Ben Affleck: 5 surprising things to know about the actor – Actus Ciné

American actor Ben Affleck celebrates his 50th birthday. The opportunity to discuss 5 amazing things in the career of the Hollywood star. Did you know for example that he had played in two Jennifer Lopez clips?

Ben Affleck celebrates its 50th anniversary! On the occasion of this spinning birthday, we are not going to lie to each other, a little bit of old, we invite you to discover 5 amazing things about the Hollywood star, “fun facts” which you may not have suspected. ‘existence.

Did you know for example that the interpreter of Batman had also (almost) embodied Superman on the big screen? That he had made four feature films? Or that he had appeared in two clips of his companion Jennifer Lopez ?


Ben Affleckit is obviously the interpreter of Batman since 2016 and the feature film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice realized by Zack Snyder. An iconic superhero that he has played several times and that he will find again next year in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash. A DC figure to which he is so attached that he himself almost realized the The Batman released at the beginning of the year by slipping again under the costume.

But did you know that in 2006, Ben Affleck played another iconic DC hero? Well almost… In the thriller Hollywoodlandthe actor embodies george reevesthe hero of the series The Adventures of Superman, found murdered. The police quickly close the case, but George’s mother is not determined to stop there. She hires a private detective…

For this role, Ben Affleck won the Interpretation Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Director Allen Coulter talks about the commitment of its main performer: “He has tremendous respect for the man that was George Reeves. He did a lot of research and was deeply invested in portraying him because he wanted to do him justice.”

Ben Affleck captured the contradictions of the man with accuracy, George Reeves and him have common traits”, adds the filmmaker. “Reeves passed for a charming and very endearing man. Ben is too. And he knows what it means to be vulnerable in Hollywood. “


In 2013, it is the consecration for Ben Affleckthe realization of which Argo notably won the Oscar for Best Film, an award he shares with his fellow producers Grant Heslov and George Clooney. A very special evening for the star, but not a first, because the actor had already won a prestigious statuette many years before.

In 1998, fifteen years before the coronation ofArgo, Ben Affleck and his friend Matt Damon caused a sensation in Hollywood by winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Will Huntingthe feature film by Gus Van Sant taken by Robin Williams and in which the duo Affleck / Damon is also illustrated.


There are the Oscars, which celebrate the best of the Hollywood industry, and there are… the Razzies, which celebrate the “worst”. Ben Affleckhonored by some for Will Hunting and Argowas also by the others!

In 2004, Ben Affleck was crowned Worst actor in a romantic comedy for troubled lovesin an action movie for Daredevil and in a science fiction film for Paycheck. In addition to this hat-trick awarded by the very schoolboys Razzie, the American shares with his companion Jennifer Lopez the award for Worst Couple in a Romantic Comedy for Troubled Loves.

Years later, Ben Affleck will again have the “honours” of the Razzies. In 2015, he was awarded the Special Prize for Redemption. And in 2017, he shared with Henry Cavill the Prize for Worst Duo in an Adventure Film for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


Ben Affleck, 50, has an impressive acting filmography behind him, which began in the early 90s in The difference and Buffy, vampire slayer. He will become over the years a major figure in Hollywood cinema, with films like Pearl Harbor, Armageddon, Daredevil, Gone Girl, Batman v Superman or Justice League

A prolific actor, Ben Affleck has also been behind the camera four times, each time for thrillers with different tones: Gone Baby Goneadapted from the book by Dennis Lehane, The Town, Live By Night and politics Argohis most notable work, which won three Oscars including Best Picture.

It should be noted that Ben Affleck began his career as a filmmaker in 1993 with a short film with an endless title: I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney.

In an interview granted in 2010 to Entertainment Weekly, the American denied this first attempt, a satirical dive into the Hollywood milieu: “It’s horrible. It’s excruciating. I knew I wanted to be a director, I had done a few shorts and it’s the only thing that haunts me. I’m not proud of it. It seems like it’s something something that was done by someone with no perspective, no promise.”


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, it is a very famous Hollywood love story. A time as a couple then separated, the two stars are now together again.

In 2002, Ben Affleck stood out in the music video for the song Jenny from the Block, composed and performed by Jennifer Lopez. A video in which the two lovebirds stage their daily life as lovers and which allows the public to discover a little of their intimacy.

This year, two decades later, Affleck makes a new appearance (much more fleeting this time) in another J.Lo clip, in this case that of Marry Me (Ballad).

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