Ben Affleck Success Story
Known very well for his sex appeal and talent to portray any role, Ben Affleck is a sight for the sore eyes. The well-known actor of Hollywood had a long series of moderate success in films as well as personal life. Affleck suffered a misfortune soon after birth in the form of the separation of his parents. When he turned eleven, his parents were formally divorced. Following that, young Affleck shifted to Cambridge Massachusetts along with his siblings.
Despite the background of family tensions, Affleck took his first step toward the acting career at the age of seven by appearing in an independent film titled The Dark End of the Street, made by a family friend. The next year, he acted in the movie The Voyage of the Mimi.
At this time, he struck up friendship with Matt Damon, who went on to become his life-long best friend. The two actors took drama classes at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Affleck continued to appear in television productions while he was in high school. Although he started classes at the University of Vermont and Occidental College, he dropped out to concentrate on building a career in movies.
He began to appear in major movies such as School Ties, Dazed and Confused, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy between 1992 and 1997. In 1992, he used his screenwriting skills to write Good Will Hunting along with Matt Damon. When the film was finally released in 1997 after a long struggle of marketing, Affleck and Damon’s efforts paid off. The movie was rewarded with the Golden Globe and the Academy Awards for best screenplay. Affleck appeared in the movies Armageddon and Shakespeare in Love next, gaining popularity.Affleck’s troubles with alcoholism came to the forefront after he sought treatment for alcohol abuse at a rehabilitation center in Malibu, California. He had just completed working on Pearl Harbor, a hit movie back then.
Benjamin Geza Affleck Boldt with Mathew Paige Damon
Affleck’s personal life has seen many ups and downs. He dated his co-star in Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow but broke up with her in 1998. After he became sober, he formed a relationship with pop sensation and actress Jennifer Lopez. However, the couple could not bear the strain of constant public scrutiny and broke up in 2004, despite getting engaged in 2003. He also appeared in a disappointing film, Gigli, along with her. His third relationship with Jennifer Garner blossomed into a marital bliss. Today, he has two children with her.
While dating Lopez, Affleck’s movies such as Paycheck, Jersey Girl, and Surviving Christmas failed to capture the imagination of the audiences. After 2005, the fortunes began to rise again – he delivered moderately successful films. In 2012, the star gained his biggest commercial success with Argo, which won several Golden Globe and Academy Awards in various categories.
More good news came to Affleck in the form of the offers to play the next Batman. However, the reaction of the public was extremely harsh as they believed he could not fill in the shoes of Christian Bale. Unperturbed, he went on to star in Gone Girl, earning critical acclaim. His work is also ongoing on a new series on television, titled Incorporated, with Matt Damon.Highs and lows have constantly dogged Affleck’s life but he has taken everything in his stride and moved on.
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- Full Name :
- Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt
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- Education :
- University of Vermont Burlington,
Occidental College Los Angeles,
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Massachusetts
- Industry :
- Networth :
- $ 75 Million