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How rich is Ben Affleck?

Ben Affleck net worth:
$120 Million

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Ben Affleck Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on 15 August 1972, in Berkeley, California USA, and widely known under the name of Ben Affleck is as an actor, screenwriter, film director and producer, the winner of such first-rate international awards as Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA Awards among others.

So just how rich is Ben Affleck? Authoritative sources estimate that Ben’s net worth is now over $120 million, accumulated during a career in the entertainment industry which began as a child actor in the mid-1980s.

Ben Affleck Net Worth $120 Million

Ben was a child actor from seven years of age, taking part in commercials and in some small roles in TV films and series. He attended Cambridge Alternative Public School with friend and future star actor Matt Damon, and then reluctantly the University of Vermont and Occidental College California, before dropping out to pursue a career in films. Ben really opened his account on the big screen with the role of Chesty Smith in the film directed by Robert Mandel – “School Ties” – in 1992, then appeared in the films “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui, “Dazed and Confused” directed by Richard Linklater, “Chasing Amy” directed by Kevin Smith, “Glory Daze” directed by Rich Wilkes, and “Going All the Way” directed by Mark Pellington.

In 1997, Affleck was recognized not only as an outstanding actor but also as a great screenwriter. Together with co-writer Matt Damon, they won Academy, Golden Globe and Satellite Awards among others for their screen script for the film “Good Will Hunting”, directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Ben, Robin Williams, and Matt Damon in the title role. In addition to this, the cast of the film won a Screen Actors Guild Award for their outstanding performance. One successful film followed another, so in 1998 “Shakespeare in Love” and “Armageddon” were released, directed respectively by John Madden and Michael Bay. Affleck’s status and popularity rose as he won two MTV Movie awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award for roles in these films.

Ben has since worked on many successful films, including “Forces of Nature” directed by Bronwen Hughes co-starring with Sandra Bullock, “Pearl Harbor” directed by Michael Bay, “The Sum of All Fears” directed by Phil Alden Robinson and co-starring with Morgan Freeman, “Changing Lanes” directed by Roger Michell co-starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, “Daredevil” directed by Mark Steven Johnson, and “He’s Just Not That Into You” directed by Ken Kwapis, co-starring with Jennifer Aniston, an impressive line-up indeed.

In 2010 the crime drama film “The Town” was released, and again increased Affleck’s standing as he appeared as the leading actor, plus co-wrote and directed of the fil; at the box office it grossed well over $150 million, and received positive critiques, being nominated for more than fifteen different awards.

In 2012 Affleck directed, produced and starred in the even more successful film – “Argo” – which brought him an Oscar, American Film Institute, BAFTA, Directors Guild of America and Golden Globe Awards for producing the film, and several awards for directing as well.

