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Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck
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Full Name: Benjamin G├ęza Affleck-Boldt
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: First came to attention for his performances in "Dazed and Confused". He later gained recognition as a writer when he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Good Will Hunting", which he co-wrote and starred in alongside childhood friend Matt Damon.

He directed and starred in "Argo", which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Born: August 15, 1972
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA
Age: 48 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 2005-06-29 American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

Historical Events

  • 2012-08-31 "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck and starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2013)
  • 2013-02-10 66th British Academy Awards:" Argo", Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win
  • 2013-02-10 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo" Best Film, Ben Affleck Best Director
  • 2016-03-19 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

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