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Ben Affleck is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 15 august 1972 at Berkeley (USA)

Ben Affleck

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Birth name Benjamin Geza Affleck
Nationality USA
Birth 15 august 1972 (46 years) at Berkeley (USA)
Creator of Pearl Street Films

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.
Affleck began his career as a child actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained fame when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997). He then starred in high-profile films including Armageddon (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002) and The Sum of All Fears (2002). After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and the much-derided Gigli (both 2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Hollywoodland (2006). His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, which he also wrote, was well received in 2007. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in The Town (2010). For the political thriller Argo (2012), which he directed and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Picture. In 2014, he starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl. Starting in 2016, Affleck will portray Batman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will direct, write and star in Live by Night in 2017.

Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization. He is also a stalwart member of the Democratic Party. His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck, with whom he has worked on several films including Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone. Following high-profile relationships with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005. Affleck has two daughters and a son with Garner, from whom he separated in June 2015.

Biography

Family

Affleck began dating actress Jennifer Garner in mid-2004, having established a friendship on the sets of Pearl Harbor (2001) and Daredevil (2003). They were married on June 29, 2005, in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony. Victor Garber, who officiated the ceremony, was the only guest. Affleck and Garner have three children: daughters Violet Anne (b. December 2005) and Seraphina "Sera" Rose Elizabeth (b. January 2009), and son Samuel "Sam" Garner (b. February 2012). Affleck and Garner announced they were divorcing on June 30, 2015. Post-divorce, Affleck and Garner will continue to live with their children in a Cliff May-designed ranch in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. Additional residences included an apartment in Manhattan, New York, a ski chalet at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, a beachhouse at Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club in the Bahamas and a Greek Revival-style home with an 83-acre estate on the secluded Hampton Island near Savannah, Georgia.

While Affleck believes paparazzi attention is "part of the deal" of stardom, he has spoken out against paparazzi interest in his children. He has called for legislation to require paparazzi to maintain a certain distance from children and to blur their faces in published photos.


Relationships
Affleck had a three-year relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow from 1997 to 2000. They began dating in October 1997, after meeting at a Miramax dinner, and later worked together on Shakespeare in Love (1998). Although they first broke up in January 1999, months later, Paltrow persuaded Affleck to co-star with her in Bounce (2000) and they soon resumed their relationship. They separated again in October 2000. Paltrow spoke of her time with Affleck in a 2015 interview: "He's super intelligent, and really, really talented. And he's funny. But he wasn't in a good place in his life to have a girlfriend ... I like him. I'm friends with him still."
Affleck had an eighteen-month relationship with actress/singer Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004, during which they became engaged. They began dating in July 2002, after meeting on the set of Gigli (2003), and later worked together on the "Jenny from the Block" music video and Jersey Girl (2004). The supercouple was dubbed "Bennifer" and the relationship received extensive media coverage. They became engaged in November 2002 but their planned wedding on September 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, California was postponed with four days' notice because of "excessive media attention". They broke up in January 2004. Lopez later attributed the split in part to Affleck's discomfort with the media "scrutiny": "I don't think I had ever been heartbroken in that way before - had so many hopes and dreams on something." In 2013, Affleck said he and Lopez occasionally "touch base": "I respect her. I like her."


Ancestry
Some of Affleck's ancestors were discovered to be slave owners when he appeared on the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots. Subsequent hacked Sony emails, posted publicly by WikiLeaks, show that Affleck successfully prevented the information from making it into the show’s final cut, convincing a somewhat reluctant executive producer, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to aid in the omission. He later issued an apology through a press release stating, "I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth." Affleck's slave-owning ancestors were revealed to be Benjamin L. Cole and Samuel L. Speissegger of Savannah, Georgia.


Sports
Affleck is an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He has narrated The Curse of the Bambino (2003), Red Sox Baby (2007) and Boston Red Sox: World Series Champions (2013). Affleck also supports the New England Patriots and the Boston Celtics.


Rehab stay
Affleck entered an alcohol rehabilitation facility in 2001. When the story leaked to the press, a spokesperson said the actor "had decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol". The following year, Affleck spoke of his "naïve" belief that "it was going to be a private thing." He has described the rehab stay as a "pre-emptive strike" given his family's history of alcoholism. In 2008, he remarked: "My father was an alcoholic and there was a cycle of addiction in my family ... It colors who you are and becomes part of you. I had my issues and went to rehab."


Religion
Affleck has described himself as a "lapsed Protestant" from a mostly Episcopal family. In 2007, he listed the Gospel of Matthew as one of the books that made a difference in his life. His three children were baptised as members of the United Methodist Church in his wife's hometown of Charleston, West Virginia. He is also an outspoken critic of Islamophobia.

