Basic Information About Ben Affleck
|Full Name||Benjamin Affleck|
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer, Professional Poker Player, Businessperson|
|Date of birth||1972-08-15 (51 years old)|
|Place of birth||Berkeley|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Education||Cambridge Rindge and Latin School|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Frequently plays arrogant and ruthless characters|
Opens his films with narration or title cards
Often works with brother Casey Affleck and friend Matt Damon
His films often feature corrupt but well-meaning law enforcement figures
His films often focus on characters caught in situations out of their depth
Frequently sets his films in his hometown of Boston
Often casts Titus Welliver and Victor Garber
Frequently cast by Kevin Smith
|Father||Timothy Byers Affleck|
|Siblings||one (brother: Casey Affleck)|
|Spouse||Jennifer Garner - (29 June 2005 - 4 October 2018) (divorced) (3 children)|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ Instagram ↗︎ Twitter ↗︎ Facebook ↗︎ Imdb|
What Movie Awards did Ben Affleck win?
Ben Affleck awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Blimp Award - Favorite Movie Actor||Nominee||Justice League||2018|
|Razzie Award - Worst Actor of the Decade||Nominee||Pearl Harbor||2010|
|Yoga Award - Worst Foreign Actor||Winner||Pearl Harbor||2002|
|NFCS Award - Best Director||Winner||Zero Dark Thirty||2012|
|AFCA Award - Best First Film||Winner||Gone Baby Gone||2007|
|CFCA Award - Most Promising Filmmaker||Winner||Gone Baby Gone||2007|
|Film and Literature Award -||Nominee||Gone Baby Gone||2007|
|Hollywood Breakthrough Award - Breakthrough Directing||Winner||Gone Baby Gone||2007|
|ICP Award - Best First Feature||Nominee||Gone Baby Gone||2007|
|National Film Award - Best Actor||Nominee||Gone Girl||2015|
|Oscar - Best Motion Picture of the Year||Winner||Argo||2013|
|BAFTA Film Award - Best Film||Winner||Argo||2013|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Winner||Argo||2013|
|AAFCA Award - Best Director||Winner||Argo||2012|
|Amanda - Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)||Nominee||Argo||2013|
|Audience Award - Audience Special Recognition - Feature||Winner||Argo||2012|
|ACCA - Best Director||Winner||Argo||2012|
|Cinema Brazil Grand Prize - Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)||Nominee||Argo||2013|
|CEC Award - Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)||Winner||Argo||2013|
|César - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)||Winner||Argo||2013|
|Robert - Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)||Winner||Argo||2013|
|David - Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)||Nominee||Argo||2013|
|DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures||Winner||Argo||2013|
|DFCC - Best Director||Nominee||Argo||2012|
|Golden Schmoes - Best Director of the Year||Winner||Argo||2012|
|Hollywood Film Award - Ensemble of the Year||Winner||Argo||2012|
|HFCS Award - Best Picture||Winner||Argo||2013|
|IFCS Award - Best Director||Winner||Argo||2012|
|Kinema Junpo Award - Best Foreign Language Film||Nominee||Argo||2012|
|MTV Movie Award - Best Male Performance||Nominee||Argo||2013|
|NYFCC Award - Best Director||Nominee||Argo||2012|
|OFTA Film Award - Best Picture||Winner||Argo||2013|
|Ensemble Cast Award -||Winner||Argo||2013|
|PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures||Winner||Argo||2013|
|People's Choice Award -||Nominee||Argo||2012|
|VVFP Award - Best Director||Nominee||Argo||2012|
|American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominee||Shakespeare in Love||1999|
|Teen Choice Award - Film - Choice Actor||Nominee||Armageddon||1999|
|Jupiter Award - Best International Actor||Nominee||The Accountant||2017|
|Yoga Award - Worst Foreign Actor||Winner||The Accountant||2017|
|BSFC Award - Best Screenplay||Nominee||Good Will Hunting||1997|
|Critics Choice Award - Best Screenplay, Original||Winner||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|Chlotrudis Award - Best Screenplay||Nominee||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|FFCC Award - Newcomer of the Year||Winner||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|Golden Globe - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture||Winner||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|Humanitas Prize - Feature Film Category||Winner||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|OFTA Film Award - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Winner||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|OFCS Award - Best Screenplay||Nominee||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|Golden Satellite Award - Best Screenplay, Original||Winner||Good Will Hunting||1998|
|WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen||Nominee||Good Will Hunting||1998|
Ben Affleck roles
Ben Affleck's Movie/Shows Salary
|Movie / Series||Salary|
|Field of Dreams (1989)||$30|
|School Ties (1992)||$30,000|
|Chasing Amy (1997)||$7,000|
|Good Will Hunting (1997)||$300,000 (split $600,000 script sale with Matt Damon)|
|Reindeer Games (2000)||$6,000,000|
|Pearl Harbor (2001)||$10,000,000 ($250,000 salary + 7% backend participation)|
|Changing Lanes (2002)||$10,000,000|
|The Sum of All Fears (2002)||$10,000,000|
|Daredevil (2003)||$11,500,000 + gross participations|
|Jersey Girl (2004)||$10,000,000|
|Triple Frontier (2019)||$8,000,000|
Ben Affleck's Quotes
- [on the celebrity women the tabloids falsely link him to] Sometimes it's Britney Spears, and sometimes it's Carrie Fisher. I can't tell if I have a Lolita complex or an Oedipus complex.
- I feel like fame is wasted on me.
- [on tabloid coverage of his life] It feels like being in a soap opera that you were unwittingly cast in and you have no choice about it. I get to watch my life like everyone else and think. "I can't believe they did that". And, for whatever reason, you become less special for movie audiences. It cheapens the brand if you want to look at it in a really crass sense. But I figure it has to go away at some point. Eventually someone will come along and have a sex tape or someone will play grab-ass with some kids and I'll be off page one.
- [answering a Chris Matthews question about why Hollywood actors sometimes presume to be sophisticated about politics] Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are. But you have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world. You have Rush Limbaugh, was a radio disc jockey. Bill O'Reilly came from Inside Edition (1988). Michael Moore's a filmmaker. Al Franken was on Saturday Night Live (1975). The line is increasingly blurred between news and entertainment. Secondarily, the media's also shoving celebrities down our throats all the time. As a person, I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life.
- [when asked by Chris Matthews what he thought about Whoopi Goldberg's remarks at a John Kerry fund raiser that resulted in her being fired as a spokesman for SlimFast] I wasn't there. I went to the Los Angeles fund raiser. I wasn't in the one in New York. I think when you have somebody -- you know, if you did a rock concert that was a benefit and The Who played their music or The Rolling Stones, you'd expect to get, you know, "Satisfaction" or "My Generation." When you hire Whoopi Goldberg, you're going to get her brand of humor. And I think there is a fine line, and you have to be a little bit mindful. And I, for one, am not going to do any scatological jokes or puns about the president's last name on your show, mostly for that reason. But I also think I expect a different code of behavior maybe from comedians who have made a career with a certain kind of comedy than I do from, oh, say, the Vice President of the United States [referring to Vice President [Dick Cheney, who told Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy to "Go fuck yourself" on the floor of the Senate], who used this vulgar language, you know, to a senator and was sort of unapologetic about it. So I think the Republicans hitting her [Whoopi] too hard for that is a little bit hypocritical.
Ben Affleck: A Net Worth Update and Remarkable Career
Ben Affleck drew national attention after winning an Academy award for Best Original Screenplay for ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1998, co-written with his friend Matt Damon. He is a talented American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter as well as an Oscar-winning filmmaker. Ben Affleck has created an indelible mark in the entertainment industry over the years.
What is Ben Affleck known for?
Ben Affleck is known for his work in Hollywood as an outstanding writer, actor, director, and producer. He has received a large number of nominations and awards during his career. He won many awards, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work in television programs and movies.
