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Ben Affleck [11]

Born:August 15, 1972 (49)
Filmography Rating:6.43 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.55 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.83 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:41.39%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Armageddon [1998](26) => A.J. Frost
Daredevil [2003](31) => Daredevil / Matt Murdock
Paycheck [2003](31) => Jennings
Daredevil: Director's Cut [2003](31) => Daredevil / Matt Murdock
Suicide Squad: Theatrical Version [2016](44) => Batman (uncredited) / Bruce Wayne
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016](44) => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016](44) => Batman (uncredited) / Bruce Wayne
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition [2016](44) => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Cut [2016](44) => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Justice League [2017](45) => Batman / Bruce Wayne
Zack Snyder's Justice League [2021](49) => Bruce Wayne / Batman

Trivia that mentions this person:
Daredevil [2003]
  • Ben Affleck was virtually blind as he had to wear heavy-duty contact lenses which blocked out most of his vision.
  • Ben Affleck was cast as Daredevil because Kevin Smith suggested him to the director, Mark Steven Johnson.
    Daredevil: Director's Cut [2003]
  • Ben Affleck was virtually blind as he had to wear heavy-duty contact lenses which blocked out most of his vision.
  • Ben Affleck was cast as Daredevil because Kevin Smith suggested him to the director, Mark Steven Johnson.
    Elektra [2005]
  • Ben Affleck filmed a cameo reprising his Daredevil role as Matt Murdock but was cut from the final film.
    Live Free or Die Hard [2007]
  • Scott Speedman was Len Wiseman's first choice for the role of Matt Farell whereas Ben Affleck was Bruce Willis' first choice for the role. Willis wanted Affleck in order to recreate the chemistry between two characters previously accomplished in Armageddon
    Paycheck [2003]
  • Ben Affleck's character was supposed to be a New York Mets fan (or Yankees - sources differ), but Affleck, a Boston Red Sox fan, persuaded director John Woo to change the team to the Red Sox.
    Runaway Bride [1999]
  • In development for 10 years. Actors attached at various times: Geena Davis, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Affleck, Téa Leoni. Director Michael Hoffman was attached. Writers [?] Elaine May and [?] Leslie Dixon did unused rewrites.
    Scream 3 [2000]
  • Kate Winslet, Shannen Doherty and Charisma Carpenter were all close contenders for the part of Christine before Kelly Rutherford got the part. Alicia Silverstone and Ben Affleck were also considered for roles. Téa Leoni was a strong contender for the role of Jennifer Jolie and was called back several times during casting, but filmmakers ultimately decided Parker Posey was more suitable and was cast instead.
    Man of Steel [2013]
  • Ben Affleck turned down directing the film because he wasn't experienced in visual effects shots: "A lesson I've learned is to not look at movies based on budget, how much they'll spend on effects or where they will shoot. Story is what's important." He will appear as Batman in the sequel.
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016]
  • Ben Affleck is seventeen months older than Christian Bale, marking the first time the actor taking on the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne is older than the actor who last played the role in a live action movie since the modern movie sequence started in 1989. In all other Batman roles since, the actor succeeding the role has been younger than the actor who previously played the character. Val Kilmer took the role from Michael Keaton and he is eight years younger. George Clooney, who is eighteen months younger, took the role from Kilmer. Bale is thirteen years younger than Clooney. The FIRST (and only OTHER) time this happened was in 1949, when Robert Lowery took over the role from [?] Lewis Wilson, who played Batman in 1943.
  • A rough cut of the film was shown for the executives at Warner Bros. They were reportedly so impressed that they not only gave the film a standing ovation, but also began negotiating a deal with Ben Affleck to have him make three solo Batman movies, rather than the original plan to make only one.
  • In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Ben Affleck said he was warned by Warner Bros. about the possible negative reaction to his casting, and was advised to remain off the Internet after the casting announcement. He also said to assuage his concerns, the studio showed him negative comments that fans had initially made to previous superhero castings. Affleck said in spite of the studio warnings, he still checked out an online message board. The first comment he read was, "Affleck as Batman? NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!" After seeing that, he immediately went offline. When Jimmy Fallon asked Ben Affleck what his daughters thought of him being Batman, he said, "They don't care. All they want to watch is Frozen."
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Cut [2016]
  • Ben Affleck gained an additional 20 pounds of muscle and reached 8 percent body fat for his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
  • In this film, Batman wears a voice modulator in his suit to electronically alter his voice. After the casting of Ben Affleck in the role, this was an idea that had been suggested by his friend, director Kevin Smith, as he felt Affleck's natural speaking voice was too high-pitched for Batman.
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition [2016]
  • Ben Affleck asked Christian Bale for any advice he could give about playing Batman. Bale told him to "make sure you can piss in that suit." The two men met quite by accident in a costume shop. They were each buying a Batman costume for their kids.
  • According to Ben Affleck, he was surprised when he was offered the Batman role and was at first hesitant to commit to it. He was won over after a meeting with director Zack Snyder, who pitched Affleck his vision of Batman and showed him concept art for the film.
  • This film marks the third time that the role of Batman has been played by an Oscar-winner. Ben Affleck won best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting and Best Picture for Argo, Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter, and George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for Syriana, as well as Best Picture for Argo, along with Affleck. This is also the second time an Oscar winner has played Bruce Wayne/Batman's butler, Alfred. Jeremy Irons won Best Actor for [?] Reversal of Fortune and Michael Caine won two Best Supporting Actors for The Cider House Rules and Hannah and Her Sisters.
  • The batsuit that Ben Affleck wears is based on Batman's suit in the comic book The Dark Knight Returns, written by Frank Miller and published in 1986. The film itself is partly based on the graphic novel.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • The mercenary Deathstroke briefly had an appearance in this film, and Joe Manganiello was considered for the role. He is slated to appear in Ben Affleck's [Batman] movie.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Armie Hammer was considered for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel, but that role went to Henry Cavill. He was later considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it went to Cavill's co-star Ben Affleck.
    Justice League [2017]
  • In one scene, Alfred (Jeremy Irons) says to Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), "One misses the days when one's biggest concerns were exploding wind-up penguins." This is a reference to Batman Returns, where Batman (Michael Keaton) goes up against Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the Penguin (Danny DeVito) who had an army of penguins wearing exploding rockets with a plot to destroy Gotham City. The composer of Justice League, Danny Elfman, also composed the original Batman & Batman Returns musical scores and he utilizes parts of them in this film.
  • Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski (now Lilly Wachowski) were, at one point, considered to direct this film.So was Ben Affleck at one point.
    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part [2019]
  • During the "Gotham City Guys" song, references are made to every actor who has played Batman in live action movies since 1966: Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Val Kilmer and Adam West.
    North by Northwest [1959]
  • A panel of fashion experts convened by GQ Magazine in 2006 said the gray suit worn by Cary Grant throughout almost the entire movie was the best suit in movie history, and the most influential on men's style, stating that it has since been copied for Tom Cruise's character in Collateral (2004) and Ben Affleck's character in Paycheck (2003). This sentiment has been echoed by Writer [?] Todd McEwen, who called it "gorgeous", and wrote a short story "Cary Grant's Suit", which recounted this movie's plot from the viewpoint of the suit.
    Zack Snyder's Justice League [2021]
  • Acording to producer [?] Deborah Snyder, Ezra Miller filmed his additional footage during his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (2022) shooting, and was directed by Zack Snyder via Zoom. Ben Affleck and Jared Leto filmed their additional Batman-Joker scene separately.