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  • Ben Affleck

    Born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California

awards & nominations

Argo (2012)

Ben Affleck as "Tony Mendez"

On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it's just a matter of time before the refugees are found and likely executed, the U.S. government calls on extractor Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to rescue them. Mendez's plan is to pose as a Hollywood producer scouting locations in Iran and train the refugees to act as his "film" crew.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Leading Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Hollywoodland (2006)

Ben Affleck as "George Reeves"

A detective (Adrien Brody) uncovers unexpected links to his own personal life as he probes the mysterious death of "Superman" actor George Reeves (Ben Affleck) in 1959. A possible affair between the actor and Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the wife of a studio executive (Bob Hoskins), might reveal the truth.

Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Ben Affleck as "Ned Alleyn"

"Shakespeare in Love" is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. A young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is out of cash and ideas, he meets his ideal woman and she inspires him to write one of his most famous plays.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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