Ten fun facts about Ben Affleck

Fact 1
He first came to attention for his performances in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), and Dogma (1999).

Fact 2
In 1997, Affleck gained recognition as a writer when he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997).

Fact 3
He and Matt Damon founded the production company LivePlanet in 2000, and Pearl Street Films in 2012.

Fact 4
He is scheduled to portray Nick Dunne in the 2014 feature film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's 2012 best-selling novel Gone Girl.

Fact 5
He will portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 2015 sequel to the 2013 film Man of Steel.

Fact 6
Affleck worked as a child actor, appearing on the PBS children's series The Voyage of the Mimi, as well as in several movies made for television.

Fact 7
He later achieved international recognition for starring in films such as Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Daredevil (2003), Hollywoodland (2006), State of Play (2009), and The Town (2010).

Fact 8
Affleck is a critically acclaimed film director. He gained recognition as a director for his directorial debut Gone Baby Gone (2007) for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut.

Fact 9
He directed and starred in The Town (2010) and Argo (2012), which won him the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, and Directors Guild Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, the Producers Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Fact 10
In addition to film work, Affleck has been actively involved in politics and charitable causes.

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