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Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, better known as Ben Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He became known in the mid 1990s, after his involvement in his friend Creator/KevinSmith's ViewAskewniverse, first with the film ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' and later playing the lead role in ''Film/ChasingAmy'' in 1997. Affleck has since become an AcademyAward winner for his screenplay with [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFF]] Creator/MattDamon in ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' in 1997. He has established himself as a Hollywood leading man, having starred in several big budget films, such as ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' (1998), ''Film/PearlHarbor'' (2001), ''Film/ChangingLanes'' (2002), ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' (2002) and ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' (2003). In 2003 he starred in the bomb ''Film/{{Gigli}}'', which at the time [[StarDerailingRole killed his career]] as a big star.

He's since rebuilt his acting career from the ground up by focusing on less glamorous roles than his earlier career, earning back a lot of cred with an award-winning turn as the troubled [[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman George Reeves]] in ''Film/{{Hollywoodland}}'', and had a full-on CareerResurrection in 2007 with his directorial debut ''Film/GoneBabyGone'' which was both a critical and commercial success and with the reviews of 2010's ''Film/TheTown'' has proved that he's a force to be reckoned with. In 2012, he made the fact-based thriller ''Film/{{Argo}}'' which is said to be his best yet and won an Oscar for Best Picture.

After a high profile relationship with actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998, his relationship with actress/singer Music/JenniferLopez attracted worldwide media attention in which Affleck and Lopez were dubbed as [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Bennifer"]], arguably one of the earliest public examples of the PortmanteauCoupleName being used by the mainstream media. Following their breakup in 2004, he began dating ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' co-star Creator/JenniferGarner. "Bennifer 2.0" was much more successful, eventually leading to marriage and three kids - two daughters and a son. Affleck is also known for his outspoken support of liberal politics.

Many fans have stated the fact that [[http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/1/6/129072864798725511.jpg he looks]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZwVgQ4Wq7E&feature=related a lot]] like the young version of Robert Smith from TheCure.

Older brother of actor Casey Affleck.

On August 22, 2013, Affleck was [[http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/08/22/ben-affleck-batman/ announced]] to be the next Franchise/{{Batman}}, and will be appearing opposite Creator/HenryCavill's Franchise/{{Superman}} and Gal Gadot's Franchise/WonderWoman in the sequel to ''Film/ManOfSteel'', ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice''.
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