Ben Affleck Bio and Legacy
Ben Affleck Biography
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director that has reached the highest point of fame in Hollywood. From a young age, Affleck aspired to be an actor and this led him down the path to stardom. After a series of small parts, his big breakout role came in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, for which he won multiple awards. His following role in 1998’s Armageddon established Ben Affleck as a leading man and opened the way for future bigger parts.
Affleck has since well established himself as a talented individual with both acting and directing capabilities. His life outside of Hollywood has also made him famous as well. Throughout the early 2000s, Affleck was a tabloid darling and he was continuously covered by the pop-culture media. Most notorious was for his relationship with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez that culminated with the poorly received 2003 film Gigli, which Lopez co-starred in.
Affleck has another passion outside of the arts that has become synonymous with his character. Whether it’s famous classic online casino games or playing casually at home with friends, Ben Affleck has been known to enjoy gaming. So much so that when he was offered the role as an online gaming magnate in the 2013 film Runner Runner, he was inclined to accept. It’s one of his biggest hobbies, and one that he is well-known for.
Ben Affleck Age
Ben Affleck is currently 48 years old. He was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley California, though he grew up in Los Angeles. This city has birthed innumerable actors like Bryan Cranston and Leonardo DiCaprio as well as other famous people like Melissa Magee. This is also where Affleck met his childhood friend and longtime collaborator, Matt Damon.
Ben Affleck Height
Ben Affleck stands at 6 feet 4 inches (192cm).
Ben Affleck Family
Affleck’s parents had a difficult marriage growing up. They divorced around the time he was 11. His mother was very supportive of Affleck’s interest in the arts. Ben Affleck has one notable sibling in Casey Affleck, also an actor. He has starred in several notable films like the Ocean’s Eleven series, and Good Will Hunting.
Ben Affleck’s Spouse
Affleck is currently single, but had a long time relationship with the actress Jennifer Garner. They were married from 2005-2018, eventually divorcing and citing irreconcilable differences.
Ben Affleck Net Worth
As of 2021, Affleck’s net worth is estimated to be around $150 million. Most of this wealth has come from his career in acting and directing.
Ben Affleck Education
Affleck never received a degree, but has spent some time at various universities. He spent several months studying Spanish at the University of Vermont, and studying Middle Eastern affairs at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.
Ben Affleck Career
After a series of small parts in television roles, Affleck received his first film acting jobs. He appeared in well-received films like Dazed and Confused (1993), Mallrats (1995), and Chasing Amy (1997), before his main breakout role in the critically acclaimed 1997 film, Good Will Hunting.
After this he started to receive recognition and was sought after for leading roles. Beginning with Armageddon (1998) and then Pearl Harbor (2001), Affleck became a major Hollywood figure. Unfortunately, his career had a downturn after a series of poor films like Daredevil (2003) and Gigli (2003).
From here, Affleck needed to bounce back in a big way. He sought other avenues for his creativity and ended up directing and producing numerous projects. Eventually, his skills and experience came together in the massive hits The Town (2010) and Argo (2012). After this, he had a series of surprising roles in films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), The Accountant (2016), and Justice League (2017). Affleck has numerous projects in the works currently as an actor, director, writer, and producer.
Notable Credits as an Actor
- Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Pearl Harbor (2001)
- The Town (2010)
- Argo (2012)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Notable Credits as a Director
- Gone Baby Gone (2007)
- The Town (2010)
- Argo (2012)
Ben Affleck Awards
- Golden Globe, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Good Will Hunting: 1997)
- Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, Directors Guild Award for Best Director (Argo: 2012)
- Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, Producers Guild Award, Academy Award for Best Picture (Argo: 2012)