A two-time Academy Award winner, Ben has established himself as one of cinema’s great American filmmakers, telling timeless stories with modern cultural relevance and redefining traditional genres through an evolved classical Hollywood style.
Ben would win his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting before stepping behind the camera as a writer-director with the hard-hitting, emotional crime drama Gone Baby Gone, starring Academy Award winners Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman.
Balancing gritty realism, sweeping narratives and dimensionally-chiseled characters, Ben’s Boston-set crime thriller The Town, starring Academy Award nominated Jeremy Renner and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, earned Ben both critical acclaim and a WGA Award nomination.
Ben’s historical political-thriller Argo, dramatizing the CIA’s covert rescue mission during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, would win Ben his second Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year, as well as the BAFTA Award for his work as a director.
In branded content, Ben has directed campaigns for UNHCR and WynnBet, featuring himself, Shaq and Melvin Gregg. After producing and co-writing last year's Rashomon-style historical thriller, The Last Duel, Ben is preparing to direct, produce and star alongside Matt Damon in a currently untitled film for Amazon Studios, Skydance Sports and Mandalay Pictures, dramatizing Nike’s early pursuit of their first celebrity endorsement, forever changing the shoe company, and future of sports marketing.