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Ben Affleck

Occupation: Actor and director

Nationality: American

Born: August 15, 1972 (42)

Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. His early works included Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995) and Dogma (1999).

Affleck also gained recognition as a writer in his early carer, when he won the Best Original Screenplay prizes at the Golden Globe and the Academy Awards for Good Will Hunting.

His international profile grew thanks to films such as Armageddon, Changing Lanes, The Sum of All Fears, Daredevil, State of Play and To The Wonder.

Affleck and his best friend Matt Damon founded production company LivePlanet together in the year 2000. He has also more recently moved into producing and directing, winning awards including an Oscar in 2013 for political thriller Argo - his third movie in the director's chair.

Affleck has worked with his younger brother Casey on several projects, and is involved in numerous charitable and political initiatives. After being engaged to Jennifer Lopez and dating Gwyneth Paltrow, he married Jennifer Garner in June 2005. The couple have three children.

Affleck's upcoming movie projects include Gone Girl (2014) and the role of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
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