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Ben Affleck is Having a “Very Hard Time” With ‘The Stand’

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Doubleday, Getty Images

Stephen King's 'The Stand' is certainly a massive undertaking for any director, which is why it's understandable when Ben Affleck says he's having a hard time with the project right now.

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Kristen Stewart and Ben Affleck to Team Up for ‘Focus’

Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck
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With 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' about to hit theaters, Kristen Stewart is a woman without a franchise. Sure, there was talk of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' becoming a sequel machine, but that talk dried up when things got awkward behind the scenes. Now she's in talks to co-star in 'Focus' with Ben Affleck.

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Ben Affleck Almost Directed the ‘Homeland’ Pilot

Homeland Ben Affleck
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Somewhere out there lies an entire alternate universe of weird TV, where John Cusack played Walter White of 'Breaking Bad,' and 'The Walking Dead' remained NBC's most popular series.  Did you know that Ben Affleck nearly directed the pilot episode of 'Homeland, an incredibly strange twist of fate in light of his recent success with 'Argo' and increasing reputation as a director?  What caused the Hollywood star to pass on directing such a beloved Emmy-darling property?

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The Real Story Behind ‘Argo’ and the Steven Spielberg Connection

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Warner Bros., Getty Images

If you rushed out to theaters to see 'Argo' last weekend (wise choice, friends), you may be curious to know more about the real-life story that inspired Ben Affleck's latest and the man Affleck portrayed in the film. We've got some details for you, but we also found something even more interesting -- did you know that Steven Spielberg has a connection to the true story?

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Way Back When: Ben Affleck

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Getty Images

With 'Argo' hitting theaters today, we thought it would be fun to take a look at Ben Affleck way back when -- before he was a leading man and before he was Matt Damon's writing partner and the world knew them as those 'Good Will Hunting' guys. We're talking all the way back to the days of television and after school specials.

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Ben Affleck Could Return to Dennis Lehane With ‘Live By Night’

Ben Affleck
Warner Brothers

It's been almost a decade since 'Gigli' nearly destroyed Ben Affleck's career, but in the time since Affleck went from leading man (of less than leading movies), to auteur as the writer/director behind 'Gone Baby Gone,' 'The Town' and this weekend's 'Argo.' And now he's already lining up his next gig.

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‘Argo’ Review

Argo Best Picture Oscars
Warner Bros.

That look. That probing, skeptical, disapproving look the TSA agent gives you at the airport as they look over your driver's license and boarding pass. I have never had a single reason to be nervous in these exchanges -- I've never tried to smuggle so much as a bottle of cough syrup onto an airplane -- but they unsettle me every single time. And this is in the United States and I've done nothing wrong: imagine what it must feel like to walk through a security checkpoint in Iran, traveling under a forged passport under an assumed identity, in the midst of the worst hostage crisis in your nation's history. If you're caught, you're dead, your friends are dead, and maybe every other hostage in the country is dead too.

The incredible true story in Ben Affleck's 'Argo' took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s -- but it plays to relatable modern fears, like our (or, at least, my) irrational terror of airport security.

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Produce Movie Starring Casey Affleck

Good Will Hunting
Miramax

Though the duo won Oscars for their screenplay for 'Good Will Hunting,' both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck pursued different routes after that success. Now they're reuniting to produce 'Race to the South Pole,' which will star Ben's Brother Casey Affleck.

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Even Ben Affleck Hates ‘Daredevil,’ Says His 2003 Was ‘Horrible’

Daredevil
20th Century Fox

It's nothing short of remarkable how Ben Affleck has turned his career around. Once thought of as a joke, the actor-turned-director is back at top form and could very well wind up seeing his latest film, 'Argo,' nominated for Best Picture. But if this is Affleck's career high, it wasn't that long ago that he had hit his career low.

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ Gets Its First TV Spot

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Actor Ben Affleck has impressed both critics and audiences with his two previous efforts as a director, 'Gone Baby Gone' and the excellent 'The Town.' Now the first TV spot for his new film, 'Argo,' has arrived just as the buzz on the film is starting to get really loud.

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