In his personal life, Ben Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005, and they have three children together, and although have apparently been separated since 2015, they continue to reside in the same property at Pacific Palisades in California, Previously Ben was in relationships with actress Gwyneth Paltrow from 1997 to 1999, and with Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004. His hobbies include card-playing, poker and blackjack.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Witness for the Prosecution 2018 producer announced
Justice League 2017 executive producer post-production
The Batman producer pre-production
Thirst TV Movie executive producer announced
Bending the Arc 2017 Documentary executive producer
Live by Night 2016 producer - produced by
Incorporated 2016 TV Series executive producer
The Runner 2016 TV Series executive producer - 75 episodes
The Leisure Class 2015 TV Movie executive producer
More Time with Family 2014 TV Movie executive producer
Argo 2012 producer
Reporter 2009 Documentary executive producer
Feast 2005 executive producer
Project Greenlight 2001-2005 TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes
The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 executive producer
All Grown Up 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Speakeasy 2002 executive producer
Push, Nevada 2002 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Third Wheel 2002 executive producer
Stolen Summer 2002 producer
Crossing Cords 2001 Short executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Witness for the Prosecution 2018 announced
Justice League 2017 post-production Bruce Wayne Batman
Justice League Part Two announced Bruce Wayne Batman
The Batman pre-production Bruce Wayne Batman
Live by Night 2016 Joe Coughlin
The Accountant 2016 Christian Wolff
Suicide Squad 2016 Bruce Wayne Batman (uncredited)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Bruce Wayne Batman
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Brian Salty Flanagan
Gone Girl 2014 Nick Dunne
Runner Runner 2013 Ivan Block
To the Wonder 2012 Neil
Argo 2012 Tony Mendez
The Town 2010 Doug MacRay
The Company Men 2010 Bobby Walker
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 TV Series Man at Store
Extract 2009 Dean
State of Play 2009 Stephen Collins
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 Neil
Smokin' Aces 2006 Jack Dupree
Hollywoodland 2006 George Reeves
Clerks II 2006 Gawking Guy
Man About Town 2006 Jack Giamoro
Surviving Christmas 2004 Drew Latham
Jersey Girl 2004 Ollie Trinke
Paycheck 2003 Jennings
Gigli 2003 Larry Gigli
Daredevil 2003 Matt Murdock Daredevil
The Third Wheel 2002 Michael
The Sum of All Fears 2002 Jack Ryan
Changing Lanes 2002 Gavin Banek
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Holden McNeil Ben Affleck
Daddy and Them 2001 Lawrence Bowen
Pearl Harbor 2001 Capt. Rafe McCawley
Saturday Night Live 2001 TV Series Donnie Bartalotti
Bounce 2000 Buddy Amaral
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Video Joseph (voice)
Reindeer Games 2000 Rudy Duncan
SNL Fanatic 2000 TV Short Jason
Boiler Room 2000 Jim Young
Dogma 1999 Bartleby
Forces of Nature 1999 Ben Holmes
200 Cigarettes 1999 Bartender
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Ned Alleyn
Armageddon 1998 A.J. Frost
Phantoms 1998 Sheriff Bryce Hammond
Good Will Hunting 1997 Chuckie Sullivan
Chasing Amy 1997 Holden McNeil
Going All the Way 1997 Gunner Casselman
Mallrats 1995 Shannon
Glory Daze 1995 Jack
Lifestories: Families in Crisis 1994 TV Series Aaron Henry
Against the Grain 1993 TV Series Joe Willie Clemons
Dazed and Confused 1993 O'Bannion
Almost Home 1993 TV Series Kevin Johnson
School Ties 1992 Chesty Smith
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 Basketball Player #10 (uncredited)
Daddy 1991 TV Movie Ben Watson
Field of Dreams 1989 Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
The Second Voyage of the Mimi 1988 TV Series C.T. Granville
Hands of a Stranger 1987 TV Movie Billy Hearn
ABC Afterschool Specials 1986 TV Series Danny Coleman
The Voyage of the Mimi 1984 TV Series C.T. Granville
The Dark End of the Street 1981 Tommy

