At 25 BEN AFFLECK (A.J. Frost) is one of the youngest actor/writers
in Hollywood to see his first film "Good Will Hunting"
honored with an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Affleck
and his best friend and coauthor Matt Damon (who was also nominated
for Best Actor) won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Their
script, which attracted such top talent as Robin Williams and
director Gus Van Sant, also earned Williams the award for Best
Supporting Actor as well as a nomination for Best Original Song.
Affleck and Damon are currently at work on their next project
Affleck starred in Kevin Smith's comedy "Chasing Amy"
opposite Joey Lauren Adams and Jason Lee and also starred with
Jeremy Davies in Mark Pellington's adaptation of Dan Wakefield's
bestselling comingofage novel, Going All
the Way. Both films premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival
and earned Affleck rave reviews from such prominent critics as
The New York Times' Janet Maslin, who characterized him
as "a suavelooking actor whose flair for comic selfdoubt
made a strong impression."
Affleck's other film credits include "Mall Rats," "Cruz,"
"Dazed and Confused" and "School Ties."
Affleck's upcoming projects include "Shakespeare in Love,"
Kevin Smith's "Dogma" and "Forces of Nature,"
in which he stars opposite Sandra Bullock.
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