Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck

Affleck in 2012
Born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
August 15, 1972 (1972-08-15) (age 41)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Alma mater Occidental College
University of Vermont
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1981–present
Spouse Jennifer Garner (m. 2005–present) «start: (2005)»"Marriage: Jennifer Garner to Ben Affleck" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Affleck)
Children 3

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972[1]) is an American actor, movie director, producer, and screenwriter. He became well known in the late 1990s, after acting in the movie Good Will Hunting. He has since become a Hollywood star having acted in several important movies. It was announced in August 2013 that Affleck would portray Batman in the upcoming 2016 Man of Steel sequel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Affleck was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Christine Anne "Chris" Affleck (nee Boldt), was a school district employee and teacher. His father, Timothy Byers Affleck, has been a drug counselor, social worker, janitor, auto mechanic, bartender, writer, director, and actor with the Theater Company of Boston.[3][4][5][6] Affleck's mother was a freedom rider in the 1960s;[7][8] until her retirement, she was a public school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[9] His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck. He has English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swedish, and French ancestry.[10][11] The surname "Affleck" is of Scottish origin, and his middle name, "Géza", was the name of a family friend.[7] He was raised in a mostly Episcopalian family.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ben Affleck Biography". People magazine. http://www.people.com/people/ben_affleck/biography/0,,,00.html. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. "Ben Affleck set to play Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel". MSN.com. 23 August 2013. http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=824406&gt1=28101. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  3. "Ben Affleck Biography (1972-)". Film reference. http://www.filmreference.com/film/85/Ben-Affleck.html. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  4. "Casey Affleck Biography (1975-)". Film Reference. http://www.filmreference.com/film/5/Casey-Affleck.html. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  5. Stephen Dalton (2012-12-31). "Once considered a flash in the pan, Ben Affleck is on the comeback trail - The National". Thenational.ae. http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/once-considered-a-flash-in-the-pan-ben-affleck-is-on-the-comeback-trail. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  6. "Mrs. Shaw was also the grandmother of Hollywood actors Ben and Casey Affleck.". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2003-02-10. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/285832951.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Feb+10%2C+2003&author=Emma+Stickgold%2C+Globe+Correspondent&pub=Boston+Globe&desc=ELIZABETH+SHAW%2C+MUSEUM+OF+MODERN+ART+OFFICIAL&pqatl=google. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2001
  8. "THR Cover: Confessions of Ben Affleck". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-11-17. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ben-affleck-thr-cover-argo-oscar-377611?page=3. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  9. "With new film, Affleck ties Boston knot tighter - The Boston Globe". Boston.com. 2010-09-15. http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2010/09/15/with_new_film_affleck_ties_boston_knot_tighter/. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  10. Heyes, Rebecca. "10 Things About... Batman star Ben Affleck". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a509341/10-things-about-batman-star-ben-affleck.html.
  11. "Film Interview – Ben Affleck / 'Hollywoodland'". Event Guide. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. http://www.eventguide.ie/articles.elive?session_id=11696590572785496&sku=070122142932. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  12. McGee, Celia (December 18, 2003). "Wild about Jen; Ben Opens Up to our Celia McGee". Daily News (New York). http://articles.nydailynews.com/2003-12-18/entertainment/18237503_1_christmas-eve-christmas-day-jlo. Retrieved 2014-01-09.

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