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Born in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 15, 1972, but raised in Cambridge, Mass., Ben Affleck began acting early on. At age 8, he performed in the PBS miniseries "The Voyage of the Mimi" (1984). Around this time, he also met fellow actor Matt Damon, who would become his best friend.

Affleck earned some of his finest reviews for his work with director Kevin Smith, which includes a breakthrough role in Chasing Amy (1997) and strong performances in Dogma and Jersey Girl.

With the release of director Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting in 1997 (which was co-executive produced by Smith and co-written by Affleck and Damon), Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Since then, he's acted in almost everything from action-packed films such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil and The Sum of All Fears to smaller, more intimate works such as Shakespeare in Love, Bounce and Boiler Room.

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

2016 PG-13

Superegos battle in superhero fashion while a new threat emerges in this sequel to "Man of Steel." With Batman decamping Gotham City for Metropolis to take on a Superman who's become too powerful, trouble brews for the rest of humanity.

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  • Ben Affleck in Gone Girl Gone Girl
  • Ben Affleck in State of Play State of Play
  • Ben Affleck in Argo Argo
  • Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting Good Will Hunting
  • Ben Affleck in The Town The Town
  • Ben Affleck in Daredevil Daredevil
  • Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor
  • Ben Affleck in Armageddon Armageddon
  • Ben Affleck in Smokin' Aces Smokin' Aces
  • Ben Affleck in The Company Men The Company Men
  • Ben Affleck in He's Just Not That Into You He's Just Not That Into You
  • Ben Affleck in Gone Baby Gone Gone Baby Gone
  • Ben Affleck in Clerks 2 Clerks 2
  • Ben Affleck in To the Wonder To the Wonder
  • Ben Affleck in Shakespeare in Love Shakespeare in Love
  • Ben Affleck in Boiler Room Boiler Room
  • Ben Affleck in The People Speak The People Speak
  • Ben Affleck in Runner Runner Runner Runner
  • Ben Affleck in School Ties School Ties
  • Ben Affleck in Mallrats Mallrats
  • Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears The Sum of All Fears
  • Ben Affleck in Mallrats: Extended Edition Mallrats: Extended Edition
  • Ben Affleck in Chasing Amy Chasing Amy
  • Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland Hollywoodland
  • Ben Affleck in Joseph: King of Dreams Joseph: King of Dreams
  • Ben Affleck in Reindeer Games Reindeer Games
  • Ben Affleck in Jersey Girl Jersey Girl
  • Ben Affleck in Surviving Christmas Surviving Christmas
  • Ben Affleck in Extract Extract
  • Ben Affleck in Danielle Steel's Daddy Danielle Steel's Daddy
  • Ben Affleck in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Ben Affleck in Changing Lanes Changing Lanes
  • Ben Affleck in Forces of Nature Forces of Nature
  • Ben Affleck in Bounce Bounce
  • Ben Affleck in Paycheck Paycheck
  • Ben Affleck in Gigli Gigli
  • Ben Affleck in Man About Town Man About Town
  • Ben Affleck in Daddy & Them Daddy & Them
  • Ben Affleck in 200 Cigarettes 200 Cigarettes
  • Ben Affleck in SNL: The Best of Jon Lovitz SNL: The Best of Jon Lovitz
  • Ben Affleck in Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary