Ben Affleck Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height

Ben Affleck: From Child Star to Academy Award-Winning Actor
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Ben Affleck: From Child Star to Academy Award-Winning Actor

Who is Ben Affleck?

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter. He is known for his versatility and has starred in a wide range of films, from independent comedies to blockbuster superhero movies. Affleck is also a two-time Academy Award winner, having won Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997) and Best Picture for Argo (2012).

Alternative Name

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt

Height

185 cm (6 ft 1 in)

Date of Birth, Birthplace and Age

August 15, 1972, Berkeley, California, United States. He is currently 51 years old.

Study and College

Affleck attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He later dropped out of the University of Vermont to pursue his acting career.

Marriage and Children

Affleck has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018. They have three children together: Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. In 2022, Affleck married singer and actress Jennifer Lopez.

Family Parents and Relatives

Affleck’s mother, Christopher Anne “Chris” Boldt, is a retired elementary school teacher. His father, Timothy Byers Affleck, was an aspiring playwright and social worker. Affleck has a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck.

Carrier and Other Works

Affleck began his acting career as a child, appearing in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984). He later starred in the independent comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and several Kevin Smith comedies, including Chasing Amy (1997).

In 1997, Affleck and his childhood friend Matt Damon won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting, which they also starred in. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it catapulted Affleck to stardom.

In the years that followed, Affleck starred in a number of high-profile films, including Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Gigli (2003), and The Sum of All Fears (2002). However, he also starred in a number of critical and commercial failures, such as Paycheck (2003) and Surviving Christmas (2004).

In 2006, Affleck began to make a comeback with the biopic Hollywoodland. He also starred in the critically acclaimed films Gone Baby Gone (2007) and The Town (2010).

In 2012, Affleck directed, produced, and starred in the political thriller Argo. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Affleck also won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film for his work on the film.

In recent years, Affleck has continued to star in both big-budget and independent films. He has also returned to the superhero genre, playing Batman in the films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021).

Milestones

  • Won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Won the Academy Award for Best Picture for Argo (2012)
  • Won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film for Argo (2012)

Social Network Fame

Affleck is active on social media and has a large following on Twitter and Instagram. He uses his platforms to promote his work, connect with fans, and speak out on social issues.

Love or Affair

Affleck has been in a number of high-profile relationships, including with actress Jennifer Garner, singer Jennifer Lopez, and model Lindsay Shookus.

Known For

  • Acting
  • Filmmaking
  • Screenwriting

Publicity Listings

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Golden Globe Award
  • Screen Actors Guild Award

Future Plan

Affleck is currently working on a number of new projects, including a sequel to The Batman and a film adaptation of the book The Tender Bar.

Net Worth

Affleck’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.

Latest Movie, Tours or Show

Affleck’s latest film was The Tender Bar (2021).

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