Ben Affleck started his career from humble beginnings, but he worked his way toward becoming one of the most sought after leading men in Hollywood.
The actor was born in Berkeley, California, but his family moved to Massachusetts when he was 3 years old. He met his lifelong mate Matt Damon over the course of his childhood years and the pair bonded over their mutual passion for acting. Affleck appeared in small television and film roles before he was cast in the 1993 film Dazed and Confused. He later teamed up with director Kevin Smith and starred in the films Mall Rats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997).
However, the film Good Will Hunting — which he cowrote with Damon — skyrocketed him to fame in 1997. Affleck told Boston Magazine in 2013 that the pair fleshed out the story after Damon started writing the script for a playwriting class he was taking at Harvard University.
“We came up with this idea ……
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