"Red Rabbit" is set in the early 1980s, (when Clancy's novel version of Ryan was about Affleck's age) and chronicles a Soviet plot to kill Pope John Paul II only a few years into his reign.
At one point after Good Will Hunting (1997) was released, Affleck was writing a script with Matt Damon and his brother Casey Affleck. It is not clear if this script will ever be completed.
Fact is he’s bland; there is a void of charisma when he’s on screen. A couple more You Tube-worthy monologues and he might just be our next Alec Baldwin. Deflected most of the Bennifer hatred by immediately dropping off the tabloid circuit the minute he cut ties with La Lopez. Did Ryan Phillipe ever go ballistic in support when Reese would win an award? He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara, and an intense love for Ben Affleck and Keanu Reeves. Twitter.com/jasonamatthews This entry was posted in Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, Bruce Willis, Celebrity, Dane Cook, Jennifer Garner, Jude Law, Keanu Reeves, Lindsay Lohan, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Cage, Orlando Bloom, Tom Kat.
Low-minded people who think Keanu Reeves is a sucky actor could probably make a case that there have been a few bad performances in The One’s illustrious oeuvre (Dracula comes to mind). Campaigns excessively for the Democratic Party, but never once comes off like a Baldwinian hypocrite-twit. Makes you wonder how much of the Bennifer nonsense was J. After all, do you EVER read Ben and Jen Garner pieces in Us Weekly? OK, that last one happened, but only because he was drunk.
But has he really done ANYTHING worthy of lumping him in with Carson Daly, K-Fed, Criss Angel and any white guy out on the town in a striped shirt? It’s a hard climb to the top of “Ben Affleck is NOT a tool” Mountain, so let me get the biggest obstacle out of the way right now: Gigli.
Absolutely, but Bennifer was no more or less intolerable than Brangelina, Vaughniston, Tom Kat or Nick and Jessica. Britney detractors could form a solid argument on her lack of singing ability simply by having eyes, ears, taste and an aversion to Cheetos dust (the last one is harder than you’d think). Spends time at phone banks doing voter registration, makes speeches at rally’s and works to diminish lobby-influence on politicians. (see, I told you I had a good reason for eliminating this foible) 21. But where do people get off thinking Ben Affleck is a tool? No, far from it (though he has gotten good reviews before, hello Changing Lanes). So have Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds, and Bruce Willis, and those guys rule. Like Brad, Matt, George, Matthew or Jude was gonna pull off the animal crackers scene in Armageddon, any better? Said this about his own political aspirations: “My fantasy is that someday I’m independently wealthy enough that I’m not beholden to anybody, so I can run for Congress on the grounds that everyday people — be they singers or poets or bankers or lawyers or teachers — should be in government.” That’s honest activism I can get behind. And is an actual TRUE activist, not to mention a good sport. And now shows contrition for the hoopla surrounding that relationship and the negative impact it had on his acting career. In 1999, he was nominated for the Razzie Award, Worst Screen Couple in the movie Armageddon (1998), with actress Liv Tyler.In 2004, he was again nominated for, and subsequently "won", the Worst Screen Couple Award with co-star Jennifer Lopez in the movie Gigli (2003).Since the Directors Guild started awarding its DGA award for Best Director in 1948, Affleck is only the third director to ever win this award while also failing to even be nominated for an Oscar as Best Director.