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Ben Affleck Net Worth

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Ben Affleck net worth:
$85 Million

Ben Affleck information

Ben Affleck information

Birth date: August 15, 1972
Birth place: Berkeley, California, United States
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)
Profession:Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer, Professional Poker Player, Businessperson
Education:Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Occidental College, University of Vermont
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Jennifer Garner (m. 2005)
Children:Violet Affleck, Samuel Garner Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck
Parents:Christine Anne Boldt, Timothy Byers Affleck
Siblings:Casey Affleck
Awards:An Academy Award, American Film, Institute Award, BAFTA Award, Directors Guild of America Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award,
Nominations:Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Satellite Award for Best Director, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, AACTA International Award for Best Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, AACTA International Award for Best Direction, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form, Bodil Award for Best American Film, Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Sleazebag, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special, People's Choice Awards, Blimp Award for Favorite Movie Couple, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment And Competition Television, Chlotrudis Award for Best Screenplay, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Screenplay
Movies:Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Argo, The Accountant, The Town, Good Will Hunting, Gone Girl, Daredevil, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, Dazed and Confused, Live by Night, Gigli, Gone Baby Gone, Jersey Girl, Reindeer Games, The Sum of All Fears, Chasing Amy, Paycheck, Changing Lanes, Dogma, Hollywoodland, He's Just Not That Into You, Runner, Runner, State of Play, Boiler Room, Shakespeare in Love, Smokin' Aces, Surviving Christmas, The Company Men, Phantoms, School Ties, Forces of Nature, Mallrats, To the Wonder, Man About Town, Bounce, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Glory Daze, Clerks II, 200 Cigarettes, Going All the Way, Extract, The Third Wheel, Joseph: King of Dreams, Daddy and Them, I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney, Office Killer, Stolen Summer, Justice League: Part Two
TV shows:Push, Nevada, Against the Grain, The Voyage of the Mimi, The Second Voyage of the Mimi

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Ben Affleck net-worth is maintained to have estimation of 65-million dollars. He’s called among the largest stars within the film business. Ben Affleck isn’t just an actor, however he also works behind the scenes. He’s a movie director and producer, screen writer and tv producer. All these jobs include lots of earnings to the entire number of Ben Affleck net-worth. Born in 1972, Ben Affleck became known for the people when he began appearing in films made by Kevin Smith. Such movies contain “Mallrats”, “Chasing Amy” and “Dogma”.

Ben Affleck Net Worth – 65-million Dollars

Discussing his achievements and awards, Benn Affleck has received several of these. The screen play for that film was created regarding his colleague Matt Damon as well as the film was launched in 1997. “Good Will Hunting” also raised the complete level of Ben Affleck net-worth. Additionally, Ben Affleck is working fairly closely with Matt Damon as well as both have even established their business “LivePlanet” which produces pictures. Furthermore, Ben Affleck has portrayed lots of leading roles in several pictures which became worldwide successes. Along with his acting, Ben Affleck has acquired lots of favorable opinions and praise from film critics due to his ability in film producing. He’s produced various pictures including “The Town”, where he also had a leading character, and “Gone Baby Gone” that was produced along with his brother, Casey Affleck. Before his wedding, Ben Affleck dated few stars for example Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ben Affleck is of Scottish, German and Irish sources. His mom is really a teacher and his dad has worked many different occupations, including being director and celebrity at Theater Company of Boston. He met Matt Damon who lived near him, when he was only a kid and both hit it off next. They are working together in film business as well as their productions added lots of earnings for their both net worth, including raising Ben Affleck net worth.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Justice League2017executive producer post-production
Live by Night2016producer completed
Incorporated2016TV Series executive producer pre-production
The Batmanproducer pre-production
ThirstTV Movie executive producer announced
Witness for the Prosecutionproducer announced
The Runner2016TV Series executive producer - 75 episodes
The Leisure Class2015TV Movie executive producer
More Time with Family2014TV Movie executive producer
Argo2012producer
Reporter2009Documentary executive producer
Feast2005executive producer
Project Greenlight2001-2005TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes
The Battle of Shaker Heights2003executive producer
All Grown Up2003TV Movie executive producer
Speakeasy2002executive producer
Push, Nevada2002TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Third Wheel2002executive producer
Stolen Summer2002producer
Crossing Cords2001Short executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Justice League Part Two2019announcedBruce Wayne Batman
Justice League2017post-productionBruce Wayne Batman
Live by Night2016completedJoe Coughlin
The Batmanpre-productionBruce Wayne Batman
Witness for the Prosecutionannounced
The Accountant2016Christian Wolff
Suicide Squad2016Bruce Wayne Batman (uncredited)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016Bruce Wayne Batman
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesBrian Salty Flanagan
Gone Girl2014Nick Dunne
Runner Runner2013Ivan Block
To the Wonder2012Neil
Argo2012Tony Mendez
The Town2010Doug MacRay
The Company Men2010Bobby Walker
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesMan at Store
Extract2009Dean
State of Play2009Stephen Collins
He's Just Not That Into You2009Neil
Smokin' Aces2006Jack Dupree
Hollywoodland2006George Reeves
Clerks II2006Gawking Guy
Man About Town2006Jack Giamoro
Surviving Christmas2004Drew Latham
Jersey Girl2004Ollie Trinke
Paycheck2003Jennings
Gigli2003Larry Gigli
Daredevil2003Matt Murdock Daredevil
The Third Wheel2002Michael
The Sum of All Fears2002Jack Ryan
Changing Lanes2002Gavin Banek
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Holden McNeil Ben Affleck
Daddy and Them2001Lawrence Bowen
Pearl Harbor2001Capt. Rafe McCawley
Saturday Night Live2001TV SeriesDonnie Bartalotti
Bounce2000Buddy Amaral
Joseph: King of Dreams2000VideoJoseph (voice)
Reindeer Games2000Rudy Duncan
SNL Fanatic2000TV ShortJason
Boiler Room2000Jim Young
Dogma1999Bartleby
Forces of Nature1999Ben Holmes
200 Cigarettes1999Bartender
Shakespeare in Love1998Ned Alleyn
Armageddon1998A.J. Frost
Phantoms1998Sheriff Bryce Hammond
Good Will Hunting1997Chuckie Sullivan
Office Killer1997Man in Office (scenes deleted)
Chasing Amy1997Holden McNeil
Going All the Way1997Gunner Casselman
Mallrats1995Shannon
Glory Daze1995Jack
Lifestories: Families in Crisis1994TV SeriesAaron Henry
Against the Grain1993TV SeriesJoe Willie Clemons
Dazed and Confused1993O'Bannion
Almost Home1993TV SeriesKevin Johnson
School Ties1992Chesty Smith
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1992Basketball Player #10 (uncredited)
Daddy1991TV MovieBen Watson
Field of Dreams1989Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
The Second Voyage of the Mimi1988TV SeriesC.T. Granville
Hands of a Stranger1987TV MovieBilly Hearn
ABC Afterschool Specials1986TV SeriesDanny Coleman
The Voyage of the Mimi1984TV SeriesC.T. Granville
The Dark End of the Street1981Tommy

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live by Night2016screenplay completed
The Batmanscreenplay pre-production
The Town2010screenplay
Gone Baby Gone2007screenplay
Push, NevadaTV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2002 written by - 2 episodes, 2002
Good Will Hunting1997written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live by Night2016completed
The Batmanpre-production
Witness for the Prosecutionannounced
Argo2012
The Town2010
Gimme Shelter2008Video short
Gone Baby Gone2007
I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I Have a Three Picture Deal at Disney1993Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywoodland2006performer: "Sin un amor", "Aquellos ojos verdes"
Surviving Christmas2004performer: "O Christmas Tree"
Jersey Girl2004performer: "God That's Good"
Reindeer Games2000performer: "Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Virunga2014Documentary very special thanks
Massholes2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Turning It Over2010Short special thanks
