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What is Ben Affleck's ancestry?

He looks Black Irish, but his middle name is Geza. Is Geza Hispanic?

by Anonymousreply 4003/01/2013

Affleck has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry. The surname "Affleck" is Scottish.

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt(born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck

by Anonymousreply 103/01/2013

I wonder if one of his parents was a fan of pianist Geza Anda. His was the version of Mozart's Piano Concerto #21 used in the movie "Elvira Madigan," which came out a few years before Ben was born.

by Anonymousreply 203/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 303/01/2013

Geza sounds Jewish to me. Like Gaza.

by Anonymousreply 403/01/2013

Geza sounds Hungarian.

by Anonymousreply 503/01/2013

I would like to see pics of Ben's parents.

by Anonymousreply 603/01/2013

It is Hungarian. Google Ben Affleck + middle name and you'll get the story behind his middle name.

by Anonymousreply 703/01/2013

He's heebie on his mother's side and jeebie on his father's side.

by Anonymousreply 803/01/2013

He needs to keep the beard, I mean the stuff growing on his face. Looks darn hot in a beard. Loved it at the Oscars when he and Clooney hugged and smiled at each other, and BA commenting on how their beards had if it was the first time (smirk)

by Anonymousreply 903/01/2013

Geza is Hungarian, dummies. My neighbor in Shaker Hts back in the 80's was named "Geza Balint"

by Anonymousreply 1003/01/2013

I think I read somewhere that the father Tim Affleck has some Turkish in him, which is what I think Ben looks like.

Geza was the name of a family friend.

by Anonymousreply 1103/01/2013

Geza means "self-important douchebag mook" in Gaelic.

by Anonymousreply 1203/01/2013

[quote]Geza means "self-important douchebag mook" in Gaelic.

But Géza makes it an idiom that roughly translates to "self-important douchebag mook who will one day in the unspecified future dump his hillbilly wife."

by Anonymousreply 1303/01/2013

I heard Ben is also Spanish...I dunno.

by Anonymousreply 1403/01/2013

He aint no WASP thats for sure. Geza just screams common.

by Anonymousreply 1503/01/2013

Ben is also part African-American.

by Anonymousreply 1603/01/2013

That's Geza with a Z, darlings.

by Anonymousreply 1703/01/2013

Geza also sounds like a person from Boston saying geezer, so that means his ancestors were old.

by Anonymousreply 1803/01/2013

[quote]Geza sounds Jewish to me.


by Anonymousreply 1903/01/2013

Ben Whofleck?

by Anonymousreply 2003/01/2013

W&W for R16

by Anonymousreply 2103/01/2013

Is Matt Damon part black too?

by Anonymousreply 2203/01/2013

"Geza means "self-important douchebag mook" in Gaelic."

Thanks for the guffaw!

by Anonymousreply 2303/01/2013


by Anonymousreply 2403/01/2013

His mother comes from a very distinguished family. Ben's grandmother was with MOMA in New York for many years working with the Rockefellers. She and her husband Sam, Ben's Grandfather for whom his son is named, lived in a very grand apartment on the Upper East Side, also in Millbrook, NY and they had a home in Massachusetts. Sam Shaw was a very successful lawyer. Ben is not from the neighborhood where "The Town" was set. Not by a long shot.

by Anonymousreply 2503/01/2013

Did you like that little comment at the end of The Town where they pretended to apologize to the citizens of the area saying they weren't like in the movie, after they made a whole movie saying they were

by Anonymousreply 2603/01/2013

Ben's mom is a Harvard grad, class of 64 or 65 she graduated with my uncle. Her first name is actually "Christopher" and not Christine oddly enough. Kinda like Obamas mother being named Stanley.

Matt Damon isn't from working class MA roots either his ancestry is fairly Brahmin-esque (old line blue blood Bostonian). He and Ben have gotten a lot of milege out of the Good Will Hunting meme that they're from working class Cambridge. Not even close.

by Anonymousreply 2703/01/2013

So working-class Ben is really an aristocrat? There's another reason to loathe this douchey mediocrity. And he's a fraud for claiming authorship of GWH. What an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 2803/01/2013

There's bullshit in the Iran movie, too

by Anonymousreply 2903/01/2013

[quote]Her first name is actually "Christopher" and not Christine oddly enough.

I don't think there's anything odd about it!

by Anonymousreply 3003/01/2013

Ben & Damon were NEVER aristocrats. Ben's parents were kind of upper mid class hippie types who lived in commune setups early on when he was small (it was the 70s) and his mother continued to live that kind of liberal free-form "Free to be you and me" way when she moved back to Boston post-divorce with her kids.

Damon's mother apparently had similar tastes and moved her kids into a Cambridge commune after her divorce from his dad in the 70s. She lived near the Afflecks and that's how they became friends. They were born to upper mid class parents though make no mistake.

by Anonymousreply 3103/01/2013

Me either.

by Anonymousreply 3203/01/2013

How about me?

by Anonymousreply 3303/01/2013

R31, has it occurred to you that the only reason Ben's upper middle class parents were able to flit around living as hippies on communes was because they had money? Working class people do not have the luxury of play acting as gentle radicals and exploring themselves in a commune setting. The point is Affleck has always potrayed himself as working class and clearly he is not. He's dishonest and, yes, a fraud.

by Anonymousreply 3403/01/2013

Melungeon. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 3503/01/2013

[quote] r31 has it occurred to you that the only reason Ben's upper middle class parents were able to flit around living as hippies on communes was because they had money?

Well duh, r34 of course it occurred to me, re-read my post that's exactly what I was saying: Ben's parents were typical early 70s "hippies" in that they were able to live that way because they came from money. Typical for that era and -very- typical for that type in Cambridge. Ditto for Damon's mother.

As I said Ben and Matt were never aristocrats. It is total bs that they continue to portray themselves as working class in origin.

by Anonymousreply 3603/01/2013

Damon is also of Finnish origin.

by Anonymousreply 3703/01/2013

Harvard didn't admit woman until the 1970's, R27. If anything, Affleck's mother went to Radcliffe.

by Anonymousreply 3803/01/2013

Should re-state my posts at r31 and r36 to say that Affleck/Damon were never working-class, not "never aristocrats". They were in fact from relatively posh backgrounds ("aristocratic")

by Anonymousreply 3903/01/2013

What about the Damon ass? Is it real, or is that fake, too?

by Anonymousreply 4003/01/2013
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