Ben Affleck’s introduction and early life:
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California. He is professionally known as Ben Affleck. Ben is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and Film director. He is best known for writing and starring in “Good Will Hunting” and “Argo”.
Ben’s parents are Christopher Anne (mother) and Timothy Byers Affleck (father). Ben’s mother was a schoolteacher and his father was an aspiring playwright, who made a living by working so many jobs, including electrician, janitor, carpenter, and bookie. When Ben was three years old, Ben’s family moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts, this is where his younger brother, Casey, was born. Then they settled permanently in Cambridge, where his parents later divorced.
Ben’s family was heavily involved in the arts in Cambridge. Ben and his brother attended theater performances from a young age and spent time with people who worked in the arts. His mother was a friend of a local casting agent, who arranged auditions for both Affleck boys. Although she encouraged Ben to act, his mother never pushed him to make a career of acting, she wanted him to become a teacher.
At the age of eight, Ben Affleck met Matt Damon, who was two years older than him. The boys hit it off immediately and became lifelong friends. They took acting classes together and later launched their Hollywood careers together.
Age, height, and weight:
Being born on 15 August 1972, Ben Affleck is 49 years old as of 2021. His height is 1.92 m, and his weight is 80 kg.
Ben’s personal life:
Affleck has been romantically linked to several big Hollywood names. He famously dated singer Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004 and became a tabloid favorite overnight. The media couldn’t get enough of “Bennifer” and the paparazzi followed the couple’s every move. While Ben and Jennifer had both been in the tabloids before, Ben was not as used to that level of constant spotlight and scrutiny. Affleck and Lopez got engaged in 2002 but put off their planned 2003 wedding due to excessive media attention. They broke up the following year.
Ben married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. The couple went on to have three children together. Violet Anne, born in 2005, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, born in 2009, and Samuel Garner, born in 2012. They announced their separation in 2015 and their divorce was finalized in late 2018.
Ben attended residential therapy in 2001 for alcoholism. He returned in 2017 and again in 2018. In 2019, he had a public slip-up after a year of sobriety but vowed not to let it derail his progress.
Affleck’s first professional acting job, a local independent film, came when he was just seven years old. From the ages of 8-15, Ben starred in the PBS children’s shows “Voyage of the Mimi” and “Second Voyage of the Mimi,” working both in Cambridge and in Mexico. He then appeared in the ABC after-school special “Wanted: A Perfect Man” and the television movie “Hands of a Stranger” at the ages of 14 and 15, respectively.
After graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1990, Ben played small parts in several movies, including Daddy (1991), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), and School Ties (1992). He was often cast as a bully or jock. He portrayed a football player both in the NBC series “Against the Grain” and in the HBO drama “Body to Die For The Aaron Henry Story.” Ben then scored a part as a high school bully in the now-legendary Richard Linklater film “Dazed and Confused.” He also had a supporting role in the 1995 drama “School Ties.”
“Good Will Hunting”-The film that really launched Affleck’s career was “Good Will Hunting,” which he co-wrote and acted in along with close friend Matt Damon. The script began as a 40-page assignment for Damon’s playwriting class at Harvard University. Later, when the two lived together in Los Angeles, they worked together to expand it into a screenplay. They both were frustrated with the small supporting and background roles they’d been given up to that point. So they wanted to work on a project where they could make the big decisions themselves.
Affleck and Damon gave the finished script to their agent, who shopped it around to several studios. Castle Rock accepted it in 1994, but they were not willing to give Ben and Matt the creative control that they wanted. The men took the screenplay to Miramax, where they were allowed a greater amount of creative freedom.
“Good Will Hunting” was released in 1997 to wide critical acclaim, both for the screenplay and the acting. Affleck and Damon became overnight stars and were soon being cast in bigger roles due to their standout performances in the movie.
Affleck directed the critically-acclaimed film “Argo” in 2012 and won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Picture.
Awards and Honors:
Affleck has won Academy Awards for “Good Will Hunting” (best original screenplay, shared with Matt Damon) and “Argo” (best picture). He has won several BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards, almost exclusively for those two movies.
Charity and Philanthropy:
Ben Affleck has thrown his support behind many great causes, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Eastern Congo Initiative, the A-T Children’s Project, and Feeding America.
In 2009, Jen and Ben spent $17.55 million for a home in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. The seller was producer Brian Grazer. Jennifer continued living in this house until late 2018. That’s because in December 2018 Ben and Jen sold this mansion to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine for $32 million.
After living in the above home for just three years, Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo listed it for sale for $57.5 million.
That same month, Jennifer spent $8 million on a new home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood Park neighborhood. In April 2018, Ben bought himself a $19 million mansion in the Pacific Palisades.
What is Ben Affleck’s net worth in 2021?
As of 2021, Ben Affleck’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $150 million, making him one of the wealthiest actors in the world.
What is Ben Affleck’s net worth in 2022?
Ben Affleck is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. Ben Affleck net worth is $150 million as of 2022.
Who is richer, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck?
Affleck’s net worth is very close to that of his long-time friend. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth an estimated $150 million in 2022. While Damon’s estimated net worth is $170 million in 2022.
What is Brad Pitt’s net worth in 2020?
Brad Pitt’s primary sources of income are through his acting projects and his production company Plan B. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is $300 Million.
How much is Ben Jennifer Lopez worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jennifer Lopez has a fortune of $400 million. She’s not only richer than Ben Affleck, but she’s also wealthier than her ex-boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, who has a net worth of $350 million.