I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I still have yet to watch Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I found some interesting trivia recently concerning its Dark Knight, Ben Affleck, and I decided to pass it along to you lovely people! Ready? Here we go!
Affleck wanted a dog as a kid but never got one
When Ben Affleck was a kid, he asked his mom for a dog. She made a deal with him: if he would agree to walk an imaginary dog for a week, at the end of the week, she’d buy him a real dog. Unfortunately for little Ben, he only managed to take his imaginary pet out for a walk on five of the seven days, and consequently did not receive a puppy. He definitely takes better care of the two four-legged friends he owns now, a Golden Retriever and a German Shepard.
Affleck was injured on the set of Reindeer Games
When filming Reindeer Games, Ben Affleck was hospitalized after an on-set collision with football player Dana Stubblefield. Fortunately, the injury was not serious and Affleck made a full recovery.
Affleck dropped out of college…twice
Affleck attended the University of Vermont for a grand total of one semester before dropping out. Later, he went on to study Middle Eastern Studies at Occidental College, but dropped out after his first full year.
Affleck is an amazing impressionist
Ben Affleck is known for his very dead-on impersonations of fellow celebrities. He has been known when filming a movie to choose one actor and study their mannerisms and voice inflections before impersonating them in an interview. While filming The Sum of All Fears, Affleck chose to study Morgan Freeman. Affleck demonstrated his (scarily accurate) impression to Freeman on the set of the movie, causing Freeman to reportedly respond, “You ever do that again, I’ll kill you.”
Affleck spent A LOT of money on an engagement ring he never used
Back when Affleck was dating Jennifer Lopez, he spent three and a half MILLION dollars on an engagement ring for her. Ironically, they never married, but that didn’t stop Jennifer Lopez from keeping the ring!
Bonus: George Clooney’s response to Affleck’s Batman casting
When asked what he thought of Ben Affleck taking up the mantle of Gotham’s Caped Crusader, George Clooney responded, “I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part.”