Actor: Ben Affleck

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Affleck worked as a child actor, appearing on the PBS kids' series The Voyage of the Mimi and in several made-for-television movies. Throughout the 1990s, Affleck had roles in several notable films, including 1992's School Ties (with Matt Damon), 1993's Dazed and Confused, 1995's Mallrats and 1997's Chasing Amy; "Mallrats" and "Amy" began his collaboration with writer/director Kevin Smith, in whose films he usually appears. Affleck had a non-speaking role as a high school basketball player in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

Affleck came to national attention when he and best friend Matt Damon (whom he had met while studying at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), for which they won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Along with Damon and producer Chris Moore, Affleck founded the production company LivePlanet, through which the three created the documentary series Project Greenlight, as well as the failed mystery-hybrid series Push, Nevada.

Source: Wikipedia Article on Ben Affleck