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Ben Affleck

Highest Rated:   100% Bending the Arc (2017)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Leisure Class (2015)
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Birthplace:   Berkeley, California
Tall and handsome in a meat-eating sort of way, Ben Affleck has the looks of a matinee idol and the résumé of an actor who honed his craft as an indie film slacker before flexing his muscles as a Hollywood star. A staple of Kevin Smith films and such seminal indies as Dazed and Confused, Affleck became a star and entered the annals of Hollywood legend when he and best friend Matt Damon wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, winning a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for their work.Born in Berkeley, California on August 15, 1972 to a schoolteacher mother and drug rehab counselor father, Affleck was the oldest of two brothers. His younger brother, Casey, also became an actor. When he was very young, Affleck's family moved to the Boston area, and it was there that he broke into acting. At the age of eight, he starred in PBS's marine biology-themed The Voyage of the Mimi, endearing himself to junior high school science classes everywhere. The same year he made Mimi, Affleck made the acquaintance of Matt Damon, a boy two years his senior who lived down the street. The two became best friends and, of course, eventual collaborators. After a fling with higher education at both the University of Vermont and California's Occidental College, Affleck set out for Hollywood. He began appearing in made-for-TV movies and had a small role in School Ties, a 1992 film that also featured Damon. Further bit work followed in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993) and Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995). Around this time, both Affleck and Damon were getting fed up with the lack of substantial work to be found in Hollywood, and they decided to write a screenplay that would feature them as the leads. Affleck's brother Casey introduced them to Gus Van Sant, who had directed Casey in To Die For. Thanks to Van Sant's interest, the script was picked up by Miramax, and in 1997 the story of a troubled mathematical genius living in South Boston became known as Good Will Hunting. Before the film's release, Affleck starred in Smith's Chasing Amy that same year; the tale of a comic book artist (Affleck) in love with a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams), it received good reviews and showed Affleck to be a viable leading man. The subsequent success of Good Will Hunting and the Best Original Screenplay Oscar awarded to Affleck and Damon effectively transformed both young men from struggling actors into Hollywood golden boys. Having won his own Golden Boy, Affleck settled comfortably into a reputation as one of the industry's most promising young actors. His status was further enhanced by widespread media reports of an ongoing relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow.The following year, Affleck could be seen in no less than three major films, ranging from his self-mocking supporting role in the Oscar-winning period comedy Shakespeare in Love to the thriller Phantoms to the big-budget box-office monster Armageddon. In 1999, Affleck continued to keep busy, appearing in a dizzying four movies. He could be seen as a dull bartender in 200 Cigarettes, an errant groom in Forces of Nature, a stock market head hunter in The Boiler Room, and a supporting cast member in Billy Bob Thornton's sophomore directorial effort, Daddy and Them. Finally, Affleck reunited with Smith and Damon for Dogma, starring with the latter as a pair of fallen angels in one of the year's more controversial films. In 2000, he would appear as an ex-con trying to mend his ways in Reindeer Games, with Charlize Theron. Re-teaming with Armageddon cohort Michael Bay again in 2001 for another exercise in overbudgeted excess, Affleck flew into action in Pearl Harbor. Despite unanimous lambasting from critics, Pearl Harbor blasted to number one at the box office, earning $75.2 million on its Memorial Day weekend opening and beginning a summer-2001 trend of high profile films with precipitous box-office runs. Following a self-mocking return to the Smith collective in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) and spearheading, a

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Trade
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2018
41% Justice League
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman
$93.9M 2017
100% Bending the Arc
  • Executive Producer
2017
35% Live By Night
  • Joe Coughlin
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$10.4M 2017
52% The Accountant
  • Christian Wolff
$86.2M 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Bruce Wayne/Batman
$293.8M 2016
No Score Yet DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League
  • Actor
2016
0% The Leisure Class
  • Executive Producer
2015
87% Gone Girl
  • Nick Dunne
2014
8% Runner Runner
  • Ivan Block
$19.4M 2013
46% To The Wonder
  • Neil
$0.6M 2013
No Score Yet Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
  • Actor
2013
96% Argo
  • Producer
$136.1M 2012
67% The Company Men
  • Bobby Walker
$4.5M 2011
No Score Yet Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project
  • Actor
2011
93% The Town
  • Doug MacRay
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$92.2M 2010
No Score Yet Incorporated
  • Executive Producer
2010
63% Extract
  • Dean
$10.7M 2009
84% State of Play
  • Stephen Collins
$37M 2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You
  • Neil
$93.8M 2009
No Score Yet Reporter
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Sleeper
  • Producer
2009
94% Gone Baby Gone
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$20.4M 2007
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Jack Dupree
$35.6M 2007
56% Feast
  • Executive Producer
2006
68% Hollywoodland
  • George Reeves
$14.3M 2006
63% Clerks II
  • Gawking Guy
$24M 2006
38% Man About Town
  • Jack Giamoro
2006
7% Surviving Christmas
  • Drew Latham
$11.2M 2004
83% Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Actor
$119.1M 2004
41% Jersey Girl
  • Ollie Trinke
2004
No Score Yet Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party
  • Actor
2004
27% Paycheck
  • Michael Jennings
$53.7M 2003
41% The Battle of Shaker Heights
  • Executive Producer
2003
7% Gigli
  • Larry Gigli
$5.7M 2003
44% Daredevil
  • Matt Murdock/Daredevil
$102.5M 2003
No Score Yet Curse of the Bambino
  • Narrator
2003
33% The Third Wheel
  • Executive Producer
  • Michael
2002
59% The Sum of All Fears
  • Jack Ryan
$118.5M 2002
77% Changing Lanes
  • Gavin Banek
$66.7M 2002
36% Stolen Summer
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
$0.2M 2002
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Holden McNeil/Himself
$29.9M 2001
86% Daddy and Them
  • Lawrence Bowen
2001
25% Pearl Harbor
  • Rafe McCawley
$197.8M 2001
No Score Yet Speakeasy
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2001
No Score Yet Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma
  • Actor
2001
52% Bounce
  • Buddy Amaral
2000
25% Reindeer Games (Deception)
  • Rudy Duncan
2000
67% Boiler Room
  • Jim Young
2000
No Score Yet Joseph: King of Dreams
  • Joseph
2000
No Score Yet View Askew's Look Back at Mallrats
  • Actor
1999
67% Dogma
  • Bartleby
1999
45% Forces of Nature
  • Ben
1999
28% 200 Cigarettes
  • Bartender
1999
92% Shakespeare in Love
  • Ned Alleyn
1998
39% Armageddon
  • A.J. Frost
1998
13% Phantoms
  • Sheriff Bryce Hammond
1998
97% Good Will Hunting
  • Chuckie
  • Screenwriter
1997
71% Going All the Way
  • Gunner Casselman
1997
88% Chasing Amy
  • Holden McNeill
1997
No Score Yet Glory Daze
  • Jack
1996
55% Mallrats
  • Shannon
1995
94% Dazed and Confused
  • Fred O'Bannion
1993
No Score Yet I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney
  • Director
1993
68% School Ties
  • Chesty Smith
1992
34% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Basketball Player
1992
No Score Yet Daddy, (Danielle Steel's 'Daddy')
  • Ben Watson
1991
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger
  • Billy Hearn
1987
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Jon Lovitz
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
76% Incorporated
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2002
No Score Yet Project Greenlight
2001-2015
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • Actor
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2003
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • Host
  • 2013
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Face the Nation
1954
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
  • Guest
  • 2009

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