Ben Affleck: Douchebag or Recovering Scrote?
You know, it's amazing how things can change in a weeks. I used to think Ben Affleck was a raging, gargantuan scrote-bag. Maybe it was the whole dating J-Lo the pseudo-musician and starring in turd-like, suckfest movies such as "Armageddon," "Jigli," "Daredevil," "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and "Jersey Girl." All the while, his "best friend" is out there dating non-huge-assed pop star freak shows, staying out of the tabloids and actually making great f'n movies like "Rounders," "Ocean's 11," "The Departed," and The whole "Bourne" thing.
Affleck's looking pretty douchey by comparison, right? Not to mention, his brother Casey is a much better actor than he is. Sucks to be Ben, eh?
Now (and I know he's very excited about this) I've started to think, maybe Ben Affleck doesn't suck that bad after all...
First, I see "Gone Baby, Gone" (his directorial debut, as they say) over the weekend and it surprised the hell out of me. I actually thought it was really well made (same author as "Mystic River"). Then I turn on The Oscars and there his wife is actually looking attractive for once and she even comes across like a serious actress (not some "Alias" joke of a cable TV star whose audience is populated by lonely pervs eating Cheetos in their grippies)
Then, I saw Affleck and Kimmel deliver this Coup de grâce to Damon f'er Sarah Silverman and on Oscar night. That's strong, to quite strong...
[Hat Tip: TheGodfreyShow]