Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck, left, US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa Russ Feingold, center, and Secretary of State John Kerry make statements to reporters ahead of their meeting regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb. 26, 2014, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Affleck casts spotlight on situation in Congo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy award-winner Ben Affleck understands that celebrity is a double-edged sword, helping him draw attention to the strife and suffering in the Congo while attracting skeptics dismissive of Hollywood stars and causes. […]

02/26/2014

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Omaze video posted on YouTube.

Affleck and Damon team up for double date prize

Didn’t win that dream date with George Clooney last month? Well now there’s something even better: a double date with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. In a new video to promote the Omaze.com contest, the […]

02/13/2014

Actress Gal Gadot. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

Wonder Woman cast for Batman and Superman film

NEW YORK (AP) — Wonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen. Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ superhero team-up film with Batman and Superman, the studio […]

12/04/2013

Actor/director Ben Affleck arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party, at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Affleck to play Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl. Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman […]

08/22/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Stars flock to documentary on ‘disability’ portrayals

“CinemAbility” is a star studded thought provoking documentary looking at the evolution of “disability” portrayals in motion pictures, television and new media and how the entertainment industry has impacted and enlightened society’s perception of people […]

07/22/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.

02/24/2013

Actors Bradley Cooper (top left), Daniel Day-Lewis (bottom left), Hugh Jackman (center), Joaquin Phoenix (bottom right) and Denzel Washington. (AP Photo)

Oscars have clear favorites, wild-card MacFarlane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some firsts and other rarities are possible at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. But if the Oscars could be just a little less predictable, the show might really be one for the record books.

02/24/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

In fact-based films, how much fiction is OK?

Filmmakers have been making movies based on real events forever. But because three fact-based films are in contention, the issue has come to the forefront of this year’s Oscar race: Does the audience deserve the truth, the whole truth and nothing but?

02/19/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins Directors Guild top honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ben Affleck has won the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller “Argo,” further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Academy Awards.

02/03/2013

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Golden Globes Winners – Complete List

“Argo” wins the best-drama Golden Globes at last night’s ceremony in Beverly Hills, beating out the favorite, “Lincoln.” “Argo” also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck. “Les Miserables” was named best musical or comedy. […]

01/14/2013

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