The Messenger2009/Ispecial thanks
Dakota Skye2008special thanks
Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun2007Video short special thanks
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentary special thanks
Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry2004Documentary special thanks
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil'2003Video documentary special thanks
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats'1999Video documentary short special thanks
Dogma1999the director would like to thank: a pimp with passion - as Affleck
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Tosh.02014TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter (uncredited)
Runner, Runner: House of Cards -The Inside Story of Online Poker2014Documentary short
CinemAbility2013DocumentaryHimself
A Discussion with the Cast of Argo2013Video shortHimself
Argo: Ben Affleck's Balancing Act2013Video shortHimself
Argo: Declassified2013Video shortHimself
Argo: The Istanbul Journey2013Video shortHimself
Official 2013 World Series Film2013Himself - Narrator
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1999-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2013TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party / Himself - Guest
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature and Co-Winner: Best Picture
Vanity Fair's Hollywood2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Argo: Absolute Authenticity2013Video shortHimself
Argo: The CIA and Hollywood Connection2013Video shortHimself
EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Show2013TV SpecialHimself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot2013DocumentaryHimself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Les Coulisses des Golden Globes2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2003-2012TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Hollywood Fast Lane2012TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Rencontres de cinéma2012TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
Anderson Live2012TV SeriesHimself
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor2004-2012TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 Do Something Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2013)
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Actor
Guys Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Award Winner
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Ben's Boston2010TV Mini-Series documentary shortHimself - Director and Co-Screenwriter / Doug MacRay
The Town: A Director's Journey2010Video documentary shortHimself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies2010TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute2010TV MovieHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sundance Skippy2010DocumentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'State of Play'2009Video documentary shortHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc2009Video documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1999-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Gomorron1998-2009TV SeriesHimself - Senaste Film / Himself / Himself - Om Filmen
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Tellement People2008TV SeriesHimself
Capturing Authenticity: Casting 'Gone Baby Gone'2008Video shortHimself
Going Home: Behind the Scenes with Ben Affleck2008Video shortHimself
Larry King Live2004-2007TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2007TV SeriesHimself
Red Sox Baby2007Video shortHimself (voice)
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2006TV SeriesHimself
Scream Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Train Wreck!2006Video documentary shortHimself
The View2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
MovieReal: Hollywoodland2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Headline News2006TV SeriesChuckie Sullivan
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mallrats: The Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats2005Video documentary shortHimself - 'Shannon'
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
Making 'Dazed'2005Video documentaryHimself
The Directors2005TV Series documentaryHimself
From Hong Kong to Hollywood: The Making of John Woo2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHimself
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2003-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
2004 World Series2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Crowd Member (uncredited)
Surviving Christmas: Unwrapping the Comedy2004TV ShortHimself
World Poker Tour2004TV SeriesHimself
T42004TV SeriesHimself
Paycheck: Designing the Future2004Video documentary shortHimself
Retrofitting 'Paycheck'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tempting Fate: The Stunts of 'Paycheck'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHimself
X-Play2004TV SeriesHimself
Dateline NBC2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Total Request Live2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
The Luvvies: The Awards the Stars Don't Want2004TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHimself
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party2004DocumentaryHimself
El gordo y la flaca2003TV SeriesHimself
Primer impacto: edición nocturna2003TV SeriesHimself
¡Despierta América!2003TV SeriesHimself
4Pop2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me2003VideoHimself (segment "Jenny From the Block")
The Curse of the Bambino2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Daytona 500: The Great American Race Pre-Race Show2003TV MovieHimself - Host
MADtv2003TV SeriesHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2003TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil'2003Video documentaryHimself
A Cautionary Tale: The Making of 'The Sum of All Fears'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Secrets of Superstar Fitness2002TV SeriesHimself
Regis and Kelly in Prime Time2002TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Changing Lanes'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Pearl Harbor: Boot Camp2002Video documentaryHimself
Pearl Harbor: Production Diary2002Video documentaryHimself
2002 MTV Movie Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Stars: An Oscar's Party2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Exclusif2002TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma2001Video documentary shortHimself (Interviewee)
Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Journey to the Screen: The Making of 'Pearl Harbor'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself
Mundo VIP2001TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Live Lunch2001TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000-2001TV SeriesHimself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Traffic' Film Clip
Inside the Actors Studio2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Lux2000TV SeriesHimself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
1999 MTV Movie Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats'1999Video documentary shortHimself - 'Shannon'
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Dennis Miller Live1999TV SeriesHimself
1999 ESPY Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
Shakespeare in Love and on Film1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Screenplay
The Making of 'Good Will Hunting'1997Video documentary shortHimself
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies2017Documentary post-productionHimself
The Graham Norton Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Gone Girl / Herself
Good Morning America2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Gone Girl
Stand Up to Cancer2016TV SpecialHimself
Batcave: Legacy of the Lair2016Video documentary shortHimself
Batman: Austerity & Rage2016Video documentary shortHimself
Dawn of Justice: Save the Bats2016Video shortHimself
Dawn of Justice: Uniting the World's Finest2016Video documentary shortHimself
Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Might and the Power of a Punch2016Video documentary shortHimself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Gone Girl
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2014-2016TV Series shortHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2016TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Dawn of the Justice League2016TV ShortHimself
Project Greenlight2001-2015TV SeriesHimself
The 2015 ESPY Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Gone Girl
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimself
TMZ on TV2014TV SeriesHimself / Nick Dunne
Real Time with Bill Maher2005-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Special Look2014TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2003-2014TV SeriesHimself
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
Today2009-2014TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lorraine2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Gone Girl
Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Gone Girl
Film Hawk2016Documentary
