Tall and handsome in a meat-eating sort of way, Ben Affleck has the looks of a matinee idol and the resume of an actor who honed his craft as an indie film slacker before flexing his muscles as a Hollywood star. A staple of Kevin Smith films and such seminal indies as Dazed and Confused, Affleck became a star and entered the annals of Hollywood legend when he and best friend Matt Damon wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, winning a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for their work. Born in Berkeley, California on August 15, 1972 to a schoolteacher mother and drug rehab counselor father, Affleck was the oldest of two brothers. His younger brother, Casey, also became an actor. When he was very young, Affleck's family moved to the Boston area, and it was there that he broke into acting. At the age of eight, he starred in PBS's marine biology-themed The Voyage of the Mimi, endearing himself to junior high school science classes everywhere. The same year he made Mimi, Affleck made the acquaintance of Matt Damon, a boy two years his senior who lived down the street. The two became best friends and, of course, eventual collaborators. After a fling with higher education at both the University of Vermont and California's Occidental College, Affleck set out for Hollywood. He began appearing in made-for-TV movies and had a small role in School Ties, a 1992 film that also featured Damon. Further bit work followed in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993) and Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995). Around this time, both Affleck and Damon were getting fed up with the lack of substantial work to be found in Hollywood, and they decided to write a screenplay that would feature them as the leads. Affleck's brother Casey introduced them to Gus Van Sant, who had directed Casey in To Die For. Thanks to Van Sant's interest, the script was picked up by Miramax, and in 1997 the story of a troubled mathematical genius living in South Boston became known as Good Will Hunting. Before the film's release, Affleck starred in Smith's Chasing Amy that same year; the tale of a comic book artist (Affleck) in love with a lesbian (Joey Lauren Adams), it received good reviews and showed Affleck to be a viable leading man. The subsequent success of Good Will Hunting and the Best Original Screenplay Oscar awarded to Affleck and Damon effectively transformed both young men from struggling actors into Hollywood golden boys. Having won his own Golden Boy, Affleck settled comfortably into a reputation as one of the industry's most promising young actors. His status was further enhanced by widespread media reports of an ongoing relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow.
The following year, Affleck could be seen in no less than three major films, ranging from his self-mocking supporting role in the Oscar-winning period comedy Shakespeare in Love to the thriller Phantoms to the big-budget box-office monster Armageddon. In 1999, Affleck continued to keep busy, appearing in a dizzying four movies. He could be seen as a dull bartender in 200 Cigarettes, an errant groom in Forces of Nature, a stock market head hunter in The Boiler Room, and a supporting cast member in Billy Bob Thornton's sophomore directorial effort, Daddy and Them. Finally, Affleck reunited with Smith and Damon for Dogma, starring with the latter as a pair of fallen angels in one of the year's more controversial films. In 2000, he would appear as an ex-con trying to mend his ways in Reindeer Games, with Charlize Theron. Re-teaming with Armageddon cohort Michael Bay again in 2001 for another exercise in overbudgeted excess, Affleck flew into action in Pearl Harbor. Despite unanimous lambasting from critics, Pearl Harbor blasted to number one at the box office, earning 75.2 million on its Memorial Day weekend opening and beginning a summer-2001 trend of high profile films with precipitous box-office runs. Following a self-mocking return to the Smith collective in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) and spearheading, along with Damon, the innovative HBO series Project: Greenlight, Affleck returned to the Hollywood machine with roles in Changing Lanes and The Sum of All Fears (both 2002). Filling the shoes of Harrison Ford as a green version of Ford's famous Jack Ryan persona, The Sum of All Fears contemplated a radical group's plan to detonate a nuclear weapon at a major sporting event during a time of particularly sensitive public distress at such an idea. With the massive success of Spider-Man in the summer of 2002 prompting numerous comic-book superhero revivals, Affleck would next suit up for the role of Daredevil. As a lawyer turned into a true public defender following a mishap involving radioactive waste, Daredevil's incredibly enhanced senses enable him to get the jump on New York City evil-doers and with his athletic physique and heroically protruding chin Affleck seemed just the man to suit-up for the job. His private life has been just as high-profile as his acting/directing/writing career. Affleck had a high-profile romance with actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998, following her breakup with actor Brad Pitt. In 2002, he began dating actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, whom he met on the set of Gigli. The same year, his engagement to Lopez was announced, and the relationship between the two received a lot of attention by the entertainment media. Both subsequently lost fans and credibility, probably due in part to the saturation of Affleck/Lopez interviews and projects, and especially after the notorious failure of Gigli, which in part was due to the negative publicity which led to the couple being dubbed "Bennifer". The couple broke up in 2004, both blaming the media attention. Why do they always blame the media for their own personal troubles or disaffections? Affleck subsequently dated his Daredevil co-star, actress Jennifer Garner, and the two were engaged after nine months of seeing each other. In May 2005, it was announced that Garner was pregnant and the couple were married on June 29, 2005 on the Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos. Garner gave birth to a daughter, Violet Anne Affleck, on December 1, 2005. The couple currently lives in Santa Monica, California. Affleck is an avid poker player, regularly entering local events. He has been tutored by poker professionals Amir Vahedi and Annie Duke, and won the California State Poker Championship on June 20, 2004, taking home the first prize of $356,000, which qualified him for the 2004 World Poker Tour final tournament. Affleck is a Boston Red Sox fan in Red Sox Nation.
