Ben Affleck, popularly known today as the “BatFleck”, has been in the entertainment industry for almost 40 years and remains as one of the most well-appreciated and respected actors of all time. His success in the industry also came with his ups and downs. But, as Winston Churchill said “If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going” and that seems to be Ben’s motto in life as he strives to be better. To have a deeper understanding of Ben’s life, and the recent updates for his Batman role, then waste no time and continue reading until the end.
Ben Affleck’s net worth in 2020 is estimated at around $130 million. Many celebrities lost the tally of Forbes’ paycheck lists when this pandemic hit. Luckily, some actors had their endorsements and some had Netflix contracts. In Ben’s case, he had a Netflix film, The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) with Anne Hathaway and The Way Back (2020) by Warner Bros. which puts his name as the fourth on the list with a huge chunk of $55 million as an estimated payout.
Before we proceed to discuss Ben’s personal life or career profile, let’s tackle his amazing net worth. If you’re averaging around $130 million, then you must be doing something good and in his case, I can agree that his talents are criminally underrated.
His financial success can also be seen in the properties he currently and used to own. Back in 2003, when he was still dating Jennifer Lopez, Ben purchased a mansion in the State of Georgia at around $7 million at that time. The wide landscape contains 3 separate houses in which the main structure is called “The Big House”. The said home is 6400 square feet and is designed to look like those traditional plantation houses. After a few years, he sold the property for about $8 million in the market.
While still together, he and Jennifer Garner also purchased a property in the Pacific Palisades back in 2009 for around $17 million. The area is a vast land amounting to 3 acres and the old mansion was built around the 1930s, old enough to require the couple to do a lot of renovation. The entire property houses an art studio, gym, subterranean guesthouses, entertainment lounge, movie theater, swimming pools, and a half-court basketball court. When the couple divorced, they managed to sell the house to Adam Levine (Maroon 5) for $32 million.
Recently, Ben purchased another estate in the Pacific Palisades for around $20 million. The said mansion was completed back in 2017 and just a half-mile from his ex-wife J.Garner. The property’s outline is a traditional East Coast-inspired which is perfect for him since he was raised in Boston. The house is designed with complete Bruce Wayne elegance.
Speaking of the Bruce Wayne lifestyle, Ben is also known to have a passion for cars. He is recently spotted with 3 different cars on different occasions. The vehicles identified are Dodge Challenger SRT, 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS, and a 1969 Cadillac Coupe. These aren’t just his only rides because he also has some Lexus, Audis, and Bentleys in his garage.
Born on August 15, 1972, from the east side of Boston, Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt is one of the two sons of Christopher Anne Boldt (an elementary school teacher) and Timothy Byers Affleck (an experienced janitor, bookie, electrician, bartender, carpenter, and an auto mechanic). Ben’s younger brother is named Casey. It was the mid-60s when Timothy also got the chance to work as an actor and stage manager in the Theater Company Of Boston.
Ben’s childhood has its fair share of horrors and that is when his dad became too much drawn to drinking making him too difficult to be with. His parents divorced when he was just 11 and describes it as a form of “relief”.
Luckily for the brothers, they were raised by people close to the Arts. They were brought to theaters by their mother, urging them to create homemade videos, and they also auditioned for several commercial and film productions. Ben landed his first professional acting gig when he was 7 while his mom is saving his earnings to a college trust fund.
Height and Weight
Ben’s height is 6’4 and weighing 216 pounds, just perfect for playing Bruce. He has dark brown hair and hazel colored eyes. Have it joined by a 44-inch chest, 36 inches waist, and 17 inches biceps then we have the perfect Bat.
Ben’s Wife And Relationships
Currently, Ben isn’t married to anyone but he sure has a happy relationship. Known to have the looks and a sweet voice, Ben’s charisma to the ladies is a no-brainer.
Dating Gwyneth Paltrow
The first A-list star Ben had dated. They started dating in 1997 and broke up in 1999. Their relationship went back when he was asked by Gwen to be her leading man for the movie Bounce (2000). They later broke up in the last quarter of 2000.
Relationship With Jennifer Lopez
The 18-month relationship that took place around 2002 – 2004. The duo was one of the many celebrity couples made famous by tabloids and paparazzi. They even got a moniker from fans which is “Bennifer”. Jen released the music video of Jenny from the Block due to the unrestrained interest of the public on their relationship. Scenes from the video seemed to represent the cameras monitoring them every second. Unfortunately, too much media attention didn’t provide a positive outcome and in 2004, Jen announced that they’re calling off their engagement.
