Ben Affleck

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Quotes (38)

  • Ben: (on appearing in (his then fiancee) Jennifer Lopez's music video, 'Jenny From The Block') If I have a big regret, it was doing the music video. But that happened years ago. I've moved on. It not only makes me look like a petulant fool (to blame Lopez), but it surely qualifies as ungentlemanly? For the record, did she hurt my career? No.

  • Ben: (in 2007 about his toddler Violet) She's happy as hell. All I want to do is go home, just to be around her again.

  • Ben: (on his previous romance with Jennifer Lopez) It was probably bad for my career. What happens in this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. I ended up in an unfortunate crosshair position where I was in a relationship and the media mostly lied and inflated a bunch of salacious stuff for the sake of selling magazines. And I paid a certain price for that.

  • Ben: (revealing the movie “Smokin' Aces” made him quit smoking) The whole week that I shot, I smoked, like, five packs a day. By the time the movie was over, I was so sick of smoking, I just didn't want to do it anymore, and I quit.

  • Ben: Never film yourself having sex. You think you'll look powerful and vital, but you don't. You look like a sick, shivering polar bear.

  • Ben: On the night of the awards, I carried the Oscar around waist-high. I never had so many women ask me 'Can I touch it?' in my life. Sadly, they were talking about the statuette.

  • Ben: There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You're embarrassed by your parents, and you're trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom.

  • Ben: Yes, I'm going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President.

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Trivia (45)

  • In 2013, Ben won another Academy Award for Best Picture in his work on Argo.

  • In 1998, Ben won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in his work on Good Will Hunting.

  • Ben and his siblings moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts after their parents divorced when he was 11.

  • Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner welcomed their second daughter, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, born January 6, 2009 in Los Angeles. Garner and Affleck, both 36, are also parents to daughter Violet, 3.

  • In 1998, Ben won a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay-Motion Picture for Good Will Hunting. Ben has been nominated for two SAG awards. In 1998, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Good Will Hunting. In 1999 he won Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Shakespeare In Love. Ben has also been nominated for three Emmy awards. In 2002, 2004 and 2005 he was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program for his show Project Greenlight.

  • While Ben was directing the film Gone Baby Gone, police mistook him for a Boston drug dealer and he, along with some of the crew, were almost arrested.

  • Ben was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2007.

  • Ben and Jennifer Garner had their daughter baptised. Violet, who turned one on December 1, was baptised on Christmas Eve at the United Methodist Christ Church, in Charleston.

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