Interesting interview, he has a good point.
Jun 4 - 06:23 AM
You tell em Ben. I thought it was a good movie, and that the interview was done nicely as well. Nice Job.
Jun 4 - 06:30 AM
I respect him all the more for having the savvy to 're-invent' himself on his own terms. I'm curious to see how his next directorial effort turns out.
Jun 4 - 07:15 AM
I'm with you there, TombstoneLawDog! I absolutely LOVED Gone Baby Gone, thought it was just brilliant! It's ignited so many discussions between myself and my friends and coworkers about what we would have done in the detective's situation with the kid...it's nice to have a movie come out that inspires such debate! I can't wait to see what Ben does next as a director--I will definitely plunk down money for a ticket!
Jun 4 - 07:31 AM
Gone Baby Gone was FANTASTIC.
Jun 4 - 08:34 AM
Yah, good director.I loved Gone Baby Gone, But bad choice of films. Hollywoodland was horrible, as were a few others. Maybe he should let his friend Damon pick roles for him.
Jun 4 - 08:35 AM
Yeah Gone Baby Gone was great.
Jun 4 - 08:52 AM
what the hell is Gone baby gone?
Jun 4 - 09:10 AM
Ben's problem is that he is terrible at picking movies to act in. He's a fine actor, but he just doesn't pick the right projects. Gone Baby gone was easily one of the best movies of last year.
Jun 4 - 09:22 AM
Robbed for an oscar nod. Awesome job Ben. After Hollywoodland and then this, I will be watching your career.
Jun 4 - 09:53 AM
I liked "Hollywoodland". Ben's performance was excellent even if the filler material was a little stale. The guy is a great interview as well, because he knows what he's talking about most the time. From watching Project Greenlight and misc. interviews like Jimmy Kimmel, I really like the guy.Knowing that Gone Baby Gone is by the same author of Mystic River, I just haven't gotten myself to watch it. I'm afraid it will be too depressing, especially for someone with kids.
Jun 4 - 10:01 AM
All that said, Daredevil was still a pure stink-fest.
Jun 4 - 10:03 AM
When I was 6 years old CT Granville was my absolute number one hero.Glad to see Ben shaking the mantle of Underachieving Hollywood Star finally.
Jun 4 - 10:30 AM
Gone Baby Gone was a great movie. Casey Affleck shined. I think Ben is a good actor, remember Boiler Room; Dazed and Confused? He has just done some baaaad movies.
Jun 4 - 10:49 AM
It would be nice if he could get specific about times as an actor where he felt that staightjacket, times where he felt like he was being set up for a fall. Much of the dialogue in Daredevil is that way, so are scenes from Jersey Girl (especially that emotional one by the crib), and Pearl Harbor was ludicrous. But awesome interview, and even though he couldn't get specific and risk throwing mud at other directors, big kudos for being honest and candid.
Jun 4 - 10:50 AM
I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to as far as Affleck being in a straightjacket while filming that particular scene in Jersey Girl. I thought that scene was fantastic, and he did a great job with it. I don't think he was being limited at all by Kevin Smith - he took his role in the direction that it needed to go in to further the story, and to help his character evolve too. It was very well done, and in no way do I think that he was too limited in what he could've done there. It was perfect.
Jun 4 - 11:39 AM
What chu talkin bout, Affleck?
Jun 4 - 11:46 AM
haha I know talk about a huge disconnect with the real world. besides RT i don't think anyones even heard of Gone Baby Gone or the fact that Ben Affleck Direceted something.
Jun 4 - 12:12 PM
it stinks that he got a lot of bad publicity for a while, because his work on films like "Good Will Hunting," "Hollywoodland," and especially "Gone Baby Gone" shows that he knows what he's doing. He did such a good job with GBG that I hope he directs more often in the future.
Jun 4 - 01:50 PM
You have to admit, his brother is by far the better actor.
Jun 4 - 04:00 PM
I think that probably depends on what kinda movie your making Tom, While Casey has undoubtedly been fantastic in these smaller release(Just coming out in the UK this week) pictures playing interesting characters, Ben has shown a much wider range as an actor doing Comedies (Mallrats, Dazed and Confused, Dogma), Big budget actioners (Armageddon, Sum of All Fears, Daredevil), and serious drama's (Good Will Hunting, Hollywoodland, School Ties(Remember that one? "Come face me you COWARDS!!!!" Brenden Frasers most shining dramatic moment, but I digress)...and sometimes he made Reindeer games, but can't we forgive him for that?
Jun 5 - 08:52 AM
I love to hate rich, popular, or good looking people.It makes me feel so much better about my mediocre self.
Jun 4 - 04:27 PM
I love to worship rich, popular, or good looking people, because we all know nothing else matters, not intelligence, not talent, not skill, if you are rich,popular, good looking, that means you are better than me and I have to listen and enjoy everything you do like you are god's gift to the world.
Jun 4 - 10:01 PM
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Gone Baby Gone was a great movie. It truly shows that Ben Affleck is really talented. On the other hand I guess I am one of the few that liked Daredevil (Director's Cut anyways). I thought it was a good movie that stayed true to the comics. I have also liked a lot of his other films, call me crazy I guess.
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