Ben Affleck is indeed less famous than Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, and others, but it doesn’t mean that he’s necessarily a weaker actor. We are faithfully positioning Ben Affleck on top, as we believe he’s a complete actor. The guy proved it in those over 62 movies where he had been playing, and we’ve selected his most memorable roles in our view.
We would like to know from you your favorite movies that involve Ben Affleck within their casts. Behold our top picks:
Ben Affleck plays A.J. Frost in this movie, as he takes part in the gang of nutcase oil drillers led by Harry Stamper (played by Bruce Willis). As an asteroid the size of Texas is heading towards Earth, NASA finds a unique way to save the planet from total disaster: deploy oil drillers instead of real astronauts to the terrifying asteroid, so they can plant a nuclear bomb inside of it. A.J. (Ben Affleck) is in love with Harry’s daughter, and the two don’t get along whatsoever. However, the two oil drillers are forced to collaborate to save the entire world from extinction. This is one of the most memorable roles of Ben Affleck, as the actor proves once again that he can be emotional, willing to fight for survival and for others, and more.
Batman vs. Superman (2016)
What other exciting plots could there possibly be than to put the world’s most renowned superheroes in one movie? That is the formula of Batman vs. Superman, as you’ve already guessed. Ben Affleck plays the Caped Crusader/Bruce Wayne, and he does it very well. The IMDb description says:
The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the “Dark Knight” – Batman – pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman. Meanwhile, Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the “Man of Steel”.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Pearl Harbor unfolds a story of both war and romance mixed in with history. Two lifelong friends, Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett, and a nurse are caught up in the horrors of war and love. Pearl Harbor is, without a doubt, one of Ben Affleck’s best movies, and it was directed by Michael Bay. The rating for this film on IMDb is 6.1, and we can’t also overlook what the description says:
Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and he and Evelyn and Rafe hook up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain, and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting, suddenly one morning comes the air raid we now know as “Pearl Harbor.”
Being both an actor and filmmaker, Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (commonly known as Ben Affleck) was born in 1972 in Berkeley, California. He was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The mother of the actor, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, while his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker. Ben Affleck is also known for often working with his brother Casey Affleck and his friend Matt Damon. Affleck’s movies often feature corrupt and well-meaning law enforcement figures.
Ben Affleck is currently working as an executive producer on the TV Mini-Series ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ and for ‘Ghost Army’ as a producer. While the first production will arrive in 2021 on the big screens, there’s no clue for the release of the latter title.