Oscar-winning actor who became known for his role in Good Will Hunting, and who later directed and acted in the Academy Award-winning film, Argo.
He was raised by Christine Anne Affleck, a freedom rider, and majored in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Vermont.
He criticized CEOs in 2010 who make 200 times more than their employees; he also returned a $250,000 check that was accidentally sent to him for appearing at a casino opening.
He married co-star Jennifer Garner in June 2005, and the couple had three children together.
He became friends with Matt Damon when he was 10 years old, and later wrote Good Will Hunting with him.
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