Biography of Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck was a screenwriter and actor in the film “Clever Will Hunting”, the director, producer and actor in the film “Operation Argo”, played in the movie “Armageddon.”

Carier start

Benjamin Geza Affleck was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California. His parents, Chris and Tim Affleck, parted soon after his birth, and the divorce was formalized when he was 11 years old. After the divorce of his parents, Affleck and his younger brother moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The first time Ben Affleck starred in the film in 1979. The film was called “The Dark End of the Street”. It was an independent film that a friend of the family took. At the age of eight, he starred in the series “Voyage Mimi.” In the same year, he met his best friend, Matt Damon, who lived two blocks away in Affleck. Friends studied together at the “Cambridge Rindge and Latin School”, where they enrolled in a circle of acting. While studying at school, he appeared in several TV dramas.

Visited Vermont University and Occidental College, but left them for the dream of acting in Hollywood. His first major role was in the film “School Ties” in 1992, which also featured Matt Damon and Brendan Fraser. In 1993, he played a bully in the movie “Under the buzz in turmoil.” In 1995, with director Kevin Smith, he played in the crowd in the film “Oblatus”, and in 1997, with the same director, he played a major romantic role in the film “In pursuit of Amy.”

Starry hour

In 1992, Affleck and Damon wrote a screenplay for the film “Clever Will Hunting” about a young mathematical genius who was in trouble. After many attempts to sell the script for the filming, the company Miramax bought the rights to the film in 1996. The film was released in 1997 and it starred in Damon, Affleck and Robin Williams. The film aroused approval and criticism, while Affleke and Damon brought glory and awards to the Golden Globe and Oscar for best screenplay.

After receiving the awards, the press drew attention to him, which gave him several major roles. He played with Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler in the Armageddon catastrophe in 1998. The film became the most profitable film of that year, bringing the creators more than $ 520 million. In the same year, he played in the movie “Shakespeare in Love,” which received many awards from the US Screen Actors Guild, including for the best film. Affleck got into the newspapers when he started an affair with Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom he played in the movie “Shakespeare in Love”. The couple announced a break in late 1998, remaining good friends.

Massive success

In 2000, he starred in a boring movie about the stock markets “Boiler”; Together with Charlize Theron and Gary Sinise, he played in a dynamic thriller “Gambling”; starred with Paltrow in the romantic drama “Stranger’s Ticket.”

In the summer of 2001, in the team of the director and producer of the film “Armageddon”, he played in the blockbuster “Pearl Harbor”. Together with him in the movie played Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett and Kuebud Gooding, Jr..
After the release of the film, Affleck underwent treatment at the rehabilitation center in order to overcome his alcohol dependence. Through his representative, Affleck stated that “a real life without alcohol is waiting for him.” A year later, the abstainer Affleck began a relationship with Jennifer Lopez. This relationship returned him...

popularity, and the pair received the nickname “Bennifer”.

Personal life

In November 2003, Affleck and Lopez announced their engagement, and on Lopez’s finger adorns the ring for $ 3.5 million. Together they are shot in the movie “Gigli”, but despite a powerful advertising campaign, the film collects only $ 3 million for the first weekend. The release of the film fell on a difficult period in the career and personal life of the actor.

Affleck and Lopez canceled the wedding in early 2004, calling too much media attention the cause of the separation. In the same year, Affleck starred in the sci-fi movie “The Hour of Reckoning,” which failed at the box office and was criticized. The next two films from director Kevin Smith – “Girl from Jersey” and “Survive Christmas” – were also not very successful.

After the break with Lopez Affleck began a relationship with Jennifer Garner – the star of the movie “Daredevil”. The couple announced their engagement after 9 months of the relationship, and were married on June 29, 2005. Violet Affleck, their first daughter, was born on December 1, 2005. The following year proved difficult for Affleck – he starred in the films “Trump Aces”, “Death of Superman”, “Clerks-2” and “Burners of Life”, each of which proved to be quite successful.

In 2007, Affleck directed and screenwriter of the movie “Goodbye, baby, goodbye.” Critics very well received the film.

In January 2009, the second daughter, Serafina, was born in Affleck’s family. In the same year, Affleck starred in three new projects: “Promise – does not mean getting married,” “Big Game” and “Extract.” The audience took all three films well.

February 27, 2012 at Affleck was born the first son – Samuel.

“Operation” Argo “

One of the most high-profile successes Affleck overtook him in 2012, along with the release of the film “Operation Argo.” The film tells about a former CIA employee, Tony Mendes, who rescued six American diplomats from Iran in 1979. Affleck acted as a director, producer, and he himself played in the film the main character – Mendes. The film brought Affleke the Golden Globe. The film was also nominated in six categories, including the best adapted script and the best acting play of Alan Arkin’s second plan.

New projects

After the resounding success of the film “Operation Argo,” Affleck began various projects: in 2013, along with Justin Timberlake and Gemma Arterton, he played in the movie “Va-Bank.” And in the movie “Nightlife”, which is an adaptation of Dennis’s narrative Liheina, he acted as a director.

In August 2013, Affleck hit the pages of the newspapers thanks to his role in the film “Batman vs. Superman: At the dawn of justice,” in which Henry Cavill played the role of a man of iron. The reaction of many Batman fans was dramatically negative, and some even called for a petition for removing him from the role. But he received strong support from Hollywood – the directors Joss Whedon and Val Kilmer, who starred in the movie “Batman forever.”

In 2014, Affleck also starred in the movie “Disappeared”, a screen version of the bestselling book by
Gillian Flynn. He played a husband who becomes a suspect after the disappearance of his wife. When the film was released, Affleck announced a new joint project with Matt Damon – the production company of friends, “Pearl Street Films”, together with “CBS Television Studios”, will write and withdraw the television series “Incorporated”, commissioned by the cable network Syfy.


Biography of Ben Affleck