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesBatman
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself - Gone Girl
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Argo: Tony Mendez on Tony Mendez2013Video shortHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesIvan Block
1002 Momentos de la tele2012TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesTony Medez in 'Argo'
Rescued from Tehran: We Were There2012Video documentary shortTony Mendez (uncredited)
Real Time with Bill Maher2010TV SeriesHimself
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Scenes with Joe Carnahan2010Video documentary shortJack Dupree (uncredited)
Almost Famous III2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Biggest Loser2009TV SeriesHimself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentary
E! True Hollywood Story2002-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
American Greed2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
La rentadora2007TV Series
Movie Connections2007TV Series documentaryNed Alleyn
Shownieuws2007TV SeriesHimself
Manufacturing Dissent2007DocumentaryHimself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (uncredited)
Penélope, camino a los Oscar2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself
Celebrities Uncensored2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHimself - #100: Ben Affleck's Strip Show
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Daredevil: Featured Villain - Kingpin2003Video shortMatt Murdock Daredevil
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - #90 Ben Affleck in Rehab
Extra2003TV SeriesHimself
It's Good to Be...2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video shortKenny (uncredited)
Gomorron1998TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Redeemer AwardRazzie AwardsFrom RAZZIE "Winner" for Gigli
2015Valentine Davies AwardWriters Guild of America, USA
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest PictureArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2013Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalArgo (2012)· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Chris Messina
2013PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013RobertRobert FestivalBest American Film (Årets amerikanske film)Argo (2012)
2013Modern Master AwardSanta Barbara International Film Festival
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureArgo (2012)· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Bryan Cranston
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Scoot McNairy
· Chris Messina
2013OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Motion Picture of the YearArgo (2012)· Grant Heslov
· George Clooney
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureArgo (2012)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmArgo (2012)· Grant Heslov
· George Clooney
2013David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2013AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAMovie of the YearArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2013CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Argo (2012)
2013CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Argo (2012)
2013DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesArgo (2012)· Amy Herman (unit production manager plaque)
· David J. Webb (first assistant director plaque)
· Ian Calip (second assistant director plaque)
· Clark Credle (second second assistant director plaque)
· Gavin Kleintop (second second assistant director plaque)
· Belkis Turan (first assistant director; Turkey plaque)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsDirectorArgo (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsMotion PictureArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2012HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest PictureArgo (2012)
2012HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012IFCS AwardInternet Film Critic SocietyBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012Special Achievement in Filmmaking AwardNational Board of Review, USAArgo (2012)
2012NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best DirectorArgo (2012)
2012Audience AwardAspen FilmfestAudience Special Recognition - FeatureArgo (2012)
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012Career Achievement AwardCasting Society of America, USA
2012DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearArgo (2012)
2012Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearArgo (2012)· Bryan Cranston
· John Goodman
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Christopher Denham
· Scoot McNairy
· Kerry Bishé
· Rory Cochrane
· Victor Garber
· Kyle Chandler
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Titus Welliver
· Bob Gunton
· Philip Baker Hall
· Richard Kind
· Michael Parks
· Christopher Stanley
· Taylor Schilling
2011Chairman's AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Town (2010)
2010NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Town (2010)· Owen Burke
· Jon Hamm
· Jeremy Renner
· Rebecca Hall
· Slaine
· Blake Lively
· Titus Welliver
· Chris Cooper
· Pete Postlethwaite
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Town (2010)· Jeremy Renner
· Jon Hamm
· Rebecca Hall
· Blake Lively
· Slaine
· Owen Burke
· Titus Welliver
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Chris Cooper
2007NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Directorial DebutGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest First FilmGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorHollywoodland (2006)
2007Austin Film Critics AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationBest First FilmGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest New FilmmakerGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising FilmmakerGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsBreakthrough DirectingGone Baby Gone (2007)
2006Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsSupporting Actor of the YearHollywoodland (2006)
2006Volpi CupVenice Film FestivalBest ActorHollywoodland (2006)
2004Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorDaredevil (2003)
2004Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleGigli (2003)· Jennifer Lopez
2004WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsMost Offensive Male CharacterSurviving Christmas (2004)
2003Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActorDaredevil (2003)
2002Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign ActorPearl Harbor (2001)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActorPearl Harbor (2001)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Drama/RomanceBounce (2000)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Comedy/RomanceForces of Nature (1999)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastShakespeare in Love (1998)· Simon Callow
· Jim Carter
· Martin Clunes
· Judi Dench
· Joseph Fiennes
· Colin Firth
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Geoffrey Rush
· Antony Sher
· Imelda Staunton
· Tom Wilkinson
· Mark Williams
1999Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Fake Accent: MaleGigli (2003)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Sci-FiArmageddon (1998)
1998Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film CategoryGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleArmageddon (1998)· Liv Tyler
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsNewcomer of the YearGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1997Special Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/FantasyBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Unstructured Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (2001)· Matt Damon (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· T.J. Barrack (executive producer)
· Perrin Chiles (executive producer)
· Marc Joubert (executive producer)
· Marshall Lewy (executive producer)
· Alexandra Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Gayle Gawlowski (executive producer)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionGone Girl (2014)· Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
2015COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleGone Girl (2014)· Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Tyler Perry
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· David Clennon
· Lisa Banes
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best EnsembleGone Girl (2014)· Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Tyler Perry
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· David Clennon
· Lisa Banes
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastGone Girl (2014)· Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· Boyd Holbrook
· Lola Kirke
· Tyler Perry
· Missi Pyle
· Emily Ratajkowski
· Sela Ward
· Casey Wilson
2013IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorArgo (2012)
2013IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Picture (Miglior film)Argo (2012)
2013IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Director (Miglior regia)Argo (2012)
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceArgo (2012)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: DramaArgo (2012)
