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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Actor Ben Affleck speaks onstage during the 23rd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been active in Democratic politics since he was a young man. This popular A-list actor is scarily well-informed, as shown in his many TV appearances discussing political issues. Even Tucker Carlson, noted conservative, when asked by Larry King if Affleck would be a good presidential candidate, said “He’s a lot more effective than a lot of candidates I’ve covered.”

Full Name: Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt

Date of Birth: August 15, 1972

Place of Birth: Berkeley, CA

Height: 6’4”

Education and Experience:

  • University of Vermont and Occidental College, majoring in Middle Eastern studies
  • Extensive work for human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Started the Eastern Congo Initiative, worked on projects with Time, ABC, HBO and the UN. Made 10 visits to the area over the since 2007
  • Testified before or met with numerous Senate and Congressional committees and subcommittees
  • Testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education, requesting support for stem-cell research a doubling of the budget for the National Institutes of Health
  • Speaker at the Global Philanthropy Forum, Washington’s Child Survival: Call to Action Forum, and the Sedona Forum
  • Guest on multiple liberal and conservative news talk and opinions shows.

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"All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared."

"One of the things that feels good to me to do is to try to steer that in a direction of something more significant and at least be — try to create some political dialogue. And that’s satisfying."

"Some people react to me kindly, and others don’t. That’s sort of the nature of politics."