Tom Clancy wrote a script for a new Jack Ryan film entitled "Red Rabbit", with him in mind. "Red Rabbit" is set in the early 1980s, (when Clancy's novel version of Ryan was about Affleck's age) and chronicles a Soviet plot to kill Pope John Paul II only a few years into his reign.
Auditioned for Corey Haim's part in License to Drive (1988).
Was an extra with friend Matt Damon in Field of Dreams (1989).
Graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in 1990.
Appeared in a prop photo used in the movie Mermaids (1990).
Is known for being a very good impressionist. He usually picks one of his costars while filming a movie and studies them. He displays his impressions on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) almost every time he is a guest. While filming The Sum of All Fears (2002), he chose to study co-star Morgan Freeman. When he showed Morgan his impression on set, it was so accurate Freeman told him, "You ever do that again, I'll kill you".
With the exception of Clerks. (1994), he has appeared in all of Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse films.
Was considered for the role of Billy Loomis in Scream (1996).
He and Matt Damon sold their Good Will Hunting (1997) script for $600,000.
At one point after Good Will Hunting (1997) was released, Affleck was writing a script with Matt Damon and his brother Casey Affleck. The plot concerned teenagers in a half way house. It is not clear if this script will ever be completed.
His father was at one time a janitor at Harvard University, the inspiration for Will Hunting's job at MIT in Good Will Hunting (1997).
In 1999, he was nominated for the Razzie Award, Worst Screen Couple in the movie Armageddon (1998), with actress Liv Tyler. In 2004, he was again nominated for, and subsequently "won", the Worst Screen Couple Award with co-star Jennifer Lopez in the movie Gigli (2003). One year later (2005), he was nominated, once again, for Worst Screen Couple, this time with both of the actresses (Jennifer Lopez or Liv Tyler) in the film Jersey Girl (2004).
Chosen as one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World 
Fined $135 for driving in Massachusetts with a suspended license. 
He was accidently knocked unconscious by football player Dana Stubblefield during the filming of Reindeer Games (2000). Stubblefield slipped, and Affleck was knocked down. He was taken to the hospital, but fully recovered.
Chosen as one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World 
Was to have cameos in two Kevin Smith produced movies but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts. The two movies were Vulgar (2000) and Big Helium Dog (1999).
In 2001, was filming four movies simultaneously: Pearl Harbor (2001), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), and The Sum of All Fears (2002).
Charlie Sheen drove him to Promises Rehabilitation Center in August, 2001
Voluntarily entered Promises Rehabilitation Center in Malibu, California for alcohol abuse. [31 July 2001]
Ranked #77 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.
Confirms engagement to Jennifer Lopez, after giving her a reported $3.5 million ring. (Nov. 2002)
He was inspired to contribute to the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund, which supports cancer research at Los Angeles Children's Hospital, after meeting Molly Hanna, who died of cancer in 2002. She was a student in his mother's fifth-grade class.
2002: Voted Most Eligible Bachelor by People Magazine.
Named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" (2002)
Growing up, the Marvel Comic book character Daredevil was his hero. He got to play the character in the 2003 movie.
Is getting paid $1.5 million dollars for doing commercials for L'Oreal Shampoo. (2003)
In the fall of 2003, he volunteered to spend several days with children with disabilities.
Appeared with wife Jennifer Garner in two movies Daredevil (2003) and Pearl Harbor (2001). It would have been three, but Affleck's small scene in Elektra (2005), was cut from the final film.
Ranked #41 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List.
Had four different stunt men for Daredevil (2003), each one with a different specialty (fighting, wire works, etc.). He tried to do as much of his own stunts as he possibly could, feeling that it would add more credibility to the film.
He won $356,000 by winning the California State Poker Championships in June 2004 - defeating some of the best poker players in the world in the process.
Is a staunch Democrat and has supported Senator John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.
Is a first-time uncle to younger brother Casey's son, Indiana August, who was born on May 31, 2004 in Amsterdam, to Casey and his fiancé, actress Summer Phoenix.
As of 2005, has a total of seven Razzie Nominations (including three for Worst Actor) and two "wins".
His wife, Jennifer Garner, gave birth to daughter, Violet Anne, on December 1, 2005, to Seraphina Rose Elizabeth on January 6, 2009 and to Samuel Garner Affleck on 27 February 2012. All were born in Los Angeles, California.
He and his wife, Jennifer Garner, both had movies open on January 26 2007: his was Smokin' Aces (2006) and hers was Catch and Release (2006/II).
Was originally set to play "Don Haskins" in Glory Road (2006), but pulled out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
Winner of the 2006 Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his role in "Hollywoodland".
Dec. 2007 - Ranked 50 in EW's The 50 Smartest People In Hollywood.
Since late 2007 he has made four separate trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring attention to the plight of that country. [November 2008]
He has an entry in Jean Tulard's "Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs", published in Paris in 2007 (pgs. 15/16).
Ben and Jennifer Garner are expecting their third child [August 22, 2011].