BEN AFFLECK came to prominence at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, when he starred in Kevin Smith's comedy Chasing Amy and Mark Pellington's coming-of-age tale Going All The Way. He captured an Academy AwardÂ® and a Golden Globe Award in 1998 for his first script, Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote with Matt Damon. He segued into big-budget action with Armageddon, and was among the ensemble cast of the Academy AwardÂ® winning Shakespeare in Love. Affleck went on to star in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, the fantastical comedy Dogma, Boiler Room, the suspense thriller Reindeer Games, the romantic drama Bounce, Pearl Harbor, Changing Lanes and the political thriller The Sum of All Fears. His other film credits include Mall Rats, Cruz, Dazed and Confused and School Ties.
In 2000 Affleck partnered with Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey to form Live Planet, Inc. Their first endeavor, Project Greenlight, aired on HBO and drew critical raves for its behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by a first-time filmmaker (the second season aired in June, 2003.) Affleck and Bailey also co-wrote the innovative drama Push, Nevada which aired on ABC in the fall of 2002. The show was produced by Touchstone Television and Live Planet.
Ben Affleck most recently starred in the science fiction thriller, Paycheck, Martin Brest's Gigli and the big-screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' Daredevil.
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