If it feels like Ben Affleck has been around forever, it’s because he has. But the Oscar-winner, who turns 43 this weekend, has evolved his talent and his canvas in that time, moving from a baby-fat-having 20-something supporting player to a lean leading man, a cut auteur, and now a bulked up badass Batman for Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
It’s not a career filled with startling transformations like Jake Gyllenhaal has had, it’s more steady, but it’s still worthy of praise and this brief journey through the new Bruce Wayne’s “body” of work.
School Ties (1992)
Before Jennifer Lopez turned up Ben Affleck’s tanning game, he was just a pasty man child acting alongside his buddy Matt Damon. Affleck was only 20 when School Ties came out, so give the guy a break! He’s not the hero we want but he’s the one we deserve!