Ben Affleck Blames Media for Lousy Movies, Acting

by at . Comments

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?

Hairy Ben Affleck

Keep blaming the media, of course!

Affleck
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.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

Around the Web

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Eva-mendes-ryan-gosling-photo

13 HAWT Celebrity Fathers: Welcome to the Club, Ryan Gosling!

Ryan Gosling is gonna be a father! That instantly puts him on this very attractive list.
Ben-affleck-addicted-to-gambling

Jennifer Garner: Baffled By Ben Affleck Gambling Obsession ?

Ban Affleck can't seem to stop gambling. Jennifer Garner doesn't understand the habit, but definitely wants it to stop.
Channing-tatum-wears-daughter-in-airport

15 Celebrity Dads We Love: A Father's Day Tribute

It's Father's Day! Join us in celebrating 15 celebrity dads we totally love!
Ben-affleck-and-jennifer-garner-fighting-over-his-gambling

Ben Affleck Kicked Out of ANOTHER Casino; Jennifer Garner Ready to Split From Troubled Husband?

Ben Affleck is reportedly gambling more than ever. His wife, Jennifer Garner, is fed up, sources say.

Avatar

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.

Avatar

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