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Matt Damon Takes Over ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Matt Damon Jimmy Kimmel Live
ABC

A joke ten years in the making, last night Jimmy Kimmel fans were in for a treat as the oft-put upon Matt Damon finally got his revenge on the late-night host. No longer would Kimmel close his every 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' broadcast with "apologies to Matt Damon," but rather the prolific movie star duct-taped Kimmel to a chair and took over the program from the beginning. Along with a host of guest stars including Robin Williams and Ben Affleck, check out Damon's take-over of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' inside!

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Ben Affleck Wins Best Director For ‘Argo’ at the 2013 Golden Globes

Ben Affleck 2013 Golden Globes
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Ben Affleck was a surprise winner for Best Director at the 2013 Golden Globes for his work on 'Argo' but sadly it's a win that won't be repeated at the Oscars.

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2013 Critics Choice Awards Winners: ‘Argo’ Takes Home Best Picture and Best Director

2013 Critics Choice Awards Winners
Warner Bros.

The 2013 Critics Choice Awards winners were announced Thursday night, just off the heels of the 2013 Oscar nominations, which were revealed earlier that morning. Ben Affleck's 'Argo' certainly had much to celebrate (and not just because it's a fav of Roger Ebert's) -- aside from being nominated in the Academy Awards' categories for Best Picture and Best Director, 'Argo' also took home the titles for both those categories in the Critics Choice Awards.

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‘To the Wonder’ Trailer: Terrence Malick’s Latest Starring Ben Affleck

To the Wonder review
Magnolia Pictures

Terrence Malick is known for taking very long breaks in between projects (there was a 20-year gap between 'Days of Heaven' and 'The Thin Red Line'). Though, after last year's 'The Tree of Life,' the director has evidently decided to churn them out with a vengeance, starting with 2013's 'To the Wonder,' for which we have the first trailer. Take a look after the break!

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‘Argo’ Featurette: The Oscar Race Isn’t Over Yet

Argo 2013 Golden Globes
Warner Brothers

It wasn't but two weeks ago that 'Argo,' the Ben Affleck-directed hostage thriller, was considered a front-runner, and possible winner of Oscar gold. Two critics awards later, and now it's 'Zero Dark Thirty' that has taken its thunder, and possibly for good. But the race isn't over, and 'Argo' has just unleashed a featurette spotlighting how good it is.

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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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