Affleck, Ben

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
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 (at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con)
photo: Gage Skidmore, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American actor and filmmaker whose accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Volpi Cup. He won his first Oscar on 23 March 1998 for Best Original Screenplay (coming-of-age drama Good Will Hunting) and the second on 24 February 2012 for Best Picture (political thriller Argo).

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.

He began his career as a child when he starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi (1984, 1988). He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999).

He and childhood friend Matt Damon were two Cambridge buddies who first did the script for Good Will Hunting 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.

He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster film Armageddon (1998), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears and Changing Lanes (both 2002).

After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil (2003) and Gigli (2003), Affleck won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor and received a Golden Globe nomination for portraying George Reeves in the noir biopic Hollywoodland (2006).

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. He then directed, co-wrote and starred in the crime drama The Town (2010) and directed and starred in the political thriller Argo (2012); both were critical and commercial successes. For the latter, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Picture.

He has since starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl (2014), the thriller The Accountant (2016), the action-adventure Triple Frontier (2019), the sports drama The Way Back (2020), and the comedy-drama The Tender Bar (2021). In 2016, he began portraying Batman in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe.

Ben Affleck is known as a regular guy with no pretences and little ego. When visiting his mother 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 15 August 2001, Affleck hopefully started his own road to sobriety by entering a live-in rehab facility for alcohol abuse in Malibu where he could talk shop with co-residents Paula Poundstone and Robert Downey, Jr.

In December 2001 he 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, they were scheduled to be married on 14 September 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 13 September, 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, Affleck and Lopez were again together, insisting the wedding was never off; it was merely postponed. On 11 February 2004, the couple split up permanently it seemed.

Just a few months later, Affleck was reported to be courting actress Jennifer Garner. They became engaged at her 33rd birthday party held on 16 April 2005 at her Brentwood, California home. They wed in a private ceremony on Parrot Cay in the Caribbean on 29 June 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 1 December 2005 at 6:26 PM EST in Los Angeles (3:26 PM PST). Their second child, another girl, was born on 6 January 2009 also in Los Angeles, named Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck. Their son, Samuel Garner, was born on 27 February 2012. Their divorce was finalized in October 2018.

Affleck and Lopez remained in contact in the years after their breakup and spoke highly of each other in public. They began dating again in April 2021, 20 years after they first met, with Lopez publicly confirming their rekindled romance that July. Lopez confirmed her second engagement to Affleck in April 2022. They were married in Las Vegas on 16 July 2022.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Link to Astrodienst discussion forum


  • friend relationship with Damon, Matt (born 8 October 1970)
  • spouse relationship with Garner, Jennifer (born 17 April 1972). Notes: Married 2005-2018
  • spouse relationship with Lopez, Jennifer (born 24 July 1969). Notes: Married 2022-
  • financial crime perpetrator relationship with Giacchetto, Dana (born 15 October 1962)
  • role played of/by Mendez, Tony (born 15 November 1940). Notes: 2012 film "Argo"


  • Work : Gain social status 1997 (Year of great prestige)
  • Work : Prize 23 March 1998 (Oscar for Best Original Screenplay)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • 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)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Retain professional help 15 August 2001 (Live-in rehab in Malibu)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person December 2001 (Jennifer Lopez)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 11 February 2004 (Jennifer Lopez)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 17 April 2005 (Engaged to Jennifer Garner)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 29 June 2005 (Jennifer Garner)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1 December 2005 at 3:26 PM in Los Angeles, CA (daughter Violet born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 6 January 2009 in Los Angeles (Birth of daughter Seraphina)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 27 February 2012 in Santa Monica (Birth of son Samuel)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 24 February 2013 in Hollywood (Oscar for Best Picture (as producer))
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 30 June 2015 (Garner and Affleck announced their separation)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates October 2018 (Jennifer Garner)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 16 July 2022 (Jennifer Lopez)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

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)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Debut role at seven)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Democratic)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screen)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Original Screenplay with Matt Damon)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Picture, as producer)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (BAFTA, Golden Globes, SAG, Razzie)