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Batman screenplay pre-production
Live by Night 2016 screenplay by
The Town 2010 screenplay
Gone Baby Gone 2007 screenplay
Push, Nevada TV Series creator - 8 episodes, 2002 written by - 2 episodes, 2002
Good Will Hunting 1997 written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Witness for the Prosecution 2018 announced
Live by Night 2016 directed by
Argo 2012
The Town 2010
Gimme Shelter 2008 Video short
Gone Baby Gone 2007
I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I Have a Three Picture Deal at Disney 1993 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywoodland 2006 performer: "Sin un amor", "Aquellos ojos verdes"
Surviving Christmas 2004 performer: "O Christmas Tree"
Jersey Girl 2004 performer: "God That's Good"
Reindeer Games 2000 performer: "Little Drummer Boy" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Virunga 2014 Documentary very special thanks
Massholes 2012 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Turning It Over 2010 Short special thanks
The Messenger 2009/I special thanks
Dakota Skye 2008 special thanks
Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun 2007 Video short special thanks
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' 2006 Video documentary special thanks
Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry 2004 Documentary special thanks
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil' 2003 Video documentary special thanks
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats' 1999 Video documentary short special thanks
Dogma 1999 the director would like to thank: a pimp with passion - as Affleck
Shakespeare in Love and on Film 1999 TV Movie documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot 2013 Documentary Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Les Coulisses des Golden Globes 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2003-2012 TV Series Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Rencontres de cinéma 2012 TV Series Himself
Vivir de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Himself
ES.TV HD 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor 2004-2012 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2012 TV Series Himself
2012 Do Something Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Himself (2013)
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
Guys Choice Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Award Winner
Unite for Japan 2011 Short Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2011 TV Series Himself
Ben's Boston 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary short Himself - Director and Co-Screenwriter / Doug MacRay
The Town: A Director's Journey 2010 Video documentary short Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2010 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Daybreak 2010 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2010 TV Movie Himself
Guys Choice 2010 TV Movie Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2010 TV Special Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sundance Skippy 2010 Documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'State of Play' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
2009 World Series of Poker 2009 TV Series Himself
Tracing Amy: The Chasing Amy Doc 2009 Video documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1999-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 1998-2009 TV Series Himself - Senaste Film / Himself / Himself - Om Filmen
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Tellement People 2008 TV Series Himself
Capturing Authenticity: Casting 'Gone Baby Gone' 2008 Video short Himself
Going Home: Behind the Scenes with Ben Affleck 2008 Video short Himself
Larry King Live 2004-2007 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2007 TV Series Himself
Red Sox Baby 2007 Video short Himself (voice)
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006 TV Series Himself
Scream Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
Train Wreck! 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The View 2003-2006 TV Series Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
MovieReal: Hollywoodland 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Movie Rush 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Headline News 2006 TV Series Chuckie Sullivan
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' 2006 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Mallrats: The Erection of an Epic - The Making of Mallrats 2005 Video documentary short Himself - 'Shannon'
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
Making 'Dazed' 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Directors 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
From Hong Kong to Hollywood: The Making of John Woo 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
2004 World Series 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself - Crowd Member (uncredited)
Surviving Christmas: Unwrapping the Comedy 2004 TV Short Himself
World Poker Tour 2004 TV Series Himself
T4 2004 TV Series Himself
Paycheck: Designing the Future 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Retrofitting 'Paycheck' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Tempting Fate: The Stunts of 'Paycheck' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
X-Play 2004 TV Series Himself
Dateline NBC 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Total Request Live 2002-2004 TV Series Himself
The Luvvies: The Awards the Stars Don't Want 2004 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2004 TV Series Himself
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party 2004 Documentary Himself
El gordo y la flaca 2003 TV Series Himself
Primer impacto: edición nocturna 2003 TV Series Himself
¡Despierta América! 2003 TV Series Himself
4Pop 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me 2003 Video Himself (segment "Jenny From the Block")
The Curse of the Bambino 2003 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay
Daytona 500: The Great American Race Pre-Race Show 2003 TV Movie Himself - Host
MADtv 2003 TV Series Himself
Player$ 2003 TV Series Himself
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil' 2003 Video documentary Himself
A Cautionary Tale: The Making of 'The Sum of All Fears' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Secrets of Superstar Fitness 2002 TV Series Himself
Regis and Kelly in Prime Time 2002 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Changing Lanes' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Pearl Harbor: Boot Camp 2002 Video documentary Himself
Pearl Harbor: Production Diary 2002 Video documentary Himself
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Stars: An Oscar's Party 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Himself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma 2001 Video documentary short Himself (Interviewee)
Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Journey to the Screen: The Making of 'Pearl Harbor' 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Himself
