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Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Volpi Cup. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988).

He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999).

Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in.

He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears and Changing Lanes (both 2002).

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married in Las Vegas

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married in Las Vegas
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got married in Las Vegas

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were wed Saturday in a late-night Las Vegas drive-through chapel, culminating a relationship that stretched over two decades in two separate romances and headlined countless tabloid covers.

Lopez announced their marriage Sunday in her newsletter for fans with the heading “We did it.” Lopez initially made their engagement public in April on the same newsletter, “On the J Lo.”

“Love is beautiful. Love is kind. And it turns out love is patient. Twenty years patient,” wrote Lopez in a message signed Jennifer Lynn Affleck.

Lopez wrote that the couple flew to Las Vegas on Saturday, stood in line for their license with four other couples and were wed just after midnight at the Little White Chapel, a chapel boasting a drive-through “tunnel of love.” Lopez said a Bluetooth speaker played their brief march down the aisle. She called it the best night of their lives.

“Stick around long enough and maybe you’ll find the best moment of your life in a drive through in Las Vegas at 12:30 in the morning in the tunnel of love drive through with your kids and the one you’ll spend forever with,” said Lopez.

Ben Affleck Biography, Wiki

Ben Affleck, in full Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt, (born August 15, 1972, Berkeley, California, U.S.), American actor and filmmaker who played leading roles in action, drama, and comedy films but who was perhaps more renowned for his work as a screenwriter, director, and producer.

Affleck grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he formed a lasting friendship with his neighbour Matt Damon. Affleck’s first role was in a Burger King commercial, and in 1984 he appeared in the Public Broadcasting Service’s miniseries The Voyage of the Mimi.

He continued acting as a teenager in the TV movie Hands of a Stranger (1987) and in The Second Voyage of the Mimi (1988). Affleck briefly attended both the University of Vermont and Occidental College but left before graduating, to focus on acting.

During his early career his height and stature often got him cast as a bully, and he played minor characters in independent films such as the cult hits Dazed and Confused (1993) and Kevin Smith’s Mallrats (1995). Smith was impressed by Affleck and cast him as the lead in his next film, Chasing Amy (1997).

Ben Affleck biography Wikipedia
Ben Affleck
BornBenjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
August 15, 1972 (age 49)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, film director, film producer, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
WorksFull list
Spouse(s)Jennifer Garner​​(m. 2005; div. 2018)
​Jennifer Lopez ​(m. 2022)​
Children3
RelativesCasey Affleck (brother)

Ben Affleck Career

After doing a series of role in 1990s like: ‘Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1990)’, ‘School Ties (1992)’, ‘Dazed and Confused (1993)’, ‘Mallrats (1995)’ and ‘Chasing Amy (1997)’, Affleck made a stint in direction with his 16 minute short comedy called ‘Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney’.

These were the early years when he made association with the director and writer Kevin Smith and starred in his movie ‘Jersey Girl’. He also made an appearance in Smith’s every ‘View Askenwniverse- Jersey’ film. Also, in the beginning of his career he appeared on several ‘Saturday Night Live’ episodes.

It was in 1997, when Affleck made a big name for himself along with his actor and close friend Matt Damon. The movie was actually a play written by Damon when he was at Harvard and he showed the play to Affleck. They both turned it into a screenscript. They both later acted in the movie which was a story about a complicated math genius who is a janitor at MIT.

The script that both Affleck and Damon wrote together was bought by Harvey Weinstein for a million US dollars and the movie was nominated for Oscar Awards and won two, including the category of Best Original Screenplay.

The success of the movie turned Affleck into an international celebrity overnight.In 1998, Affleck bagged the role in an action movie called ‘Armageddon’ along with known Hollywood stars like Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler. The movie received mixed reviews but it was a commercial success.In 1999, he worked with Sandra Bullock in ‘Forces of Nature’, which was a romantic comedy.

In 2000, Affleck did a small role in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ with his on and off girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.In 2001, Michael Bay, the director from ‘Armageddon’, again took up Affleck for his big feature ‘Pearl harbor’. The movie was a huge commercial hit but failed to get much credit from the critics.

In 2002, ‘The Sum of All Fears’ saw Affleck in the role of ‘Jack Ryan’. The movie is a techno-thriller that had people like Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin feature in its older versions.

In 2003, he acted in the flick ‘Daredevil’. It was the movie version of the famous comic series and it was Affleck’s favorite since he was a little boy. The movie starred his future wife Jennifer Garner in it and did very well commercially.

In the same year, he starred in ‘Gigli’ and the following year, in ‘Surviving Christmas’. Both the movies did not do very well at the box office and were critically unapproved.

In 2006, Affleck starred in HBO series called ‘Hollywoodland’, which was a biopic on the critically acclaimed and famous artist George Reeves. He received the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

In 2007, he did ‘Smokin’ Aces’, which was moderately acclaimed by the critics but was a commercial failure. In the same year, he directed his first movie ‘Gone Baby Gone’.

It was an adaptation of a book written by Dennis Lehane, Affleck did screenwriting for the movie as well. ‘Gone Baby Gone’ was not a huge success but Affleck’s directorial skills were appreciated.

In 2009, he acted in movies like: ‘He’s Just Not That into You’, ‘State of Play’ and ‘Extract’. In ‘He’s Just Not That into You,’ Affleck acted alongside many renowned actors like: Jennifer Aniston, Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore, etc.

The movie was a moderate hit. ‘State of Play’ was a political thriller and Affleck’s acting was critically appreciated. In 2010, Affleck’s second directorial venture ‘The Town’ was released. He co-wrote the script of the movie, which was based on the novel ‘Price of Thieves’.

The movie received moderate reviews from the critics.In 2012, he directed another movie called ‘Argo’ starring George Clooney in the lead role. He won a Golden Globe, Directors Guild of America awards, BAFTA award for his direction in the movie.

In 2013, he hosted the sketch comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’.In 2014, Ben Affleck starred in the David Fincher’s psychological thriller ‘Gone Girl’.

In the movie, he portrayed the character of a husband, who is accused of murder.In 2016, he starred as Batman in superhero film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. In 2017, he reprised his role as Batman in ‘Justice League’.

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Who is Ben Affleck?

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Volpi Cup. He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988).

How old is Ben Affleck?

Ben Affleck is currently 49 years old.

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Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were wed Saturday in a late-night Las Vegas drive-through chapel, culminating a relationship that stretched over two decades in two separate romances and headlined countless tabloid covers.

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