Benjamin Geza Affleck well known as Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker born on August 15th, 1972 in Berkeley, California. He was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne who is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker and the two are divorced. Ben is the younger brother of actor Casey Affleck. Their ancestry is of English, Irish, German and Scottish origin. He owns his middle name Geza from a Hungarian family friend who was a holocaust survivor.
Looking forward to his career, he got his first role in a burger commercial in the year 1984 and then appeared in the public broadcasting service’s miniseries. Later he continued to act like a teenager in the TV movie Hands of a stranger and in the second series of Voyage to the Mimi in 1988.
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Ben Affleck age, height, net worth, Movies, Instagram, wiki and lesser known facts
|Real Name||Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt|
|Date of Birth||August 15, 1972, Berkeley, California, U.S.|
|Ben Affleck age||48 Years as of Jan 2021|
|Ben Affleck height||192 cm|
|Famous for||Batman series|
|Net Worth||$140 M estimated|
|Relationship||Jennifer Garner (m. 2005–2018)|
|Social Media||Instagram – benaffleck|
Twitter – benaffleck
His education was both from the University of Vermont and occidental college. But he left the college before his graduation got completed and he started focusing on acting. In the early days of his career, his height and stature were the reason why he got cast as a bully and even played minor characters in independent films like cult hits Dazed and confused in the year 1993. He also was cast in Mallrats in 1995 directed by Kevin Smith and his acting was quite impressive for which he was again cast by him as the lead in his next film. He was living in an apartment with his brother Casey and friend matt who were getting tired of being turned down for the big roles in films and being given the forgettable supporting ones. In the year 2014, Affleck got into headlines with book adaptation thriller Gone Girl (2014). He then started as Bruce Wayne /Batman in the superhero film Batman V superman: dawn of justice (2016).
Revealing some unknown facts
With the best of knowledge about Ben Affleck, there are a lot of things which people might not be knowing:-
- Ben Affleck is also a good writer. He has written 5 full-length movies as well as several episodes on a TV show called the Push, Nevada. The movie has taken place in Boston since the time he grew up.
- He is well known to direct 7 different movies among which the most successful one was ARGO and he also starred in it.
- Affleck’s mother is an elementary school teacher and when a small girl got diagnosed with cancer at her mother’s class, he visited her and she passed away in 2002. He has been donating money to cancer research.
- Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are best friends since elementary school. They grew up two blocks away from one another. Once Affleck started getting bigger acting gigs, he recommended Matt Damon to the agent and helped him get a break into the industry.
- Matt Damon and Ben Affleck shared a single bank account. They were used to help get themselves to New York City for auditions.
- Ben Affleck’s father worked as a janitor at Harvard University for some time. This made him inspired for goodwill hunting. He always loved to be with family and loves to share with people who loved him.
- Ben Affleck and matt during their teenage played extras in the field of dreams. This was possible because they were diehard fans of red sox.
- After he starred in the movie school ties together, Ben and Matt earned a collection of $ 75,000. After that, they decided to rent a house in Venice beach and invited over 800 people to a massive party. After that they discovered ran out of money with their new lifestyle. Then they downgraded to an apartment and helped each other stay afloat until the next big achievement.
- His acting bought on with a lot of applauds to him as a key role player in hip-hop videos.
- He revealed his affair with j.Lo in a newspaper ad. The dedication, kindness, and humility that he got from j.Lo bought them together as she even respected her sentiments to the highest level possible.
- After he breaks up with Jennifer Garner, Affleck shocked everyone with the quintessential midlife- crisis tattoo. This was a massive back piece of the phoenix rising from the flames.
- He and Matt Damon started with viral video war before it was cool. They hit back their own celebrity-studded video but Damon and Affleck are still standing strong.
- He got busted counting cards at a casino being an avid poker player, he is such an avid gambler which made him banned from the hard rock hotel and casino in 2014 for card counting at the high rollers table.
- He was almost clueless as it is an oral history for Vanity Fair. The films casting director, Carrie Frazier, explained that she tried to nab Affleck for the part of Cher’s boyfriend and stepbrother, josh who was paul rudd.
- His progressive credentials were under fire last year, when it was revealed, he asked the PBS genealogy show “ finding your roots to suppress the discovery that he had a slave-owning ancestor. He later declared that he doesn’t want any television show relating to his family to include a guy who owned slaves. It was quite embarrassing for him.
- He is the one who rewrote the batman versus superman script by wearing a bat suit, he then sat around to rework the script. It was Ben who wasn’t thrilled with it and would find himself on multiple occasions fixing it for the day of.
In the year 2003, Affleck acted with Jennifer Lopez as a costar in Gigali which received scathing reviews. He and Lopez got engaged in two-year relationship that overshadowed his career. Subsequently, he started dating Garner whom he married in 2005, and then divorced in 2018. After that his acting carrier got to the downfall and later it took around two long years to get back to normal.