Ben Affleck is an American actor, producer, and director born in 1972 in Berkeley, California. He originally gained fame for his roles in movies such as Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, and Dogma. In 1997, Affleck won a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Good Will Hunting. Other movies Affleck appeared in include Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Hollywoodland, State of Play, Changing Lanes, Daredevil, and The Sum of All Fears. In 2007, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Directorial Debut for Gone Baby Gone. In 2013, his movie Argo won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Affleck is married to actress Jennifer Garner.