Mundo VIP 2001 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Live Lunch 2001 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2000-2001 TV Series Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'Traffic' Film Clip
Inside the Actors Studio 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998-2000 TV Series Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Lux 2000 TV Series Himself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
View Askew's Look Back at 'Mallrats' 1999 Video documentary short Himself - 'Shannon'
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1999 TV Series Himself
1999 ESPY Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
Shakespeare in Love and on Film 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Screenplay
The Making of 'Good Will Hunting' 1997 Video documentary short Himself
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2017 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2016-2017 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Gone Girl / Herself
Extra 2003-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Gone Girl
The Accountant: Behavioral Science 2017 Video documentary short Himself
The Accountant: Inside the Man 2017 Video documentary short Himself
The Accountant in Action 2017 Video documentary short Himself
Today 2009-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2017 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2006-2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Himself
Good Morning America 2012-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2003-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2016 TV Special Himself
Batcave: Legacy of the Lair 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Batman: Austerity & Rage 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Dawn of Justice: Save the Bats 2016 Video short Himself
Dawn of Justice: Uniting the World's Finest 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Gods and Men: A Meeting of Giants 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Might and the Power of a Punch 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons 2016 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Style Story 2016 TV Series Himself
Conan 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Gone Girl
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2014-2016 TV Series short Himself
Rotten Tomatoes 2016 TV Series Himself
Dawn of the Justice League 2016 TV Short Himself
Project Greenlight 2001-2015 TV Series Himself
The 2015 ESPY Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - Gone Girl
IMDb: What to Watch 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
TMZ on TV 2014 TV Series Himself / Nick Dunne
Real Time with Bill Maher 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Special Look 2014 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2003-2014 TV Series Himself
World Premiere 2014 TV Series Himself
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
Tosh.0 2014 TV Series Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Runner, Runner: House of Cards -The Inside Story of Online Poker 2014 Documentary short
CinemAbility 2013 Documentary Himself
A Discussion with the Cast of Argo 2013 Video short Himself
Argo: Ben Affleck's Balancing Act 2013 Video short Himself
Argo: Declassified 2013 Video short Himself
Argo: The Istanbul Journey 2013 Video short Himself
Official 2013 World Series Film 2013 Himself - Narrator
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1999-2013 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Donnie Bartalotti / ...
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2013 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party / Himself - Guest
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature and Co-Winner: Best Picture
Vanity Fair's Hollywood 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Argo: Absolute Authenticity 2013 Video short Himself
Argo: The CIA and Hollywood Connection 2013 Video short Himself
EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Show 2013 TV Special Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012-2013 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hoy nos toca 2017 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Gone Girl
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Gone Girl
The Insider 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself
Film Hawk 2016 Documentary
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2015 TV Series Batman
Media Buzz 2015 TV Series Himself
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - Gone Girl
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Argo: Tony Mendez on Tony Mendez 2013 Video short Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Ivan Block
1002 Momentos de la tele 2012 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Tony Medez in 'Argo'
Rescued from Tehran: We Were There 2012 Video documentary short Tony Mendez (uncredited)
Real Time with Bill Maher 2010 TV Series Himself
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Himself
Behind the Scenes with Joe Carnahan 2010 Video documentary short Jack Dupree (uncredited)
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Biggest Loser 2009 TV Series Himself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' 2009 Video Himself
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
E! True Hollywood Story 2002-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
American Greed 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
La rentadora 2007 TV Series
Movie Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Ned Alleyn
Shownieuws 2007 TV Series Himself
Manufacturing Dissent 2007 Documentary Himself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (uncredited)
Penélope, camino a los Oscar 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon 2005 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies 2005 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Last Laugh '04 2004 TV Movie Himself
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #100: Ben Affleck's Strip Show
MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 2003 TV Special Himself
Daredevil: Featured Villain - Kingpin 2003 Video short Matt Murdock Daredevil
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - #90 Ben Affleck in Rehab
Extra 2003 TV Series Himself
It's Good to Be... 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon 2001 Video short Kenny (uncredited)
Aerosmith: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing 1998 Video short A.J. Frost
Gomorron 1998 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Redeemer Award Razzie Awards From RAZZIE "Winner" for Gigli
2015 Valentine Davies Award Writers Guild of America, USA
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Argo (2012) · Grant Heslov
· George Clooney
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Argo (2012)
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Argo (2012) · Grant Heslov
