Well at least that bitch wife of his must be some comfort to him
What on earth happened??
I would not be surprised if Ben and Jen get divorced this year.
He went back to Gigli-era PR tactics, shoving himself down our thoats Hathaway style.
But AH is still relatively fresh, and Affleck evokes bad memories when he whores himself out.
Too much. He should've done one EW cover less, and maybe he would have got in.
Look for him to go on a bender. Then after getting caught with drugs and hookers, Jen will be able to file with dignity and Ben goes to rehab for his image. He'll do Barbara Walters and Oprah's Next Chapter by the end of the year.
I eat shit.
For once I agree with R3. I think talk of a Senate run was the tipping point.
I'd rather see him in the senate than direct more movies. Argo was very good, competently directed and he was fine in it but it didn't impress me as much as it, apparently, impressed others.
Yeah now all he has is millions of dollars, his good looks, and a beautiful family.
How disappointed he must be.
He's the only actor I've seen to fuck up his own native BAAHston accent in the movie "Good Will Hunting." Affleck exagerrated the shit out of his own real accent to the point is was grotesque (he made Simpsons' Mayor Quimby sound subtle). He really got repulsive to listen to. Add to that the ridiculously corny, overwrought dialogue in that overwrought accent!
If an actor can't do his native accent correctly, he shouldn't even be acting. Let alone getting any Oscar recognition.
[quote]He went back to Gigli-era PR tactics, shoving himself down our thoats Hathaway style.
It did get nauseating once he started morphing into Clooney 2.0. I certainly don't begrudge celebrities trying to do their part, but to "coincidentally" start full-throttle pimping that out while you're campaigning for an Oscar? It just seemed in poor taste. The run for Senator?!
And then CBS newsman Morley Schafer even mentioned that Affleck knew what he was talking about because he was a Harvard graduate with a degree in Middle East Studies?! LOL. That's a complete lie. BA is a drop out who couldn't get into Harvard. Granted the mistake might not have been BA's fault, but I knew that wasn't true, and it totally soured me on BA. Why was he appearing on all the political shows anyway? His movie takes place 40 years ago. Maybe some academy members felt the desperation and said no thank you, but liked the movie enough to nominate that.
Also, not to disappoint everyone, but he is nominated as Producer for Argo. He missed as Director.
Well, if he can't even run a successful campaign for an Oscar nom, we don't have to ever worry about him running for Senate.
I think he is deserving of a nomination as director.
I like Ben; I like his movies.
Ben finally got the boy he wanted.
That's his award for the past year.
I agree, r13, I have always liked Ben a lot.
In order for him to get back on track, Ben needs to leak a sex tape.
I doubt it R2. Jen Gardner seems to hold onto to that dude with bloody fingernails. She is just so pathetic anymore.
He came across as a pouty grasper at the Critic Choice Awards.
Do you think Matt will comfort him at this moment?
[quote]And then CBS newsman Morley Schafer even mentioned that Affleck knew what he was talking about because he was a Harvard graduate with a degree in Middle East Studies?
Where did Safer say this? Was it on a 60 Minutes profile or somewhere live? If it was a profile they should have checked it out.
Ben is an Occidental College dropout BTW.
Be I believe is a UVM dropout.
[quote]Do you think Matt will comfort him at this moment?
You mean sexually?
Sorry that should read "Ben" above
Ben dropped out of UVM after one semester and then later on dropped out of Occidental.
"You mean sexually?"
I leave it to your imagination. Scenarios, exchanges, fucking.
He should come out as bi to recharge his career
I hope he doesn't start drinking again. I mean for Jen's sake. (and assuming he actually ever stopped at some point)
The film is overrated. I was amazed how much the actors looked like the real counterparts...
And neither of those schools are even close the the same league as Harvard. So he might have 2-3 semesters of college under his belt, max.
At least Garner has her BA (from Denison; my cousin was a few years behind her there). What I can't figure out is why Damon left Harvard with only a semester left. NO ONE leaves Harvard voluntarily with only a few weeks to go (and then never goes back to finish). Something doesn't add up.
Well, remember, after the last time he did rehab he hooked up with Jennifer Lopez almost immediately.