Marriage with Jennifer Garner
(Two Jennifers in a row… why not?) Ben and Jennifer Garner first met when they are filming Pearl Harbor (2000) and the media (mostly the fans) only noticed their beautiful on-screen chemistry with Daredevil (2002). Few months after Ben and J.Lo broke up, Affleck was seen together with Garner attending a baseball game. In 2005, the couple got married in a private Turks and Caicos ceremony so they can, of course, avoid too much media attention.
Despite many people admiring their relationship, good things (really) do last. The couple separated after a decade of marriage and divorced by 2017. In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2017, Garner said that he was the love of her life: “What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it. But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold.’ He can cast quite a shadow.” Nonetheless, they were still blessed with 3 brilliant kinds to whom they both have joint physical and legal custody. Recently, in an interview with The New York Times, Ben referred to their break up as the “biggest regret of my life”. Well, whatever happens to them, let’s just wish them the best.
Rumours with Lindsay Shookus And Playboy Model Shauna Sexton
This one is a bit complicated as rumors surrounding this relationship saying that Ben and Lindsay were having an affair before the Affleck-Garner relationship broke off. Anyways, the couple broke off around mid-2018. Ben was then spotted dating Playboy model Shauna and this fling lasted only for 2 months. By the beginning of 2019, Affleck and Shookus reunited but they split again in April 2019.
Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas
Affleck and Armas’s romantic rumors began when the two were spotted in a Cuban getaway last March of this month. The couple seemed happy and sweet with each other. Ben stated that he would want his kids to spend time with them to get to know Ana better. Ben might be complicated but I hope he finds his peace and I hope Ana would be the one to bring him back to the right path towards the future.
TV Shows and Other Appearances
His earliest TV involvement was with the PBS series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984) and The Second Voyage of the Mimi (1988). The said shows became Ben’s childhood success and introduced him to other more shows and a Burger King commercial towards his teenage years.
During his college years, Ben directed some school films. He also has short appearances in films like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992 – uncredited) and Dazed and Confused (1993) as a high school bully which appears to be his best role during this period. In a GQ interview, he described his experience with Director Linklater during the filming of the movie as fun and easy-going with their scripts.
Ben Affleck Movies
Ben’s first movie role was in an independent film directed by a family friend, Dark Side of the Street (1981). H’s only 7 at the time. After a decade later, he was able to land his first-ever starring role for a film titled Glory Daze (1995). Just when he realized that he’s being cast more often as the unlikeable character, his friend Kevin Smith offered him a role in the rom-com flick Chasing Amy (1997) which served as Ben’s breakout role and his performance got recognized by many critics as suave, wholesome and quick-witted.
Ben Affleck as Batman
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) holds the record on Ben’s profile as the most profitable film he starred. This is also the first time that Batman and Superman, 2 of the most iconic names in the DC Comics, shared the silver screen. The plot follows the aftermath of the climax in Man of Steel (2013) wherein Bruce Wayne decided to take action to contain further destruction brought by nonhuman entities.
Ben Affleck’s Interview on Good Will Hunting
After 23 years, Good Will Hunting (1997) remains as his highest rated movie to date even though Ben isn’t the lead actor in it but his close friend Matt Damon. Anyways, if we’ll just intend to view this with Ben as the leading actor then the list changes to Argo (2012) which he also directed and won for the Academy Awards for Best Picture.
Ben Affleck Batman Performance
Remember when the Daredevil movie came out and it made Ben’s career sliding down a darker path? Yep. The same reason why people doubted him as Batman when the news came out the first time. Luckily for us, this didn’t stop him and Zack in pursuing this risk, and guess what?… It became one of the most memorable and badass Batman / Bruce Wayne performance of all time. And when I say badass, I mean this one:
He had a good run of playing the role, appeared in a couple of films, until his most recent outing in Joss Whedon’s version of Justice League (2017) which almost bombed at the box office and gave the fans a lot of headaches. Now I said most recent because it is not the last. Along with the massive management changes happening in Warner Bros. right now, the possibility of having the BatFleck again is no longer impossible.
#ReleaseTheSnyderCut. Fans petitioned hardly to get the original version of JL and it was this year when we got our wishes delivered. Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally received its green signal and people will get the chance to see it in HBO Max. There are also rumors that since the concept of a multiverse does exist in the DC Universe, we can still get more Ben Affleck to play Batman in the future and co-exist with Robert Pattinson’s version. These are still, again, rumors and we are yet to get a confirmation for this. But… nothing’s impossible, right?
To make it easier for you guys, click this link to access the newly released trailers and teasers from the recently held DC Fandome. You can also check Ben Affleck in this teaser for ZS Justice League:
With his undeniable great talent, at least 70 acting credits under his belt, more than a couple of directorial jobs, and a handful of serious awards from different platforms, it’s no surprise that Ben’s stacks have been piling up. He may be the complicated guy but he knows for sure how to make his craft great and that’s what makes him an icon.
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