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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.



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Ben Affleck On What Joss Whedon Brings To 'Justice League'


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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.

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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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Rose McGowan's Twitter Account Suspended After Ben Affleck Accusations


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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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Ben Affleck Accused Of Lying About Harvey Weinstein Knowledge


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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.

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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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Ben Affleck Says Batman "Knows He Needs" Help In 'Justice League'


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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.

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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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Justice League Trailer


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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'Justice League' Will See Batman Portrayed In A More "Traditional" Way, Says Ben Affleck


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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.”

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Ben Affleck Spends His Summer With New Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus


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Over the last few weeks, the internet has been ablaze with rumours of Ben Affleck's new romance with Lindsay Shookus, which came out only three months after he and his wife Jennifer Garner filed for divorce. But the pair seem really happy together, and have been enjoying some time out on vacation.

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Ben and Lindsay were revealed to have been taking a weekend break in Maine recently, following his finishing shooting on the 'Justice League' movie, and it seems they have a lot more fun times organised for the rest of the summer. 

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Ben Affleck Reaffirms His Love For Batman


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This week, there has been a lot of talk about Ben Affleck and his role in the DC Extended Universe as the Caped Crusader and World's Greatest Detective, Batman. We saw the actor debut in the role in 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' and whilst he was pegged as one of the best parts of the film and the DCEU in general, rumours continued to swirl about his future.

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Clearing up recent rumours that he would be exiting the DCEU at the nearest opportunity, following news that he would no longer be involved in the production of the upcoming solo Batman flick, Affleck told Entertainment Weekly: "Trying to do that, and direct, would probably be too much. Something would be compromised. I think it came off, optically, to the broader world, like lack of interest or enthusiasm. When in fact I love this character. I think getting Matt Reeves to come in and do it is really, really exciting. Matt hasn’t really unveiled his full vision yet. He wanted to wait until 'Apes' came out, and he was obviously consumed with that. So I’m looking forward to hearing what his story is."

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Matt Reeves Confirms The Batman Is Starting From Scratch


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The DC Extended Universe has been in a state of limbo since Ben Affleck shocked the masses by walking away from the director's chair for The Batman, though things seem to be getting themselves back on track. Matt Reeves stepped in as director, and with his latest feature-length 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' being over and done with, it means he can now move onto pastures new.

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Reeves has been evasive on just what he has planned for The Batman, but in a recent MTV interview, he explained he planned on moving away from the script that Geoff Johns and Affleck had previously planned, saying: "It's a new story. It's just starting again. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool."

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Wonder Woman Sequel Set For Cold War Setting


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Wonder Woman may still be showing on the silver screen, but it seems as though the sequel to the hit film is already in the works with multiple reports that Diana Prince will again find herself in a war zone, this time in the 1980s Cold War. The rumours started courtesy of inside sources at ScreenRant, with suspicions being confirmed by The Wrap.

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In amongst the rumours is also the news that Chris Pine could return as Steve Trevor in the second instalment of the franchise. No other news has been made available, but we already know that Patty Jenkins is working on the DC film with boss Geoff Johns.

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Ben Affleck departs from LAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th June 2017

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Ben Affleck at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival held at AMC Orange 30 - Orange, California, United States - Monday 24th April 2017

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Ben Affleck went to soccer practice with his daughter - Brentwood, California, United States - Saturday 8th April 2017

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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

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Ben Affleck takes his three children (Violet, Samuel and Seraphina Affleck) to church - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 19th March 2017

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Ben Affleck

Date of birth

15th August, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Ben Affleck Movies

Justice League Trailer

Justice League Trailer

The planet is in turmoil. Superman is apparently dead and crime rates have surged around...

Justice League Teaser Trailer

Justice League Teaser Trailer

In the wake of his friend Clark Kent's monumental sacrifice, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince...

Live By Night Movie Review

Live By Night Movie Review

Ben Affleck launched his directing career 10 years ago with his film of Dennis Lehane's...

The Accountant Movie Review

The Accountant Movie Review

While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually...

Live By Night Trailer

Live By Night Trailer

Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police...

Suicide Squad Movie Review

Suicide Squad Movie Review

DC Comics' villains team up for an overcrowded action movie that never quite finds its...

Justice League - Comic Con Trailer

Justice League - Comic Con Trailer

Bruce Wayne knows that the Earth is under threat from evil forces much worse than...

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The Accountant Trailer

The Accountant Trailer

Ben Affleck is cast as Christian Wolff in this new action thriller film The Accountant....

Suicide Squad Trailer

Suicide Squad Trailer

The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

After 2013's beefy Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder goes even bigger and darker with...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Every superhero has a dark side and being 100% human, Batman is in doubt over...

Suicide Squad Trailer

Suicide Squad Trailer

When there's nowhere left to turn, the bad guys might just turn out to be...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

What happens when two superheroes with vastly differing opinions come head to head? Well, not...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a...

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