
Official Accounts & Websites