Ben Affleck can be considered one of the spoiled ones of Hollywood, on the one hand for the acting and directing talent he has demonstrated over time and on the other hand for the beautiful women who have crept into his life.
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt or rather Ben Affleck, the name by which he became famous throughout the world, is an American film star, director, screenwriter, and producer.
What is Ben Affleck’s net worth?
During his career, Ben Affleck has made hundreds of millions of dollars in salary. For example, in 2003 he received his largest career acting paycheck for the movie “Paycheck”, worth $15 million. At the time this article is written he has a net worth of $150 million.
- In 2018 Ben Affleck purchased a house in Los Angeles with $18 million
- He made $300,000 with the “Goodwill Hunting” screenplay
- At the peak of his career, Ben Affleck was paid $15 million to $20 million per movie with backend
- $250,000 for “Pearl Harbor”
- $300,000 for the sale of the “Good Will Hunting” screenplay
- $6 million for “Reindeer Games”
- $10 million for “Changing Lanes”
- $10 million for “The Sum of All Fears”
- $11.5 million for “Daredevil”
- $12.5 million for “Gigli”
Childhood and teenage
Ben Affleck was born on August 15, 1972, to Timothy Byers Affleck and Christine Anne Affleck. His father had many jobs before he finally became a photographer. His mother was a teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has a younger brother named Casey Affleck who is also a famous film actor.
Shortly after his birth, his parents separated and officially divorced in 1984. After the divorce, Affleck and his brother moved to Massachusetts.
Ben Affleck has always been interested in acting and among his first appearances on stage was a role played for a Burger King commercial. In 1984, he landed a role in the PBS miniseries called “The Voyage of the Mimi.” It was a science show that showed the crew of the Mini exploring the ocean.
Affleck attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he met his best friend, Matt Damon, who was two years older than him. They spent time together making drinks and smoking pot, all before Affleck landed major roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “School Ties”. In 1990, he got his major role in the classic called “Dazed and Confused”.
Career beginning and success
In 1997, Ben Affleck hit the big time after starring in and co-writing Matt Damon’s “Good Will Hunting”. This film won two Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. It also had seven more Academy Award nominations that year but also won a Golden Globe for the screenplay.
Later, Ben Affleck starred in well-known films such as “Shakespeare in Love”, “Armageddon”, “Pearl Harbor”, “Daredevil”, “Elektra” and “Hollywoodland”. He also tried his hand at directing, and in 2007, “Gone Baby Gone” appeared, starring his brother Casey.
Then, Affleck alternated roles in romantic comedies such as “He’s Just Not That Into You” with those in action films such as “State of Play” or “The Town” (he was also a director and screenwriter). In 2012 he could be seen in “Argo”, in the role of an agent trying to rescue several Americans from Iran. He also had the role of director and producer and thus won the second Oscar of his career.
In 2016 he entered the universe of superhero films and became Batman, being able to be seen in productions such as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “Suicide Squad” (2016), “Justice League” (2017), and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” (2021). “The Flash” was also released this year, with Affleck also playing Batman.
Honors and awards
Ben Affleck is the winner of two Oscars, 71 other awards, and 110 nominations in various categories.
For “Good Will Hunting” (best original screenplay, co-written with Matt Damon) and “Argo” (best picture), Affleck received Oscars.
He won virtually all of the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards for these two films.
On a personal level, Ben Affleck had a relationship with Jennifer Lopez, put under the media’s magnifying glass at every turn. In 2005, he married fellow actress Jennifer Garner, whom he first met on the set of Pearl Harbor. The two have three children, and in 2018 they officially divorced, having been separated for a long time.
In 2022 Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck secretly married in Las Vegas 20 years after their first split.
As hobbies, Affleck loves to listen to music and watch movies, has a weakness for motorcycles, and loves to play online poker, but also plays in certain tournaments or with his other actor friends. In fact, poker is a common passion among Hollywood actors, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Tobey Maguire.
Philanthropy and charity
Ben Affleck is also recognized for the charitable gestures he makes, especially for people in Africa, but also for others who cannot secure their daily food.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner purchased a house in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood for $17.55 million in 2009. Though, in 2018 they sold the house to Adam Levine for the sum of $32 million.
In 2018 Ben bought a mansion in the Pacific Palisades for $19 million. But he sold it in 2022 for $29.995 million.