Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt or popularly known as Ben Affleck is an actor, director, producer, filmmaker and screenwriter who recently won an Oscar for his critically acknowledged film Argo. He gained popularity as a screenwriter when he won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his screenplay in the movie Good Will Hunting. He is also recognizable due to his instrumental performances in movies like Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Changing Lanes and The Town.
Ben Affleck basically hails from Berkeley, California and was born on 15th August, 1972. His mother Chris Affleck was a freedom rider in the 60’s and a teacher. His father Timothy Affleck was a multi- talented man being a social worker, janitor, drug counselor, actor, writer and director with Theater Company of Boston. Like Father, like son!!!! Ben Affleck has a younger sibling Casey Affleck. Also, his well-known buddy, whom he met at the age of 10, Matt Damon, turns out to be his distant cousin.
Ben Affleck started working as a child actor appearing in children series and as news correspondent. He has also appeared in several episodes of SNL (Saturday Night Live). His made his directorial debut with a 16 minute short comedy film called I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney. He later disowned this movie and said that he wasn’t proud of it and it haunts him till date.
Career Kick- start
An almost inexistent Ben Affleck bounced to stardom with his work and writing debut with The Good Will Hunting. Of course, the credit was shared with Matt Damon, but it won them an academy award and a Golden Globe too. This gave a kick start to his acting career where he bagged roles starring opposite Bruce Willis in the Armageddon and his role in the war movie Pearl Harbor. Since then there’s no looking back for this multi- talented actor and he made his directorial debut internationally with Gone Baby Gone. And with his Oscar win for Best Picture for the movie Argo; his career is definitely is at its peak.
Ben Affleck has a net worth of $65 million from his various acting, writing, directing projects. Although the movie Armageddon received critical reviews, it was a huge box office hit and the movie earned $550 million. Also, the movie Pearl Harbor, another humungous hit on the box office earned a gross profit of $449 million.
After popular and loud affairs with famous celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005. The couple has three children, daughters Violet and Seraphina and son Samuel.