Early life and education
Ben Affleck was born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California, and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents separated when he was 12 years old. He attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School and later went on to the University of Vermont, but dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
Ben Affleck started his acting career at a young age working in local independent film when he was seven years old; this was followed by very diverse roles for the next few years. His first significant role came in the 1997 movie ‘Good Will Hunting’, which was written by Matt Damon and him. After the success of ‘Gone Baby Gone,’ his directorial debut in 2007, Ben proved that he could not only act but he possessed significant talent behind the camera too.
Awards and Honors
Ben Affleck has won numerous awards during his career, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. The major contributors for these awards were his films “Argo” and “Good Will Hunting.”
During his best period, Ben was earning an amount between $15-20 million for a movie with backend. Coincidentally, one of his biggest paydays came from the 2003 surveillance technology-based science fiction “Paycheck,” where he earned $15 million for the movie.
Charity and Philanthropy
Ben Affleck is actively involved in various charitable causes; he sets a standard for giving as he has donated millions of dollars to philanthropic organizations throughout his career. Alongside accomplished managers and Hollywood heavyweights, Affleck co-founded the Eastern Congo Initiative which campaigns against illegal mining in the Congo. He has supported many other charitable causes too like Save the Children, Stand up Cancer.
In 2018, one of Ben’s significant investments was the purchase of a house in Pacific Palisades. The house has over a 13,000 square feet of living space; it has eight bedrooms, ten baths as well as a separate guest house. He purchased the beautiful colonial revival mansion from company executive Gregory Lexton, and to achieve its purchase, Ben had to part with $18 million.
What is Ben Affleck’s Net Worth?
Ben Affleck has a net worth of $150 million as of 2021.
The Bottom Line
All in all, Ben Affleck is an accomplished screenwriter, actor, producer, and director with a successful Hollywood career spanning decades. He has won multiple awards and nominations for his contribution to movies and television programs. His directorial efforts are no less incredible; his film Argo is a prime example of this.
Interesting Facts about Ben Affleck
- Fined $135 for driving in Massachusetts with a suspended license. 
- Older brother of actor Casey Affleck.
- Friend of and frequent collaborator with actor Matt Damon.
- Owns vintage Ms. Pac-Man and Millipede video-arcade games.
- He was accidently knocked unconscious by football player Dana Stubblefield during the filming of Reindeer Games (2000). Stubblefield slipped, and Affleck was knocked down. He was taken to the hospital, but fully recovered.
- When he was little, he asked his mom for a dog, and she tested him by making him walk an imaginary dog for a week. Ben only lasted for 5 days and didn't get the dog.
- Graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in 1990.
- Dropped out of the University of Vermont after 1 semester, where he studied Spanish.
- Dropped out of Occidental College after 1 year, where he had studied Middle Eastern studies.
- He and Matt Damon sold their Good Will Hunting (1997) script for $600,000.
- Owns 5 motorcycles.
- Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World 
- Chosen as one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World 
- Auditioned for Corey Haim's part in License to Drive (1988).
- Was an extra with friend Matt Damon in Field of Dreams (1989).
- Charlie Sheen drove him to Promises Rehabilitation Center in August, 2001
- Ranked #77 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
- Is known for being a very good impressionist. He usually picks one of his costars while filming a movie and studies them. He displays his impressions on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) almost every time he is a guest. While filming The Sum of All Fears (2002), he chose to study co-star Morgan Freeman. When he showed Morgan his impression on set, it was so accurate Freeman told him, "You ever do that again, I'll kill you".
- Engaged to Jennifer Lopez from November 10, 2002 to January 22, 2004.
- His ancestry is mostly English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant/remote Swiss-German, Swedish, French, and Welsh. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Raymond Boldt, was born in Rhode Island, to German immigrants, and his maternal great-grandmother, Anne Rita Lenihan, was Irish, born in County Down.
Additional information of Ben Affleck
|Best Match for Marriage||Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries|
|Break Up||Gwyneth Paltrow|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|