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.
- 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
- 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