Best films

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
(Actor)
Justice League (2017)
(Actor)
Armageddon (1998)
(Actor)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
(Actor)
Gone Girl (2014)
(Actor)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(9 films)
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(17 films)
Scott Mosier
Scott Mosier
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Affleck (65 films)

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Actor

Wonder Woman, 2h21
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Politique, Superhero films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston
Roles Bruce Wayne / Batman (caméo)
Rating74% 3.747583.747583.747583.747583.74758
Vivant à Paris où elle travaille au musée du Louvre, Diana Prince reçoit de la part de Bruce Wayne une photographie la montrant au front lors de la Première Guerre mondiale aux côtés de Steve Trevor et ses amis. Elle se remémore alors sa jeunesse sur l'île de Themyscira, parmi les Amazones, qu'elle a quittée pour affronter Arès, le dieu de la guerre, et devenir Wonder Woman.
Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Roles Joe Coughlin
Rating63% 3.1985053.1985053.1985053.1985053.198505
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Bruce Wayne / Batman
Rating65% 3.296823.296823.296823.296823.29682
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2h31
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Roles Bruce Wayne / Batman
Rating64% 3.243313.243313.243313.243313.24331
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.
The Accountant, 2h8
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Anna Kendrick, Ben Affleck, J. K. Simmons, Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow
Roles Chris Wolff
Rating73% 3.696533.696533.696533.696533.69653
Christian Wolff est un génie mathématique et spécialiste de juricomptabilité qui travaille pour une firme comptable en Illinois. Il accepte des contrats de groupes criminels, contrats transmis par téléphone portable (cellulaire) par une femme inconnue, « La Voix ». Dans son enfance, lors d'une visite au Harbor Neuroscience Institute, centre pour enfants atteints de troubles de santé mentale, les parents de Christian reçoivent l'offre de laisser leur enfant sous la responsabilité du directeur, qui propose de trouver les conditions de vie où Christian s'épanouira. Entretemps, Christian établit un lien avec Justine, troublée et muette. Le père de Christian, un officier militaire américain, rejette la proposition, jugeant que son fils doit surmonter son handicap. Plus tard, la mère quitte la famille parce qu'elle est incapable de supporter plus longuement les comportements excentriques, parfois violents, de Christian ; elle abandonne aussi son deuxième garçon, Braxton. Dans le but de les aider à relever les défis de leur vie adulte, le père engage des spécialistes pour former ses deux fils aux combats.
Suicide Squad, 2h3
Directed by David Ayer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne
Roles Bruce Wayne / Batman (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.0476553.0476553.0476553.0476553.047655
Avec la mort de Superman, Amanda Waller, qui dirige le programme ARGUS, craint l'apparition du prochain méta-humain qui pourrait attaquer l'humanité. Pour prévenir cette possibilité, elle fait adopter le projet Task Force X (Force Spéciale X), visant à utiliser une équipe de criminels aux capacités hors-normes pour répondre aux menaces, de façon non officielle. Elle a déjà plusieurs noms sur sa liste, comme le tireur d'élite Floyd Lawton / « Deadshot », capturé par Batman en lui rappelant la vie qu'il fait mener à sa fille Zoe ; la psychopathe Harley Quinn, psychologue tombée sous le charme du Joker, arrêtée par Batman alors qu'elle était coincée dans une voiture qui coulait dans une rivière ; le tueur monstrueux Waylon Jones, surnommé « Killer Croc » ; Digger Harkness, un voleur australien capturé par Flash alors qu'il dérobait des diamants ; et El Diablo, un gangster mexicain doué de pyrotechnie qui s'est rendu lui-même après avoir involontairement brûlé sa femme et ses enfants. Elle a déjà recruté le Colonel Rick Flag, soldat émérite. Quand Amanda présente le projet au Général Edwards, elle lui montre aussi les pouvoirs de l'Enchanteresse, un être mystique qui habite dans le corps de l'archéologue June Moon. Amanda Waller arrive à la contrôler car elle détient le cœur de la sorcière, et elle s'est arrangée pour faire en sorte que Rick Flag et June Moon deviennent amants afin de manipuler le soldat.
List of accolades received by Gone Girl
Directed by David Fincher
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Patrick Fugit
Roles Nick Dunne
Rating80% 4.0487854.0487854.0487854.0487854.048785
Amy et Nick forment en apparence un couple modèle. Victimes de la crise, ils quittent Manhattan pour retourner s’installer dans la ville du Missouri où Nick a grandi. Mais le jour de leur 5ème anniversaire de mariage, Amy disparaît et Nick retrouve leur maison saccagée. Lors de l’enquête tout semble accuser Nick. Celui-ci décide, de son côté, de tout faire pour savoir ce qui est arrivé à Amy et découvre qu’elle lui dissimulait beaucoup de choses.
Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)
, 2h29
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski
Roles Nick Dunne
Rating80% 4.048784.048784.048784.048784.04878
The day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne returns home to find that his wife Amy is missing. Her disappearance receives heavy press coverage, as Amy was the inspiration for her parents' popular "Amazing Amy" children's books. Detective Rhonda Boney does a walkthrough of their house and finds poorly concealed evidence of a struggle. The police conduct a forensic analysis and uncover the remnants of cleaned blood stains, leading to the conclusion that Amy was murdered. Suspicions arise that Nick is responsible, and his awkward behavior is interpreted by the media as characteristic of a sociopath.
