BEN AFFLECK (Batman / Bruce Wayne) is a two-time Academy Award winner who
has been recognized for his work as a director, actor, writer, and producer.
Affleck reprises his role as the caped crusader in "Justice League," following
as Batman in the global phenomenon "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." More
Affleck wrote, directed and starred in the gangster drama "Live by Night," based
on the Dennis
Lehane novel, and appeared as an autistic math savant in the crime thriller "The
Affleck starred in Fincher's blockbuster "Gone Girl." In 2012 he directed,
and starred in the award-winning hit "Argo," a fact-based drama about the
mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran during the hostage crisis.
"Argo," the most
acclaimed film of the year, was awarded top honors, including the Oscar, Golden
BAFTA Awards for Best Picture. Affleck also won Golden Globe, BAFTA, and
Awards for Best Director, and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor. In
he won a Directors Guild of America Award; a Producers Guild of America Award,
with George Clooney and Grant Heslov; and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award as a
member of the film's ensemble, which won for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast.
also garnered Best Ensemble Awards from the National Board of Review, Hollywood
Awards, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Among its many other
film won Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Editing, earned four more Oscar
and was named one of the top 10 outstanding films of the year by the American
(AFI), as well as numerous critics.
Affleck made his directorial debut in 2007 with the feature "Gone Baby Gone,"
which he earned several critics groups' awards, including the Best Directorial
from the National Board of Review. Additionally, he won the Breakthrough
Director of the
Year Award at the 2007 Hollywood Film Festival. Affleck also co-wrote the
screenplay for the
film, adapted from the Dennis Lehane novel.
In 2010, Affleck directed and starred in "The Town," in addition to co-writing
screenplay. The film was named among the top 10 films of the year by the AFI,
and the cast
won the National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble. Affleck received a
of America Award nomination for "The Town," which also brought Oscar, Golden
SAG Award nominations to co-star Jeremy Renner.
Affleck first came to prominence in 1997 with the acclaimed drama "Good Will
Hunting," which he starred in and co-wrote with Matt Damon. The two won an
Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe Award and
Prize. The following year, Affleck starred in John Madden's Oscar-winning
Love," sharing in a SAG Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast.
In 2006, Affleck earned widespread praise for his portrayal of ill-fated actor
Reeves in the noir drama "Hollywoodland." The film premiered at the Venice Film
where he won the coveted Volpi Award for Best Actor. He also received Golden
Critics' Choice Award nominations for Best Actor, as well as the Best Actor
Award at the
Hollywood Film Festival.
Affleck starred in Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder." He has also starred in
diverse films as "The Company Men," "State of Play," "He's Just Not That Into
Girl," "Daredevil," "The Sum of All Fears," "Changing Lanes," "Pearl Harbor,"
"Forces of Nature," and "Armageddon."
In 2000, Affleck partnered with Damon, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey to form
LivePlanet, Inc. Their first endeavor, "Project Greenlight," premiered in 2001
on HBO and
drew critical, audience and industry attention for its behind-the-scenes look at
faced by a first-time filmmaker. The second season of "Project Greenlight" aired
on HBO in
2003, with a third season on Bravo in 2005. All three seasons were nominated for
Awards. The fourth season of "Project Greenlight," aired on HBO in 2015.
In addition to his successful film career, Affleck is also a passionate advocate
philanthropist. In March 2010, he founded the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI),
the first U.S.-
based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on the mission of
people of eastern Congo support local community-based approaches that create a
sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region. Affleck is also
political activist, as well as a strong supporter of many charitable
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