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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

Ben Affleck in the news

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7 Things That Need to Happen in Ben Affleck's 'Batman' Movie

Posted by
Rachel Horner on Aug 24th 2015, 10:00AM

Aug 24th 2015, 10:00AM

SDCC: New 'Batman v Superman' Trailer Reveals Wonder Woman in Action, Lots of Punching

Posted by
Phil Pirrello on Jul 11th 2015, 11:45AM

Jul 11th 2015, 11:45AM

SDCC: Ben Affleck in Talks to Direct, Star and Co-Write Solo 'Batman' Movie

Posted by
Phil Pirrello on Jul 9th 2015, 7:34PM

Jul 9th 2015, 7:34PM

Ben Affleck Admits That 'Daredevil' 'Didn't Work'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 3rd 2015, 9:30AM

Jul 3rd 2015, 9:30AM

Superheroes Face Off in New 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Photos

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 2nd 2015, 8:45AM

Jul 2nd 2015, 8:45AM

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Are Getting Divorced

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 30th 2015, 12:55PM

Jun 30th 2015, 12:55PM

Ben Affleck Had 'Improper Influence' on 'Finding Your Roots,' PBS Says

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 25th 2015, 9:45AM

Jun 25th 2015, 9:45AM

Will Ben Affleck Direct a Standalone Batman Movie?

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 24th 2015, 11:00AM

Jun 24th 2015, 11:00AM

Here Are 15 Actors That Were Almost Cast as Superman

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 12th 2015, 5:00AM

Jun 12th 2015, 5:00AM

Watch Batman Ride on Top of the Joker's Car in 'Suicide Squad' Leaked Footage

Posted by
Kelly Woo on May 28th 2015, 8:30AM

May 28th 2015, 8:30AM

The 'Armageddon' Honest Trailer Will Give You More Respect for Ben Affleck

Posted by
Gina Carbone on May 27th 2015, 8:40AM

May 27th 2015, 8:40AM

Batman Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Dark Knight

Posted by
Gary Susman on May 1st 2015, 6:30AM

May 1st 2015, 6:30AM

Common Cast in 'Suicide Squad,' Which May Include a Batman Cameo

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 23rd 2015, 9:35AM

Apr 23rd 2015, 9:35AM

'Embarrassed' Ben Affleck Regrets Asking TV Show to Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Apr 22nd 2015, 7:43AM

Apr 22nd 2015, 7:43AM

Watch the First 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Trailer in All Its Glory

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Apr 17th 2015, 3:02PM

Apr 17th 2015, 3:02PM

Zack Snyder Tweets First Image of Jason Momoa As Aquaman (PHOTO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 20th 2015, 5:10AM

Feb 20th 2015, 5:10AM

'Gone Girl's' Fincher, Affleck, Flynn to Remake 'Strangers on a Train'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 13th 2015, 9:45AM

Jan 13th 2015, 9:45AM

A 'Gone Girl' Sequel Could Happen 'At Some Point,' Says Gillian Flynn (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 12th 2015, 11:30AM

Jan 12th 2015, 11:30AM

Christian Bale Was Bummed When Ben Affleck Was Cast as Batman

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 24th 2014, 11:45AM

Nov 24th 2014, 11:45AM

Ben Affleck Was First Choice for 'Very Rough' Batman in 'Dawn of Justice'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 13th 2014, 12:00PM

Oct 13th 2014, 12:00PM

Box Office: In the 'Gone Girl' vs. 'Annabelle' Battle, Everybody Wins

Posted by
Gary Susman on Oct 6th 2014, 5:00AM

Oct 6th 2014, 5:00AM

Ben Affleck Facts: 31 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Gone Girl' Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on Oct 3rd 2014, 6:00AM

Oct 3rd 2014, 6:00AM

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Gone Girl,' 'The Originals,' 'Homeland,' & More (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jonny Black on Oct 2nd 2014, 10:45AM

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:45AM

Rosamund Pike on the Joys of Being David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 1st 2014, 12:00PM

Oct 1st 2014, 12:00PM

Ben Affleck Has Words With Neil Patrick Harris in This Exclusive 'Gone Girl' Clip (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 30th 2014, 8:00AM

Sep 30th 2014, 8:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Ben Affleck's 'Frozen'-Obsessed Kids, NPH's Wedding, Aretha Franklin Covers Adele (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 30th 2014, 3:35AM

Sep 30th 2014, 3:35AM

Ben Affleck Had a Very Expensive Reason for Not Taking Home His 'Batman v Superman' Batsuit

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 29th 2014, 11:00AM

Sep 29th 2014, 11:00AM

NYFF Review: 10 Things You Should Know About 'Gone Girl'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 29th 2014, 8:40AM

Sep 29th 2014, 8:40AM

Watch Ben Affleck Flirt With Rosamund Pike in This Clip From 'Gone Girl'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 26th 2014, 11:30AM

Sep 26th 2014, 11:30AM

Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's 'Gone Girl' Soundtrack Right Now

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Sep 25th 2014, 6:39AM

Sep 25th 2014, 6:39AM

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

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