Benjamin Geza Biography
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt, known well as Ben Affleck is an actor, screenwriter, director, and producer of America. Ben started a film 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 his childhood friend got Oscar. Again in his teenage, he appeared in movies 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 at the university.
His father was an alcoholic which became the reason for the divorce between their parents when he was eleven.
Although his mother wanted him to be a teacher because she thought the 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 actors in Hollywood today. He is listed in Top 10 most paid actors by Forbes.
He has a younger brother Casey Affleck who is an actor too. Both brothers have worked together in several films like Good Will Hunting and Gone Baby Gone. Although he had a 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)
- Shakespeare in Love (1998)
- PearlHarbor (2001)
- Hollywoodland (2006)
- Gone Baby Gone (2007)
- The Town (2010)
- Argo (2012)
- Gone Girl (2014)
He also appeared in Batman vs Superman as 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 by 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).
Besides his acting career, he has done some humanitarian works too. Ben is the co-founder of the ECI (Eastern Congo Initiative), a grantmaking 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 the Hollywood film industry. He is also an 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 education, and promoting peace in the society.