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Ben Affleck (born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, 15.8.1972)
Ben Affleck is an American actor, screenwriter and director. His younger brother is the actor Casey Affleck. Ben Affleck first rose to prominence in the 1990s, with his appearance in Kevin Smith's Mallrats and has since earned himself an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting.
Childhood: Ben Affleck was born in Berkeley, California. His mother, Christine, is a teacher and his father, Timothy, has been a drugs counselor, social worker, mechanic and a janitor. He was also formerly an actor, with the Theatre Company of Boston.
The Affleck family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts when Ben was young and his parents divorced in 1984.
When he was 10 years old, Ben Affleck met Matt Damon, who lived in his neighbourhood and the pair have remained friends since. Both actors attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Affleck later attended the University of Vermont.
Acting Career: As a child, Affleck worked on The Voyage of Mimi, a kid's TV series. He also appeared in a number of television movies and in the 1990s, he landed roles in Lifestories: Families in Crisis and a number of films, including School Ties (1992), which also featured Brendan Fraser and Matt Damon.
In 1993, Affleck appeared alongside Parker Posey and Matthew McConaughey in Richard Linklater's left-field coming-of age comedy, Dazed and Confused.
The early 1990s also marked the start of Affleck's collaboration with the director Kevin Smith, appearing in 1995's Chasing Amy and 1997's Mallrats. He later went on to take the lead in Jersey Girl, another of Smith's projects.
After getting a small one-line part in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film, Affleck went on to work once again with his friend Matt Damon, in Good Will Hunting. The film, which also starred Robin Williams and Minnie Driver, won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award.
Following the success of Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck landed a number of successful starring roles in films such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Changing Lanes. However, his career soon took something of a nosedive, with the release of box office flops such as Gigli, in which he co-starred with his girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Lopez. His festive release, Surviving Christmas suffered a similar fate in the hands of movie critics and the cinema-going public.
In 2006, Ben Affleck staged a comeback with the film Hollywoodland, a biopic about the life of George Reeves. His performance won him the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
The following year, Ben Affleck made his directorial debut with Gone, Baby, Gone, which starred his brother, Casey Affleck. That year, he also starred in Smokin' Aces, after which he gave up smoking, having been forced to smoke so heavily during the filming of the movie.
Personal Life: In 1998, when Gwyneth Paltrow had finished dating Brad Pitt, she had a high profile relationship with Ben Affleck, though the romance was short-lived.
In 2002, Affleck began dating Jennifer Lopez. Their engagement was announced that same year. Their relationship was constantly under the media's spotlight but the couple never made it to their wedding, which had been planned for September 2004. They split up prior to that date.
Following his relationship with Lopez, Affleck dated his Daredevil co-star, Jennifer Garner. In May 2005, Garner's pregnancy was announced. In June 2005, they married in the Caribbean. In December that year, garner gave birth to their daughter, Violet Anne Affleck.
When the comedian Sarah Silverman made a joke video for her boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel, entitled 'I'm F*cking Matt Damon', Affleck agreed to appear in Kimmel's response, entitled 'I'm F*cking Ben Affleck.' A number of celebrities featured in the video, including Macy Gray, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz.
Garner filed court papers back in April last year, but is apparently giving Affleck time to dedicate himself to getting clean.
Having previously been seen as one of the most stable marriages in Hollywood, Affleck and Garner announced their separation way back in June 2015, with Jen then only getting around to filing official court papers to start the divorce process in April 2017.
14 months later, the couple are apart but officially still very much married, and Us Weekly reported this week that an L.A. Superior Court judge warned them on Wednesday (August 16th) that the divorce proceedings may have to be started over again if the ex-partners can’t come to an agreement soon.
Affleck was the subject of a New Yorker article last week that went viral for all the wrong reasons.
An article published back on March 24th showed images of Affleck on a beach in Hawaii the previous weekend, shooting Netflix original film Triple Frontier with co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Charlie Hunnam. The piece, pretty unmistakably light-hearted in tone, was soon criticised for having a go at Affleck’s weight.
“His gut is pooching outward in a way that, in a more enlightened country like, say, France, would perhaps be considered virile, not unlike the lusty Gérard Depardieu in his prime but, in fitness-fascist America, tends to read as Homer Simpsonesque,” wrote the article’s author Naomi Fry.
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The actor will split any residuals between two charities.
Ben Affleck is returning to the big screen a little later this month in 'Justice League', following his debut as the Dark Knight himself, Batman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' in early 2016. Though that film wasn't seen as anything too special by a large portion of critics and the public, Affleck's performance as Bruce Wayne was one of the standout moments that did work, according to many.
