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Five Facts About Ben Affleck You Probably Didn’t Know

October 30th, 2022 by The Nerd Comments

He’s a Hollywood icon with two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, two BAFTAs and a whole host of other accolades during a career that has seen hit movie after hit movie, both as an actor and director.

But how much do we actually know about him? While he has very much lived his life in the spotlight, having married and divorced Jennifer Garner, dated Jennifer Lopez and most recently dated Bond girl Ana de Armas, while also having a famous younger brother in Casey, there are still a number of interesting facts about him you may not know…

Without Him, Would We Have Matt Damon?

Matt Damon is one of Affleck’s oldest friends and they have discussed a number of times in the media about their relationship. They lived just a few blocks over from one-another and as Affleck was a child star, Damon was inspired to follow in his footsteps.

Affleck then introduced Matt Damon to his agent and the rest, they say, is history. Would Matt Damon have made it without him? Who knows?

Affleck LOVES Poker

Ben Affleck is a huge lover of poker. Getting into casino games thanks to the online boom in the early 2000s, which saw the likes of casino 7777 live casino platforms really thrive into the billion dollar industry it is today, he was regularly found at the poker table during his younger days as a Hollywood star.

While we’re sure he loves a quick spin of the mobile slots on his smartphone, he’s most renowned for being part of the high-stakes poker group immortalised in Molly Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game, in which he and the likes of Toby Maguire would play for big money.

However, he’s also played in a number of official tournaments and earned some pretty big winnings too, totalling a staggering $360,000 in total winnings.

Jennifer Lopez Wrote A Song About Him


We’ve already mentioned Ben Affleck’s relationship with Jennifer Lopez. They dated for a number of years and Lopez even wrote a song about him, entitled Dear Ben.

The lyrics read:

I love you, you’re perfect

A manifestation of my dreams

You make my body feel

About a million different things

I think God made you for me

A mix of passionate fidelities

Baby your so complete

I write this song to let you know

Sadly, it didn’t work out for the pair.

He’s A Big Fan Of The Red Sox

Having grown up in Massachusetts, it’s perhaps no surprise to hear that Ben Affleck is a huge Boston Red Sox fan and he gets down to Fenway Park whenever he can. But did you know that such is his passion that he got a movie shut down for a period of time because he point black refused to wear a New York Yankees cap?

During the filming of Gone Girl, they were filming a scene in which Affleck’s character, Nick Dunne, is trying to avoid recognition in an airport so puts on a baseball cap. The cap in question was set to be a Yankees one, given that the location they were on set was New York. Affleck was having none of it though, telling David Fincher, the movie’s director:

“David, I love you, I would do anything for you. But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.”

In the end they compromised and he instead wore a Mets cap.

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