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

Banter The Hollywood News Banter

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

- Senators in DC weigh in -- if indirectly -- on the Oscar race between Zero Dark Thirty versus Lincoln
- How the Newtown, Connecticut shootings will affect the depiction and the regulation of violence in TV and film

Lincoln

Adam Somner

Main Topic Ben Affleck

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 archived edition of The Business, 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)

Argo

Ben Affleck

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