I think Damon started getting acting work. Lots of people seem to do that. Brad Pitt still needs like 4 credits for his degree. Alec Baldwin needed 4 more units for his NYU degree for years. They finally let him write a paper about an acting job and counted it as an internship. (that was like 5 years ago or so.)
Hard to understand why they never just took an online class or something just to finish it up.
I was appalled at OP's saying "no nominee for him," until I read R17's "she is just so pathetic anymore."
yeah but Baldwin went to NYU, nuff said there they let the Olsen twins finish too. Pitt I think went to Mizzou (?) they'll most likely let him do a similar deal, write a paper put in some online hours and give him his degree, or otherwise grant him an Honorary later.
Harvard is not NYU or U-state. They don't let you finish later...you finish on time or you're out no matter who you are.
Agreed R28 - Argo was a good, not great film - his choice of adding the make-believe "chase" at the airport in the finale was just so weak - a better director would have made a better, more ironic film out of the truth.
lighten up r32....people are posting on a gossip board while doing other things. We are not writing documents to be preserved under glass for generations.
It's not always about being nominated;the work is what counts.
I'm so tired of actors who whine about not being nominated for such-and-such award.
With or without a nomination, the quality of "Argo" assures that Ben Affleck will continue to get good projects in Hollywood.
Besides, he's already won an Oscar. Nobody needs more than one.
Meryl, polishing my triplets
r20, here's Schieffer's masturbatory speech in which he just pulls Ben's education out of his ass.
I love how all these talking heads are making excuses like the academy didn't want to nominate an actor (hello, redford, gibson,costner and eastwood) or a sexiest man alive (hello clooney) and that it was sour grapes. The truth is people like argo but no one loves it, not to the extent they love the others.
BA didn't get nom'd for director but he's nominated: Argo - Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
You are wrong about Harvard. You can stay there for years as long as you have the money. Not the school everyone thinks, and Damon would have gotten no benefit graduating from there anyway.
I mean, it's only a degree from Harvard. No big deal for God's sake.
Yeah, it's weird -- I don't begrudge him his success but I swear every time he opens his mouth, he just screams douchebag. Like he's all for show; even the wife and kids in his acceptance speech feel thrown in to remind us of all those ice cream photo ops. He could be the nicest guy in the world but it never comes through somehow.
An amazing turnaround to his career but I still find it hard to care about him/root for him.
Ben please return my calls asap my hole needs a good pounding
The Olsen twins were in the Gallatin division of NYU (the adult extension division) not the regular school. That whole program is designed for independent study (and to make money for the school.) I don't know if they finished by the way.
What did Damon major in at Harvard?
Agree R34, the lack of accuracy in Argo seemed like a total cop out - even the overheated staging of having Iranian militants on the ground chasing the plane looked ridiculous, the staging of the phone call, etc. was too hackneyed.
At least we won't have to see him doing staged photo ops decorating cakes with his daughters on weekends.
His PR assault of being the perfect husband and father was enough to turn off anyone in the industry who knows anything about him.
Garner is a Kennedy wife. She'll stay by him no matter what scandal comes his way. She loves the perks of being Mrs. Affleck too much.
Argo is a 2012 American thriller film directed by Ben Affleck, based loosely on an account published in 2007 of the "Canadian Caper", in which Tony Mendez, a CIA operative, led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman, and was released in North America to critical and commercial success on October 12, 2012. The film was co-produced by Affleck, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov.
Another thread 'bout a goodlooking and successful guy and out comes the Datalounge basment dwelling losers to pour envious scorn.
Nah, far more jealous of Grant Heslov. How'd he get in with such tony company? Wasn't he country singer in crappy Paltrow movie last we saw him?
P.S. Loved how there was indeed a nomination for a "Ben" -- but it was "Benh Zeitlin" instead and last one read (first year they did them in no order, not alphabetically). Could not have been set up better.
Too bad they didn't save this for Awards Night or we might've gotten Affleck racing for stage and award in reach like Mary Richards when she thought she won the Teddy, ha.
I remember before he won his first Oscar people would call him
R50, since it was the Academy who blatantly snubbed him and not Datalounge's alleged "basement dwellers", your post is once again misguided.
Also, the fact that you find him good looking, is churlish, at best
[quote]Another thread 'bout a goodlooking and successful guy and out comes the Datalounge basment dwelling losers to pour envious scorn.
Oh shut up. We are discerning in our hatred. We love Matt and his butt ...don't we?
