Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984, before a second run in 1988. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster drama Armageddon (1998), the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the spy thriller The Sum of All Fears (2002).

After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli (both 2003), Affleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006). His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone (2007), which he also co-wrote, was well received. He then directed, co-wrote, and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010). For the political thriller Argo(2012), which he directed, co-produced, and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture. He starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl in 2014. In 2016, Affleck began playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, starred in the action thriller The Accountant, and directed, wrote and acted in the gangster drama Live by Night.

Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization. He is also a stalwart member of the Democratic Party. Affleck and Damon are co-owners of the production company Pearl Street Films. His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck, with whom he has worked on several films, including Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone.Affleck married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005; they have three children together. The couple separated in 2015 and divorced in 2018.

Filmography

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title Year[b] Role Notes Ref.
The Dark End of the Street 1981 Unknown [25]
[26]
School Ties 1992 Chesty Smith [27]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 Basketball Player 10 Uncredited [28]
I Killed My Lesbian Wife,
Hung Her on a Meat Hook,
and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney
1993 None Short film, directed [29]
Dazed and Confused 1993 Fred O’Bannion [5]
Mallrats 1995 Shannon Hamilton [30]
Glory Daze 1995 Jack Freeman [31]
Chasing Amy 1997 Holden McNeil [32]
Going All the Way 1997 Gunner Casselman [33]
Good Will Hunting 1997 Chuckie Sullivan Also writer [34]
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Ned Alleyn [35]
Phantoms 1998 Sheriff Bryce Hammond [36]
Armageddon 1998 A. J. Frost [37]
Dogma 1999 Bartleby [38]
Forces of Nature 1999 Ben Holmes [39]
200 Cigarettes 1999 Bartender [40]
Bounce 2000 Buddy Amaral [41]
Reindeer Games 2000 Rudy Duncan [42]
Boiler Room 2000 Jim Young [43]
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Joseph (voice) Animated film [44]
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Himself/Holden McNeil Cameo appearance [45]
Daddy and Them 2001 Lawrence Bowen [46]
Pearl Harbor 2001 Rafe McCawley [47]
Stolen Summer 2002 None Producer [48]
Changing Lanes 2002 Gavin Banek [49]
The Sum of All Fears 2002 Jack Ryan [50]
The Third Wheel 2002 Michael Also executive producer [51]
Speakeasy 2002 None Executive producer [52]
The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 None Executive producer [53]
Daredevil 2003 Matt Murdock / Daredevil [54]
Gigli 2003 Larry Gigli [55]
Paycheck 2003 Michael Jennings [56]
Surviving Christmas 2004 Drew Latham [57]
Jersey Girl 2004 Ollie Trinke [58]
Elektra 2005 Matt Murdock / Daredevil Director’s cut only [59]
Feast 2005 None Executive producer [60]
Man About Town 2006 Jack Giamoro [61]
Clerks II 2006 Gawking Guy [62]
Hollywoodland 2006 George Reeves [63]
Smokin’ Aces 2006 Jack Dupree [64]
Gone Baby Gone 2007 None Director, writer [65]
Gimme Shelter 2008 None Director, documentary [66]
He’s Just Not That Into You 2009 Neil [67]
State of Play 2009 Stephen Collins [68]
Extract 2009 Dean [69]
The Town 2010 Doug MacRay Director, writer [70]
The Company Men 2010 Bobby Walker [71]
Argo 2012 Tony Mendez Director, producer [72]
To the Wonder 2012 Neil [73]
Runner Runner 2013 Ivan Block [74]
Gone Girl 2014 Nick Dunne [75]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Bruce Wayne / Batman [76]
Suicide Squad 2016 Bruce Wayne / Batman Uncredited cameo [77]
The Accountant 2016 Christian Wolff [78]
[79]
Live by Night 2016 Joe Coughlin Director, writer and producer [80]
Bending the Arc 2017 None Documentary; executive producer [81]
Justice League 2017 Bruce Wayne / Batman Also executive producer [82]
Triple Frontier Films that have not yet been released 2019 Tom Davis Post-production [83]
The Last Thing He Wanted Films that have not yet been released TBA Treat Morrison Post-production [84]

Television

Key
Shows that have not yet been aired Denotes shows that have not yet been aired
Television roles of Affleck
Title Year Role Network Notes Ref.
The Voyage of the Mimi 1984 C.T. Granville PBS 6 episodes [85]
ABC Afterschool Special 1986 Danny Coleman ABC Episode: “Wanted: The Perfect Guy” [86]
Hands of a Stranger 1987 Billy Hearn CBS Television film [87]
The Second Voyage of the Mimi 1988 C.T. Granville PBS 12 episodes [88]
Daddy 1991 Ben Watson NBC Television film [89]
The Torkelsons 1993 Kevin Johnson NBC Episode: “Is That All There Is?” [90]
Against the Grain 1993 Joe Willie Clemons NBC 8 episodes [91]
Lifestories: Families in Crisis 1994 Aaron Henry HBO Episode: “A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story” [92]
Saturday Night Live 1999–2013 Himself NBC 7 episodes [2]
Project Greenlight 2001–05,
2015
Himself HBO Executive producer [11]
[93]
Push, Nevada 2002 None ABC Executive producer and writer [94]
Reporter 2009 None HBO Documentary;
executive producer
[95]
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 Customer HBO Episode: “Officer Krupke” [96]
The Leisure Class 2015 None HBO Television film;
executive producer
[97]
The Runner 2016 None go90 Executive producer [98]
Incorporated 2016 None Syfy Executive producer [99]
City on a Hill Shows that have not yet been aired TBA None Showtime Executive producer [100]

