After a string of major successes in his career – specially Argo, in which he stared and directed – and on the most recent Gone Girl, having shared the screen with sexy co-star, British actress Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck struggled to prove his talents and capabilities in front as well as behind the cameras, and today, being hugely successful on such an aggressive and competitive field of work, he can breath and rest a little, since his accomplishments are, more than ever, no dust in the ground.
Being an enthusiastic and ardent political and humanitarian activist as well, Affleck discovered fame has its ups and downs, since, everywhere he goes, paparazzi are following him, struggling to get the best angles for photographs, with the hopes of selling them for the best tabloid publications. Nonetheless, his victories and relevant filmmaking efforts in the industry in the last decade redeemed him for a string of terrible and mediocre movies in the nineties, that lasted to the early 2000’s, when he was struggling for a place in the spotlight, hoping and auditioning for movies he saw it could make the difference, but with no better prospects, taking parts in the worst flicks, just to make a salary.
Having had his share of relationship publicities, especially his well-documented relation with J-Lo – being dubbed “Bennifer” at the time by the media outlets – Affleck has divorced his wife of ten years, actress Jennifer Garner, with whom he had two daughters and one son. They shared the screen in the 2003 movie Daredevil.
After playing Batman in two movies, Affleck will reprise the role in the upcoming Justice League feature film. But, by the way things are going right now, if things in the upcoming movie didn’t get along well, at this point of his career, Ben Affleck can endure very well the low points of his journey, way better than he did when he was just trying to make it or break it. After all, successful, confident and easy-going at middle-age, if things went wrong at the box office, he just have to shake the dust of his feet, and move along to the next project.