Starring in the erotic thriller Deep Waters with Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck began his acting career at a very young age. More than 40 years after his first role, we invite you to rediscover him in five films available on Prime Video.
Among the most recent new releases on the Prime Video platform, the erotic thriller Eaux Profondes marks the big comeback behind the camera of filmmaker Adrian Lyne, twenty years after his last feature film!
This sulphurous film brings together Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in the guise of Vic and Melinda Van Allen, a married couple plagued by doubt, jealousy and resentment. When they decide to spice up their relationship by allowing each other to see other people, Melinda’s lovers start to disappear…
If you liked Deep Waters, here are four other films with actor and director Ben Affleck to (re)discover now on Prime Video.
THE TENDER BAR
After a first successful collaboration in the production of the Oscar-winning Argo, Ben Affleck and George Clooney find themselves almost ten years later for the adaptation of the best-selling memoirs of journalist JR Moehringer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. The first embodies a bar owner who will become a true mentor in the eyes of his nephew, and this in front of the camera of the second, for the film The Tender Bar.
For his eighth production, George Clooney therefore calls on his friend to slip into the skin of Uncle Charlie, a colorful character who takes JR under his wing when the latter’s father left the family home very early. . An extremely personal role for the actor whose father was himself a bartender in the 80s, and whom he embodies with accuracy and tenderness on the screen.
Nominated for the 2022 Golden Globes in the Best Supporting Actor category, Ben Affleck also impressed his on-screen partner, Tye Sheridan. “It was magical to work with Ben who, I think, totally transformed himself with this singular character of Charlie, JR’s uncle. He has boundless energy and that gave the necessary rhythm to the scenes we shared,” he confided to the release of the film.
This is one of Ben Affleck’s essential roles: in 2014, he becomes Nick Dunne, a man suspected of murdering his wife after her disappearance, in front of David Fincher’s camera. With Gone Girl, the director of Fight Club and Seven adapts the bestseller to the screen Appearances by Gillian Flynn, who wrote the screenplay for the feature film.
Excellent in the role of this former journalist confronted with the pressure of the police and the media, Ben Affleck gives the answer to the brilliant Rosamund Pike, who wins a nomination in the category best actress at the 2015 Oscars. not unnoticed: applauded by critics and the public, Gone Girl even became David Fincher’s biggest success at the American box office.
For this gripping and suspenseful thriller, however, there is one concession that Ben Affleck was not ready to make…wearing a Yankees baseball cap! As a die-hard Red Sox fan, the actor declined this sartorial choice. A compromise has nevertheless managed to be found: his character finally shows his support for the Mets, another New York team. Phew!
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
An emblematic character of the DC universe and pop culture, still at the heart of the news today with the film The Batman, the famous Dark Knight has been revealed in the guise of many actors since his first appearances at the screen in the 60s. Among them, Ben Affleck slipped into the legendary costume for the first time in 2016 in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to portray one of DC Comics’ most popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck definitely fits those bills,” Warner Bros. Chairman Greg Silverman said in a statement.
Zack Snyder’s feature film depicts the confrontation between Batman and Superman (played by Henry Cavill), while a terrible threat is looming on the horizon, and also introduces the characters of Wonder Woman, Aquaman or Flash . In 2017, Ben Affleck once again put on the Batman cape in the blockbuster Justice League, of which a “director’s cut” version was released in 2021.
Not only an actor, but also a director, Ben Affleck already has a fine filmography to his credit, including the excellent Argo, which won the 2013 Oscar for best film, among others. It is nevertheless his second achievement, the robbery film The Town available on Prime Video, that we are interested in today.
From and starring Ben Affleck, this effective thriller follows a band of ruthless robbers, whose leader falls under the spell of a hostage, bank manager Claire Keesey (camped by Rebecca Hall). While the two subsequently begin to forge a relationship, the young woman does not suspect the true identity of this man met “by chance”…
Adapted from the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan, The Town brings together Jon Hamm, Blake Lively and Jeremy Renner, nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for this film in 2011. After Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck has once again succeeded in his bet!
Find Ben Affleck in all these films on the Prime Video platform.
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Prime Video: 5 films with Ben Affleck to see on the platform