2013BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorArgo (2012)
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2013AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)Argo (2012)
2013AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest FilmArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest DirectionArgo (2012)
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleArgo (2012)· Chris Messina
· Scoot McNairy
· Bryan Cranston
· Rory Cochrane
· Kerry Bishé
· Clea DuVall
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Kyle Chandler
· Christopher Denham
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
2013Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Argo (2012)
2013DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Argo (2012)
2013GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best DirectorArgo (2012)
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastArgo (2012)· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Bryan Cranston
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Scoot McNairy
· Chris Messina
2012IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest Movie DirectorArgo (2012)
2012IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorThe Company Men (2010)
2012Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmArgo (2012)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingArgo (2012)· Bryan Cranston
· John Goodman
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Christopher Denham
· Scoot McNairy
· Kerry Bishé
· Rory Cochrane
· Victor Garber
· Kyle Chandler
· Chris Messina
· Zeljko Ivanek
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceArgo (2012)· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Chris Messina
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Titus Welliver
· Sheila Vand
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureArgo (2012)· George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleArgo (2012)· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Scoot McNairy
· Kyle Chandler
· Clea DuVall
· Tate Donovan
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Chris Messina
2012CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Programming - Long FormReporter (2009)· Eric Daniel Metzgar (director)
· Mikaela Beardsley (producer)
· Steven Cantor (producer)
· Jacqueline Glover (supervising producer)
· Ann Derry (co-producer)
· Sheila Nevins (executive producer)
2011WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Adapted ScreenplayThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Action MovieThe Town (2010)
2010Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Actor of the DecadeDaredevil (2003)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorThe Town (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, AdaptedThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010Davis AwardAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayThe Town (2010)· Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearThe Town (2010)
2008OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest First FeatureGone Baby Gone (2007)
2008OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough FilmmakerGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest First FeatureGone Baby Gone (2007)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureHollywoodland (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorHollywoodland (2006)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorHollywoodland (2006)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorHollywoodland (2006)
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorJersey Girl (2004)
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleJersey Girl (2004)· Jennifer Lopez
· Liv Tyler
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (2001)· Matt Damon (executive producer)
· Chris Moore (executive producer)
· Sean Bailey (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Osher (executive producer)
· Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Andy Cohen (executive producer for bravo)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Dave Serwatka (executive producer for bravo)
· Rich Buhrman (co-executive producer)
· Gayle Gawlowski (supervising producer)
· Kevin Morra (supervising producer)
· Casey Kriley (senior producer)
· Jennifer Berman (producer)
· Eli Ho
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoSexiest Hero (Héroe más Sexy)Daredevil (2003)
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionProject Greenlight (2001)· Matt Damon
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Dan Cutforth
· Jane Lipsitz
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (2001)· Matt Damon (executive producer)
· Chris Moore (executive producer)
· Sean Bailey (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Osher (executive producer)
· Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Tony Yates (co-executive producer)
· Randy Sacks (supervising producer)
· Eli Holzman (producer)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissDaredevil (2003)· Jennifer Garner
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionProject Greenlight (2001)· Matt Damon
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Elizabeth Bronstein
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor - Drama/Action AdventureDaredevil (2003)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryDaredevil (2003)· Jennifer Garner
2002Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorPearl Harbor (2001)
2002Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CouplePearl Harbor (2001)· Kate Beckinsale
· Josh Hartnett
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actor, Drama/Action AdventureChanging Lanes (2002)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality)Project Greenlight (2001)· Matt Damon (executive producer)
· Chris Moore (executive producer)
· Sean Bailey (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Billy Campbell (executive producer)
· Elizabeth Bronstein (co-executive producer)
· Eli Holzman (producer)
· Tina Gazzerro (producer)
· Tony Yates (producer)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissBounce (2000)· Gwyneth Paltrow
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ChemistryPearl Harbor (2001)· Kate Beckinsale
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Animated Character PerformanceJoseph: King of Dreams (2000)· Luc Chamberland (animation director: Joseph)
2000Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie CoupleForces of Nature (1999)· Sandra Bullock
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActorReindeer Games (2000)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice SleazebagBoiler Room (2000)
1999ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceArmageddon (1998)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoArmageddon (1998)· Liv Tyler
1999Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleArmageddon (1998)· Liv Tyler
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActorArmageddon (1998)
1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorArmageddon (1998)
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureShakespeare in Love (1998)
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
· Minnie Driver
· Stellan Skarsgård
· Robin Williams
1998WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialLifestories: Families in Crisis (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalArgo (2012)
2007ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest First FeatureGone Baby Gone (2007)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
2012DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorArgo (2012)
1997BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Matt Damon

TitleSalary
Hollywoodland (2006)$2,800,000
Jersey Girl (2004)$10,000,000
Paycheck (2003)$15,000,000
Gigli (2003)$12,500,000
Daredevil (2003)$11,500,000 + gross participations
The Sum of All Fears (2002)$10,000,000
Changing Lanes (2002)$10,000,000
Pearl Harbor (2001)$10,000,000 ($250,000 salary + 7% backend participation)
Bounce (2000)$12,500,000
Reindeer Games (2000)$6,000,000
Armageddon (1998)$600,000
Good Will Hunting (1997)$300,000 (split $600,000 script sale with Matt Damon)
Chasing Amy (1997)$7,000
School Ties (1992)$30,000
Daddy (1991)$20,000
Field of Dreams (1989)$30

#Fact
1He is distantly related to sixteen U.S. presidents including Barack Obama. He is also distantly related to the late Princess Diana.
2Tenth cousin once removed of Matt Damon.They are both descendants of William Knowlton Jr., a bricklayer who came to the United States from England in the 1630s.
3Avid poker player.
4Brother-in-law of Summer Phoenix.
5Father (with Jennifer Garner) of Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck.
6He appeared in four films with Joey Lauren Adams: Dazed and Confused (1993), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). The first of these, which was directed by Richard Linklater, was the only one of the four not directed by Kevin Smith.
7He has appeared in six films directed by Kevin Smith: Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Jersey Girl (2004) and Clerks II (2006).