Major industry awards

Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars, is a set of awards given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements.[4]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Best Original Screenplay[b] Won [5]
2012 Argo Best Picture[c] Won [6]

British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy Film Awards or BAFTA Film Awards are given annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to reward outstanding contributions to British and international film.[7]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated [8]
Best Direction Won
Best Film[c] Won

Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to recognize distinguished achievements in film and television.[9]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Best Screenplay[b] Won [10]
2006 Hollywoodland Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated [11]
2012 Argo Best Director Won [12]
Best Motion Picture – Drama[c] Won

Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Award is presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.[13]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2002 Project Greenlight Outstanding Reality Program[c] Nominated [14]
2004 Nominated
2005 Nominated
2016 Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program[c] Nominated

Guild awards

Directors Guild of America Awards

The Directors Guild of America Award is given annually by the Directors Guild of America to honor directors for their directorial achievement in film and television.[15]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Won [16]

Producers Guild of America Awards

The Producers Guild of America Award is given annually by the Producers Guild of America to honor the finest producing work in film and television.[17]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Best Theatrical Motion Picture[c] Won [18]

Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Award (also known as the SAG Award) is presented annually by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to honor outstanding performers in film and television.[19]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated [20]
1998 Shakespeare in Love Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won [21]
2012 Argo Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won [22]

Writers Guild of America Awards

The Writers Guild of America Award is given annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West for outstanding achievements in film, television and media writing.[23]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Best Original Screenplay[b] Nominated [23]
2010 The Town Best Adapted Screenplay[d] Nominated [24]

Film festivals’ awards

Amanda Award

Established in 1985, the Amanda Award is an award given annually at the Norwegian International Film Festival in HaugesundNorway.[25]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2013 Argo Best Foreign Feature Nominated [26]

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Founded in 1989, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Palm Springs, California.[27]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2011 The Town Chairman’s Award Won [28]
2013 Argo Ensemble Performance Award Won

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Founded in 1986, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in Santa Barbara, California.[29]

Year Nominee Category Result Ref.
2013 Ben Affleck Modern Master Award Won [30]

Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is held annually in Toronto as one of the largest film festivals in the world.[31]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo People’s Choice Award Nominated[e] [32]

Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world. It was founded in 1932 and held annually in Venice.[33]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2006 Hollywoodland Volpi Cup for Best Actor Won [34]

Other awards and nominations

American Film Institute Awards

The American Film Institute Awards is presented annually by American Film Institute to honors 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs of the year.[35]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Movie of the Year[c] Won [36]

AACTA International Awards

The AACTA International Awards are presented annually by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) to recognize film excellence, regardless of geography.[37]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Best Direction Nominated [38]
Best Film[c] Nominated

César Awards

The César Award is the national film award of France supported by the French Ministry of Culture. First awarded in 1976, it is the French equivalent of the Academy Award in the United States.[39]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Best Foreign Film[c] Won [40]

Golden Raspberry Awards

Co-founded by UCLA film graduates and industry veterans John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy, the Golden Raspberry Awards (also known as Razzies and Razzie Awards) is an award saluting the worst that Hollywood has to offer each year.[41]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1998 Armageddon Worst Screen Couple (with Liv Tyler) Nominated [42]
2001 Pearl Harbor Worst Actor Nominated [43]
Worst Screen Couple (with either Kate Beckinsale or Josh Hartnett) Nominated
2003 DaredevilGigli and Paycheck Worst Actor Won [44]
Gigli Worst Screen Couple (with Jennifer Lopez) Won
2004 Jersey Girl Worst Screen Couple (with either Jennifer Lopez or Liv Tyler) Nominated [45]
Jersey Girl and Surviving Christmas Worst Actor Nominated
2009 DaredevilGigliJersey GirlPaycheckPearl Harbor and Surviving Christmas Worst Actor of the Decade Nominated [46]
2014 From Razzie winner of Gigli to Oscar darling for Argo and Gone Girl The Razzie Redeemer Award Won [47]
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Worst Actor Nominated [48]
Worst Screen Combo (with Henry Cavill) Won

Hollywood Film Awards

The Hollywood Film Awards is an American film award ceremony held annually to recognize excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking.[49]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2006 Hollywoodland Hollywood Supporting Actor Award Won [50]
2007 Gone Baby Gone Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award Won
2012 Argo Hollywood Ensemble Cast Award Won [51]

Humanitas Prize

Founded in 1974, the Humanitas Prize is a prize awarded to film and television writers whose work “affirm the dignity of the human person, probe the meaning of life and enlighten the use of human freedom.” [52]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1998 Good Will Hunting Feature Film[b] Won [53]

