“All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional– be on time and be prepared.” These are the words of a successful actor and filmmaker. Let’s have a look at how Ben Affleck is living his life.
|Name||Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt|
|Birthdate||15 August 1972|
|Birthplace||Berkeley, California, United States|
|Father||Timothy Byers Affleck|
|Mother||Christopher Anne Boldt|
|Notable Roles||Batman vs. Superman
Good Will Hunting
Dazed and Confused
|Net Worth||Est. $150 million|
Ben Affleck is a screenwriter and actor who gained his big break after he appeared in Good Will Hunting– a film he co-wrote with Matt Damon that received an Academy Award.
Early Life and Career of Ben Affleck
Benjamin “Ben” Géza Affleck-Boldt was born in Berkeley, California in 1972 (August 15). After Ben was born, his parents (Tim and Chris Affleck) decided to separate and officially divorced when Ben was 11.
Ben and his siblings moved to Massachusetts where he met Matt Damon, his best friend. They both went to the same school, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Both of them had drama classes, and while Ben is in high school he had several TV drama appearances.
He briefly went to the University of Vermont and California’s Occidental College. However, Ben decided to pursue his dream and passion of acting in Hollywood.
Ben Affleck’s Career
The first major film appearance of Ben was in School Ties with Matt Damon. He was then cast in the Dazed and Confused.
Ben and Matt are an amazing duo. Back in 1992, they had a collaborative screenplay entitled Good Will Hunting. At first, they struggled to have the script produced, luckily Miramax purchased the rights to the film allowing it to be released.
Good Will Hunting was their big break. It garnered popular and critical acclaim, which they won a Golden Globe and Academy Awards.
After his break, Affleck gained several high-profile film roles. With his several years of success and praise in his films, Ben also struggled to capture the attention of the audiences.
In 2012, Ben Affleck proved another talent of his, behind the camera. He released the film Argo of which he acted and co-produced in the film also. The film gained a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and Best Picture.
After his success in directing and producing a film, he took interesting acting projects. He starred in Gone Girl and Batman versus Superman.
However, he stepped down in his role as Batman. With his sudden decision, Geoff Johns received a lot of backlashes. Zack Snyder came back, Ben Affleck has agreed to return and portray his role as Batman.
List of Awards and Nominations Ben Affleck Received
Ben garnered several nominations and awards throughout his career as an actor and filmmaker. In record, he has 54 awards and 128 nominations.
He has 2 Academy Awards, 2 BAFTA, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 3 Golden Globe Awards– impressive, isn’t it?
Affleck was first recognized as a screenwriter of Good Will Hunting, he made it with his best friend, Matt Damon. Both of them earned Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and Academy Award for Original Screenplay.
Also, Ben is known to be the youngest scrrenwriter to win an Oscar award.
Women Ben Affleck Dated
You’d be surprised by the list of ex-lovers Ben, he has dated several high-profile singers and actresses.
Gwyneth is his first A-list girlfriend, the two met in 1997 at Harvey Weinstein’s hosted dinner party. She started dating Ben after her engagement with Brad Pitt became cold. But, their love did not last that long, the two broke up in 2000 due to their different personalities. In an interview in 2015, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that she and Ben remained friends through the years.
Jennifer and Ben were the talks of the town. They met during their rom-com film, Gigli. Their romance was considered “high profile”, considering it as one of the memorable relationships.
They were included in one of the first relationships to be on a tabloid and the first celebrity couple to have a moniker, “Bennifer”. Jennifer just laughed at the obsessions with their relationship.
Ben proposed to Jennifer with a 6.1-carat pink diamond ring, their wedding plans were fast, they plan to have their wedding in September 2003. However, after a week of their announced wed date, they postponed it due to excessive media attention. By 2004, Lopez called off the engagement.
During the set of Pearl Harbor, Ben laid his eyes on Jennifer Garner. But, their story did not start there. It was until they starred in Daredevil (2002) when their fans saw their romantic chemistry. But, their relationship did not start there either.
