Ben Affleck arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Justice League' at Dolby Theatre on November 13, 2017, in Hollywood
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Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He shot to fame for co-writing and co-starring in the Oscar-winning sleeper hit Good Will Hunting with childhood friend Matt Damon in 1997.

Since then, Affleck has gone from underdog to A-lister through acclaimed movies such as Argo and The Town, blockbusters like Justice League, and Hollywood romances with stars including Jennifer Lopez.

But with the highs have come lows, including excessive alcohol use, a failed marriage to Daredevil co-star Jennifer Garner, and sexual misconduct allegations.

Still, since his hardscrabble days working construction in Boston, Affleck has shown he knows how to pull himself up by the bootstraps.


  • Full name: Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
  • Born: Aug. 15, 1972, Berkeley, California
  • Height: 6 feet 4 inches
  • Net worth: $150 million
  • Spouse: Jennifer Garner (m. 2005-2018), Jennifer Lopez (m. 2022)
  • Kids: Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck
  • Sibling: Casey Affleck
  • Top movies: Argo, Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love, Triple Frontier, The Town, Zack Snyder’s Justice League
  • Odd jobs before he was famous: Construction worker, croissant shop server, movie theater employee

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