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Ben Affleck

Knowledge Identifier: +Ben_Affleck


Ben Affleck

American actor, film director, writer, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1972.

Countries: United States (74%), (8%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Matt Damon, Batman, Jennifer Garner

Linked to: Entertainment Weekly, People, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cornell University




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Ben Affleck was born in 1972 add something


The film tells the story of a CIA operation to save six diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis by faking a production for a large-scale science fiction film add something


His family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he was very young, and his parents divorced in 1984 add something


Katharine Payne - Payne was featured in the 1984 PBS series, "The Voyage of the Mimi", starring a young Ben Affleck


Ted Taylor (physicist) - Taylor was featured in the 1984 PBS series, "The Voyage of the Mimi", starring a young Ben Affleck


Kevin Tighe - Tighe, whose voice and delivery reminds many of the late actor Richard Widmark, portrayed Coach McDevitt in the 1992 film, "School Ties", alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Brendan Fraser


His made his directorial debut in 1993 with a 16-minute comedy called "I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney" add something


John Ashton (actor) - He starred in the 1994 film "Little Big League" with Luke Edwards, and appeared in a supporting role in the acclaimed 2007 drama "Gone Baby Gone" directed by Ben Affleck


Rose McGowan - McGowan appeared in the 1996 hit horror film "Scream" and starred alongside Ben Affleck in the 1997 coming-of-age feature "Going All the Way"


Affleck came to national attention working with Damon in "Good Will Hunting" in 1997, for which they shared writing credit and received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay add something


Gus Van Sant - In 1997, the director gained mainstream acceptance thanks to "Good Will Hunting", starring and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck


Joey Lauren Adams - In 1997's "Chasing Amy", Smith cast Adams in the lead role of Alyssa Jones, a lesbian who falls in love with a man, played by Ben Affleck


Gwyneth Paltrow - Paltrow had an on-off three year relationship with actor Ben Affleck from 1997 to late 2000.


Good Will Hunting - "'Good Will Hunting"' is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie_Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård


Affleck had a high-profile romance with actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998, following her breakup with actor Brad Pitt add something


Previously, he dated Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998 add something


Billy Bob Thornton - He appeared in several major film roles following "Sling Blade" 's success, including 1998's "Armageddon" with Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis, and "A Simple Plan


Jersey Girl (2004 film) - It was the second film where Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler played a couple, after the 1998 film "Armageddon"


In 1999, he co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the romantic comedy "Forces of Nature" add something


Kevin Smith - The religious-themed 1999 comedy, which starred a post-"Good Will Hunting" Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, as well as Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, George Carlin, Alan Rickman, Linda Fiorentino, and Smith regulars Jason Lee and Jason Mewes, raised criticism by the Catholic League


On October 28, 2000, Affleck flew with Hillary Clinton, who was running for a Senate seat, to Ithaca, New York, where he introduced her at a Cornell University rally add something


On November 6, 2000, the final day of the campaign, Affleck was one of several high-profile celebrities summoned to Miami Beach, Florida by Miramax Films boss Harvey Weinstein for a late-night Gore rally, just hours before polls opened nationwide add something


Jennifer Grey - Grey appeared with Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates in the CBS television movie "The West Side Waltz", adapted by Ernest Thompson from his play, an episode of "Friends" as Mindy, and she had a small role in the 2000 film "Bounce" with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck


Liev Schreiber - He played supporting roles in several studio films, including the 2000 movie version of "Hamlet" with Ethan Hawke, Ron Howard's 1996 remake of "Ransom" with Mel Gibson, "The Hurricane" with Denzel Washington, and he played Tom Clancy's fictional C.I.A. super spy and assassin John Clark in "The Sum of All Fears" with Ben Affleck


Boiler Room (film) - "'Boiler Room"' is a 2000 American crime drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ben Affleck, Nicky_Katt, Scott Caan, Tom Everett Scott, Ron Rifkin, and Jamie Kennedy


Affleck entered alcohol rehab in 2001, with a spokesman for the actor saying that "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who had decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol" add something


In 2001, Affleck collaborated with "Armageddon" director Michael Bay in the war film "Pearl Harbor" add something


