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Movie Review: Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’

The film is entertaining enough but given Affleck’s former directing success, we unfortunately (and perhaps mistakenly) expect more.

Ben Affleck on Batman Casting Criticism and Why He Took on the Caped Crusader

"The whole lesson of my career has been that what’s really important is the work you do." - Ben Affleck

Screenplay: ‘Gone Girl’

Gone Girl Screenplay: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Director: David Fincher Writer: Gillian Flynn Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, ... Read more

Ben Affleck Talks Working With David Fincher on ‘Gone Girl’ and the Highs and Lows of His Career

There has been no greater turnaround of opinions on a Hollywood star than on Ben Affleck… and it’s happened multiple times. First he was the indie movie darling that won an Oscar for co-writing the script for Good Will Hunting. Then he was committing career suicide with a series of bad movies and headlines about his love life in the tabloids. But wait! Affleck began stepping behind the camera and directing films, with his latest, Argo, winning the Oscar for Best Picture. But the story doesn’t end there, because the then-beloved Affleck was announced as the latest actor to play ... Read more

Ben Affleck Warned Tyler Perry that ‘Gone Girl’ Director David Fincher Requires a Minimum of “30 Takes”

Gone Girl is expected to be one of the biggest movies this fall. After being a wildly successful book by Gillian Flynn, the film adaptation is coming to the big screen with Ben Affleck leading the way. Tyler Perry is stepping in front of the camera as well playing Tanner Bolt, the lawyer for Affleck’s character. He talked to Vulture about what it was like working with director David Fincher and what he thinks about his on-set directorial style. After seeing the film, Perry said, “To me, it looked great. I was beyond impressed, blown away. I laughed and I ... Read more

Trailer: David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike & Neil Patrick Harris

Gone Girl: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris In ... Read more

Trailer: ‘Gone Girl’ starring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike

Gone Girl: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, ... Read more

First Trailer for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ Starring Ben Affleck

Gone Girl: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Casey Affleck Reveals How Christian Bale Reignited His Passion for Acting

As the younger brother of Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck is used to being in the shadows. The 38-year-old actor is looking to change that. His upcoming film Out of the Furnace with Christian Bale seems to be that catalyst for the actor. “What I saw Christian doing was, I felt like, some of the best acting that I’ve ever seen,” Casey said. “You know when you sort of forget what you like about movies, and then you see a movie again that reminds you of why you fell in love with them in the first place? That was the experience.” ... Read more

Watch the SAG Awards Backstage Interviews featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Affleck and the Cast of ‘Modern Family’

Here are a handful of interviews from the SAG Awards Media Room featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Dick Van Dyke, Tina Fey and the cast of Modern Family.

Ben Affleck Talks About Having to Fire Actors: “It’s the worst thing in the world because I know, as an actor, what it’s like”

Hollywood is full of hyperbole -- and actors are certainly known for being dramatic -- but Ben Affleck probably isn't too far off when he says that the worst thing for him now that he's become an acclaimed director is having to fire actors.

Ben Affleck on Preparing for ‘Argo’, Acting in the Film and Getting “Lucky” in Casting

Every media outlet wants to talk to Ben Affleck about Argo, his new film based on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, and Affleck is happy to talk about his dual roles as a director and an actor (along with also being one of the film's producers!) Though many of these interviews has focused on Affleck's second-career success as a director, in others he has spoken about his acting approach to the film and how he worked with the cast as actors.

Ben Affleck on His Directing Success: “I got to apply some of the lessons I learned from this business that I learned from my acting career”

Talk about being (unfortunately) timely: Ben Affleck's latest film Argo, which he directed and also stars, focuses on a real-life story about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, and currently the U.S. is facing similar tensions in the Middle East. It is also perhaps Affleck's most acclaimed film, which is a tremendous accomplishment considering his two prior films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town, were also well received.

Ben Affleck Talks About Directing and The Lowest Points of His Acting Career: “I made a bunch of movies that didn’t work”

It wasn't too long ago that I looked at new Ben Affleck movies like trips to the dentist, especially the parts involving the dentist painfully picking at my gums. After excellent roles in films like Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, and, of course, Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote) in the 1990s, the new millennium brought with it a string of films starring Affleck that ranged from inoffensively mediocre to reaching new levels of awfulness. But Affleck successfully taped into his Good Will Hunting creative energy to direct Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, three films that have received ... Read more

Ben Affleck: “If anybody really wants to be an actor, a great advanced class would be to direct some stuff”

Remember when most people thought of Ben Affleck as the less-talented half of the Good Will Hunting duo? Turns out that while Affleck wasn't always the greatest actor -- at the very least his bad moments, like Pearl Harbor, Gigli, and Surviving Christmas were really bad -- he's a great director, with his first two films getting rave reviews and his soon-to-be-released third, Argo, already getting award buzz.

Ben Affleck: “Right now I’m a success again but I’ll be a failure again, too.”

Ben Affleck: "I think you have to still be brave enough to take risks."