Ben Affleck

Why Ben Affleck Said ‘Yes’ to Batman (Analysis)

There’s a Hollywood game of thrones afoot with the announcement that Ben Affleck would don the cape and cowl – Borys Kit looks at the motives and stakes involved with what promises to be a tentpole film of 2015. Thursday’s seemingly out-of-left field announcement by Warner Bros. that Ben Affleckwas cast as Batman in the sequel Read MoreRead More

Director Roundtable: 6 Auteurs on Tantrums, Crazy Actors and Quitting While They’re Ahead

THR gathers together six of the most talked about directors for their Award Season Roundtable including: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), David. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) , Ben Affleck (Argo) , Ang Lee (Life of Pi) , Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Gus Van Sant(Promised Land). The transcript follows below: In 1997, independent filmmaker Gus Van Sant directed an unknown actor-writer named Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting, which launched Affleck and his buddy Matt Read MoreRead More

Ben Affleck: ‘Argo’ Shows ‘The Power of Storytelling’

It’s a real surprise how apolitical Argo is. There are parallels one could make from today’s headlines, but as director Ben Affleck sees it, the movie comes down to one key theme: the power of storytelling. Whether it’s from his own industry or the United States intelligence service, stories can make for a powerful weapon. In Argo‘s case, it’s to Read MoreRead More