Benjamin Géza Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Volpi Cup, the principal award given to actors at the Venice Film Festival. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi.
Ben Affleck Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 15, 1972 (50 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Berkeley|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer, Professional Poker Player, Businessperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Benjamin Géza Affleck was born on the 15th of August, 1972, in Berkeley. He is the son to Timothy Byers Affleck and Christine Anne Affleck. His father switched a lot of jobs before he finally became a photographer, and his mother was a school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Affleck has a younger brother called Casey Affleck who also is a movie actor. Soon after Casey’s birth, their parents divorced, and after the divorce, Affleck and his siblings moved to Massachusetts.
Affleck has been romantically linked to several big Hollywood names. He famously dated singer Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004 and became a tabloid favorite overnight. The media couldn’t get enough of “Bennifer” and paparazzi followed the couple’s every move. While Ben and Jennifer had both been in the tabloids before, Ben was not as used to that level of constant spotlight and scrutiny. Affleck and Lopez got engaged in 2002 but put off their planned 2003 wedding due to excessive media attention. They broke up the following year. Ben married Jennifer Garner in 2005; the couple went on to have three children together. They announced their separation in 2015 and their divorce was finalized in late 2018. Ben attended residential therapy in 2001 for alcoholism. He returned in 2017 and again in 2018. In 2019, he had a public slip-up after a year of sobriety but vowed not to let it derail his progress. In July 2022 Ben and Jennifer Lopez married in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ben became interested in directing early in his career and learned all he could from the directors he worked with. In 2007, he directed his first film, “Gone Baby Gone.” He then wrote, produced, and directed “The Town” (2010). He produced, directed, and starred in “Argo” (2012), which was a huge commercial and critical success.
Awards and Honors
Affleck has won Academy Awards for “Good Will Hunting” (best original screenplay, shared with Matt Damon) and “Argo” (best picture). He has won several BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards, almost exclusively for those two movies.
Here are some of the best highlights of Ben Affleck’s career:
- Good Will Hunting (Movie, 1997)
- The Town (Movie, 2010)
- Golden Globe Awards (Best Director, 2010) – Won
- Gone Girl (Movie, 2014)
- Academy Awards (Best Motion Picture of the Year, “Argo”, 2013) – Won
Affleck began his career as an actor at a very young age. His rise to fame came in the 1990s when he starred in a series of roles. He made a stint in direction with his 16-minute short comedy called ‘Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney’. His biggest breakthrough in his career came in 1997 when he and his close friend Matt Damon got along. Affleck and Damon wrote a play together and when Affleck was at Harvard he starred in the play. They both later acted in the movie which was a story about a complicated math genius who is a janitor at MIT.
In 2003, he acted in ‘Daredevil’ which was the movie version of the famous comic series and it was Affleck’s favorite since he was a little kid. The movie starred his ex-wife Jennifer Garner and the movie did very well commercially. He continued to perform in popular movies such as ‘Gone Babe Gone’ and ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’. In 2006, Affleck starred in a film called ‘Hollywoodland’, which was a biopic on the critically acclaimed and famous artist George Reeves. He received the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe. A few years later, Affleck directed another movie ‘Argo’ alongside George Clooney. He won a Golden Globe, Directors Guild of America awards, BAFTA award for his direction in the movie. The following year, he hosted the sketch comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’. In 2014, Ben Affleck starred in the psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl’, where he portrayed the character of a husband, who is accused of murder. In 2016, he starred as Batman in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. This year, Affleck will perform in an upcoming movie called ‘Triple Frontier’ which will have its initial release on the 15th of March.