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Ben Affleck directed and stars in the new movie Argo, and with it he cements himself as a respected actor-director.

Banner image (L-R) Bryan Cranston and Ben Affleck in Argo, a presentation of Warner Bros Pictures in association with GK Films, to be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures

Argo

Ben Affleck

Banter The Hollywood News Banter 7 MIN, 27 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn, film writer for the Los Angeles Times, banter about some of this week's top Hollywood news stories.

- Variety gets bought by Penske Media Group. What's next for this once-venerable Hollywood trade?
- How are the broadcast networks doing so far this Fall Season? NBC is up but others are floundering.
- TV alternatives: Youtube expands its original channels and Netflix announces premiere date for its House of Cards.

Main Topic Ben Affleck 21 MIN, 20 SEC

Ben Affleck stars in Argo and it's his third outing as a director. His 2010 heist movie, The Town, which he also starred in, was a commercial success. That followed his 2007 drama Gone Baby Gone, which didn't generate big box office but did manage to change the conversation about him. As he tells Kim Masters, that was even more important. In this interview they discuss how he managed to bring about a career resurrection following an all time low in 2004 when he'd made a string of flops and was ubiquitous in the tabloids due to his flamboyant relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

 

 

 

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Ben Affleck, actor-director (@BenAffleck)

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