8He is the first actor to be cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman by two different directors.
9With his casting in Suicide Squad (2016), he is the first actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in two different films released in the same year.
10He and to-be-ex wife Jennifer Garner announced their divorce on June 30, 2015, which is exactly 10 years and one day after their wedding occurred.
11He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Argo (2012). He also directed the latter.
12Received a lifetime ban from playing blackjack at the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino due to his 'counting cards' skills.
13Was only five-foot one when entering high school and describes himself as having been ''An awkward theater geek''.
14Of the first three actors to play Jack Ryan, he was Tom Clancy's favourite.
15In his film Jersey Girl, Affleck's refers to his transportation as "the Batmobile." Ironically, he was cast as Batman for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
16With his casting in the new Batman vs. Superman movie, Affleck has portrayed 3 superheroes (Daredevil, Hollywoodland, and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice).
17He is one year and five months older than Christian Bale, making him the second actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman older than his predecessor, the first being Robert Lowery.
18As of 2014, he has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Field of Dreams (1989), Good Will Hunting (1997), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Argo (2012), with the two latter winning in the category.
19Starred alongside Alec Baldwin in ''Pearl Harbor (2001)'' and once played him in a skit on ''Saturday Night Live''. In addition to both playing the part of Tom Clancy's character Jack Ryan, both men share the distinction of playing iconic golden age comic book characters who used fear and intimidation: Baldwin played the title role in ''The Shadow (1994)'' and Affleck plays Bruce Wayne/Batman.
20He has the distinction of being the only actor to wear both a Batman suit and Superman suit in two different films.
21Began an intense two-hour a day workout regime the day after he was cast as Batman.
22Became a father for the 3rd time at age 39 when his wife Jennifer Garner gave birth to their son Samuel Garner Affleck on February 27, 2012.
23Became a father for the 2nd time at age 36 when his wife Jennifer Garner gave birth to their daughter Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck on January 6, 2009.
24Became a father for the 1st time at age 33 when his wife Jennifer Garner gave birth to their daughter Violet Anne Affleck on December 1, 2005.
25He is the third Academy-award winner to play the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman after George Clooney and Christian Bale. He and Clooney are both two-time Oscar winners, and won their second Oscar together as producers of Argo (2012). He is the first to have won before playing Batman.
26He has played two comic book characters whose most famous story lines were written by Frank Miller: Batman and Daredevil.
27He is the tallest actor to play Bruce Wayne/Batman and is in fact an inch and half taller than the version seen in the comics who stands at six-feet two inches tall.
28At forty years old, he is the oldest actor to be cast in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
29Since the Directors Guild started awarding its DGA award for Best Director in 1948, Affleck is only the third director to ever win this award while also failing to even be nominated for an Oscar as Best Director. The two other directors likewise snubbed by Academy voters were Ron Howard for Apollo 13 (1995) and Steven Spielberg for The Color Purple (1985).
30The first director ever to win both the Golden Globe and the Directors Guild awards for Best Director after failing to earn an Oscar nomination for the same work, for Argo (2012).
31When he and best friend Matt Damon were struggling actors, they both shared a Boston bank account.
32At age 25, he was the youngest person ever to win an Oscar for 'Best Original Screenplay'. He went 15 years without another nomination until 2013, and won 'Best Picture' for Argo (2012).
33Ben and Jennifer Garner are expecting their third child [August 22, 2011].
34Has directed 3 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Amy Ryan, Jeremy Renner, and Alan Arkin.
35Lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
36As a teenager, he lived in México where he learned to speak Spanish.
37Claims that his hero is Harrison Ford.
38Majored in Middle Eastern affairs in college.
39He has an entry in Jean Tulard's "Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs", published in Paris in 2007 (pgs. 15/16).
40Was considered for the role of Billy Loomis in Scream (1996).
41(November 11, 2008) Attended the star-studded opening of Dubai's lavish Atlantis Palms resort. Guests were welcomed in style with a display of one million fireworks, said to be visible from space.
42Since late 2007 he has made four separate trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring attention to the plight of that country. [November 2008]
43Dec. 2007 - Ranked 50 in EW's The 50 Smartest People In Hollywood.
442002: Voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
45Was originally set to play "Don Haskins" in Glory Road (2006), but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
46He and his wife, Jennifer Garner, both had movies open on January 26 2007: his was Smokin' Aces (2006) and hers was Catch and Release (2006).
47Turned down the part of Bobby Mercer in Four Brothers (2005), as he found the script to be "ultra-violent". The part eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.
48Has a fear of flying.
49His father was at one time a janitor at Harvard University, the inspiration for Will Hunting's job at MIT in Good Will Hunting (1997).
50Winner of the 2006 Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role in "Hollywoodland".
51Besides being known as the title character in the Daredevil franchise, is also known as Superman in the George Reeves bio-pic "Hollywoodland".
52Is an avid fan of Robert Englund.
53Was to have cameos in two Kevin Smith produced movies but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts. The two movies were Vulgar (2000) and Big Helium Dog (1999).
54At one point after Good Will Hunting (1997) was released, Affleck was writing a script with Matt Damon and his brother Casey Affleck. The plot concerned teenagers in a half way house. It is not clear if this script will ever be completed.
55Tom Clancy wrote a script for a new Jack Ryan film entitled "Red Rabbit", with him in mind. "Red Rabbit" is set in the early 1980s, (when Clancy's novel version of Ryan was about Affleck's age) and chronicles a Soviet plot to kill Pope John Paul II only a few years into his reign.
56Quit smoking when Violet was born.
57Appeared with wife Jennifer Garner in two movies Daredevil (2003) and Pearl Harbor (2001). It would have been three, but Affleck's small scene in Elektra (2005), was cut from the final film.
58Is a fan of the Red Sox baseball team
59Had four different stunt men for Daredevil (2003), each one with a different specialty (fighting, wire works, etc.). He tried to do as much of his own stunts as he possibly could, feeling that it would add more credibility to the film.
60Prior to achieving leading man status, he was often cast as a bully.
61As of 2005, has a total of seven Razzie Nominations (including three for Worst Actor) and two "wins".