In the May 2001 issue of "GQ", Affleck said, "My fantasy is that someday I'm independently wealthy enough that I'm not beholden to anybody, so I can run for Congress on the grounds that everyday people should be in government" add something


Kate Beckinsale - Beckinsale rose to fame in 2001 with a leading role in the war film "Pearl Harbor" as a nurse torn between two pilots, played by Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett


Matt Damon - From 2001 to 2003, he dated Odessa Whitmire, a former personal assistant of Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck


Jesse James (actor) - His acting career continued, with several other high profile films, including his role in the 2001 Johnny Depp film "Blow", as the child version of Depp's character, and "Pearl Harbor", in which he played the young version of Ben Affleck's character


Jennifer Garner - In 2001, she appeared as the supporting character of a nurse in the big-budget epic "Pearl Harbor", starring her future husband Ben Affleck


Melissa Stark - In addition to her sports casting career, Stark has appeared as a guest host on "The View" and was the co-host of ABC Entertainment's 2001 pilot presentation of "The Runner", a prime-time reality-based program conceived by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck


Kenneth M. Taylor - The 2001 film "Pearl Harbor" featured a sequence in which the characters portrayed by Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett took to the skies to fight the Japanese


Colin Farrell - Farrell was attached to this role in December 2001, though initially he was considered for the lead role as Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, until Ben Affleck signed


In 2002, he was cast as Jack Ryan, a role previously played by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford, in the fourth film in the techno-thriller series "The Sum of All Fears" add something


"Project Greenlight" was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002, 2004, and 2005 add something


Roger Michell - He directed the 2002 box office hit "Changing Lanes" starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson - In 2002, he played a recovering alcoholic attempting to keep custody of his kids while fighting a battle of wits with Ben Affleck's character in Changing Lanes.


Tom Clancy - The 2002 film stars Ben Affleck as Ryan and Liev Schreiber as Clark, and changes the identity and motivation of the terrorists to neo-Nazis


The Sum of All Fears - A film adaptation, which is a reboot of the Jack Ryan film series and starring Ben Affleck as the younger iteration of the CIA analyst, was released on May 31, 2002


The negative publicity and media attention carried over to the 2003 film "Gigli", which was a box-office failure add something


Aaron Eckhart - Also in 2003, he appeared in "The Missing", in which he played Cate Blanchett's lover, and in the action-thriller "Paycheck" opposite Ben Affleck


Mindy Kaling - In 2003 she portrayed Ben Affleck in a play called "Matt & Ben", which she co-wrote with her best friend from college Brenda Withers


Martin Brest - In 2003, Brest wrote and directed "Gigli", starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez


Scott Foley - Foley and Garner, now the wife of film star Ben Affleck, separated in March 2003 and Garner filed for divorce in May 2003


Affleck supports legalizing gay marriage, saying in 2004, "I don't think the government should be involved in any way in people's bedrooms or lives add something


In 2004, Affleck actively campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry add something


Despite his opposition to George W. Bush's policies as president, in an interview with Bill O'Reilly in July 2004 Affleck said, "I had the pleasure of and the honor of meeting the President of the United States at the Daytona 500 add something


Kathryn Morris - She appeared in the 2004 films "Mindhunters" and "Paycheck", opposite Ben Affleck, and more recently as the journalist wife of Josh Hartnett in Lurie's drama "Resurrecting the Champ"


Raquel Castro - She was subsequently cast as the daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's characters in the 2004 film "Jersey Girl", directed by Kevin Smith


Surviving Christmas - "'Surviving Christmas"' is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell starring Ben Affleck, James_Gandolfini, Christina Applegate and Catherine O'Hara


Jennifer Garner - Sometime in early to mid 2004, Garner started dating "Daredevil" co-star Ben Affleck and the two made their first public appearance as a couple by attending the Boston Red Sox's opening World Series games in October 2004


Affleck has been married to Jennifer Garner since June 2005 add something


Affleck and Garner were married on June 29, 2005, in Turks and Caicos, located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic add something


David Burrows (filmmaker) - Sundance Film Festival - As well as producing, he has acted in film and television including: Ben Affleck's "Daredevil", & CBS' "Family Law", the brief CBS drama "LAX" and Canada's "Star Struck" - hosting celebrity interviews during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival


Jennifer Garner - Garner has been married to actor and director Ben Affleck since 2005


Mike Binder - Santa Barbara International Film Festival - The first, "The Upside of Anger", starring Joan Allen and Kevin Costner, premiered at the January 2005 Sundance Film Festival; thirteen months later, "Man About Town" with Ben Affleck, was first seen at the February 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival and, after another thirteen months, "Reign Over Me" with Adam Sandler, was released in March 2007


North by Northwest - A panel of fashion experts convened by "GQ" in 2006 said the gray suit worn by Cary Grant throughout almost the entire film was the best suit in film history, and the most influential on men's style, stating that it has since been copied for Tom Cruise's character in "Collateral" and Ben Affleck's character in "Paycheck"


Affleck attends benefits and spoke to Congress to advocate for the charity, and in 2007 was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of Falls Church High School in Fairfax, Virginia, from which Kindregan was graduating add something


It opened to rave reviews in October 2007 add something


Amy Madigan - In 2007, Madigan played the sister-in-law of Amy Ryan's character, as Beatrice "Bea" McCready, in the Oscar-nominated film "Gone Baby Gone", directed by Ben Affleck


Alicia Keys - Keys made her film debut in early 2007 in the crime film "Smokin' Aces", co-starring as an assassin named Georgia Sykes opposite Ben Affleck and Andy García


Gone Baby Gone - "'Gone Baby Gone"' is a 2007 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Ben Affleck and starring his brother Casey Affleck


Affleck appeared in Jimmy Kimmel's 2008 video "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck", a response to a video by Kimmel's girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" add something


In June 2008 he appeared in an ABC News exclusive report exploring the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern Congo add something


In December 2008, he teamed up with the United Nations releasing a short film highlighting the plight of Congolese refugees, and in March 2010, Affleck announced the formation of the Eastern Congo Initiative, which he founded as "the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo" add something


The Town (2010 film) - By 2008, Ben Affleck, fresh off his directorial debut in "Gone Baby Gone", was brought into the project, now called "The Town", serving as star, director and co-writer


Anthony Weiner - He is a friend of actor Ben Affleck, whom he met while Affleck was researching his role in the political thriller, State of Play, in 2008.


The Company Men - In September 2008, actor Ben Affleck joined the cast


Betty White - The May 8 SNL episode garnered the show's highest ratings since November 1, 2008, when Ben Affleck hosted


In 2009 Affleck returned to acting, starring in three features, "He's Just Not That into You", "State of Play", and "Extract" add something


However, when he was asked about his political ambitions in an April 2009 interview to promote the 2009 film, "State of Play", Affleck said, "I really like my job that I have now add something


Mila Kunis - In 2009, she appeared in the comedy film "Extract" with Ben Affleck and Jason Bateman


COMO Hotels and Resorts - It has hosted the weddings of Bruce Willis and Emma Heming in 2009, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2005


Jennifer Aniston - Her next film in wide release, "He's Just Not That into You", where she starred opposite Ben Affleck, opened in February 2009


Affleck directed his second feature, "The Town", an adaptation of Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves", that was both a critical and commercial success when it was released in theaters in 2010 add something


Filming took place in fall 2010 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Pawhuska, Oklahoma add something


On December 21, 2010, Affleck appeared on NPR and criticized CEOs for making so much money add something


Chris Cooper (actor) - At the 2010 Sundance film festival, Cooper appeared alongside Ben Affleck in the drama, "The Company Men", in which early reviews praised Cooper's performance as "pitch-perfect"


Allen Coulter - He has directed two feature films, "Hollywoodland", a film regarding the questionable death of George Reeves starring Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, and Ben Affleck, and the 2010 film "Remember Me"


Tommy Lee Jones - In 2010, Jones appeared alongside Ben Affleck in the recession drama "The Company Men"


Jeremy Renner - In 2010, Renner's performance in Ben Affleck's "The Town" alongside Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Slaine and Michael Yebba garnered him rave reviews and his second Academy *award nomination for Best Supporting Actor


