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Ben Affleck
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Affleck in 2012
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt

August 15, 1972 (1972-08-15) (age 48)
Alma materOccidental College
University of Vermont
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Garner (m. 2005–present) «start: (2005)»"Marriage: Jennifer Garner to Ben Affleck" Location: (linkback:
FamilyCasey Affleck (brother)

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

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]


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  2. "Ben Affleck set to play Batman in 'Man of Steel' sequel". 23 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  3. "Ben Affleck Biography (1972-)". Film reference. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  4. "Casey Affleck Biography (1975-)". Film Reference. 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". Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  6. "Mrs. Shaw was also the grandmother of Hollywood actors Ben and Casey Affleck.". 2003-02-10. 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. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  9. "With new film, Affleck ties Boston knot tighter - The Boston Globe". 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  10. Heyes, Rebecca. "10 Things About... Batman star Ben Affleck". Digital Spy.
  11. "Film Interview – Ben Affleck / 'Hollywoodland'". Event Guide. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  12. McGee, Celia (December 18, 2003). "Wild about Jen; Ben Opens Up to our Celia McGee". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 2014-01-09.

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