"So what is it that makes us love Ben Affleck Films?"



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The first time I ever encountered one of the Ben Affleck films was a crazy little film called “Mallrats.” What’s moderately interesting about that is “Mallrats” was Ben’s first “Big Budget, Hollywood” film. Sure he’s worked as a child actor and therefore first appeared in “The Voyage of Mimi,” but Mallrats was a first “Big Step” for him.

You’d have to have been either living under a rock or Rip Van Winkle’s cousin to not know that Ben’s had a very successful and interesting career.

 

Being a huge fan of writer/director “Kevin Smith” of “Clerks” fame, it’s especially satisfying to me that Kevin is largely responsible for Ben’s early fame and success as a lead actor.

If you’ve ever enjoyed “An Evening with Kevin Smith” (as I have MANY times…) you’ve heard some very funny commentary about Ben from Kevin. Kevin thinks so highly of “Affleck” (as he calls him) that he’d gladly use him for the shark in “Jaws.”

Anyhow, Mr. Affleck was actually born in Berkeley, California, but soon moved to and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Being a resident of Northeastern Massachusetts myself I find this fact very satisfying.

His parents are Christopher Anne “Chris” (nee Boldt) and Timothy Byers Affleck, now divorced since 1984.

He met his great friend “Matt Damon” when he was still only eight years old. The two would share theatrical training and eventually grow to write an Oscar winning screenplay together. (“Goodwill Hunting”).

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