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The Reason Ben Affleck Wanted To Be Batman

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

After all of the critical acclaim Ben Affleck has received in recent years -- culminating with Argo, a movie that he both directed and starred, winning best picture earlier this year -- why in the world would he want to play Batman? I have a better grasp on this after watching Affleck in Runner, Runner, of all things.

THROWBACK: See A 12-Year-Old Ben Affleck

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.15.2013 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck turned 41 on Thursday, Aug. 15. The Oscar-winning actor, director, writer, political activist and father has met a resurgence of success o...

Ben Affleck Receives Honorary Degree From Brown

Posted 05.26.2013 | Celebrity

Ben Affleck received an honorary doctorate degree from Brown University today (May 26) during graduation ceremonies in Providence, R.I. The Academ...

Affleck Explains Wife Comments In Oscar Speech

AP | NATALIE ROTMAN | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck took home the best picture Oscar at this year's Academy Awards for his Iran hostage drama "Argo." But what everyone re...

Ben May Say 'Argo' to His Critics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Ben Affleck has won the Best Picture Oscar for Argo. But he seems to have ruffled quite a few feathers by taking liberties with the story of the rescue of the six American staff living in hostage conditions in Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

New Zealand Government Upset With 'Argo'

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Thirteen minutes into the Oscar-winning movie "Argo," CIA agent Tony Mendez asks supervisor Jack O'Donnell what happen...

Iranian News Agency: Ben Affleck Could Be Covert Operator

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.14.2013 | Entertainment

An Iranian state-run news agency has published a report alleging that "Argo" is a war propaganda film and that Ben Affleck could be a covert operator....

Oscar-Winning Argo: Americans Make the Best Out of Rewriting Facts

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Brian C. Stiller

Along comes Hollywood and casts its film-making aurora, shadowing the facts, insuring the CIA gets the credit. So instead of Ken Taylor and his staff being in the script as those who protected the hostages, the CIA ends up as hero.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr: Argo Helps Ayatollahs

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the 1979 revolution -- and during the American hostage crisis that ...

And the Oscar for Leadership Goes to...

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In the digitally (or otherwise) enhanced narrative, even the foibles and faults contribute towards the endgame as the leader gets to goal. Unfortunately, outside the movie-house, we have to contend with the most spectacular of our leaders who inexplicably fail us in spectacular ways.

The Iranian Rescue Operation: A Missed Opportunity?

James P. Farwell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
James P. Farwell

It's been rightly said that history does not reveal its alternatives, but one lesson is that even slight failures to ask the right questions can have historic consequences.

'Argo' CIA Agent Hero Back In Maryland

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Cara R. Anthony | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC

KNOXVILLE -- After a whirlwind experience at the Academy Awards, Tony Mendez has received more than 7,000 emails about "Argo's" big win. "It changes ...

Why Ben Affleck Reportedly Shaved His Beard After He Won An Oscar

Posted 02.27.2013 | Celebrity

Jennifer Lawrence wasn't the only Oscar winner to make a big change after Hollywood's biggest night. While the Best Actress winner waited until Mo...

What Ben Affleck Revealed About Marriage At The Oscars

Posted 02.26.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared on HowAboutWe.com By Melissa Wall Did you see Ben Affleck’s speech accepting the Best Picture award last nigh...

Canadian Ambassador Reacts To 'Argo' Win

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday ...

Ben Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner For 'Working' On Their Marriage

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.27.2013 | Celebrity

Ben Affleck has captivated audiences over the course of this award season, sweeping the competition and coming out on top at every show. But let's not...

Canada Ambassador Slighted By Argo

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who protected Americans at great personal risk during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, said Friday...

Exiting Argo

Setareh Danesh | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Setareh Danesh

This absence of Iranian voices in Argo is mirrored in the real world of 2013 as a different wound is growing in Iran -- a wound about which most Americans hear very little.

Inside The Wired Origins Of 'Argo'

www.newyorker.com | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

The climax of the movie "Argo" takes place at the airport in Tehran. Six Americans, having hidden in Iran for three months, are taking this one chance...

The Argo Effect

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I greatly enjoyed the movie when I saw it last fall. However, the question that arises whenever a film like this, ostensibly based on true events, hits the public sphere is exactly how true "true" is, and how much license should we allow creative-types to, well, create.

DVDs: Skyfall, Argo and Other Oscar Hopefuls Ready to Watch

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The problem, unfortunately, is with the casting and the sprawling nature of the novel which doesn't condense well into a film. This same team making a ten-hour miniseries would unquestionably produce a better work. But for me Keira Knightley and especially Aaron Taylor-Johnson are not right.

Argo Got It Right!

Helen Davey | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Helen Davey

As a Pan Am flight attendant who traveled often to Iran in the 1960s and 1970s, I was transfixed by the film Argo, transported back in time with a strong feeling of déjà vu.

Ben Affleck Has More Sweet Words For Jennifer Garner

Posted 02.04.2013 | Celebrity

In the unlikely event you needed further proof that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the most precious celebrity couple alive, Affleck made sure to...

'Argo' Wins Big

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Ben Affleck has won the top film honor from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller "Argo," further sealing its status as b...

The Best Picture Favorite?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Girls" star Lena Dunham has won the TV comedy directing prize from the Directors Guild of America, while the musical portrait "Se...