62In 1999, he was nominated for the Razzie Award, Worst Screen Couple in the movie Armageddon (1998), with actress Liv Tyler. In 2004, he was again nominated for, and subsequently "won", the Worst Screen Couple Award with co-star Jennifer Lopez in the movie Gigli (2003). One year later (2005), he was nominated, once again, for Worst Screen Couple, this time with both of the actresses (Jennifer Lopez or Liv Tyler) in the film Jersey Girl (2004).
63Is a staunch Democrat and has supported Senator John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.
64When he was dating Jennifer Lopez, hated the paparazzi referring to them as "Bennifer."
65In 2001, was filming four movies simultaneously: Pearl Harbor (2001), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), and The Sum of All Fears (2002).
66Appeared in a prop photo used in the movie Mermaids (1990).
67Is a first-time uncle to younger brother Casey's son, Indiana August, who was born on May 31, 2004 in Amsterdam, to Casey and his fiancé, actress Summer Phoenix.
68He won $356,000 by winning the California State Poker Championships in June 2004 - defeating some of the best poker players in the world in the process.
69He learned to speak Arabic.
70With the exception of Clerks (1994), he has appeared in all of Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse films.
71Jennifer Lopez wrote the song "Dear Ben" about him and how much she loved him.
72Speaks Spanish and French.
73In the fall of 2003, he volunteered to spend several days with children with disabilities.
74Has a Boston Celtics logo painted on the basketball court at his house.
75Is getting paid $1.5 million dollars for doing commercials for L'Oreal Shampoo. (2003)
76Ranked #41 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
77Growing up, the Marvel Comic book character Daredevil was his hero. He got to play the character in the 2003 movie.
78He was inspired to contribute to the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund, which supports cancer research at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, after meeting Molly Hanna, who died of cancer in 2002. She was a student in his mother's fifth-grade class.
79Named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" (2002)
80Voluntarily entered Promises Rehabilitation Center in Malibu, California for alcohol abuse. [July 2001]
81His ancestry is English, German, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and distant Swiss and Swedish. His maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Raymond Boldt, was born in Rhode Island, to German immigrants, and his maternal great-grandmother, Anne Rita Lenihan, was Irish, born in County Down.
82Confirms engagement to Jennifer Lopez, after giving her a reported $3.5 million ring. (Nov. 2002)
83Is known for being a very good impressionist. He usually picks one of his costars while filming a movie and studies them. He displays his impressions on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) almost every time he is a guest. While filming The Sum of All Fears (2002), he chose to study co-star Morgan Freeman. When he showed Morgan his impression on set, it was so accurate Freeman told him, "You ever do that again, I'll kill you".
84Ranked #77 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
85Charlie Sheen drove him to Promises Rehabilitation Center in August, 2001
86Was an extra with friend Matt Damon in Field of Dreams (1989).
87Auditioned for Corey Haim's part in License to Drive (1988).
88Chosen as one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World [1999]
89Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World [2000]
90Owns 5 motorcycles.
91Has his teeth capped.
92He and Matt Damon sold their Good Will Hunting (1997) script for $600,000.
93Dropped out of Occidental College after 1 year, where he had studied Middle Eastern studies.
94Dropped out of the University of Vermont after 1 semester.
95Graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in 1990.
96When he was little, he asked his mom for a dog, and she tested him by making him walk an imaginary dog for a week. Ben only lasted for 5 days and didn't get the dog.
97He was accidently knocked unconscious by football player Dana Stubblefield during the filming of Reindeer Games (2000). Stubblefield slipped, and Affleck was knocked down. He was taken to the hospital, but fully recovered.
98Owns vintage Ms. Pac-Man and Millipede video-arcade games.
99Friend of and frequent collaborator with actor Matt Damon.
100Older brother of actor Casey Affleck.
101Fined $135 for driving in Massachusetts with a suspended license. [1999]

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1[on being inspired by co-star Henry Cavill] I saw the first movie Man Of Steel and Henry was in it and I saw the kind of shape he was in it and it was very intimidating. I was like, "Wow, I got to look like that? That's going to be a lot of work. I'm not sure I can be in quite that good of a shape. But Henry definitely set a high bar. But he has to be at that high bar because he's playing an alien. I figured I have a lower bar to reach, I'm just playing a man."
2[on Gigli (2003)] Martin Brest is one of the really great directors. Most of what I've learnt that is good comes from Martin - but it just didn't work, in its essence. Also the studio wanted to change it into a love story because they thought, "That's what people want to see because you guys are together now." Which is one of the great miscalculations in the history of miscalculations.[2012]
3[on Enough Said (2013)] Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said" is sublime. The performances and the direction are honest and restrained. She expertly coaxes the characters along through the story, and she manages to accomplish that rare feat: to make the performances so realistic you think it's a bunch of actors improvising as themselves, only to reveal a carefully constructed, interlocking story - woven expertly around profound themes. She has a graceful directorial touch. She makes space for her actors' success and seems to know precisely when they've achieved it. Her modesty as a director, her insistence not to step in front of the movie, at first serves to immerse us more fully into the film - and then pulls us from the feelings we didn't even know were there (and had been, no doubt, percolating on Ms. Holofcener's timetable all along). Her direction is void of spectacle, distraction or maudlin sentiment. She directs with the humanist, realist sensibility of Renoir, and like the great humanist films, "Enough Said" depicts our shared experience, illuminates the individual and celebrates what it means to be human.
4Having a family makes things you have that much richer. It's much nicer to share it with the people you love.
5[2013: Excerpt from the closing remarks of his Best Picture acceptance speech] I want to thank [The Academy] and I want to thank what they taught me, which is that you have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can't hold grudges. It's hard but you can't hold grudges. And it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up.
6[his acceptance speech at the 2013's SAG Awards] I can't believe I'm standing in the place where Daniel Day-Lewis just was. Feel like I may be a better actor just for the radiation.
7[on Roger Ebert's death] It just broke my heart that he had died. And the fact that his last review [of 'To the Wonder'] was through the prism of this wonderful man who was at the end of his life was one of the most powerful things to ever happen to me in my career.
8[reviewing his career, 2013] I was nobody auditioning, and then I was seen as this young, emerging talent, writer, Oscar-winner, and then I was seen as this blockbuster actor, and then I was seen as this train-wreck actor, and then I was seen as this resurgent director. And now I think I'm kind of seen as just sort of somebody in Hollywood who works.
