Once upon a tale of an auburn-haired lad, Ben Affleck, born in 1972, who would become a world-renowned actor, filmmaker and producer.
Raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ben was immersed in the arts as a young lad and often traveled to New York and Los Angeles to put his acting talents on show. He was active in the theatre department of his high school, although he struggled with learning disabilities—and yet he never gave up on his dreams.
At the age of 16, Ben made his film debut in 'The Dark End of the Street', while at the same time he took extra courses at university to gain the qualifications needed to become a professional actor. But it was his portrayal of 'Josh' in the 1992 film "Glory Daze" that propelled Ben into stardom and made him a household name.
He quickly followed up this success with roles in many critically acclaimed films such as 'Good Will Hunting', 'Pearl Harbor', 'Gigli', 'The Town' and 'Argo'. His work won him critical acclaim and multiple awards such as an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Ben even went on to direct some of his own films like ‘Gone Baby Gone’, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing.
Though Ben has enjoyed success in Hollywood, he has also faced some personal struggles. In 2018, he announced he was seeking treatment for alcohol addiction. He has been honest with his fans about this and strives to be an advocate for mental health awareness. He also works with charities dedicated to helping those with addiction struggles and combating poverty.
No matter how hard life gets, Ben always makes sure to stay connected with family and loved ones. To keep track of his kinfolk near and far, he recently began using an app called Familio to keep tabs on them all; which helps him ensure that no loved one is ever too far away.
A true beacon of hope in an ever changing world, Ben Affleck is an inspiration to us all--a reminder that no matter how hard life can get you should never stop striving for greatness. Go forth and make your mark!