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Ben Affleck

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wicked, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    It's being talked about on the Simmons thread, but I thought it was worthy of its own.

    Clearly the guy is in a downward spiral. Divorce, bad movie roles, possibly hitting midlife crisis territory, showing up drunk/high on Simmons' show ... not good.

    I could totally see him pulling a Charlie Sheen, too.

    What's the over/under on a rehab trip? I don't think he's quite there yet. I say give him a year.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I think you're supposed to be drunk on Simmons' show. It's irreverent.
  3. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    He's never been as crazy as Sheen, who had a lot different upbringing with a famous father and early success. They are similar being addicts who are the sons of addicts, but that is about as far as it goes.

    And what are the bad movie roles? He was the only thing people seemed to like in BvS. (Never saw it.)

    On top of that, he has directed The Town and Argo in the last six years.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Actually liked his role in Runner Runner. Thought it was decent flick.
    That krap he did last night with Simmons was awful.
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't getting the guests drunk before the interview be a trick he picked up from Kimmel? Affleck has already been a punchline and been through high profile breakups. Why would it all be too much this time around?
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The Town was fantastic.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Ben Affleck, HOF?
    JackReacher likes this.
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I might watch the show if all his guests were drunk.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Ben Affleck's problem was he is a Ralph Bellamy actor with Cary Grant looks. He's the buddy, the guy good for a few great moments amongst an ensemble. But he looked like a leading man and he and Hollywood tried to force him into leading man roles for years.
  10. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    This seems like a bit of an overreaction, doesn't it? Yeah, he was a mess on Simmons's show, but he was just letting the Boston Bro out that never really left.

    The divorce probably sucks, but he's not the first Hollywood guy to have a couple of those. I actually thought he was good as Batman. He wasn't why that movie sucked. Plus I thought Gone Girl was good, Argo was clearly a winner and The Town was excellent.

    Unless I'm missing some other Hollywood gossip.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    We need SJ.com Hollywood Insider TigerVols on this thread to give his insight.
  12. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Maybe the plan was to give him something that would go viral and help get the show off the ground.
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