In the 1990s and early 2000s, Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck were two of the most consistent movie-making partners. Fast-forward a decade from their last collaboration and it sounds like the former friends aren’t even on speaking terms — and Kevin says it’s largely because of Ben’s wife.
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The plot of Runner Runner is getting a little too close to home for Ben Affleck. Radar Online has a report that the actor was banned from playing at the Hard Rock Casino in Vegas the night of August 28th “due to moving his money with the count.”
20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s wonderfully entertaining, brain-whiplash-inducing suspense novel Gone Girl about the disappearance of main character Amy Dunne is one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2014, and the production company wet the whistles of fans with the first photo of Ben Affleck as Amy’s husband Nick Dunne as well as Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne, albeit in the form of a “Missing” poster.
Speaking about his days as half of Bennifer, Ben Affleck said he had it worse than Scott Peterson — who is on Death Row for killing his wife and unborn child. Even though he doesn’t talk about the experience fondly, Ben said he’s learned from it.
When it was first announced that Ben Affleck would be the next Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel, the negative backlash was like a tidal wave from fans. The Argo director became the target of an almost unprecedented negative casting reaction on the internet. Watch a clip from Fallon as Ben jokes about the intensity of the ire against him as he notes that even the studio told him it would happen.
Ben Affleck was named to the next Batman by Warner Bros., but most fans aren’t pleased with the casting choice. #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck is already trending on Twitter and a Change.org petition to replace Batfleck has earned a couple thousand signatures.
Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner have a pretty good set up: when one of them is working the other takes care of their three children (which led to Ben giving up directing Homeland,) and lately it’s been Ben’s turn on baby watch, which may be why he’s ready to stop having kids.
Could you live on $1.50 a day? Ben Affleck is joining fellow celebs Jonah Hill, Sophia Bush, and Transformers‘ actor Tom Hiddleston on a week-long challenge to live on $1.50 a day, an amount the World Bank estimates as the extreme poverty line in the U.S.
Right around the same time that Ben Affleck decided it was in his best interest not to be in a film with Kristen Stewart, rumors swirled about a possible Senate run for the politically motivated actor and director. John Kerry has been nominated by President Obama to be the new Secretary of State which will leave his Senate seat in Massachusetts vacant. Affleck was one of the first names bandied about when this happened. Read on for his official announcement.
According to Variety Ben Affleck has fallen out of Focus, or perhaps gained a little marital focus depending on how you look at it. He was all set to co-star with Kristen Stewart in the upcoming comedy that would have required some rather intimate scenes between the two. Find out why he’s no longer going to be in the film, or at least the reason given anyways.