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  • Ben Affleck

    Born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California

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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

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Here's Your First Official Look at the New Batmobile (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 11th 2014, 7:34AM

Sep 11th 2014, 7:34AM

Are These Sneaky Set Pics of the Batmobile? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 10th 2014, 7:15AM

Sep 10th 2014, 7:15AM

The 'Gone Girl' Ending May Not Have Been Changed After All

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 4th 2014, 11:00AM

Sep 4th 2014, 11:00AM

David Fincher Explains How He Changed the Ending of 'Gone Girl' (Sort Of)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 14th 2014, 7:50AM

Aug 14th 2014, 7:50AM

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to Robin Williams: 'He Made My Dreams Come True'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 12th 2014, 11:40AM

Aug 12th 2014, 11:40AM

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Release Date Moved to March 25, 2016

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 6th 2014, 12:50PM

Aug 6th 2014, 12:50PM

Here's Your First Look at Ben Affleck as an Aging Bruce Wayne in 'Batman v Superman' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Aug 5th 2014, 10:45AM

Aug 5th 2014, 10:45AM

Take Another Look at Ben Affleck as Batman, Courtesy of Zack Snyder (PHOTO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 24th 2014, 1:45PM

Jul 24th 2014, 1:45PM

Robert Downey Jr. Is Hollywood's Highest Paid Actor

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Jul 21st 2014, 11:00AM

Watch the Devilish New Trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 7th 2014, 8:45AM

Jul 7th 2014, 8:45AM

Henry Cavill Is Still Super Handsome (But Way More Serious) in the First Official 'Batman v Superman' Photo

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 3rd 2014, 7:45AM

Jul 3rd 2014, 7:45AM

Is This the Warner Bros-DC Movies Line-Up for the Next Four Years?

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jun 13th 2014, 9:15AM

Jun 13th 2014, 9:15AM

'Dawn of Justice' Is Now the Official Title of 'Batman v. Superman'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 21st 2014, 10:20AM

May 21st 2014, 10:20AM

Ben Affleck's 'Sad Batman' Meme Gives 'Sad Keanu' a Run for Its Money (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Jonny Black on May 14th 2014, 3:00PM

May 14th 2014, 3:00PM

Here's Ben Affleck's Batsuit and Batmobile From 'Batman vs. Superman' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 13th 2014, 8:50AM

May 13th 2014, 8:50AM

Zack Snyder Teases the New Batmobile From 'Batman vs. Superman' (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 12th 2014, 10:00AM

May 12th 2014, 10:00AM

After a Decade, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's 'Project Greenlight' Is Back

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Apr 30th 2014, 3:00PM

Apr 30th 2014, 3:00PM

What We Know About the 'Justice League' Movie Right Now

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 28th 2014, 9:20AM

Apr 28th 2014, 9:20AM

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer Delivers Chills, Thrills, and... Elvis Costello? (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Apr 14th 2014, 3:32PM

Apr 14th 2014, 3:32PM

Michael Keaton Says 'Beetlejuice 2' Is the Only Sequel He's Interested in Doing

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 4th 2014, 1:30PM

Mar 4th 2014, 1:30PM

'Batman vs. Superman': Zack Snyder Talks Batman Inspiration, Praises Ben Affleck

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 11th 2014, 12:00PM

Feb 11th 2014, 12:00PM

'Batman vs. Superman' Producer 'Couldn't Be More Excited' About Ben Affleck

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Feb 7th 2014, 1:30PM

Feb 7th 2014, 1:30PM

Matt Damon Has Seen Ben Affleck's Batsuit, and It's 'Excellent'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 6th 2014, 11:00AM

Feb 6th 2014, 11:00AM

'Batman vs. Superman' News: Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons Is Alfred in Upcoming Sequel

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 31st 2014, 8:20AM

Jan 31st 2014, 8:20AM

Ben Affleck's Batsuit Is 'Unbelievably Cool,' Says Jennifer Garner

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jan 22nd 2014, 12:00PM

Jan 22nd 2014, 12:00PM

Gillian Flynn Rewrites 'Gone Girl' Ending for David Fincher's Movie

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 10th 2014, 7:35AM

Jan 10th 2014, 7:35AM

'Batman vs. Superman' Filming Starts 'Very Soon,' Says Amy Adams

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jan 8th 2014, 11:45AM

Jan 8th 2014, 11:45AM

EW's Creepy 'Gone Girl' Cover Will Make Your Skin Crawl (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 8th 2014, 7:45AM

Jan 8th 2014, 7:45AM

'Runner Runner' Deleted Scene: What's Your Preferred Currency? (VIDEO)

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on Jan 3rd 2014, 6:05AM

Jan 3rd 2014, 6:05AM

Ben Affleck Teases His Version of Batman, Explains Why He Took the Part

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 4th 2013, 7:30AM

Dec 4th 2013, 7:30AM

Ben Affleck Is Taking Lots of Notes on David Fincher's Directing Style

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Nov 22nd 2013, 3:30PM

Nov 22nd 2013, 3:30PM

Are These 'Man of Steel' Sequel Titles?

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 21st 2013, 7:30AM

Nov 21st 2013, 7:30AM

Lex Luthor Confirmed for 'Batman vs. Superman,' Kevin Smith Teases Batsuit

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 11th 2013, 8:00AM

Nov 11th 2013, 8:00AM

'Batman vs. Superman' May Be Searching for a Wonder Woman

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 8th 2013, 6:15AM

Nov 8th 2013, 6:15AM

Ben Affleck Was 'Initially Reluctant' to Play Batman

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 25th 2013, 9:00AM

Oct 25th 2013, 9:00AM

The 'Gone Girl' Movie Has a Release Date

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 15th 2013, 1:45PM

Oct 15th 2013, 1:45PM

The 'Man of Steel' Sequel Is Shooting a Scene This Weekend

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 15th 2013, 12:00PM

Oct 15th 2013, 12:00PM

Ben Affleck Tried to Make 'Runner Runner' Less Horrible: Report

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 10th 2013, 4:30PM

Oct 10th 2013, 4:30PM

Ben Affleck Wants Larry David to Be in the 'Man of Steel' Sequel?

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 8th 2013, 10:16AM

Oct 8th 2013, 10:16AM

Box Office: What Made 'Runner Runner' Stumble Stumble?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 7th 2013, 10:45AM

Oct 7th 2013, 10:45AM

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