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Biography . Ben Affleck, the co-writer of "Good Will Hunting", was born in Berkeley, California. When he was a youngster, his family moved to Massachusetts. 

He was only eight when he had a role in the BBC TV series, "Voyage of the Mimi". After graduating from high school, Ben moved to New York. Then it was on to California and many TV and movie roles, often being cast as a teen heavy. 

He and his best friend, Matt Damon, were down to their last dollars when the script they wrote, the emotional "Good Will Hunting" was sold and the movie begun. They basically wrote the script for themselves and co-star with Robin Williams and Minnie Driver.

Appearances
12 Mar 99 Fri - Ben Affleck on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC
 
"Good Will Hunting : A Screenplay" 
by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gus Van Sant (Introduction), Gus Van Sant 
Paperback - 176 pages 1 Ed edition (December 1997) 
available through Amazon.com. 
Click on cover at right for larger image. 
Click on this link for more information including reviews and commentary. 

 
"Ben Affleck and Matt Damon; On and Off Screen
by Sheryl Altman 
Paperback - 128 pages (July 1998) 
Available through Amazon.com.  
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Films 

1998 - Shakespeare In Love --------Ned Alleyn 
1998 - Armageddon ------------------ A.J. Frost 
1998 - Phantoms ---------------------- Sheriff Bryce Hammond 
1997 - Good Will Hunting --------- Chuckie 
1997 - Going All The Way -------- Gunner Casselman 
1997 - Chasing Amy --------------- Holden McNeil 
1997 - Office Killer 
1996 - Glory Daze ------------------- Jack 
1995 - Mallrats ---------------------- Shannon Hamilton 
1993 - Dazed and Confused ------ O'Bannion 
1992 - School Ties ------------------Christy Smith 
1981 - The Dark End of the Street
TV 
1993 - Against the Grain ------------------ Joe Willie Clemons 
1991 - Daddy -------------------------------- Ben Watson 
1987 - Hands of a Stranger --------------- Billy Hearn 
1984  - The Voyage of the Mimi -------- C.T. Granville 
- - - -  - Lifestories: Families In Crisis ---Aaron Henry
Awards 
1998 - Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting" 
1998 - Golden Globe - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting" 
1998 - BFCA Award - Best Original Screenplay (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting" 
1998 - FFCC Award - Newcomers of the Year (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting" 
1998 - Golden Satellite Award - "Best Motion Picture Screenplay - Original (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting" 
1997 - NBR Award - Special Achievement in Filmmaking (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting"
Nominations 
1998 - MTV Movie Award - Best On-Screen Duo (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting" 
1998 - WGA Screen Award - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (w/Matt Damon) - "Good Will Hunting"
Bio 
  • Benjamin G. Affleck
  • August 15, 1972
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Leo
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Future 
Films 
Status
. "Dogma" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Linda Florentino, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Alan Rickman, Chris Rock, George Carlin, Salma Hayek, Janeane Garofalo, Alanis Morissette. 

"200 Cigarettes" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Gaby Hoffmann, Courtney Love, Christina Ricci, Jay Mohr, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo

"Forces of Nature" - 1999 release from DreamWorks.  Cast:  Ben Affleck, Sandra Bullock, Maura Tierney, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox, Joe Don Baker, Meredith Scott Lynn, David Strickland. 

"Daddy And Them" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Ben Affleck, Brenda Blethyn, Laura Dern, Walt Groggins, Andy Griffith, Michael Jeter, Tuesday Knight, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston, John Prine, Sandra Seacat, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Varney. 

"The Boiler Room" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Ben Affleck, Scott Caan, Vin Diesel, Nicky Katt, Jamie Kennedy, Nia Long, Taylor Nichols, Giovanni Ribisi, Tom Everett Scott. 
 

Links . Good Will Hunting - Film review by Michael Maynez 

Movies Future - Links to the official movie web sites for future movies. 

Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 
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