Ben Affleck filmography

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Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. His first screen appearance was at the age of eight in a minor part in The Dark End of the Street (1981), an independent production set in Boston.[1] As a teenager, he appeared in several television shows, including the PBS educational programs The Voyage of the Mimi (1984) and The Second Voyage of the Mimi (1988), and an episode of the ABC Afterschool Special in 1986.[2] Affleck played an antisemite in the sports film School Ties (1992) and went on to feature as a regular on the short-lived television drama Against the Grain (1993).[3][4] He gained attention for playing the supporting part of a high-school senior in Richard Linklater's cult film Dazed and Confused (1993), after which he had his first leading role in Kevin Smith's comedy film Glory Daze (1995).[4][5]

The year 1997 was noteworthy for Affleck. He played a comic book artist in Smith's art-house success Chasing Amy, and featured in and co-wrote the screenplay of the drama Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon; they won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for it.[6][7] He next starred alongside Bruce Willis in Michael Bay's science fiction film Armageddon (1998), which proved to be his biggest commercial success to that point.[8][9] In 2000, Affleck formed a production company with Damon and Sean Bailey, named LivePlanet, which produced Project Greenlight (2001–05, 2015), a television reality series that provides training to first-time filmmakers.[10][11] He went on to serve as the executive producer of several projects directed by the winners of the show.[11][12] Affleck played opposite Kate Beckinsale in Bay's romantic war film Pearl Harbor (2001), which despite negative reviews was a box office hit.[13][14] His career subsequently went through a period of decline when he starred in a series of critical and commercial failures, including the superhero film Daredevil (2003), and the comedies Gigli (2003) and Surviving Christmas (2004), leading commentators to believe that the end of Affleck's career was imminent.[15][16] However, he made a comeback with the biographical film Hollywoodland (2006), in which his portrayal of George Reeves earned him a Golden Globe nomination.[15][17]

In 2007, Affleck made his feature film directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone, a thriller based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, which was critically praised.[18][19] He continued to take on acting jobs in films, featuring in the ensemble romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You (2009) and the drama The Company Men (2010).[20] Affleck went on to act in and direct two acclaimed features for Warner Bros.—the crime drama The Town (2010) and the historical thriller Argo (2012).[21] The latter film, about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis in which he played the intelligence agent Tony Mendez, won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Director.[lower-alpha 1][17][22][23] Also in 2012, Affleck and Damon launched another production company, named Pearl Street Films.[24] In 2014, Affleck played a man accused of murdering his wife in David Fincher's psychological thriller Gone Girl.[25] Two years later, he starred as Batman in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), his highest-grossing release, a role he will reprise in subsequent installments of a franchise set in the DC Extended Universe.[9][26]

