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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck (full name: Benjamin Geza Affleck) was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, CA. Following his parents split when he was a baby, Affleck moved to the Boston area. He grew up only two blocks away from Matt Damon. He got his start as a child actor on the PBS show “The Voyage of the Mimi.” After graduating Damon’s alma mater, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Affleck attended University of Vermont and Occidental College for a period of time. He landed roles in “School Ties, “Dazed and Confused,” “Mallrats,” and “Chasing Amy” in the 90s. It wasn’t until 1997 when Affleck made a splash with “Good Will Hunting,” which earned him nine Oscar nominations and two wins. This major success opened up the floodgates and opportunities started pouring in including “Armageddon," "Shakespeare in Love,” and “Pearl Harbor.” He directed “Gone Baby Gone” in 2007, starring his brother Casey, and is also known for his involvement in “The Town,” Golden Globe and Oscar winning “Argo,” “Gone Girl,” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He produced the Emmy-nominated docuseries “Project Greenlight” with Damon. Affleck’s personal life is often front page news. He and Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. “Bennifer,” were supposed to wed in September 2003, but called off the wedding just four days before they were set to say their “I Dos” and officially split a few months later. Affleck went on to wed another Jennifer, Jennifer Garner. They sent shockwaves through Hollywood when they announced their split in 2015 and eventual divorce filing in April 2017 after a decade of marriage. The former couple has three children – Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. He has been to rehab to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. There have also been rumors of cheating and a gambling problem.

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Ben Affleck Looked Flustered After Getting Grilled by Stephen Colbert

Ben Affleck
Hot and Bothered After Grilling on Colbert

This is the face Ben Affleck had after getting GRILLED by Stephen Colbert. Ben was leaving the 'Late Show' studio Thursday night where he was promoting his new flick, "Justice League."… READ MORE >

Ben Affleck Won't be Moving in with Lindsay Shookus Just Yet

Ben Affleck
Won't Be Movin' in with Lindsay ... Just Yet

Ben Affleck took GF Lindsay Shookus around this week looking for houses in L.A., but turns out she was just along for the ride. Sources familiar with Ben's real estate expedition tell us, he and… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Ben Affleck and Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus Go Home Shopping

Ben Affleck and GF
House Hunting!!!

Ben Affleck was house hunting ... no big surprise since he's apparently in the market after moving out of the family home, but what's interesting is that he brought his girlfriend along for the… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Ben Affleck Only Held Me Because I Wanted Him to Do It, Says Canadian TV Host

Ben Affleck
'Groping' Was All On Camera and I Liked It ... Canadian Host Says

Ben Affleck did NOTHING wrong by holding and caressing a TV host in 2004, 'cause it was nothing but a gag for cameras ... according to the woman herself. We spoke to Anne-Marie Losique -- who was… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Rose McGowan Suspended from Twitter Over Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck Attacks (UPDATE)

Rose McGowan
Suspended from Twitter Over Weinstein, Affleck Attacks

8:40 AM PT -- McGowan's Twitter has now been unlocked. Twitter's chief spokesperson tells us her account was temporarily locked because one of her tweets included a private phone number, which… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Ben Affleck Apologizes for Groping Hilarie Burton, As More Inappropriate Vid Surfaces

Ben Affleck
Sorry for Groping Hilarie Burton As More Inappropriate Vid Surfaces

Ben Affleck is apologizing for apparently groping former MTV host-turned-actress Hilarie Burton, but he's also dealing with another, arguably worse video of himself and a female reporter. The… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Rose McGowan Blasts Ben Affleck for Denying He Knew About Weinstein

Rose McGowan
Ben Affleck's a Hypocrite!!! He KNEW Weinstein Assaulted Me

Ben Affleck is flat out lying if he wants people to think he didn't know about Harvey Weinstein ... at least according to Rose McGowan who says she told Ben… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Ben Affleck Calls Harvey Weinstein's Actions 'Completely Unacceptable'

Ben Affleck
Harvey Weinstein's Actions 'Completely Unacceptable'

Ben Affleck is condemning Harvey Weinstein -- who helped make him an Oscar winner -- calling his actions "completely unacceptable."  Affleck says reading the allegations against… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
'The Purge' Producer Claims Dog Walker Made Threats Over Matt Damon, Ben Affleck

'Purge' Producer
Dog Walker's Threatening My Wife & Pup Over Matt & Ben Meeting

One of the guys behind 'The Purge' movies had to purge his dog walker because she allegedly threatened to kill his pup ... all over a creepy obsession with Matt Damon and Ben… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
Jennifer Garner Takes Friendly Stroll with Ben Affleck's Mom

Jennifer Garner
I'm Divorcing Ben ... Not His Mom

Jennifer Garner's not just good at getting along with her ex -- she's still totally cool with his mom too. Jen was out for a walk Tuesday with Ben Affleck's mother, Chris, in Brentwood ... and… READ MORE >

- 114 days ago
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