9[on life after 'Gigli' and 'Jersey Girl'] Unfortunately there's an aspect of (press coverage) that's like one of those fights you see on YouTube where one of them falls down and then a bunch of people, who were standing around, come over to kick the person. They don't know them, they have no involvement in the fight, but they recognize a moment that they can get a free shot in. And for some people it's just too much to resist. And that was definitely me at that point. I was the guy. I was the designated person to loathe.
10[on "Argo" and the relationship between Hollywood and the government] There is a symbiotic relationship. People make movies about military. When you go on a tour with the military all these guys are movie buffs. Movies are a big part of our culture. The military, the movies, and our intelligence services are inventing things. For movies, it's for art and entertainment. For intelligence services, it's for God knows what. That's one of the themes of this story: the power of storytelling, whether it's political theater, relating to our children, or trying to get people out of danger. Telling stories is incredibly powerful. There's a shot I really like where there's this firing squad, then you go to this read through, and then there's a firearm, a rifle, and a camera. Hopefully this is subtle, but that suggests the camera is more powerful than the gun. I think that's been really worn out with the Youtube era.
11[on starting out as a film director] I knew how the sausage was made. Whether I could make a good sausage I didn't know. But I knew how to get into the sausage factory and stuff intestines.
12I'd love to do [direct] something like Blade Runner (1982), but a lesson I've learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they'll spend on effects, or where they will shoot. Story is what's important.
13[on turning down the offer to direct Superman: Man of Steel (2013)] - The one benefit of having done all kinds of movies as an actor is, you learn the pros and cons of being tempted to do a really big movie because it costs a lot of money.With "Superman", I think they're going to do a great version. Christopher Nolan is brilliant and they've got a great director for it.... Also there are a lot of guys ahead of me on the list to do epic effects movies.
14I finally decided to quit smoking when I found out I was going to have a child. That was the thing that sort of put it over the top for me. I decided to go to a hypnotist. You sit in a chair and the hypnotist sips water and just talks to you for an hour, and explains how nicotine is poison. All of a sudden, I thought, 'This is asinine that I've been doing this to myself for all these years.' My last cigarette was on November 10th, 2005, and I feel a huge difference in my health now that I don't smoke. I feel like I'm in better shape than I was five years ago.
15I was no longer in control of my life. I thought I wanted certain things, but I didn't. I got lost. I felt suffocated, miserable and gross. I should never have gone down that route or got sucked in to all the publicity. I was typecast as myself. Too many people weren't getting past what they read about me. That was damaging. I can tell from experience it's bad for you, and bad for your career. So I took a break, went away for a while and let things calm down. (Claiming that his high-profile engagement with Jennifer Lopez damaged his career.)
16Part of the blogging culture that's good is it's made the traditional press much more nervous. They've become more accountable, because they are sensitive to what the bloggers are going to say. Most Americans don't spend the day waiting for what the bloggers are going to say. The mainstream media sweats it, because for the first time they are actually accountable to someone who is going to write about them and their work. Which has a real strong impact on the mainstream media and how they work.
17Newspapers have gotten lazy and gotten nervous and started sourcing from blogs, and that, I think, is dangerous. Because you could pick any blog. I could start a blog tomorrow and write, 'I heard that so-and-so is an alien' -- a lot of false stories got started and got some currency because they were placed in blogs.
18I think we don't need to know anything about a political figure's sex lives. I guess Matt Drudge did break [the Monica Lewinsky] story, if you think that's a story worth breaking. I think it was a story that bogged down the wheels of government for two years. I don't care, personally. Some people say that's a fair reflection of a candidate's character. I don't. I'm not voting for your sexual predilection, I'm voting for your policy positions.
19[asked by Dee Dee Myers if he thought it was risky for his career to be identified with a particular political party] Unequivocally. Absolutely. And I think that's why, you know, actually, people say, "Well, you see all these celebrities". To my mind, you see very, very few. Most feel like, and probably correctly so, that to be identified with one side of the ideological fence or other risks alienating a segment of your audience that may like your movies, may want to buy your tickets, and in fact, may make it more difficult for them to suspend their disbelief when they go see you in a movie because they have you closely identified with something else. For me, part of that is already compromised, and it's also something that's interesting enough for me, and I don't care quite so much about that kind of image that I'm able to do it. But I think a lot of people shy away from it, and many celebrities you see who've gone out there, tried to be active, have gotten pretty beaten down, you know? And so I think there is a risk, yes.
20I never know what my next move will be in Hollywood. It's such an unpredictable town. People get jaded and lost and I've been able to stay a float. I think the next logical step in my career would be to start my own filmmaking empire like [Harvey Weinstein] and [Bob Weinstein] did so many years ago. I think if only the unions weren't so strict in Boston, I'd set up shop there and make films of a certain quality you don't see represented these days. I'm full of ideas and dreams.
21I just feel like sometimes I'm a force to be dealt with. My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It's not easy being me.
22When I look up at the screen and see myself I always have to laugh. Not because I think I'm doing a horrible job, quite the contrary, I just feel it's so surreal to feel like one person can entertain so many at one time.
23I kinda see my current position like this: "Here's your five minutes in the toy store, so you gotta do all the good movies you can before Chuck Woolery rings the bell".
24I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It's such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don't want to be a sex symbol.
25I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies.
26I'm always described as "cocksure" or "with a swagger", and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity.
27I'm not known for having great relationships with ex-girlfriends, but I've been able to continue one with [Gwyneth Paltrow] that's really valuable.
28[about the New York Yankees' principal owner] You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe.
29I've finally learnt how to say, "No comment". To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.
30[on his career path and choice of movies] I have definitely noticed that I care less about certain things. Other actors are like, "You can't do that", or "You can't do this. This will position you in the wrong way." That's not my thing. And obviously so, because you can see I don't craft or cultivate my career.
31Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
32God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you'll know I've lost all my money.
33It's like Christmas: it's all advertising, and the first rule of selling somebody something is to make them seem inadequate. Make them feel like they need it. Like fabric softener. Nobody really needs fabric softener and yet, all of a sudden, you feel like a jackass if you don't have fabric softener, so people buy it. And that's how Christmas has become, because 50% of all retail sales happen in December. You are bombarded with this stuff - money will make you happy, and keeping up with the Joneses. Obviously that stuff doesn't make you happy, otherwise there wouldn't be all these unhappy rich people. They'd all be happy in their jacuzzis and OK, some of them are.
