GOOD WILL HUNTING
BEN AFFLECK plays Chuckle, a construction worker and Will
Hunting's best friend who, recognizing Will's genius, encourages
him to leave South Boston for a better life. Affleck cowrote
the screenplay with costar and longtime friend Matt Damon.
With three motion pictures released in 1997, Affleck's star is
definitely on the rise. He received plaudits in Kevin Smith's
comedy "Chasing Amy," in which he starred opposite Joey
Lauren Adams. Affleck next starred opposite Jeremy Davies in Mark
Pellington's "Going All The Way," an adaptation of Dan
Wakefield's bestselling comingofage novel, and
will next be seen in Dimension Films' "Phantoms," costarring
Peter O'Toole and Rose McGowan, and scripted by Steven Soderbergh
and Dean Koontz.
Next summer, Affleck stars opposite Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler
in Michael Bay's "Armageddon." His upcoming acting projects
include Kevin Smith's comedy "Dogma," the romantic comedy
"Forces of Nature," and the comingofage comedy
"Balling the Jack," which he will also write.
Affleck's other film credits include "Mallets," "Dazed
and Confused," "Glory Daze," "Cruz" and
"School Ties." Affleck was born and raised in Cambridge,
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