Ben Affleck

Highest Rated: 100% CinemAbility (2018)
Birthday: Aug 15, 1972
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Justice League Part Two Bruce Wayne/Batman 2019
71% Triple Frontier Tom "Redfly" Davis 2019
No Score Yet Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Actor 2019
100% CinemAbility Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Trade Screenwriter Producer 2018
40% Justice League Bruce Wayne/Batman $227.1M 2017
100% Bending the Arc Executive Producer 2017
35% Live By Night Joe Coughlin Producer Director Screenwriter $10.4M 2017
51% The Accountant Christian Wolff $86.2M 2016
28% 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 Director Tony Mendez 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 Screenwriter Director Doug MacRay $92.2M 2010
No Score Yet Incorporated Executive Producer 2010
62% Extract Dean $10.7M 2009
84% State of Play Stephen Collins $37M 2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You Neil $93.9M 2009
No Score Yet Reporter Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet Sleeper Producer 2009
94% Gone Baby Gone Screenwriter Director $20.4M 2007
30% Smokin' Aces Jack Dupree $35.7M 2007
57% 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
82% Fahrenheit 9/11 Actor $119.1M 2004
42% Jersey Girl Ollie Trinke 2004
No Score Yet Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party Actor 2004
27% Paycheck Michael Jennings $53.7M 2003
40% The Battle of Shaker Heights Executive Producer 2003
6% 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 Producer Executive Producer $0.2M 2002
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Holden McNeil/Himself $29.9M 2001
86% Daddy and Them Lawrence Bowen 2001
24% Pearl Harbor Rafe McCawley $197.8M 2001
No Score Yet Speakeasy Executive Producer 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
66% 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
29% 200 Cigarettes Bartender 1999
92% Shakespeare in Love Ned Alleyn 1998
38% Armageddon A.J. Frost 1998
13% Phantoms Sheriff Bryce Hammond 1998
97% Good Will Hunting Screenwriter Chuckie 1997
68% Going All the Way Gunner Casselman 1997
87% Chasing Amy Holden McNeill 1997
No Score Yet Glory Daze Jack 1996
56% Mallrats Shannon 1995
91% 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
35% 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

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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
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  • 2019
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No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
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  • 2017
73% Incorporated
2016-2017
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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  • 2017
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
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  • 2010
  • 2006
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
Guest
  • 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
2013-2017
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  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2002
No Score Yet Project Greenlight
2001-2015
Producer Appearing Executive Producer
  • 2015
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  • 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
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2008
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  • 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
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  • 2014
  • 2010
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  • 2007
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No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
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  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest Performer Host
  • 2013
  • 2008
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  • 2000
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
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  • 2013
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No Score Yet Face the Nation
1954-2018
Guest
  • 2012
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No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
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  • 2012
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No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
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  • 2009
No Score Yet City on a Hill
2019
Executive Producer

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