Irish Film & Television Awards

The Irish Film & Television Awards are presented annually by the Irish Film & Television Academy to honor the best in films and television.[54]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2013 Argo Best International Actor Nominated [55]
Best International Film Nominated

Kids’ Choice Awards

The Kids’ Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Nickelodeon cable channel to honor its viewers’ favorite television, film and music acts of the year.[56]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2017 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Favorite Movie Actor Nominated [56]
Favorite Butt-Kicker Nominated
Favorite Frenemies (with Henry Cavill) Nominated
2018 Justice League Favorite Movie Actor Nominated [57]

MTV Movie & TV Awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards is presented annually on MTV to honor the best in film and television, as chosen by a national poll of MTV viewers.[58]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Best On-Screen Duo (with Matt Damon) Nominated [59]
1998 Armageddon Best Male Performance Nominated [60]
Best On-Screen Duo (with Liv Tyler) Nominated
2000 Bounce Best Kiss (with Gwyneth Paltrow) Nominated [61]
2003 Daredevil Best Kiss (with Jennifer Garner) Nominated [62]
2012 Argo Best Male Performance Nominated [63]

National Board of Review

Founded in 1909, the National Board of Review honors outstanding cinema as both art and entertainment.[64]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Special Achievement in Filmmaking[b] Won [65]
2007 Gone Baby Gone Best Directorial Debut Won [66]
2010 The Town Best Cast Won [67]
Top Ten Films[c] Won
2012 Argo Special Achievement in Filmmaking Won [68]
Top Ten Films[c] Won

People’s Choice Awards

The People’s Choice Awards is an annual American awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, as voted by the general public.[69]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Favorite Dramatic Movie Nominated [70]
2014 Gone Girl Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor Nominated [71]
2016 The Accountant Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor Nominated [72]

Robert Awards

The Robert Award is a Danish film prize awarded each year by the Danish Film Academy since 1984.[73]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2012 Argo Best American Film[c] Won [74]

Satellite Awards

The Satellite Awards are presented annually by the International Press Academy to honor excellence in the areas of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, and New Media.[75]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Best Original Screenplay[b] Won [76]
2010 The Town Best Director Nominated [77]
Best Adapted Screenplay[d] Nominated
2012 Argo Best Director Nominated [78]
Best Film[c] Nominated

Saturn Awards

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; its initial focus was to honor and recognize the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror films, but has since grown to include additional genres, as well as television and home media releases.[79]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1998 Armageddon Best Supporting Actor Nominated [80]
2006 Hollywoodland Best Supporting Actor Won [81]

Teen Choice Awards

The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on Fox to honor its teen viewers’ favorite acts in movies, TV, and music.[82]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
1999 Armageddon Choice Movie: Actor Nominated [83]
2000 Reindeer Games Choice Movie: Actor Nominated [84]
Boiler Room Choice Film: Sleazebag Nominated
2001 Pearl Harbor Choice Movie: Actor Won [85]
Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Kate Beckinsale) Nominated
2002 Changing Lanes Choice Movie Actor: Action/Drama Nominated [86]
2003 Daredevil Choice Movie Actor: Action/Drama Nominated [87]
Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Jennifer Garner) Nominated
2013 Argo Choice Movie: Drama Nominated [88]
Choice Movie Actor: Drama Nominated
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Nominated [82]

Various critics’ awards

Year Nominated work Association Category Result Ref.
1997 Good Will Hunting Boston Society of Film Critics Best Screenplay[b] Nominated [89]
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Newcomer[b] Won [90]
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay[b] Won [91]
2006 Hollywoodland Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated [92]
2007 Gone Baby Gone Austin Film Critics Association Best First Film Won [93]
Boston Society of Film Critics Best New Filmmaker Won [94]
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director Won [95]
Online Film Critics Society Best Breakthrough Filmmaker Nominated [96]
Toronto Film Critics Association Best First Feature Nominated[e] [97]
2010 The Town Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated [98]
Best Adapted Screenplay[d] Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Adapted Screenplay[d] Nominated [99]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Won [100]
2012 Argo African-American Film Critics Association Best Director Won [101]
Best Picture[c] Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Won [102]
Best Picture[c] Won
Austin Film Critics Association Best Film[c] Nominated[e] [103]
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Director Nominated [104]
Best Film[c] Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Nominated [105]
Best Director Won
Best Picture[c] Won
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Director Nominated [106]
Best Film[c] Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Nominated [107]
Best Film[c] Nominated
Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Film of the Year[c] Nominated [108]
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Director Won [109]
Best Film[c] Won
Houston Film Critics Society Best Director Won [110]
Best Picture[c] Won
London Film Critics’ Circle Film of the Year[c] Nominated [111]
New York Film Critics Circle Best Director Nominated [112]
Best Film[c] Nominated
New York Film Critics Online Best Ensemble Nominated [113]
Online Film Critics Society Best Director Nominated [114]
Best Picture[c] Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Director Won [115]
Best Film[c] Won
St. Louis Film Critics Association Best Director Won [116]
Best Picture[c] Won
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Best Director Nominated [117]
Best Film[c] Nominated

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