- Began going on auditions at age 5 with his older brother, Ben, and they appeared as extras in Field of Dreams and The Good Mother.
- Portrayed a young Robert Kennedy in ABC's 1990 miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts.
- First major movie role was in Gus Van Sant's 1995 satire To Die For, opposite Nicole Kidman; befriended costar Joaquin Phoenix on the set and years later married Phoenix's sister Summer.
- Made a name for himself appearing in supporting roles in films such as Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting and Ocean's Eleven.
- Cowrote with costar Matt Damon the 2002 hiking adventure Gerry.
- Breakout year came in 2007 with an Oscar-nominated turn in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and a leading man role in brother Ben's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone.
- Made his directorial debut with the 2010 documentary I'm Still Here, which chronicled brother-in-law Joaquin Phoenix's fictional attempt to become a rapper.
- Speaks fluent Spanish; is a vegan.
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
- 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
- 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Winner
- 2017, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Winner
- 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
- 2017, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Winner
- 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2016, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
- 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
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- 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
- Indiana August Affleck — Son
- Summer Phoenix — Wife (separated)
- Chris Affleck — Mother
- Violet Affleck — Niece
- Ben Affleck — Brother
- Atticus Affleck — Son
- Timothy Affleck — Father
- Samuel Affleck — Nephew
- Seraphina Affleck — Niece
- Attended George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States; attended Columbia University, New York, New York, United States
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