Whether on film or off, Ben's affair and engagement to Jennifer Lopez, an ill-fated liason to be sure, has been one of the most publicised relationships in the history of Hollywood romances. Rumour has it that Benalicious, as he has been affectionately named, has a thing for toes. J-Lo's toes, that is. Commonly known as 'shrimping', it's reported by many, confirmed by none, that Ben thinks about ex-Jen, not current Jen. You'll be surprised, however, that it's not J-Lo-s backend that brings a tear to Ben's eyes. It's the thought of never ever sucking on Lopez' little piggies -- her toes. The Hollywood heartthrob, who is now romancing screen beauty Jennifer Garner, is said to have told friends his new lover doesn’t share J.Lo’s bizarre fetish, known as “shrimping”. A pal of the actor revealed: “Ben was embarrassed when his toe-sucking exploits were revealed. But he’s been joking that it’s the only thing he misses about JLo”. Yeah, right. Do you believe it? We don't. We think he jerked off happily to Jen's toes. Remember, we're talking about past Jen, not current Jen -- and that would be Jennifer Garner. What's this thing for Jennifer-named lovers. It's confusing; but, there you have it. Ben Loves Jennifer. Misses Jennifer's toes. What we've got, you'll want to see. Clearly, Affleck's proclivity for tea-bagging is a classic Freudian transference of unmet desires. Did we mention his affection for whipping out his balls wherever and whenever? When he’s not making ruinous career choices or impregnating his fiancée, Ben Affleck keeps busy by delighting his friends with his impressive repertoire of genital-related shenanigans. Here, Affleck demonstrates his vaunted Boston Tea Bag (degree of difficulty: 6.5) for director pal Kevin Smith. We report this to you, dear readers -- BEN Affleck can get a little nutty around his buddy Kevin Smith. The “Jersey Girl” director tells Maxim U.K. that during filming of the 2004 flop, Affleck used to pull a prank called a “Fruit Basket.” Smith explains: “I’d be sitting in the di rector’s chair and I’d be watching a playback, and he’d stand behind me. Every once in a while I’d feel something on my neck. I’d be like, ‘What the [bleep] was that?’ And I’d turn around and he’d have his [scrotum] out and resting on my neck. I was like, ‘What the [bleep] is wrong with you, dude?’ What if it got out in the press that that’s the kind of thing you do?’ He’s like, ‘No one would ever [bleeping] believe you, sir.’ Lest anyone think that this was an isolated incident, we direct you to this story from the set of Surviving Christmas, where Affleck demonstrated his masterful command of the Benitals by flawlessly incorporating a prop into his routine. Oh yes. The perfectly formed Ben Affleck, on the set of 'Surviving Christmas', yet another flop, surprised co-star Christina Applegate, perhaps delightedly so. According to Applegate: He's very silly on set. I just wanted him to be quiet so I could work. There's something specific he did that made me laugh but it would ruin his reputation. They were doing an insert shot of a briefcase or something, and Ben just decided to put his "stuff" on the briefcase. He would always do things like that: mooning, sticking his tongue in the director's ear. He's very goofy. I just admire him. After reading this, perhaps DreamWorks might like to consider a new title for the flick? How about Surviving Ben Affleck's Junk on a Briefcase? We also can't help but wonder where else Ben's "stuff" might have wound up: on the craft service table next to some donuts, barely off-camera during some Applegate close-ups, or dangling in front of a Matt Damon headshot? You really never know where that wacky penis of his is going to end up!
Which brings us full circle back to Ben's masturbating. Not so hard to believe that Benital has his hand on his penis, happily jerking off to Jennifer at her house. That's Lopez, not Garner. Let's keep things straight here. We can't help but wonder where Ben's balls might wind up, have wound up. Ben certainly seems to be wound up about his balls and publicly displaying them for the world to see. You're our world and we want you to see what we've got. Is it Ben? Is it his penis? Whose house? Jennifer Lopez, perhaps? Regardless, it's all there for you! What we've got is yours to download and share! Be the first on your block to get the 'goods' on Ben Affleck!