Film

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Affleck at an event for Argo in 2012
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Film roles of Affleck
Title Year[lower-alpha 2] Role Director(s) Notes Ref(s)
Dark End of the Street, TheThe Dark End of the Street 1981 Unnamed Jan Egleson [27]
School Ties 1992 Chesty Smith Robert Mandel [28]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 Basketball Player 10 Fran Rubel Kuzui Uncredited [29]
I Killed My Lesbian Wife,
Hung Her on a Meat Hook,
and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney
1993 Himself Short film [30]
Dazed and Confused 1993 Fred O'Bannion Richard Linklater [5]
Mallrats 1995 Shannon Hamilton Kevin Smith [31]
Glory Daze 1996 Jack Rich Wilkes [32]
Chasing Amy 1997 Holden McNeil Kevin Smith [33]
Going All the Way 1997 Gunner Casselman Mark Pellington [34]
Good Will Hunting 1997 Chuckie Sullivan Gus Van Sant Also writer [35]
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Ned Alleyn John Madden [36]
Phantoms 1998 Sheriff Bryce Hammond Joe Chappelle [37]
Armageddon 1998 A. J. Frost Michael Bay [38]
Dogma 1999 Bartleby Kevin Smith [39]
Forces of Nature 1999 Ben Holmes Bronwen Hughes [40]
200 Cigarettes 1999 Bartender Risa Bramon Garcia [41]
Bounce 2000 Buddy Amaral Don Roos [42]
Reindeer Games 2000 Rudy Duncan John Frankenheimer [43]
Boiler Room 2000 Jim Young Ben Younger [44]
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Joseph (voice) Rob LaDuca/
Robert C. Ramirez
Animated film [45]
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Himself Kevin Smith Cameo [46]
Daddy and Them 2001 Lawrence Bowen Billy Bob Thornton [47]
Pearl Harbor 2001 Rafe McCawley Michael Bay [48]
Stolen Summer 2002 Pete Jones Producer [49]
Sum of All Fears, TheThe Sum of All Fears 2002 Jack Ryan Phil Alden Robinson [50]
Changing Lanes 2002 Gavin Banek Roger Michell [51]
The Third Wheel 2002 Michael Jordan Brady Also executive producer [52]
Speakeasy 2002 Brendan Murphy Executive producer [53]
The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 Efram Potelle/
Kyle Rankin
Executive producer [54]
Daredevil 2003 Matt Murdock / Daredevil Mark Steven Johnson [55]
Gigli 2003 Larry Gigli Martin Brest [56]
Paycheck 2003 Michael Jennings John Woo [57]
Surviving Christmas 2004 Drew Latham Mike Mitchell [58]
Jersey Girl 2004 Ollie Trinke Kevin Smith [59]
Feast 2005 John Gulager Executive producer [60]
Man About Town 2006 Jack Giamoro Mike Binder [61]
Clerks II 2006 Gawking Guy Kevin Smith [62]
Hollywoodland 2006 George Reeves Allen Coulter [63]
Smokin' Aces 2006 Jack Dupree Joe Carnahan [64]
Gone Baby Gone 2007 Himself Also writer [65]
He's Just Not That Into You 2009 Neil Ken Kwapis [66]
State of Play 2009 Stephen Collins Kevin Macdonald [67]
Extract 2009 Dean Mike Judge [68]
Company Men, TheThe Company Men 2010 Bobby Walker John Wells [69]
Town, TheThe Town 2010 Doug MacRay Himself Also writer [70]
Argo 2012 Tony Mendez Himself Also producer [71]
To the Wonder 2013 Neil Terrence Malick [72]
Runner Runner 2013 Ivan Block Brad Furman [73]
Gone Girl 2014 Nick Dunne David Fincher [74]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Bruce Wayne / Batman Zack Snyder [75]
Suicide Squad Film has yet to be released 2016 Bruce Wayne / Batman David Ayer Post-production;
cameo
[26]
The Accountant Film has yet to be released 2016 Chris Wolff Gavin O'Connor Post-production [76]
Live by Night Film has yet to be released 2017 Joe Coughlin Himself Post-production;
also writer and producer
[77]
Justice League Part One Film has yet to be released 2017 Bruce Wayne / Batman Zack Snyder Filming;
also executive producer
[78]

Television

Key
Shows that have not yet been aired Denotes shows that have not yet been aired
Television roles of Affleck
Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Voyage of the Mimi, TheThe Voyage of the Mimi 1984 C.T. Granville 6 episodes [79]
ABC Afterschool Special 1986 Danny Coleman Episode: "Wanted: The Perfect Guy" [80]
Hands of a Stranger 1987 Billy Hearn Television film [81]
Second Voyage of the Mimi, TheThe Second Voyage of the Mimi 1988 C.T. Granville 12 episodes [82]
Daddy 1991 Ben Watson Television film [83]
Torkelsons, TheThe Torkelsons 1993 Kevin Johnson Episode: "Is That All There Is?" [84]
Lifestories: Families in Crisis 1994 Aaron Henry Episode: "A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story" [85]
Against the Grain 1993 Joe Willie Clemons 8 episodes; main cast [86]
Saturday Night Live 1999–2013 Himself 8 episodes [2]
Project Greenlight 2001–05,
2015
Himself Executive producer [11][87]
Push, Nevada 2002 Executive producer and writer [88]
Reporter 2009 Documentary;
executive producer
[89]
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 Customer Episode: "Officer Krupke" [90]
The Leisure Class 2015 Television film;
executive producer
[91]
The Runner Film has yet to be released 2016 Executive producer [92]
Incorporated Film has yet to be released 2016 Executive producer [93]

See also

Footnotes

  1. Affleck did not receive a nomination for Best Director at the 85th Academy Awards, alhough Argo was nominated for, and won, Best Picture.[22]
  2. Refers to the film's earliest release

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