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Ben Affleck
Name : Ben Affleck
Gender :
Date of Birth : 1972-08-15
Place of Birth : Berkeley, California
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Actor
Brief Bio : Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an Academy Award-winning American film screenwriter, director and actor. He became known in the late 1990s, after his involvement in the film Good Will Hunting,... - More...
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Matt Damon And Ben Affleck To Play Ante Up For Africa Charity Poker
Look To The Stars - Many would love the opportunity to play poker with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the most skilled poker professionals. Now you can.

The 2010 Ante Up For Africa Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament on Saturday, July 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas offers a special opportunity as the only event of its kind where the general public can participate.

Created by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle and Celebrity Apprentice star and WSOP bracelet winner Annie Duke, the Ante Up for Africa tournament will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 3rd at the Rio All-Suite Hotel
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Celebrities : Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Categories : Celebrity Causes, Celebrity Appearances
Posted 5/18/2010 12:05:38 AM | Permalink
Raising interest in Dafur
Boston Globe - United States - "This celebrity is," said Ben Affleck, who was in Vegas Wednesday for the second annual Ante Up for Africa poker tourney. Along with his pals Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and poker pixie nonpareil Annie Duke, Affleck was among 100 or so players who ponied up $5,000 each to benefit victims of the human rights crisis in Darfur. In all, the event raised more than $400,000 for Not on Our Watch, a charity founded by Damon, Cheadle, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney.

Cheadle, who was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a hotel manager who helped save hundreds of lives
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Celebrities : Jennifer Tilley, Ben Affleck
Categories : Actor News, Celebrity Causes, Celebrity Appearances
Posted 7/4/2008 12:07:53 AM | Permalink
Obama clinches nomination and celebrities rejoice - Scottsdale, AZ, USA - Besides its historic moment as the first African American to secure a major party’s nomination for President, there are quite a few celebrities in Hollywood raising their glasses today as well.

Ben Affleck’s bromance with Barack
Ben Affleck was one of the first A list celebrities in Hollywood to endorse the junior Senator from Illinois.

Affleck’s commitment to Obama knows no bounds. Whether its wearing an Obama T-Shirt while going for coffee with his wife Jennifer Garner and baby Violet, or speaking on the campaign trail, Affleck will be a face often seen in the Fall Presidential campaign.

Affleck is long a political activist
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Celebrities : Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Walsh, Oprah Winfrey
Categories : Actor News, TV Actors, TV Personalities, Talk Show Hosts
Posted 6/5/2008 09:06:56 AM | Permalink
With Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and now Casey, Boston teacher has 3 Oscar nominees
International Herald Tribune - Gerry Speca is not sure what about his high school drama lessons stuck. But clearly, something worked. On Sunday, Casey Affleck will be his third former student to vie for an Academy Award.

The first two — Matt Damon and Affleck's brother Ben — won.

"It's a wonderful thing. It's a humbling thing," Speca told The Associated Press. "I remember when these kids were talking about that stuff and it was a dream."

All three say Speca played a large part in making those dreams a reality.

Casey Affleck says he guided him to a career in acting, starting at Cambridge Rindge and Latin
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Celebrities : Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Categories : Actor News
Posted 2/21/2008 12:02:31 AM | Permalink
ABC News: Affleck Makes Directorial Debut
ABC News - He's no stranger to the camera. But sitting behind it -- that was a first for Ben Affleck.

The Oscar-winning actor made his directorial debut with the much-anticipated film "Gone Baby Gone," out today.

The crime thriller, adapted by Affleck and based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, unfolds in Affleck's hometown of Boston, specifically in the neighborhood of Dorchester.

"Gone Baby Gone" falls in the genre of previous Beantown hits like "Mystic River" and "The Departed," and coming on the heels of these works -- both huge hits at the box office and recipients of much critical acclaim
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Celebrities : Ben Affleck
Categories : Actor News
Posted 10/19/2007 12:10:21 AM | Permalink

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