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Ben Affleck
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Benjamin Geza Affleck was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA but raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He was born to parents Tim Affleck, a social worker who is now divorced from Ben's mother Chris Affleck, a school teacher. Ben also has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975. Ben wanted to be an actor ever since he could remember and his first acting experience was for a Burger King commercial, when he was *very* young. At 8 years old Ben was given his first steady acting job on the PBS mini-series "Voyage of the Mimi, The" (1984). It was also at that age when Ben met his lifelong friend and fellow actor, Matt Damon. They played little league together and took drama classes together. Ben's teen years consisted of mainly TV movies and small television appearances including Hands of a Stranger (1987) (TV) and "Second Voyage of the Mimi, The" (1988). He made his big introduction into feature films in 1993 when he was cast in Dazed and Confused (1993). After that he did mostly independent films like Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997) which were great for Ben's career, receiving renowned appreciation for his works at the Sundance film festival. But the success he was having in independent films didn't last much longer and things got a little shaky for Ben. He was living in an apartment with his brother Casey and friend Matt, getting tired of being turned down for the big roles in films and being given the forgettable supporting ones. Since Matt was having the same trouble they decided to write their own script, where they could call all the shots. So, after finishing the script for Good Will Hunting (1997) they gave it to their agent Patrick Whitesell who showed it to a few Hollywood studios, finally being accepted by Castlerock. It was great news for the two but Castlerock wasn't willing to give Ben and Matt the control over the project they were hoping for. It was friend Kevin Smith who took it to the head of Miramax who bought the script giving Ben and Matt the control they wanted and in December of 1997 Good Will Hunting (1997) was released, making the two unknown actors famous. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards and won two, including Best Original Screenplay for Ben and Matt. The film marked Ben's breakthrough role, in which he was given for the first time the chance to choose roles instead of having to go through grueling auditions constantly. He chose such roles in the blockbusters Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Pearl Harbor (2001). With these hits to his credit, Hollywood can't seem to get enough of Ben, with directors wanting him in their movies and companies wanting his screenplays. His inspirational story of hard work and amazing climb to the top has brought him what he deserves and Ben Affleck has shown no sign of slowing down.

Ben Affleck stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Dazed and Confused 1993 Suzy 2017-04-25 *
Mallrats 1995 On DVD 2001-09-14 ***
Chasing Amy 1997 2001-05-18 ** 1/2
Good Will Hunting 1997 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
Armageddon 1998 Hoyts Branford opening night 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Dogma 1999 at Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 ****
Forces of Nature 1999 At Branford Hoyts 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Reindeer Games 2000 2019-03-26 ** 1/2
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 at Branford Hoyts 2001-08-25 **
The Sum of All Fears 2002 at Showcase North Haven 2002-05-31 **
Changing Lanes 2002 at Berlin Showcase 2002-04-19 ***
Daredevil 2003 w/ Suzy & Kendra 2003-07-30 ***
Paycheck 2003 w/ Suzy on DVD 2004-07-25 ***
Jersey Girl 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD 2004-09-10 **
Hollywoodland 2006 Suzy on DVD 2007-09-14 **
Smokin' Aces 2006 2008-11-29 **
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 Suzy 2009-05-29 * 1/2
State of Play 2009 Suzy 2015-11-30 ** 1/2
The Town 2010 Suzy 2011-03-06 ***
Argo 2012 Suzy at Middletown 2012-11-07 *** 1/2
Gone Girl 2014 Suzy 2020-05-10 ***
Suicide Squad 2016 Suzy and Hanna 2016-11-19 **
The Accountant 2016 Suzy 2017-01-07 ***
Justice League 2017 Hanna 2018-02-18 ***
Triple Frontier 2019 2019-03-24 * 1/2
The Tender Bar 2021 Suzy 2022-01-31 *** 1/2
Air 2023 Suzy and Lichen 2023-05-26 ***
Hypnotic 2023 Suzy and Lichen 2023-06-02 * 1/2
The Flash 2023 2023-07-24 ** 1/2