Ben Affleck is currently promoting upcoming DCEU film 'Justice League'
Returning to the role alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Ezra Miller as The Flash, he'll be a part of the first ever big screen live adaptation of the comic book superhero group, the Justice League. It's history in the making.
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The actor says Snyder had done a lot of work before exiting the film.
Coming to cinemas a little later this month, 'Justice League' will see Batman and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) team up on the big screen with the likes of Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller), along with the widely-rumoured and pretty-much-confirmed but not officially Superman (Henry Cavill). They'll be forced to come together despite their differences, working alongside one another if they're to stop Steppenwolf from destroying the planet with his army of Parademons whilst searching for a trio of Mother Boxes.
Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot as Flash, Batman and Wonder Woman in 'Justice League'
Though director Zack Snyder had to exit the 'Justice League' movie late, due to a family tragedy, Batman actor Ben Affleck says that his stamp on the film is something that still resonates despite Joss Whedon stepping in to pick up the reins.
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The actor spoke about how Whedon brought a lot of knowledge to 'Justice League'.
When Zack Snyder suffered a family tragedy earlier this year, he had to exit his role on the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie 'Justice League', handing over the reins completely to Marvel movie maker Joss Whedon. Since that point, new writing and reshoots have taken place on the film, so it's going to be very interesting to hear following release just how much of Snyder has stayed in the flick.
Ben Affleck has nothing but praise for Joss Whedon
Bringing Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash together for the first time, with of course the heavily hinted at return of the Man of Steel himself, Superman, the Justice League will hit the big screen and immediately confront a major threat in the form of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
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McGowan had accused Affleck of lying about his level of knowledge about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's past behaviour.
Rose McGowan has had her Twitter account temporarily suspended, a matter of hours after calling out Ben Affleck over his level of knowledge about the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his history of sexual misconduct.
44 year old McGowan, a former star of TV series ‘Charmed’, has been one of the most vocal critics of Weinstein and the surrounding Hollywood scandal since the New York Times first broke the story last week. She’s been using Twitter to express solidarity with women who have come forward, and has attacked those she regards as having been complicit in the cover-up of the allegations that span back decades.
Earlier on Wednesday (October 11th), she had tweeted “F*** off” to Affleck and accused him of lying about his level of knowledge about Weinstein’s mis-deeds.
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The Batman actor called the Hollywood producer's behaviour "unacceptable" but Rose McGowen called him a liar
As Hollywood continues to reel over allegations of sexual harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, it seems there could be more uncomfortable accusations to answer for a number of showbiz big hitters. This time Ben Affleck has been slammed, with actress Rose Mcgowen claiming he was lying when he denied any knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged actions.
Ben Affleck has been accused of lying about knowing nothing about Harvey Weinstein allegations
The Batman actor has described Weinstein’s alleged behaviour as "unacceptable" and claimed he had only read of the news surrounding the American producer this week.
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The Caped Crusader has often been stubborn when it comes to accepting help from others.
With the DC Extended Universe's next release 'Justice League' right around the corner, it's only right that more information surrounding the film is beginning to trickle out from some brilliant sources, with the leading actors in the movie now opening up about their respective characters.
Ben Affleck has cemented himself as a brilliant Bruce Wayne in the DCEU
Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg will all be coming together, along with a rumoured revival of Superman, to take on their biggest threat to-date in the form of Steppenwolf. Exactly how all of that is going to go down remains to be seen, but we imagine that the battle is going to be a fierce one.
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The planet is in turmoil. Superman is apparently dead and crime rates have surged around the world as a result. But there's more than just petty theft and random assaults out there; mankind are under threat from an alien general named Steppenwolf who, with his terrible army of Parademons, are causing devastation as they search far and wide for three mysterious Mother Boxes hidden on Earth. The people need help, and so Bruce Wayne brings back Gotham's hero - Batman - and enlists the assistance of Wonder Woman to form a new legion of heroes. They, along with Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, must protect the world from total destruction at the hands of Steppenwolf and, ultimately, his boss Darkseid. They're all very different heroes, with very different ideas about fighting villains, but there's one thing they all have in common - a desire for justice.
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The Batman portrayed in 'Justice League' is more traditional, claims Affleck in a new interview.
Amid criticism of his role and growing speculation of his continued involvement with the franchise, Ben Affleck has assured DC fans that his next portrayal of Batman in Justice League will be “more traditional”.
Justice League, released this November, will represent the third time that 44 year old Affleck has played the Caped Crusader on the big screen, following his central performance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in early 2016 – which received lukewarm reviews – and the most fleeting of cameo appearances in Suicide Squad later that year.
“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck explained to Entertainment Weekly in an interview published on Wednesday (August 16th). “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”
The cast of Justice League (Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Henry Cavill) arrive at Warner Brother's CinemaCon 2017 event held at - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017
Date of birth
15th August, 1972
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