· George Clooney
2013 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Argo (2012)
2013 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Argo (2012)
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Argo (2012) · Amy Herman (unit production manager plaque)
· David 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)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Argo (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Argo (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
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) Argo (2012)
2013 Modern Master Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Argo (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
2012 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 Audience Award Aspen Filmfest Audience Special Recognition - Feature Argo (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 Career Achievement Award Casting Society of America, USA
2012 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Argo (2012)
2012 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Argo (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
2012 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Picture Argo (2012)
2012 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 IFCS Award Internet Film Critic Society Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 Special Achievement in Filmmaking Award National Board of Review, USA Argo (2012)
2012 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Argo (2012)
2011 Chairman's Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Town (2010)
2010 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Town (2010) · Owen Burke
· Jon Hamm
· Jeremy Renner
· Rebecca Hall
· Slaine
· Blake Lively
· Titus Welliver
· Chris Cooper
· Pete Postlethwaite
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Town (2010) · Jeremy Renner
· Jon Hamm
· Rebecca Hall
· Blake Lively
· Slaine
· Owen Burke
· Titus Welliver
· Pete Postlethwaite
· Chris Cooper
2007 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland (2006)
2007 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best First Film Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2007 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best New Filmmaker Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Filmmaker Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2007 Hollywood Breakthrough Award Hollywood Film Awards Breakthrough Directing Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2007 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Directorial Debut Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2007 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best First Film Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2006 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Hollywoodland (2006)
2006 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival Best Actor Hollywoodland (2006)
2004 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Daredevil (2003)
2004 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Gigli (2003) · Jennifer Lopez
2004 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Most Offensive Male Character Surviving Christmas (2004)
2003 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Daredevil (2003)
2002 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor Pearl Harbor (2001)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance Bounce (2000)
2001 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor Pearl Harbor (2001)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Comedy/Romance Forces of Nature (1999)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Sci-Fi Armageddon (1998)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Shakespeare 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
1999 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Fake Accent: Male Gigli (2003)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Original Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Newcomer of the Year Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Feature Film Category Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Armageddon (1998) · Liv Tyler
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1997 Special Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor The Accountant (2016)
2017 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program Project 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)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
2015 EDA Special Mention Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Gone Girl (2014) · Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Gone Girl (2014) · Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Tyler Perry
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· David Clennon
· Lisa Banes
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Ensemble Gone Girl (2014) · Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Tyler Perry
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· David Clennon
· Lisa Banes
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Gone 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
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Argo (2012)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Direction Argo (2012)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Film Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) Argo (2012)
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Argo (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
2013 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Argo (2012)
2013 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Argo (2012)
2013 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Argo (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
2013 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Argo (2012)
2013 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Picture (Miglior film) Argo (2012)
2013 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Argo (2012)
2013 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Argo (2012)
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2013 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama Argo (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Argo (2012) · George Clooney
· Grant Heslov
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Argo (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
2012 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Favorite Celebrity of the Year
2012 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best Movie Director Argo (2012)
2012 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor The Company Men (2010)
2012 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Argo (2012)
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Argo (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
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Argo (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
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Action Movie The Town (2010)
