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So much for going after a smaller name.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Ben Affleck has been tapped as the next actor to crusade while donning a certain iconic cape: yes, the Oscar winner will star as Batman opposite Henry Cavill in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel.

The project was announced at Comic-Con, with speculation running wild over who will take over for Christian Bale. Names such as Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin had been rumored for week

But it looks like Affleck - who will also play the lead in Gone Girl and who was panned for his performance as a superhero in Daredevil - has swooped in and taken the role in a blockbuster that will open in July 2015.

What do you think the actor as Batman?

 

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Argo... celebrate, movie fans?

According to Deadline, Ben Affleck is in serious negotiations to play the lead male road in the big screen version of Gone Girl, a movie based on Gillian Flynn's wildly popular best-seller.

Ben Affleck Red Carpet Pic

If the deal goes through, Affleck would portray Nick, a husband who cheats on his wife and then becomes the lead murder suspect when she goes missing.

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What would you do if an online gambling site cheated you out of all your tuition money?

Why, you'd fly to the remote island that the site is operated from and confront the site's owner, ultimately turning into his protégé, right?

You wouldn't? You'd drink your sorrows away for a week and then move on? Well that wouldn't be an interesting movie.

Justin Timberlake's character Ivan Block in the new film Runner, Runner, goes with the first option. Check out the first Runner, Runner trailer:

Ben Affleck plays the gambling site owner, with Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, and Ben Schwartz also starring.

Runner, Runner comes out September 27.

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NBC has announced a few huge names that will grace the Saturday Night Live stage next month.

On May 11, Kristen Wiig - who left the show in 2012 - will take over hosting duties, with Vampire Weekend serving as musical guest.

Then, on the May 18 season finale, Ben Affleck will take the hosting reins and rapper/Kim Kardashian Baby Daddy Kanye West will provide the tunes.

  • Ben Affleck with a Red Sox Hat
  • Kimye in NYC

Might a certain large-breasted reality star stop by for a cameo?!?

We can only hope.

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He may be a multi-millionaire, but Ben Affleck will make like someone in poverty next week in order to bring attention to a cause close to his heart.

The actor has vowed to keep his food and drink costs below $1.50 for one day as a fundraising campaign for The Global Poverty Project.

Ben Affleck at the 2013 Oscars

The organization's website says the purpose of the project is "to give a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day - and who have to make $1.50 cover a lot more than food."

Affleck will specifically be supporting the Eastern Congo Initiative.

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Jennifer Garner is speaking out about the Ben Affleck Oscar speech that had everyone talking and may have gotten more headlines than the Oscar itself.

If you don't recall, while thanking his wife, the Argo director referred to their marriage as "work" and began rambling about their (rumored) marital problems.

"I want to thank you for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases," he says. "It’s good. It is work but the best kind of work and there’s no one I’d rather work with."

Days later, tabloids had a field day reporting that Garner and Affleck were on the verge of divorcing, but Jen says nothing could be further from the truth.

If you know Ben, she says, that was him praising her.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's marriage is in trouble, according to a tabloid report - but is there an iota of truth to what celebrity gossip mag OK! claims?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Picture

A so-called “insider” says that the “stress of awards season” and Ben Affleck’s time away from home “has the exhausted couple headed for trouble.”

After Ben Affleck's Oscars speech, it's not surprising that this kind of speculation would arise. Whether it's indicative of real "trouble" is another story.

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How do you celebrate the biggest awards victory of your life?

If you are Ben Affleck, and Argo just took home the Oscar for Best Picture, you finally make your famous wife happy... by shaving your bushy beard!

As first reported by TMZ, Affleck has returned to the land of the clean shaven by actually  giving himself a shave in the hallway of a Beverly Hills restaurant.

Why did he finally ditch the look? Sources say Jennifer Garner wasn't a fan. But were you? Which Ben Affleck do you like best?

And the Winner is?

Vote now and decide: Which version of Ben Affleck do you like best? View Poll »

by Free Britney at . Comments

Ben Affleck's acceptance speech after winning Best Picture for Argo at the 2013 Academy Awards Sunday night was an awesomely emotional mess.

The actor, whose movie won top honors despite his personal snub in the Best Director category, was clearly choked up and caught up in the moment.

Affleck, 40, recalled how he was "just a kid" when he last triumphed for Good Will Hunting, and how he'd been "knocked down" so many times since.

The only important thing, he said through tears, is that "you gotta get up."

Then it got slightly awkward with his nod to spouse Jennifer Garner.

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Welcome to the 2nd annual Tournament of THG: Couples Edition! With Valentine's Day looming, it's time for you to decide the most popular celebrity couple!

We started with 16 couples, and are now down to eight. YOUR VOTES decide the winner! How to play: Pick your favorite of the two pairs in each poll. Done.

Today, it's Prince William & Kate Middleton vs. Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner! VOTE!

And the Winner is?

William & Kate vs. Ben & Jen: Which couple do you love more? Vote now in this second-round Tournament of THG Couples matchup! View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

William & Kate
60.4%

Ben & Jen
39.6%

Total Votes: 2749

One by one, we'll post polls of these matchups; after each round, we'll update the bracket as some duos advance, while others are eliminated. Earlier in Round 2:

It's easy, fun and decided by YOU! Here's the Tournament of THG field:

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Ben Affleck Biography

Ben Affleck and daughter, Violet Ben Affleck is Jennifer Garner's husband. He's also an actor that may actually have a brighter future as a director. Either way, he's a... More »
Born
Birthplace
Berkeley, California
Full Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt
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