To the Wonder, 1h52
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Javier Bardem
Roles Neil
Rating59% 2.9505952.9505952.9505952.9505952.950595
Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who in Paris meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Ukrainian divorcée who is living with her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana (Tatiana Chiline). Basking in their new romance, the lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate with Tatiana to his native Oklahoma. Neil takes a job as an environmental inspector, and Marina settles into her life in the United States. After some time, the couple’s passionate romance cools. Marina finds solace with the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing his own crisis of faith. Tatiana begins to feel homesick due to not having made friends at her school, and complains that Neil is not her real father. Sometime later, Marina tells Neil that her visa has expired, and she and her daughter return to France.
Runner Runner, 1h31
Directed by Brad Furman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Jeu, Seafaring films, Transport films, Poker
Actors Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Justin Timberlake, Anthony Mackie, David Costabile, John Heard
Roles Ivan Block
Rating56% 2.800112.800112.800112.800112.80011
Richie Furst used to have a lucrative career on Wall Street; this history prevents him from receiving tuition assistance at Princeton, so he funds his master's degree by referring students to online gambling, for which he receives a cut. After the dean threatens to expel him for these activities, Richie tries to win his tuition using his excellent poker skills in online gambling, but he loses all his money to a cheater, something he is able to prove by statistics.
Argo
Argo (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy
Roles Tony Mendez
Rating76% 3.847783.847783.847783.847783.84778
On November 4, 1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution. More than 50 of the embassy staff are taken as hostages, but six avoid capture and hide in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. With the escapees' situation kept secret, the U.S. State Department begins to explore options for exfiltrating them from Iran. Tony Mendez, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency exfiltration specialist, is brought in for consultation. He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative. While on the phone with his son, he is inspired by watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes and begins plans for creating a cover story for the escapees: that they are Canadian filmmakers who happened to be in Iran scouting exotic locations for a similar science-fiction film.
The Company Men, 1h52
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt
Roles Bobby Walker
Rating67% 3.399133.399133.399133.399133.39913
When the multi-billion dollar publicly held shipbuilding corporation Global Transportation Systems, or GTX, is downsized in the midst of the recession, many employees are fired, including Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Walker is a white-collar, corporate ladder-climbing employee with a six-figure salary, a wife, and a teenage son and younger daughter.
The Town
The Town (2010)
, 2h5
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Psychologie, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively, Jeremy Lee Renner, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Doug MacRay
Rating75% 3.7983053.7983053.7983053.7983053.798305
Four lifelong friends from the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Douglas "Doug" MacRay, James "Jem" Coughlin, Albert "Gloansy" Magloan, and Desmond "Dez" Elden, rob a bank. They take the manager, Claire Keesey, hostage, but release her unharmed. When they find out Claire lives in their neighborhood, Doug begins to follow her to find out how much she has told the authorities, and to make sure that Jem does not eliminate her as a witness. Soon a romance grows between them, which Doug hides from the gang. As they grow closer, Doug tells Claire of his search for his long-lost mother, who he believes went to live with his aunt in Tangerine, Florida. He also recounts his chance to be a professional hockey player which he threw away for a life of crime, following in his father's footsteps. She in turn tells Doug that she saw a tattoo on one of the robbers, and he realizes that she can identify Jem and send them all to jail. He knows that Jem will kill her if he discovers the truth, so he persuades her that the authorities cannot protect her, and she decides not to tell the police.
Extract
Extract (2009)
, 1h32
Directed by Mike Judge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, J. K. Simmons, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Dean
Rating61% 3.0984853.0984853.0984853.0984853.098485
Joel Reynolds is the owner and founder of Reynolds' Extract, a flavoring-extracts company. Although his business is successful, his marriage is now completely sexless. His best friend Dean, a bartender and pothead, offers to ease his mind with Xanax and various other drugs, but the straight-laced Joel refuses.
He's Just Not That Into You, 2h10
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper
Roles Neil
Rating63% 3.199993.199993.199993.199993.19999
Nine people in Baltimore deal with their respective romantic problems, usually thwarted by the differing ideals and desires of their chosen partner. At the center of this is Gigi Phillips (Ginnifer Goodwin), a young woman who repeatedly misinterprets the behavior of her romantic partners.