2011 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Adapted Screenplay The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2011 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form Reporter (2009) · Eric Daniel Metzgar (director)
· Mikaela Beardsley (producer)
· Steven Cantor (producer)
· Jacqueline Glover (supervising producer)
· Ann Derry (co-producer)
· Sheila Nevins (executive producer)
2011 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010 Davis Award Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year The Town (2010)
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor of the Decade Daredevil (2003)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director The Town (2010)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted The Town (2010) · Peter Craig
· Aaron Stockard
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best First Feature Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Filmmaker Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Hollywoodland (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland (2006)
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best First Feature Gone Baby Gone (2007)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Hollywoodland (2006)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Project 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
2005 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Jersey Girl (2004)
2005 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Jersey Girl (2004) · Jennifer Lopez
· Liv Tyler
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Project 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)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards, Mexico Sexiest Hero (Héroe más Sexy) Daredevil (2003)
2004 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series Television Project Greenlight (2001) · Matt Damon
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Dan Cutforth
· Jane Lipsitz
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2003 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Daredevil (2003) · Jennifer Garner
2003 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series Television Project Greenlight (2001) · Matt Damon
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Elizabeth Bronstein
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor - Drama/Action Adventure Daredevil (2003)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Chemistry Daredevil (2003) · Jennifer Garner
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding 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)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Pearl Harbor (2001)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Pearl Harbor (2001) · Kate Beckinsale
· Josh Hartnett
2002 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor, Drama/Action Adventure Changing Lanes (2002)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Animated Character Performance Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) · Luc Chamberland (animation director: Joseph)
2001 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Bounce (2000) · Gwyneth Paltrow
2001 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Chemistry Pearl Harbor (2001) · Kate Beckinsale
2000 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Couple Forces of Nature (1999) · Sandra Bullock
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor Reindeer Games (2000)
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Sleazebag Boiler Room (2000)
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Armageddon (1998)
1999 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Shakespeare in Love (1998)
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1999 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Armageddon (1998)
1999 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Armageddon (1998) · Liv Tyler
1999 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Armageddon (1998) · Liv Tyler
1999 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor Armageddon (1998)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
· Minnie Driver
· Stellan Skarsgård
· Robin Williams
1998 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) · Matt Damon
1995 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival Argo (2012)
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best First Feature Gone Baby Gone (2007)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
2012 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Argo (2012)
1997 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Good 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
1 He is distantly related to sixteen U.S. presidents including Barack Obama. He is also distantly related to the late Princess Diana.
2 Tenth 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.
3 Avid poker player.
4 Brother-in-law of Summer Phoenix.
5 Father (with Jennifer Garner) of Violet Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck.
6 He 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.
7 He 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).
8 He is the first actor to be cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman by two different directors.
9 With 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.
10 He 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.
11 He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Argo (2012). He also directed the latter.
12 Received a lifetime ban from playing blackjack at the Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino due to his 'counting cards' skills.
13 Was only five-foot one when entering high school and describes himself as having been ''An awkward theater geek''.
14 Of the first three actors to play Jack Ryan, he was Tom Clancy's favourite.
15 In 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.
16 With his casting in the new Batman vs. Superman movie, Affleck has portrayed 3 superheroes (Daredevil, Hollywoodland, and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice).
17 He 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.
18 As 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.
19 Starred 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.
20 He has the distinction of being the only actor to wear both a Batman suit and Superman suit in two different films.
21 Began an intense two-hour a day workout regime the day after he was cast as Batman.
22 Became 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.
23 Became 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.
24 Became 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.
25 He 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.
26 He has played two comic book characters whose most famous story lines were written by Frank Miller: Batman and Daredevil.
27 He 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.
28 At forty years old, he is the oldest actor to be cast in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
29 Since 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).
30 The 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).
31 When he and best friend Matt Damon were struggling actors, they both shared a Boston bank account.
32 At 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).
33 Ben and Jennifer Garner are expecting their third child [August 22, 2011].
34 Has directed 3 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Amy Ryan, Jeremy Renner, and Alan Arkin.
35 Lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
36 As a teenager, he lived in México where he learned to speak Spanish.
37 Claims that his hero is Harrison Ford.
38 Majored in Middle Eastern affairs in college.
39 He has an entry in Jean Tulard's "Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs", published in Paris in 2007 (pgs. 15/16).
40 Was 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.
42 Since 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]
43 Dec. 2007 - Ranked 50 in EW's The 50 Smartest People In Hollywood.
44 2002: Voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
45 Was originally set to play "Don Haskins" in Glory Road (2006), but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
46 He 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).
47 Turned 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.
48 Has a fear of flying.
49 His father was at one time a janitor at Harvard University, the inspiration for Will Hunting's job at MIT in Good Will Hunting (1997).
50 Winner of the 2006 Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role in "Hollywoodland".
51 Besides being known as the title character in the Daredevil franchise, is also known as Superman in the George Reeves bio-pic "Hollywoodland".
52 Is an avid fan of Robert Englund.
53 Was 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).
54 At 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.
55 Tom 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.
56 Quit smoking when Violet was born.
57 Appeared 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.
58 Is a fan of the Red Sox baseball team
59 Had 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.
60 Prior to achieving leading man status, he was often cast as a bully.
61 As of 2005, has a total of seven Razzie Nominations (including three for Worst Actor) and two "wins".
62 In 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).
63 Is a staunch Democrat and has supported Senator John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.
64 When he was dating Jennifer Lopez, hated the paparazzi referring to them as "Bennifer."
65 In 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).
66 Appeared in a prop photo used in the movie Mermaids (1990).
67 Is 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.
68 He 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.
69 He learned to speak Arabic.
70 With the exception of Clerks (1994), he has appeared in all of Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse films.
71 Jennifer Lopez wrote the song "Dear Ben" about him and how much she loved him.
72 Speaks Spanish and French.
73 In the fall of 2003, he volunteered to spend several days with children with disabilities.
74 Has a Boston Celtics logo painted on the basketball court at his house.
75 Is getting paid $1.5 million dollars for doing commercials for L'Oreal Shampoo. (2003)
76 Ranked #41 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
77 Growing up, the Marvel Comic book character Daredevil was his hero. He got to play the character in the 2003 movie.
78 He 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.
79 Named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" (2002)
80 Voluntarily entered Promises Rehabilitation Center in Malibu, California for alcohol abuse. [July 2001]
81 His ancestry is mostly English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and distant/remote Swiss-German, Swedish, French, and Welsh. 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.
82 Confirms engagement to Jennifer Lopez, after giving her a reported $3.5 million ring. (Nov. 2002)
83 Is 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".
84 Ranked #77 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
85 Charlie Sheen drove him to Promises Rehabilitation Center in August, 2001
86 Was an extra with friend Matt Damon in Field of Dreams (1989).
87 Auditioned for Corey Haim's part in License to Drive (1988).
88 Chosen as one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World [1999]
89 Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World [2000]
90 Owns 5 motorcycles.
91 Has his teeth capped.
92 He and Matt Damon sold their Good Will Hunting (1997) script for $600,000.
93 Dropped out of Occidental College after 1 year, where he had studied Middle Eastern studies.
94 Dropped out of the University of Vermont after 1 semester.
95 Graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in 1990.
96 When 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.
97 He 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.
98 Owns vintage Ms. Pac-Man and Millipede video-arcade games.
99 Friend of and frequent collaborator with actor Matt Damon.
100 Older brother of actor Casey Affleck.
101 Fined $135 for driving in Massachusetts with a suspended license. [1999]

#Quote
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.
4 Having 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.
12 I'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.
14 I 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.
15 I 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.)
16 Part 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.
17 Newspapers 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.
18 I 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.
20 I 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.
21 I 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.
22 When 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.
23 I 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".
24 I 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.
25 I 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.
26 I'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.
27 I'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.
29 I'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.
31 Sure, 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.
32 God 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.
33 It'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.
35 When 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.
42 I 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
1 Square jaw
2 Often casts Titus Welliver and Victor Garber.
3 Frequently sets his films in his hometown of Boston
4 His films often focus on characters caught in situations out of their depth
5 His films often feature corrupt but well meaning law enforcement figures
6 Often works with brother Casey Affleck and friend Matt Damon.
7 Opens his films with narration or title cards
8 Frequently plays arrogant and ruthless characters

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