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Biography #2 (for Hollywoodland)Ben Affleck co-wrote Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon, and the screenplay brought him an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Humanitas Prize. The two also starred in director Gus Van Sant's acclaimed film, which received a number of honors, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
His newest screenplay is Gone, Baby, Gone, which he adapted with Aaron Stockard from Dennis Lehane's novel of the same name. Mr. Affleck is also the director of the film version, which will be released in 2007. The film stars Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Michelle Monaghan.
His other films as actor include the upcoming Smokin' Aces, written and directed by Joe Carnahan; Roger Michell's Changing Lanes; Ben Younger's Boiler Room; John Madden's Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love; Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused; Mike Binder's Man About Town; Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil; Phil Alden Robinson's The Sum of All Fears; John Woo's Paycheck; Michael Bay's Armageddon and Pearl Harbor; Mark Pellington's Going All the Way; several movies for writer/director Kevin Smith, including Chasing Amy and Dogma; and Bronwen Hughes' Forces of Nature, which was based on a story idea by Hollywoodland producer Glenn Williamson.
In 2000, Mr. Affleck partnered with Matt Damon, Chris Moore, and Sean Bailey to form LivePlanet, Inc. Their first endeavor was the nonfiction television show Project Greenlight, which drew critical, audience, and industry attention for its behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by first-time filmmakers. All three series of the program have been nominated for Emmy Awards.
Biography #3 (for Surviving Christmas)Ben Affleck is an Oscar-winning screenwriter in addition to being one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. He first gained critical attention at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival with starring roles in Kevin Smith's comedy Chasing Amy and Mark Pellington's coming-of-age tale Going All The Way. He then starred in the acclaimed drama Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote with Matt Damon. Affleck and Damon captured an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1998 for their screenplay for Good Will Hunting, for which they also won the Critics Choice and National Board of Review Awards, and earned a Writers Guild of America Award nomination. In addition, the cast of Good Will Hunting received a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance.
The following year, Affleck joined the cast of the Academy Award-winning Best Picture Shakespeare in Love, for which he shared in a SAG Award won by the ensemble for Outstanding Cast Performance. He also segued into big-budget actioners with the blockbuster hit Armageddon. Affleck went on to star in Forces of Nature, Dogma, Boiler Room, Reindeer Games, Bounce and Pearl Harbor.
His more recent credits include the dramatic thriller Changing Lanes, with Samuel L. Jackson; the political thriller The Sum of All Fears, as a young Jack Ryan; the title role in Daredevil; John Woo's action thriller Paycheck; and the romantic comedy Jersey Girl, which reunited him with his Armageddon co-star, Liv Tyler. He next stars in Man About Town, for director Mike Binder.
In 2000, Affleck partnered with Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey to form LivePlanet, Inc. LivePlanet's Project Greenlight was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002, and earned two consecutive Golden Laurel Award nominations from the Producers Guild of America. The series will return for a third season in 2005. Affleck and Bailey also co-wrote the innovative drama Push, Nevada, which aired on ABC in the fall of 2002. The company's other recent projects include the films American Pie 2, American Wedding, The Battle of Shaker Heights, The Emperor's Club and Matchstick Men.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Surviving Christmas" (12-Dec-2004)
Biography #4 (for Gigli)Ben Affleck most recently starred in the hit screen adaptation of the Marvel Comic Daredevil. Prior to that he starred in the psychological drama Changing Lanes opposite Samuel L. Jackson and The Sum of All Fears, following in the steps of Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford in bringing to life the Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan.
Affleck is partners with Matt Damon, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey in LivePlanet, Inc. Their first endeavor, Project Greenlight, aired on HBO and drew critical raves for its behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by a first-time filmmaker, chosen from an internet screenwriting contest to make his feature film debut. A second Project Greenlight recently debuted. Affleck and Bailey also co-wrote the interactive drama Push, Nevada for ABC.
Affleck first came to prominence starring in Kevin Smith's comedy Chasing Amy. He captured an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award in 1998 for his first script, Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote with Damon. He segued into big-budget action films with Armageddon and was part of the ensemble cast of the Academy Award winning Shakespeare in Love. Affleck went on to star in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, the fantastical comedy Dogma, the Wall Street drama Boiler Room, the suspense thriller Reindeer Games, the romantic drama Bounce and the epic Pearl Harbor. His other film credits include Going All the Way, Mall Rats, Cruz, Dazed and Confused and School Ties.
Upcoming for Affleck is Kevin Smith's Jersey Girl, his second co-starring assignment with Jennifer Lopez, the holiday film Surviving Christmas and John Woo's sci-fi thriller Paycheck.
Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Gigli" (01-Jan-2000)