Affleck, Ben

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Affleck, Ben Gender: M
Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt
born on 15 August 1972 at 02:53 (= 02:53 AM )
Place Berkeley, California, 37n52, 122w16
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°39' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°46 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°34'

Ben Affleck
photo: Gene Bromberg, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American actor, an Academy Award winner on 3/23/1998 for the Best Original Screenplay of the film "Good Will Hunting." He and Matt Damon were two Cambridge buddies who first did the script as a Harvard assignment. When Hollywood snapped up the script, 1997 was an incredible year for the two life-long friends, taking them on a rollicking ride from struggling actors, upstarts on a short list of hot new talent, to winners of the most prestigious award in the field. In three years he went from struggling to pay his $300-a-month rent to commanding $12 million per film.

The son of an auto mechanic turned photographer and a school teacher, he was his parents' Saturn-return child, born when they were both 29. At the age of seven, Ben had his first small film role in "The Dark End of the Street." When the boy was 12, his parents divorced, their marriage a casualty of his dad's drinking. Soon after, Tim Affleck started his sobriety with AA.

Ben is known as a regular guy with no pretences and little ego. When visiting his mom he still takes his turn washing dishes. In late 1997 he began dating Gwyneth Paltrow, an affair that officially ended in early 1999. He had a decided financial loss in 2000 from investments made with Dana Giacchetto which turned out to be fraudulent.

On 8/15/2001, Ben hopefully started his own road to sobriety by entering a live-in rehab facility for alcohol abuse in Malibu where he can talk shop with co-residents Paula Poundstone and Robert Downey, Jr.

In December 2001 Ben met Jlo, Jennifer Lopez, on a movie set. After she left a marriage, they were seen together in public in July 2002 and from then on were highly public in their dual passions, kissing and shopping.

After a year of publicity focused on the glamor couple in which the word "Bennifer" infiltrated the gossip rags,, Affleck and fiancée, Jennifer Lopez, were scheduled to be married on September 14, 2003 and 400 invitations were sent out. Five days before the wedding, however, the couple postponed the date, saying they wanted to avoid a media circus on their special day. But by September 13th, the media were reporting that Ben had called off the wedding, and the couple had split at least temporarily. Nine days after they canceled their wedding and went their separate ways, Ben and Jennifer Lopez were again together, insisting the wedding was never off; it was merely postponed. On February 11, 2004, the couple split up permanently it seemed.

Just a few months later, Affleck was reported to be courting actress Jennifer Garner (born April 17, 1972 in Houston, TX according to media reports). They became engaged at her 33rd birthday party held on April 16, 2005 at her Brentwood, CA home.

The actor wed Jennifer Garner in a private ceremony on Parrot Cay in the Caribbean on June 29, 2005. This ceremony, his first marriage and her second, was attended by very few people; their parents and many close friends were absent. Their daughter, Violet, arrived on December 1, 2005 at 6:26 PM EST in Los Angeles (3:26 PM PST). Their second child, another girl, was born on January 6, 2009 also in Los Angeles.She is named Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck.

In late 2007 he made his directorial debut with "Gone, Baby, Gone," a widely acclaimed movie based on the book of the same name by Dennis Lehane and starring Ben's brother Casey.

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  • friend relationship with Damon, Matt (born 8 October 1970)
  • financial crime perpetrator relationship with Giacchetto, Dana (born 15 October 1962)
  • role played of/by Mendez, Tony (born 15 November 1940). Notes: Affleck played Mendez in the film Argo


  • Work : Gain social status 1997 (Year of great prestige)
  • Work : Prize 23 March 1998 (Oscar for Best Original Screenplay)
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  • Financial : Lose significant money 2000 (Fraud by Giocchetto)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property May 2000 at 12:00 midnight in Cape Cod, MA (Bought a house for his mom)
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  • Misc. : Retain professional help 15 August 2001 (Live-in rehab in Malibu)
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  • Relationship : Meet a significant person December 2001 (Jennifer Lopez)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 11 February 2004 (Jennifer Lopez)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 17 April 2005 (Engaged to Jennifer Garner)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 29 June 2005 (to Jennifer Garner)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1 December 2005 at 3:26 PM in Los Angeles, CA (daughter Violet born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 6 January 2009 in Los Angeles (Birth of daughter Seraphina)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 27 February 2012 in Santa Monica (Birth of son Samuel)
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  • Work : Prize 24 February 2013 in Hollywood (Oscar for Best Picture (as producer))
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 30 June 2015 (Garner and Affleck announced their separation)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, LMR


  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (Unpretentious)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab at 29)
  • Family : Childhood : Family supportive
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of two boys)
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced (Age 12 when folks divorced)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother Casey an actor also)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut role at seven)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Picture (as producer))
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Original Screenplay with Matt Damon)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (BAFTA, Golden Globes, SAG, Razzie)