Ben Affleck is an actor and screenwriter known for his role in Good Will Hunting, an Academy Award-winning movie released in 1997. He starred in the successful blockbuster Armageddon in 1998, and from then on, he has starred in and written many films. Despite being in the headlines for many years, there is so much you may not know about him. Let’s take a look:
There’s a Song About Him by Jennifer Lopez
Although Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez just got married, some may not be aware that they were together almost twenty years ago. Their relationship had highs and lows, which were well documented in the media. During their first time together, JLo wrote the song, “Dear Ben”, which is not talked about much, but the lyrics show how much she loved him. They read, “I write this song to let you know that you will always be my lust, my love, my man, my child, my friend, and my king.” Perhaps that’s why they have rekindled their romance 20 years later!
We May Not Have Had Matt Damon Without Him
Matt Damon is Ben Affleck’s childhood friend, and they met when Damon was 10 and Affleck was 8. They lived just two blocks apart in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and attended the same high school. As an amateur star in his youth, Affleck introduced Damon to his New York agent at the time, and it was that introduction which put Damon on the path to a successful film career. It is impossible to say if Matt Damon would not have appeared on our screens if this introduction hadn’t happened, but who knows!
He Won $356,400 in a Poker Championship
Although Affleck probably doesn’t need the money, in 2004, he competed in a three-day knock-out no-limit Texas Hold ’em tournament, which saw him win a whopping $356,400. Although online casinos like Platincasino are becoming increasingly popular, this tournament was held in a brick-and-mortar Californian casino. Almost 90 players attended the event, and Affleck beat them all to win this massive prize. The prize pot may be a small fraction of the star’s overall fortune, but he deserves a place at the poker table.
He Hasn’t Made The Best Decisions About Tattoos
Regarding tattoos, Ben Affleck has not made the best decisions. When he broke up with Jennifer Garner, he shocked everyone by inking a massive tattoo depicting a phoenix rising from the flames covering his whole back. This wasn’t the only tattoo that has been questionable, though. In his earlier days, he used a fake ID and got a tattoo of his girlfriend’s name on his right hip, which he later tried to cover up with a dolphin tattoo.
He Has Rewritten a Script Wearing a Bizarre Costume
A source says that when Affleck played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the much-loved Batman v Superman film, he rewrote scenes whilst wearing his batman suit. Getting dressed as the caped crusader is not something he did to rewrite the scenes; he did it because he had to get ready pretty early so he could be prepared for filming. Afterwards, he would sit around and work on the script. Affleck wasn’t thrilled about doing this, but needs must when you want to make one of the greatest movies of all time!
As you can see, these are some of the things about Ben Affleck you may not have known, and there are probably many more things you don’t know about this star since he is pretty private in his everyday life. He isn’t just a pretty face with excellent acting skills; he is a skilled writer with multiple awards, a great poker player and the love of JLo’s life!
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