Ben Affleck

Biography: Affleck is a talented actor, Oscar-winning screenwriter and promising director who shot to stardom in his twenties after a childhood acting career. In the '80s, the athletic actor appeared in a number of TV movies before making it to the big screen, notably as an anti-Semitic jock in the 1992 teen drama School Ties, costarring his future collaborator, Matt Damon. In 1995, he appeared in Mallrats, his first of many Kevin Smith comedies, but 1997 was Affleck's breakthrough year. First, he won raves as a comic-book artist in love with a lesbian in Smith's Chasing Amy. Then he and Damon cowrote and costarred in the drama Good Will Hunting, which earned the duo an Oscar for best original screenplay. He also began filming the Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love with Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom he had a much-publicized off-screen relationship. Over the next several years, Affleck took on leading roles in films of all genres---action (Armageddon), romantic comedy (Forces ofAffleck is a talented actor, Oscar-winning screenwriter and promising director who shot to stardom in his twenties after a childhood acting career. In the '80s, the athletic actor appeared in a number of TV movies before making it to the big screen, notably as an anti-Semitic jock in the 1992 teen drama School Ties, costarring his future collaborator, Matt Damon. In 1995, he appeared in Mallrats, his first of many Kevin Smith comedies, but 1997 was Affleck's breakthrough year. First, he won raves as a comic-book artist in love with a lesbian in Smith's Chasing Amy. Then he and Damon cowrote and costarred in the drama Good Will Hunting, which earned the duo an Oscar for best original screenplay. He also began filming the Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love with Gwyneth Paltrow, with whom he had a much-publicized off-screen relationship. Over the next several years, Affleck took on leading roles in films of all genres---action (Armageddon), romantic comedy (Forces of Nature) and drama (Pearl Harbor)---but it was another tabloid-grabbing romance, this time with Jennifer Lopez, that gained the most notice. Dubbed "Bennifer," the couple were stalked by the paparazzi until 2004, when they finally called it quits after starring together in two poorly received movies (Gigli and Smith's Jersey Girl). Affleck successfully branched out into directing with the critically acclaimed Gone Baby Gone (2007), which starred his younger brother, Casey. Then, after taking a couple years off from acting, Affleck returned full-force in 2009, starring in the romantic comedies He's Just Not That Into You and Extract and the political thriller State of Play. He followed that up by writing and directing The Town (2010). Affleck immediately got to work on his next big project, working both behind and in front of the camera for the political thriller Argo. The film garnered critical praise, solid box office returns and a slew of awards, including a second Academy Award for Affleck, as a producer of the film. He appeared in Runner, Runner, opposite Justin Timberlake, in 2013 and played the accused husband in the hit 2014 film Gone Girl. Affleck was announced as the next Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is scheduled to reprise the role in later Justice League films. Expand

Ben Affleck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 86 Argo
Lowest Metascore: 18 Gigli
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 49
  2. Negative: 9 out of 49
49 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Flash Nov 4, 2022 Batman/Bruce Wayne tbd
tbd The Batman Mar 4, 2022 Producer / Earlier Screenplay / Bruce Wayne/Batman 5.7
tbd Deep Water Jan 14, 2022 Vic Van Allen tbd
tbd The Last Duel Oct 15, 2021 Executive Producer / Producer / Screenplay / Principal Cast / Count Pierre D'Alençon / King Charles VI tbd
54 Zack Snyder's Justice League Mar 18, 2021 Executive Producer / Batman/Bruce Wayne 8.7
tbd Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Jul 7, 2020 Self tbd
66 The Way Back Mar 6, 2020 Producer / Producer / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Jack / Jack / Jack Cunningham / Jack Cunningham 8.4
35 The Last Thing He Wanted Feb 14, 2020 Principal Cast / Treat Morrison 3.1
46 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Oct 15, 2019 Principal Cast / Holden McNeil 5.0
61 Triple Frontier Mar 6, 2019 Tom 'Redfly' Davis 6.8
45 Justice League Nov 17, 2017 Executive Producer / Bruce Wayne/Batman / Batman/Bruce Wayne / Bruce Wayne/Batman 6.1
80 Bending the Arc Oct 6, 2017 Executive Producer tbd
49 Live by Night Dec 25, 2016 Director / Produced By / Producer / Writer / Screenplay By / Cast / Joe Coughlin / Joe Coughlin 8.1
51 The Accountant Oct 14, 2016 Cast / Chris / Chris / Christian Wolff 7.3
40 Suicide Squad Aug 5, 2016 Bruce Wayne / Bruce Wayne/Batman 6.0
44 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mar 25, 2016 Bruce Wayne/Batman / Bruce Wayne/Batman 7.0
79 Gone Girl Oct 3, 2014 Nick Dunne / Nick Dunne 8.2
tbd CinemAbility Nov 8, 2013 Himself tbd
36 Runner Runner Oct 4, 2013 Cast / Ivan Block / Ivan Block 5.5
58 To the Wonder Apr 12, 2013 Neil / Neil 7.7
86 Argo Oct 12, 2012 Director / Tony Mendez 7.7
69 The Company Men Jan 21, 2011 Bobby Walker / Bobby Walker tbd
74 The Town Sep 17, 2010 Director / Director / Screenplay / Screenplay / Doug MacRay / Doug MacRay 7.8
61 Extract Sep 4, 2009 Dean 6.1
64 State of Play Apr 17, 2009 Rep. Stephen Collins 7.9
72 Gone Baby Gone Oct 19, 2007 Director / Screenplay 7.7
45 Smokin' Aces Jan 26, 2007 Jack Dupree 6.3
43 Feast Sep 22, 2006 Executive Producer 7.0
62 Hollywoodland Sep 8, 2006 George Reeves 5.9
65 Clerks II Jul 21, 2006 Gawking Guy 7.4