Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck taught science to sixth-graders as a child actor

Before he was working construction with Will Hunting, sneaking hostages out of Iran, or saving Gotham, Ben Affleck was teaching science to sixth-graders.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, The Accountant star was forced to relive his career as a child actor and TV host, where he was once the star of PBS’ The Voyage of the Mimi, a series aimed at teaching middle schoolers about science and math. On the show, Affleck would speak to experts about topics that he now says he didn’t even understand.

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Ben Affleck's son had a playdate (kind of) with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Ben Affleck’s brush with royalty was a little too close for comfort.

During this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, Affleck shared an account of a recent run-in with the royal children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “I have some experience with the royals,” joked Affleck. “We’re very close.”

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See an exclusive new look at Ben Affleck's Argo
follow-up, Live By Night

Despite working at the epicenter of modern Hollywood’s superhero addiction, Ben Affleck pines for the big studio pictures of old, the genre of crime films James Cagney used to make. Angels With Dirty Faces, White Heat, and their ilk were action-packed entertainments about dark men (sans tights) who met their fates in a single film, without worrying about sequel potential.

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Ben Affleck's Live By Night joins awards race with earlier release

Christmas has come early for Ben Affleck. On Tuesday, Warner Bros. announced that Live By Night, which Affleck wrote, directed and starred in, will get a limited release on Dec. 25.

The film will still open nationwide on Jan. 13, 2017, but the Christmas Day limited release serves as a boost to the period piece’s awards hopes; Jan. 13 is the last day that Academy voters can submit their nominations for the 2017 Oscars. Affleck last directed Argo, which won Best Picture in 2013.

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Ben Affleck-starring The Accountant, and Affleck-directed Live by Night delayed

Ben Affleck’s future film projects of the non-superhero variety will hit theaters later than anticipated, as two of the Oscar winner’s upcoming projects have been delayed.

EW can confirm that The Accountant, which stars Affleck as an accountant who balances his day job with a side gig as an assassin, has been pushed from its original Jan. 29, 2016 release to Oct. 7, 2016.

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