Hey, Summer Camp Lovers!
You know who else went to summer camp when he was younger? Batman! Okay, I guess I really don’t know whether Bruce Wayne went to summer camp in his fictional youth or not, but Ben Affleck did. An alumnus of Crossroads For Kids which is located in Massachusetts, summer camp was a great influence on Ben when he was a kid.
Not just an actor, Ben Affleck has made his name as a screenwriter too and has won an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe for his roles as a director and co-writer for the film Good Will Hunting. Lots of films that Ben’s been a part have been summer blockbusters and classics.
With leading roles in films such as Armageddon, The Sum of All Fears, Pearl Harbor, Daredevil, The Town, and lots more, Ben Affleck has become an incredibly successful and recognized Hollywood figure.
Though born in Berkeley, California, Ben’s parents moved to Massachusetts when he was quite young. When he was eight, he met a neighborhood kid—a 10-year-old Matt Damon. Matt Damon (the other co-writer of Good Will Hunting) is actually Ben’s tenth cousin, once removed. They went to school together and became the best of friends even though they weren’t the same age or in the same grade.
Ben found himself pursuing his acting career in Hollywood before finishing college. Knowing his potential, he quit school to focus solely on acting. And now that he’s made his claim to fame already, it seems that he’s just getting going as he is now stepping into the role of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman.
The sequel to the 2013 film Man of Steel is currently being called Batman vs. Superman and is set to come out in 2015.
So the lesson to learn from Ben Affleck, kids, is that going to summer camp can land you a position as a superhero. Are you up to the task?