Months after J-Lo called off their engagement, Affleck was spotted with Jennifer at a World Series Game of Boston Red Sox.
He proposed to Jennifer with a Harry Winston 4.5 carat ring. They had a private wedding ceremony in 2005. Garner and Affleck had two children– Violet (2005), Seraphina (2009), and Samuel (2012).
However, their decade-long marriage went to an end in 2015, and they were divorced by 2017. As per the rumors, the separation was caused by Affleck’s infidelity, but he denies the accusations.
Ben opened up in an interview that his drinking habits caused marital problems. Also, he claims that their divorce is his biggest regret.
2 years after his divorce, he believed in love again with Lindsay Shookus. They were seen together in London where Ben was doing his work for Justice League.
But, in the middle of their relationship, Affleck was seen having a romantic dinner with Shauna Sexton, and went on dating the model for 2 months.
But, after a few months, Shookus and Ben were seen again. Sources say they rekindled their love but no matter how they tried, it just doesn’t work.
Ana de Armas
Recently, Ben and Ana de Armas began dating. They have been seen on a holiday in Costa Rica. More so, there are a lot of photos surfacing lately as they’re seen by their fans various times around Los Angeles, even in the coronavirus pandemic.
But, neither of them made a public statement about their relationship. Even though Ana has been seen leaving Ben’s house early in the morning.
Ben’s Net Worth and Fortune
Aside from Ben’s talent in acting, he works as a writer, director, and producer. Some of the films he directed gained awards and he was recognized as one of the best directors. As of 2019, Ben has an estimated net worth of $150,000,000.
Body Measurement of Ben Affleck
Ben stands 6 feet and 4 inches and weighs 98 kilograms. He has sexy vital statistics– with 44 inches chest, 36 inches waist. Also, he can flex his 17-inch biceps! Well, he is Batman after all.
Interesting Facts about Ben
- Ben Affleck authored a book guide about sex for teenagers. He told his story that he once participated in a sex guide during the 1990s, that was written by the stepmother of his lifelong friend. It was also his first time buying condoms.
- He could not tune in with the Goop. Ben had a girlfriend who worked as a well-being and lifestyle counselor. But, he could not connect with all the meditation and “inner-peace” practices his ex had. Even sitting and listening makes it challenging for him.
- Ben has large tattoos. He has an enormous bird tattoo that arises from fire. Ben had this after his divorce. He also has a dolphin tattoo on his right hip, it was a cover-up for the name tattoo of his highschool girlfriend.
- His family used to own slaves. Ben is ashamed of the fact that his ancestors owned slaves. He was ashamed to tell the public about it at first and tries to conceal the fact. However, the truth came out, and he apologized to the public.
- Ben Affleck has a song dedicated to him. The song “Dear Ben” was written by Jenifer Lopez. They had a relationship in the early 2000s and had a public breakup in 2004.
- He is active on Raya. For those who do not know, Raya is a dating app for the famous and rich. Someone has seen him a lot of times in the app. Raya only accepts about 8% of the people who are trying to sign up– it’s pretty exclusive.
Related Questions Involving Ben Affleck
How many times has Ben Affleck undergone rehabilitation?
Ben’s first attempt to sober up was around the 1990s. But, without progress, he tried to seek help and undergone treatment from 2000 to 2017. That’s an impressive 16 years. But, in 2018, he has gone through a rough time and he had to cope again. So, he went to seek for another rehab treatment.
Is Ben Affleck returning to portray his role as Batman?
Earlier, Geoff Johns received a lot of backlash because of Ben’s sudden step down of being the Batman. But, as Zack Snyder is coming back, Ben Affleck has agreed to return and portray his role as Batman.
Who is Ben Affleck dating in 2020?
Sources have seen Ana de Armas leaving Ben’s house. Also, Ana and Ben were seen in public together with Ben’s children in Los Angeles. It was the first time they were seen together in public.