Ben Affleck Net Worth $120 million
Ben Affleck salary $45,000,000
Ben Affleck Net Worth: How rich is Ben Affleck? & How much money is Ben Affleck worth? Time to find out!
Ben Affleck is an American actor and filmmaker, and his current net worth is $120 million.
The actor and filmmaker, was born in Berkeley, California to his mother Chris Anne, a school teacher, and Timothy Byers Affleck, a social worker, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He wasn’t the only child the couple, who are now divorced, had; Ben also a younger brother, actor Casey Affleck.
Even since he could talk, he wanted to be an actor and his first acting experience was for a Burger King commercial.
When he was on the mini-series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984), he met his lifelong friend and fellow actor, Matt Damon.
Since then a very special friendship has developed. The two of them played little league together, and took drama classes together.
After having small parts for TV series he had his big break into the feature film in 1993 when he was casted in Dazed and Confused and Chasing Amy in 1997.
The films were great for his acting career, and for them he received appreciations from the critics at the Sundance film festival.
His success was gone as quickly as it came, and things didn’t go well for the young actor. By that time, he was living with his friend Matt Damon and his brother Casey, in an apartment, and was getting tired of being rejected for big roles in films.
Matt was having the same problem and they decided they should change that and write their own script.
That’s how the script for the marvelous Good Will Hunting (1997) was born. After they finished writing it they gave it to their agent, Patrick Whitesell. Their agent showed the script to some Hollywood studios, and managed to get accepted by Castle Rock.
The news was a long expected one for the two of them, but the production company wasn’t going to give them the control they hoped for.
Thanks to the help of their friend, Kevin Smith, who took it to the head of Miramax, they got the control they were hoping for.
In December 1997 the film was released making the two of them, two unknown guys, famous actors.
The film received nine Academy Awards nominations and won two, including Best Original Screenplay for Ben and Matt.
Good Will Hunting was Ben’s breakthrough role, in which he received the opportunity to choose whatever role he pleased, without having to go through grueling audition constantly.
From the $30 he first received for his first role, Ben has grown that much that he now takes $45 million for a movie.
After that breakthrough, only success came, with several roles in blockbusters, and some other films where he had the leading role.
His filmmaking career wasn’t going to disappear forever and in 2007, he ventured into directing the film Gone Baby Gone, in which his brother Casey Affleck, starred.
Ben then went and directed, co-wrote and starred in The Town (2010), a film that was one of the best films of that year.
Then in 2012, after he directed and starred in political thriller Argo, he received the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Picture.
In 2005 when he was filming Daredevil, he met actress Jennifer Garner who also acted in the film, and married her the same year. The two of them has three children together.
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