Ben Affleck is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. Ben is best known for starring in “Good Will Hunting”. He has also directed the movie “Argo.” He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for “Good Will Hunting” along with Matt Demon. Ben earns hundreds of millions of dollars during his career.
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father did a variety of jobs. Ben moved to Falmouth, Massachusetts when he was just three years old.
Ben and his brother went to watch theater performances at a young age and used to spend a lot of time with people who worked in the field of arts. His mother’s friend was a local casting agent and she helped to arrange auditions for Ben and his brother. Ben Affleck met Matt Damon when he was 8 years old. They became good friends and took acting classes together. They also launched their Hollywood careers together.
When Ben was 8 he starred in PBS children’s shows “Voyage of the Mimi” and “Second Voyage of the Mimi. He also appeared in the ABC after-school special “Wanted: A Perfect Man” and a TV movie “Hands of a Stranger” when he was just 15.
Ben played small roles in several movies that include:
- Daddy (1991)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
- School Ties (1992)
He also appeared in the NBC series “Against the Grain” and was also a part of the HBO drama “Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story.” Ben then played a high school bully in the film “Dazed and Confused.”
Affleck has been rumored to have dated many Hollywood names. He was dating Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004 and the couple became a tabloid favorite overnight. The media followed the couple’s every move. Ben and Jennifer got a lot of attention during their dating period. They were in the constant spotlight. Affleck and Lopez got engaged in 2002 but broke up the following year. Ben got married to Jennifer Garner in 2005. The couple has three children together. They got separated in 2015 and got divorced in 2018. Ben has been linked to many other actresses and models also.
Ben Affleck has a net worth of $150 million. He has a successful acting career and has acquired his net worth from his successful acting career. He appeared in lead roles in many famous movies. Ben Affleck has received large paychecks during his early career. He and Matt Damon received $300,000 by selling the “Good Will Hunting” screenplay. “Reindeer Games” helped Ben earn $6 million. His movie “Pearl Harbor” was a huge success and he brought a $250,000 salary. His movies “Changing Lanes” and “The Sum of All Fears,” earned him $10 million each. “Daredevil” and “Gigli,” were not a commercial success but Affleck received $11.5 million and $12.5 million, for the movies.