Any director who casts Ben Affleck, who is a really shitty actor, as a lead in a movie cant be a good director anyway. Whatever the guy is terribly overrated and his and his wifes and the kids frequent pap friendly outings are annoying as hell.
Oh for god's sake. He was probably thisclose to a nomination in a crowded field. He has nothing to boo hoo about.
Affleck was thirsty for a nom. I never ever once saw him papped in the press with his kids as much as I did after Argo was out and nomination rumblings were being spoken of. I even saw full family shots of him and the wife in clear view making pottery together at a craft store. I have seen tons of pics of Jennifer picking her daughter up from school even while massively pregnant with both kids, but as soon as nominations were round the corner Affleck was campaigning heavily.
[quote]Garner is a Kennedy wife. She'll stay by him no matter what scandal comes his way. She loves the perks of being Mrs. Affleck too much.
Not to mention she's got three very young children to raise.
'Argo' seems such a pretentious bore. I'm glad there is no Oscar nominee for him.
Congrats Ben on the Critics Choice for BEST DIRECTOR & BEST FILM!!
Argo is a smash hit, and Affleck will undoubtedly win in the future.
After all Bette Davis didn't get it for On Human Bondage and was given a make up Oscar the next year.
And Judy Garland should have romped it in with A Star is Born and Judgement at Nuremberg.
I'm glad "Argo" was stopped in its tracks by the Academy. The CIA is a vile organization, and any attempt to glorify their involvement with this story does not deserve to be recognized.
I'm glad there is no Best Director nomination for Affleck.
"Oh shut up. We are discerning in our hatred. We love Matt and his butt ...don't we?"
Yes, we do.
Remember when Ben was sporting a black eye around the same time Blake Lively's nude pictures leaked? Yeah....
Ben even started showing up with his kids in a full 3 piece suit! It was getting ridiculous.
However, Argo was a very good movie. It wasn't pretentious. It was entertaining. And if it wasn't 100% historically accurate...well no movie ever is.
I just wish he'd stop casting himself in his own movies. He's a dreadful actor.
A Harvard degree is good for academics and businessmen.
Matt wanted to be an actot - and has undoubtedly earned more doing that than anything he could have done with his degree.
And I know Ben is a douche - but he still has a corner of my heart which will be forever his...
[quote]Matt wanted to be an actot
Actot= child actor.
Ben is going to have the last laugh when he gets the Best Picture. How embarassing for the Academy.
Argo? It was good. I guess aside from the obvious criticisms you could say it was efficiently made. The cast was so good - they really deserved Best Ensemble last night. I wish the Americans in hiding were in it more, they were all really good. It had a great look to it, it's just that the climax of the film was so cliched. Chris Terrio just resorted to the hoariest movie cliches that weren't particularly well executed by director Affleck. Great hair though.
Lincoln will still win BP.
It has Bill Clinton's support, and there is no earthly way it's going to lose.
The Academy will see the PGA/SAG wins for what they are: a means to placate Ben's ego.
Once the Oscars roll around, the narrative will shift back to Spielberg and Lincoln.
All this is fairly obvious, really.
If Ben Affleck wins Best Picture after this ridiculous Oscar campaign, r70, the Academy should indeed be ashamed of itself.
And I say that as someone who thinks he is a talented director who was snubbed, but the narrative they have created is cringeworthy at this point.
I eat shit.
The Streep troll (tm)
Streep Troll will go into meltdown when Ben wins the Best Pic Oscar and her Lincoln fetish comes to nought.
I eat shit and never saw any of these movies.
That was me R76!
I hate to say it, but right now Argo is the front runner.
Ben now wins the Directors Guild Award!. The Academy have been shown up for the imbeciles they are!
Best Director oscar nominees are selected by 371 members who belong to the directing branch of the academy.
"Argo" has been piling up the prestigious awards. And Ben Affleck has won as well.
Wonder how he'll do with the BAFTAs.
Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, Woody Allen have all pointed out that it's like a beauty contest; a popularity contest; an "in crowd" fest. Lately, Anthony Hopkins and Joaquin Phoenix stated their displeasure over the whole procedure.
Among the gay groups that I see, it seems hardly anyone cares about the oscars. No one wants to discuss; they act bored when I try to get their opinion.