Ben-Affleck.us is your online source dedicated to American award-winning actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck.
Ben is known for co-writing and acting in Good Will Hunting, starring in Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and directing, co-producing and acting in Argo.
You'll find Ben as Batman in the Zack Snyder's DC Universe Man of Steel.
The National Board of Review announces their 2014 winners and Gone Girl is named one of their Top Films. The complete list with winners can be found at NationalBoardOfReviews.org.
Top Films: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Fury, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The Lego Movie, Nightcrawler, Unbroken.
The National Board of Review honors diverse members of the film community at their annual Awards Gala, which also acts as a fundraiser for student grant philanthropy. Hosted by Lara Spencer, this year’s gala will take place on January 6, 2015 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last.
Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in “Argo,” you’re not surprised that the Americans he’s supposed to be saving in Iran during the 1980 hostage crisis are nervous.
Audiences love the role of the manipulated male, and Ben Affleck nails it in ‘Gone Girl’.
Now in “Gone Girl,” Affleck and director David Fincher conspire to give us Nick Dunne, one of those classic movie characters we love — the manipulated male.
It’s a strange fascination we have with men like Nick. They fall short of that old film cliché — men want to be them, women want to sleep with them. Because men don’t want to be them, yet they can relate. And women don’t want to sleep with them, but often do end up in bed with them.
In “Gone Girl,” Affleck’s Nick is the cheating husband of his very angry spouse, played impeccably by Rosamund Pike. She’s disappeared and he’s left behind, accused of her murder.
Affleck is particularly good at this sort of un-amplified stoicism. It surfaces in some way in nearly all of his work. To good effect as Superman actor George Reeves in “Hollywoodland” and a compromised congressman in “State of Play.” He was equally nonplused to learn his girlfriend was a lesbian in the lunacy of “Gigli.”
Director Fincher fully exploits Affleck’s ability to shut down emotions and stare straight into the camera — without fear, or hesitation, or anger, or regret, or thought. Instead you’re met with an incredible sense of nothingness. It’s confusing when you can’t read the eyes, which in “Gone Girl” means everything.
A-listers including Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck and Will Ferrell all appear in a completely silent video for musician Bono’s ONE Campaign. The makers of the video hope that their silent stares will “highlight how the world waited for action to stamp out Ebola in West Africa”.
Also appearing in the video are Ebola health workers Louise Gaye and Dr. J Soka Moses and African musicians Fally Ipupa, Angélique Kidjo, and Ice Prince. Viewers are encouraged to sign a petition demanding that global leaders take urgent action to combat the spread of the disease. Watch the video below:
Live by Night (2016)
Crime | Drama Release: October 7th, 2016
Role: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
Status: Script PHOTOS | MORE INFOBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy Release: May 26, 2016
Role: Batman | Bruce Wayne
Status: Filming PHOTOS | MORE INFOGone Girl (2014)
Drama | Thriller Release: Oct 3, 2014
Role: Nick Dunne
Status: In Theaters PHOTOS | MORE INFO
Founded by Ben Affleck, the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. We envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.
God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you’ll know I’ve lost all my money. — Ben Affleck
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