5 most memorable Ben Affleck roles

As Ben Affleck comes to BT TV Store in crime thriller The Accountant, here are five film roles that have made him the star we know and love…

Last updated: 7 March 2017 - 2.01pm

1. Christian Wolff: The Accountant (2016)

In his latest hit, Ben Affleck stars as autistic accountant Christian Wolff, who prefers dealing with numbers over human beings. When he takes on a new client, he soon discovers some shady going-ons in their number keeping. But as he tries to uncook the books, Christian finds himself getting entangled into a dangerous web of organised crime. Apparently one of Mr Affleck’s favourite roles of his career to date.  Available to buy on BT TV Store now.

2. Batman: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Having played comic book hero Daredevil in the past, Ben switched from red suit to black to join the DC Extended Universe opposite Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. Affleck’s broody and dark take on the Caped Crusader marked a shift in tone for the superhero, sparking controversy within the comic community. This was just the first in a series of BatBen roles – watch this space for the big one currently in production; The Batman, coming out next year.

3. Tony Mendez: Argo (2012)

Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, Ben took the lead both in front of and behind the camera in Argo. It tells the tale of brilliant (if barmy) CIA operative Tony Mendez, who used the cover of scouting locations for a fake sci-fi movie called Argo to rescue six American diplomats from Iran in 1979. It scooped up the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Affleck won widespread acclaim for his directorial turn. Available to rent now on BT TV Store now.

4. Chuckie Sullivan: Good Will Hunting (1997)

A heart-rending story about two working-class lads in Boston trying to make sense of their lives. Ben played as troubled and troublesome Chuckie Sullivan opposite Matt Damon as a janitor with a secret talent for mathematics. It won the two young writer-stars Oscars and secured Affleck’s place as a Hollywood big-hitter. Available to rent now on BT TV Store now.

5. Holden McNeil: Chasing Amy (1997)

Ben plays comic book writer and slacker Holden McNeil in this low-budget indie flick from cult writer-director Kevin Smith. Holden spends his life penning characters with his best friend and partner in crime Banky, until comic book artist Amy enters the fray and shakes up the status quo. A rare glimpse of Affleck in funny-mode… A rare glimpse of Affleck in funny-mode…

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