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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Actor
Los Angeles, CA

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Ben Affleck has been recognized for his work as a director, actor, writer, and producer and is a recipient of two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.Over his decades in the entertainment industry, Affleck's stand out performances include reprising the iconic role of Batman in three feature films; starring in John Madden's Oscar-winning "Shakespeare in Love;" and David Fincher's "Gone Girl." Affleck's other top acting credits include Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder," "Extract," "Pearl Harbor," "Hollywoodland," "The Accountant," and "Armageddon." Affleck is currently working on "Triple Frontier."

Affleck's directorial credits include "Live by Night," "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone" for which he earned several critics groups' awards, including the Best Directorial Debut Award from the National Board of Review. In addition to Affleck's directorial roster, he has co-written screenplays for several films including "The Town," "Gone Baby Gone," and "Good Will Hunting" which garnered his first Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.

Most notably, Affleck directed, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed film "Argo," which was awarded top honors, including the Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for Best Picture. Among its seven Oscar nominations, the film took home the title of Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Editing. Affleck was also praised for his work on the film, and received the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics' Choice Awards for Best Director.

Outside of his successful film career, Affleck is also a passionate advocate and philanthropist who supports many charitable organizations. In March 2010, he founded the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on the mission of helping the people of eastern Congo support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region.

In 2000, Affleck partnered with Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey to form LivePlanet, Inc. Their first endeavor, "Project Greenlight," premiered in 2001 on HBO and drew critical, audience and industry attention for its behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by a first-time filmmaker. The second season of "Project Greenlight" aired on HBO in 2003, with a third season on Bravo in 2005. All three seasons were nominated for Emmy Awards. The fourth season of "Project Greenlight," aired on HBO in 2015.

In addition to his successful film career, Affleck is also a passionate advocate and philanthropist. In March 2010, he founded the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on the mission of helping the people of eastern Congo support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region. Affleck is also a longtime political activist, as well as a strong supporter of many charitable organizations.

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