Kevin Costner - In 2010, he appeared in "The Company Men" alongside Ben Affleck, Tommy_Lee_Jones and Chris Cooper


Cady Huffman - She appeared in the 2010 film "The Company Men" alongside Ben Affleck, Kevin_Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper


Eastern Congo Initiative - The "'Eastern Congo Initiative"' is an American nonprofit organization established by Ben Affleck and Whitney Williams in 2010 as "the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo"


The Town (2010 film) - "'The Town"' is a 2010 American crime drama film starring, co-written, and directed by Ben Affleck adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves"


Eastern Congo Initiative - The Eastern Congo Initiative was founded by Ben Affleck in March 2010 after he researched the war-ravaged region's humanitarian crisis though five trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo between 2007 and 2010


Blake Lively - The film, which stars Ben Affleck, was released in the United States on September 17, 2010 to critical acclaim


Palm Springs International Film Festival - Affleck was awarded the Chairman's award in the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival add something


Kerry Bishe - She played a supporting role in Kevin Smith's 2011 horror film "Red State" and Ben Affleck's 2012 drama film "Argo"


Palm Springs International Film Festival - In January 2011, the festival's honorees included Ben Affleck and Danny Boyle


Cindy McCain - She did appear in March 2011 alongside Eastern Congo Initiative founder Ben Affleck to testify before a panel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on behalf on continued monetary assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in an environment where the Republican-controlled House was looking to make significant cuts to foreign aid


The Stand - However, in October 2011, it was reported that both Yates and Kloves had left the project because Yates felt it would work better as a miniseries, and that actor/director Ben Affleck was Warner Bros.


In 2012 they founded a new company called Pearl Street Films add something


On March 14, 2012, Affleck wrote an article endorsing the Kony 2012 campaign add something


Grant Heslov - Heslov, alongside George Clooney and Ben Affleck, won for the Best Picture Oscar for the 2012 film "Argo"


Matt Damon - In 2012 Damon, Ben Affleck, and John Krasinski hosted a fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren


Kyle Chandler - In 2012, he appeared in Ben Affleck's drama, "Argo", and in 2013, he had a supporting role in "Broken City", starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones


Argo (2012 film) - "'Argo"' is a 2012 historical drama thriller film directed by Ben Affleck


John Krasinski - Krasinski is a Democrat and on May 21, 2012 in Santa Monica, California he, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren


Also with Argo, Affleck is the first director ever who failed to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Director, yet went on to win "both" the Golden Globe and the Directors Guild of America awards for best directing, in 2013 add something


On 12 March 2013, Affleck was officially censured by the parliament of New Zealand for misportraying the role of New Zealand diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis in his film Argo add something


On August 22, 2013 it was announced that Affleck will play Batman in the 2015 "Man of Steel" sequel add something


Grant Heslov - In 2013, Heslov, alongside Clooney and Ben Affleck, won the Academy Award for Best Picture for "Argo"


George Clooney - In 2013, he received the Academy *award for Best Picture for producing the film "Argo", alongside Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov


Zack Snyder - Cavil will reprise his role as Superman and announced in August 2013 that Ben Affleck would play Batman


Man of Steel (film) - In August 2013, Ben Affleck was announced to be playing Batman, while Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in December 2013


Superman in film - On August 22, 2013, it was announced that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman


On 26 Wednesday 2014, Affleck is set to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the mass killings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo add something


On 26 February 2014, Affleck was set to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the mass killings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo add something


In December 2014, Affleck will begin filming Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant", in which he will star as a mild-mannered accountant who works as a lethal assassin add something


Sam Harris (author) - "My criticism of Islam is a criticism of beliefs and their consequences," he wrote following a controversial clash with Ben Affleck in October 2014 on the show "Real Time with Bill Maher", "but my fellow liberals reflexively view it as an expression of intolerance toward people


Also in early 2015, Affleck and Damon will begin filming the fourth season of "Project Greenlight" for HBO, a decade after the third season aired add something


In early 2015, Affleck began filming Gavin O'Connor's "The Accountant", in which he will star as a mild-mannered accountant who works as a lethal assassin add something


