Tag Archives: Ben Affleck

I’m laughing, Matt Damon

Matt Damon is highly underrated as a comic actor.

He was great as Jason Bourne and all, but I loved him most as Carol, Liz Lemon’s pilot love interest on 30 Rock.

In case you missed Matt’s takeover of Jimmy Kimmel Live, here’s the intro.

There’s a long history between Jimmy and Matt. There’s a great recap of the relationship here.

I have my own Jimmy Kimmel history–yes, really. In 2008, I was backstage at the show for work right after Sarah Silverman’s infamous “I’m f*cking Matt Damon” launched. The people I was there with hadn’t seen the video.

So Jimmy pulled out his laptop.

Can you picture it? All of us squeezed in around to watch. People abuse the word ‘surreal’ but that moment deserved such an adjective.

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Recasting ‘Focus’ starring Kristen Stewart

On Wednesday, a @KateSpencer tweet clued me into the fact that Ben Affleck has withdrawn from Focus, a film about a young woman – played by Kristen Stewart – learning the tricks of the trade from an established grifter.

I wasn’t crushed by the news. Physically Ben doesn’t do much for me. No, not even in this picture. And while he’s become a successful filmmaker, I suspect he is…well, a schmuck.

I tried to picture some level of chemistry between Ben and Kristen, but that was an utter failure. Maybe it’s his age (40) or all of the track suits he has sported (innumerable).

Anyway. It doesn’t matter anymore.

Who should star opposite Kristen? Is there supposed to be a noticeable age gap or just a gap? Does the actor have to be American or good with the accent? How about race?

Before I could even Google Focus to see if I could find the treatment or script, I said ‘RYAN GOSLING!’ not realizing that he was previously mentioned for the role.

@eimski and @MegUrbani tweeted about Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Either of these would work for me.

Idris Elba? Also forty years old but so sexy. I’d pick him over Affleck any day.

Alex Skarsgård? He’s a few years younger than Affleck but oh-so-tall. 6’4″ compared to Kristen’s 5’6″.  Is that a problem? Maybe.

Jake Gyllenhaal? I can’t say I’m into that.

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