Ben Affleck Blames Media for Lousy Movies, Acting

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You're Ben Affleck (sorry). You've recently made the should-have-gone-straight-to-video movies Daredevil, Gigli and Jersey Girl. As a result, you're not exactly considered a box office draw anymore.

What do you do?

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Keep blaming the media, of course!

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is currently promoting his new film, Hollywoodland, at the Venice Film Festival. But he still found time to whine:

"I think more and more people pay attention to actor's private lives … it makes it difficult to suspend disbelief when you are going to watch their movie because really what you are thinking about is whatever you have read about them in a magazine rather than the performance they are giving and it makes the actors job harder."

Right, right. Media attention just killed Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile during Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Only millions upon millions of people watched that flick.

Same for Jennifer Anistion and Vince Vaugh in The Break Up. That didn't almost shatter romantic comedy box office records or anything.

We're not defending tabloid invasion into people's private lives. But we're certainly not agreeing with Affleck that it hurts box office appeal.

Just make some good movies, Ben.

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did he? Didn't he just say that it makes the actors job harder because audiences as easily able to get beyond the actor and into the character. Thereis a difference between that and box office. I'm not saying his performances were good in those movies, but when they were in theaters it was hard not to be aware of all the Bennifer press.

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Sounds a lot like the whining from the White House "come to my movies or the terrorist [tabloids] win".

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