Facts of Benjamin Geza Biography
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Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt, known well as Ben Affleck is an actor, screenwritter, director and producer of America. Ben started filmy career since he was a child. At the age of seven he appeared in a local independent movie known as Dark Side of the Street in 1981. He got recognized when he along with childhood friend got Oscar. Again in his teenage he appeared in movie’s like A Perfect Man(1986), television movie Hands Of a Stranger and Burger King(1989).
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt was born in Berkeley, California. He was named Geza by his parents after their Hungarian friend who survived the Holocaust. Ben’s father was a social worker and his mother was a teacher in the university. His father was alcoholic which became the reason of divorce between their parents when he was eleven. Although his mother wanted him to be a teacher because she thought acting was an insecure profession. But when he got success his acting then there was no looking back. This is why he is one of the most paid actor in Hollywood today. He is listed in Top 10 most paid actor’s by Forbes. He has a younger brother Casey Affleck who is a actor too. Both brother have worked together in several films like Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone. Although he had high profile relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jenifer Lopez, Ben married Jennifer Garner in 2005.They have three children. In 2001 Ben entered an alcoholic rehabilitation facility in 2001 following the trend of his father.Some of his high profile movies are: Armageddon(1998),ShakespeareinLove(1998),PearlHarbor(2001),Hollywoodland(2006),GoneBabyGone(2007),TheTown(2010),Argo(2012),Gone Girl(2014).And he the most awaited movie of his Batman vs Superman he will portray Batman.
Ben has described himself as lapsed Protestant from a mostly episcopal family. Again in 2007 he said he considered his faith a private matter, and choose the Gospel of Matthew as one of the books that made a difference in his life. His three children are baptized of the United Methodist Church in his wife’s hometown of Charleston, West Virginia.
Ben got reputed as a writer when he was awarded by Oscar Award and Golden Globe Award in 1997 for best screenplay in Good Will Hunting. He won Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, Directors Guild Award, Producers Guild Award and Oscar for his movies The Town(2010) and Argo(2012).
Beside from his acting career he has done some humanitarian works too. Ben is the co-founder of the ECI (Eastern Congo Initiative), a grant making and advocacy-based nonprofit organization. He is also an outspoken member of the Democratic Party. Ben is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary film Reporter (2009), which focuses on Kristof’s work in Congo.
In sum we can see him as a veteran actor, director, screenwriter who has given a lot in Hollywood film industry. He is also a active member of ECI who provides charity to the survivors of rape, sexual violence, increasing economic opportunity, providing people with good health related facilities and eduacation, and promoting peace in the society.