Actor and director who first attracted attention for his roles in Dazed and Confused , Mallrats , and Chasing Amy . He played leading roles in Armageddon , Pearl Harbor , and The Town . He later won an Academy Award for Best Picture for directing and producing the 2012 film Argo .
He was raised by Christine Anne Affleck, a freedom rider, and majored in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Vermont.
He won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for co-writing the 1997 feature Good Will Hunting with his longtime friend Matt Damon . He was cast as Batman in the 2016 films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad .
He married actress Jennifer Garner in June 2005. The couple announced their divorce in 2015. He and Garner have three children: Samuel , Violet and Seraphina . In 2017, he began dating Lindsay Shookus . His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck .