Ben Affleck Overview

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Born: August 15, 1972

Ben Affleck is one-half of 1997's "out of nowhere" story of the year. He and boyhood buddy Matt Damon won unanimous raves for their work in their self-scripted smash, Good Will Hunting. Winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay, the script for Good Will Hunting was written way back in 1994—when Affleck and Damon were still nobodies. When it came time to shoot, the lead role was decided by a coin toss. Damon got the lead (and an Oscar nomination for Best Actor), and Affleck took the less showy role of... See All

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