Raised in Cambridge, MA
Appeared in PBS documentary series "The Voyage of the Mimi"
Made network TV debut on "Wanted: The Perfect Guy," an "ABC Afterschool Special"; played Madeline Kahn's son
TV miniseries debut, "Hands of a Stranger" (NBC)
Feature film debut, "School Ties"; also co-starred with childhood pal Matt Damon
Cast in regular role on the short-lived NBC series "Against the Grain"
Directed short film "I Murdered My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney"
Sold his script "Good Will Hunting" to Miramax; co-written with Matt Damon; filmed and released in 1997 with both co-starring
Charmed critics and audiences as a comic book artist who falls for a bisexual woman in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy"
Formed Pearl Street Productions with Matt Damon
Co-starred in the Michael Bay blockbuster "Armageddon"
Appeared opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes in the Academy Award-winning "Shakespeare in Love"
Played a bartender in the ensemble comedy-drama "200 Cigarettes"
Re-teamed with director Kevin Smith for "Dogma"; also re-teamed with Damon to play a pair of renegade angels
Joined ensemble cast of "The Boiler Room," a drama about Wall Street brokers
With Damon and backed by HBO and Miramax, sponsored Project Greenlight, a screenwriting competition that would result in a produced motion picture
Re-teamed with Gwyneth Paltrow for "Bounce"
Played leading role in WWII-era drama "Pearl Harbor"
With Damon, co-executive produced and acted in "The Third Wheel" (filmed in 1999), scripted by buddy Jay Lacopo
Made a brief appearance in Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"; reprised role of Holden from "Chasing Amy" as well as appeared as himself
Executive produced and appeared in the HBO series "Project Greenlight" about the script writing contest he co-sponsored
Assumed the role of Jack Ryan (previously played by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford) in "The Sum of All Fears"
Served as an executive producer on "Stolen Summer"; winner of the Project Greenlight competition
Co-created (with Sean Bailey) and executive produced (with Matt Damon) short-lived ABC drama "Push, Nevada"
Cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the blockbuster "Daredevil," based on the Marvel comic book character
Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in box office flop "Gigli"
Played the lead in the John Woo thriller "Paycheck"
Re-teamed with director Kevin Smith for the romantic comedy "Jersey Girl"
Starred as a lonely guy who rents himself a family for the holidays in the comedy "Surviving Christmas"
Portrayed the 1950s "Superman" TV star George Reeves in "Hollywoodland"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Executive produced horror film "Feast," a result of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest
Directorial and writing debut, the feature adaptation of "Gone, Baby, Gone"; film based on the book by <i>Mystic River</i> author Dennis Lehane and starring his brother Casey Affleck
Played a congressman opposite Russell Crowe in the thriller "State of Play"
Played Jason Bateman's best friend in Mike Judge's "Extract"
Directed, wrote, and starred in "The Town," a crime drama based on Chuck Hogan's novel <i>Prince of Thieves</i>
Played a white-collar corporate employee who loses his job in John Wells' directing debut "The Company Men"
Directed, produced, and co-starred in political thriller "Argo"
Featured in Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder"
Cast as Batman in the sequel to "Man of Steel"