34[on his struggles as an actor before becoming successful] I lived all over the place. I lived in Hollywood, then I moved. [Matt Damon] and I got money from School Ties (1992), and we blew it all in a couple of months. We made $35,000 or $40,000 each and thought we were rich. And we were shocked later on to find out how much we owed in taxes. We were appalled: $15,000! What? But we rented this house on the beach in Venice and 800 people came and stayed with us and got drunk. Then we ran out of money and had to get an apartment. It was like everything was exciting. So we lived in Glendale and Eagle Rock and we lived in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Venice, by the Hollywood Bowl, all over the place. We'd get thrown out of some places or we'd have to upgrade or downgrade depending on who had money.
35When I got to L.A., my family had me go to dinner with this guy who had been acting here for 20 years. He gave me this big lecture and said, "You know how much money I made in 20 years of acting? Eight thousand dollars. And I'm a carpenter." He was just really unhappy and it was depressing. Then he got really stoned and I went home and felt sick. I think it was just morbid fear. I was 18. That fear stays with you so intensely and you're constantly just getting turned down for what you think of as the most vapid, stupid kind of paycheck, Baywatch (1989) things, and you think, "Jesus, if I'm not good enough for this, then I'm not going to make it". This town is too hard, and people were always telling me, "You're too big, you're too tall, you can only play bullies and you will never be a leading man.
36[when asked why he thought George W. Bush, after hearing that New York was under attack on Sept 11, remained in a Florida classroom, doing nothing, for several minutes] It's obviously very disturbing footage. On the one hand, you see a reaction on a man's face that he is clearly pained and shocked. I probably did the same thing sitting on my chair. I was completely freaked out and a little devastated. On the other hand, one does hope that in one's leaders, that they have the instinct to spring into action, to take some action or make the appearance of taking some action. And I was disappointed to see that he didn't do that, although I don't entirely hold it against him because, frankly, I was as shocked and devastated as he was. Although I think flying around in Air Force One for 11 hours before coming back and landing in the White House was probably less forgivable.
37[told by David Gergen that many were surprised by how well he "elucidated"] Well, David, I think I benefit from the same thing that helped George W. Bush in the [2000] debates, which is tremendously low expectations.
38[to Dee Dee Myers, when asked how people react to his campaigning for candidates he supports] Well, I mean, to be perfectly honest, probably the most effective things that celebrities do for political candidates is raise money. You know, that's something that you can do. And unlike, say, fund-raisers sponsored by -- you know, engineered by insurance companies or oil companies, at least what you can say for celebrities is they're not expecting, you know, deregulation of their industry in return. So that's one of things that I'm, I've been able to do and to try to help them do it. Other than that, you know, I've lived this sort of strange, sometimes unpleasant, but mostly very lucky life that's involved lately a lot of media attention. And one of the things that feels good to me to do is to try to steer that in a direction of something more significant and at least be -- try to create some political dialogue. And that's satisfying. Some people react to me kindly, and others don't. That's sort of the nature of politics. [Myers follows up: "Do you think it's kind of a risk for your career as movie star to get in bed with one party?"] Unequivocally. Absolutely. And I think that's why, you know, actually, people say, Well, you see all these celebrities. To my mind, you see very, very few. Most feel like, and probably correctly so, that to be identified with one side of the ideological fence or other risks alienating a segment of your audience that may like your movies, may want to buy your tickets, and in fact, may make it more difficult for them to suspend their disbelief when they go see you in a movie because they have you closely identified with something else. For me, part of that is already compromised, and it's also something that's interesting enough for me, and I don't care quite so much about that kind of image that I'm able to do it. But I think a lot of people shy away from it, and many celebrities you see who've gone out there, tried to be active, have gotten pretty beaten down, you know? And so I think there is a risk, yes. [July 27, 2004, quoted in the MSNBC Transcripts]
39[when asked by Chris Matthews what he thought about Whoopi Goldberg's remarks at a John Kerry fund raiser that resulted in her being fired as a spokesman for SlimFast] I wasn't there. I went to the Los Angeles fund raiser. I wasn't in the one in New York. I think when you have somebody -- you know, if you did a rock concert that was a benefit and The Who played their music or The Rolling Stones, you'd expect to get, you know, "Satisfaction" or "My Generation." When you hire Whoopi Goldberg, you're going to get her brand of humor. And I think there is a fine line, and you have to be a little bit mindful. And I, for one, am not going to do any scatological jokes or puns about the president's last name on your show, mostly for that reason. But I also think I expect a different code of behavior maybe from comedians who have made a career with a certain kind of comedy than I do from, oh, say, the Vice President of the United States [referring to Vice President [Dick Cheney, who told Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy to "Go fuck yourself" on the floor of the Senate], who used this vulgar language, you know, to a senator and was sort of unapologetic about it. So I think the Republicans hitting her [Whoopi] too hard for that is a little bit hypocritical.
40[answering a Chris Matthews question about why Hollywood actors sometimes presume to be sophisticated about politics] Everyone's entitled to express their political beliefs. I don't presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are. But you have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world. You have Rush Limbaugh, was a radio disc jockey. Bill O'Reilly came from Inside Edition (1988). Michael Moore's a filmmaker. Al Franken was on Saturday Night Live (1975). The line is increasingly blurred between news and entertainment. Secondarily, the media's also shoving celebrities down our throats all the time. As a person, I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life.
41[on tabloid coverage of his life] It feels like being in a soap opera that you were unwittingly cast in and you have no choice about it. I get to watch my life like everyone else and think. "I can't believe they did that". And, for whatever reason, you become less special for movie audiences. It cheapens the brand if you want to look at it in a really crass sense. But I figure it has to go away at some point. Eventually someone will come along and have a sex tape or someone will play grab-ass with some kids and I'll be off page one.
42I feel like fame is wasted on me.
43[on the celebrity women the tabloids falsely link him to] Sometimes it's Britney Spears, and sometimes it's Carrie Fisher. I can't tell if I have a Lolita complex or an Oedipus complex.

#Trademark
1Often casts Titus Welliver and Victor Garber.
2Frequently sets his films in his hometown of Boston
3His films often focus on characters caught in situations out of their depth
4His films often feature corrupt but well meaning law enforcement figures
5Often works with brother Casey Affleck and friend Matt Damon.
6Opens his films with narration or title cards
7Frequently plays arrogant and ruthless characters

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