Affleck has two daughters and a son with Garner, from whom he separated on June 30, 2015 add something


In September 2015, the fourth season of HBO's "Project Greenlight" with Affleck and Damon will begin airing, a decade after the third season aired add something


In November 2015, Affleck will begin filming his fourth directorial project, "Live by Night", an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel add something


Fritz Peterson - As of 2015, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were developing a movie based on Peterson and Kekich, and owned the rights to "The Trade," based on a book by Allen


Batman in film - In July 2015, it was revealed that Ben Affleck is in talks to direct, star and co-write with Geoff Johns a screenplay for a stand-alone "Batman" film


Gone Baby Gone - In 2016, it was announced that Aaron Stockard, a childhood friend who worked with Affleck on both "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town", is writing an adapted screenplay for the project add something


Affleck is expected to make a cameo appearance as Batman in "Suicide Squad" in August 2016, and will star in "Justice League" films in both 2017 and 2019 add something


Affleck will star as an accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin in Gavin O'Connor's thriller "The Accountant" in October 2016 add something


Sienna Miller - Live by Night - She will co-star in Ben Affleck's "Live by Night", scheduled for release late 2016


Dennis Haysbert - As of late autumn 2016, Haysbert co-stars in the new critically acclaimed, futuristic Canadian-produced, mind-bending thriller, "Incorporated", on Syfy, which is co-executive-produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon


Jimmy Kimmel Live! - During Kimmel's 2016 post-Oscar special, Ben Affleck wore a very large coat for his appearance, and Damon emerged from the coat, only to be thrown out of the studio


Anna Kendrick - In 2016, Kendrick will star in the coming-of-age film "Get a Job" opposite Miles Teller, the comedy "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" alongside Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, and Aubrey Plaza, and the action thriller "The Accountant" with Ben Affleck


Jean Smart - In 2016, Smart has a role in the action Thriller The Accountant along side Ben Affleck, Anna_Kendrick, J. K. Simmons and Jon Bernthal


Brendan Gleeson - In 2016, he appeared in the video game adaptation "Assassin's Creed" and Ben Affleck's crime drama "Live by Night"


Geoff Johns - In May 2016, it was announced that Johns and Jon Berg will co-run the "DC Extended Universe" and serve as a co-producers for the "Justice League" films, with Ben Affleck


Robert Glenister - He appeared as an Irish-American mob boss in Ben Affleck's crime drama "Live by Night", which was released in December 2016


Chris Messina - He will appear in Ben Affleck's crime drama "Live by Night", scheduled for release in December 2016


Chris Cooper (actor) - He will appear in Ben Affleck's crime drama "Live by Night", scheduled for release in December 2016


Miguel (singer) - Miguel will act in Ben Affleck's "Live by Night", set for release on December 25, 2016, and cover Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" for "Fifty Shades Darker"


Live by Night - Affleck's fourth directorial project, "Live by Night" was released in early 2017 add something


Affleck will reprise his role as Batman in "Justice League", which is scheduled to be released in November 2017 add something


Joe Manganiello - He is set to portray the supervillain Deathstroke in Zack Snyder's "Justice League" and in Ben Affleck's upcoming 2018 Batman film respectively


Chris Terrio - On January 30 2017, it was announced after Affleck's departure as a director, Terrio has turned in to re-write Ben Affleck's script for the untitled Batman movie, which Affleck co-wrote with DCEU co-runner and producer Geoff Johns


Zoe Saldana - She will co-star in Ben Affleck's "Live by Night", scheduled for release in January 2017


Jimmy Kimmel Live! - When Kimmel hosted the 89th Academy Awards on February 26, 2017, he renewed his feud with Damon, first in a skit harshly criticizing Damon's film "We Bought a Zoo", having the announcer introduce him as only the unnamed "guest" of Ben Affleck, and personally conducting the orchestra to play him off while Damon was talking


On 13 March 2018, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck announced they will adopt the Inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street Films add something


In August 2018, Affleck and Shookus split add something


Matt Damon - On 13 March 2018, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck announced they will adopt the Inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street Films


Batman in film - On June 13, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros. was changing their strategy for their upcoming DC movies and Ben Affleck was not expected to return as Batman