Date of Birth: August 15th 1972
American actor Ben Affleck was launched to stardom after he won the 1998 Oscar (shared with Matt Damon) for his spectacular writing in Good Will Hunting (1997). He next attracted public attention for his performance as Ned Alleyn in the Academy Award-winning Shakespeare in Love (1998, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes), in which he won the Screen Actor Guild Award in 1998. In 1999, Affleck netted a Blockbuster Entertainment Award after portraying Liv Tyler's boyfriend in the mega-blockbuster film Armageddon (1998). He again garnered praise for playing such roles as wayward groom Ben Holmes, opposite Sandra Bullock, in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999) and alcoholic advertising executive Buddy Amaral, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, in the romantic drama Bounce (2000). For his good performances in the films, Affleck took home two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 2000. Affleck gained even more recognition in 2001's World War II-era drama Pearl Harbor, where he netted the Teen Choice Award in 2001.
Affleck is also a political activist. In 2000, he spent time campaigning for the Democratic ticket, supporting Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Clinton at a Cornell University rally in Ithaca, New York. In 2004, Affleck also actively campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
Fortunately, we're on good terms and there is no bitterness or animosity." Ben Affleck on his split from Jennifer Lopez As for his romantic life, Ben Affleck had an on and off again relationship with high school sweetheart Cheyenne Rothman. He next had a short, but high profile, romance with actress Gwyneth Paltrow following her breakup with Brad Pitt. While on the set of Gigli, Affleck met singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and subsequently fell in love with her. In 2002, they proclaimed their engagement, but split up on January 2004 after postponing the wedding. He is now the husband of actress Jennifer Garner, whom he wed on June 29, 2005.