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.
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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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.
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.
Ben Affleck is a bootlegging gangster in first Live By Night trailer
Ben Affleck's Live By Night gets October 2017 release date
Ben Affleck stars as Batman in this weekend’s blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he’s not done directing, either.
R&B singer Miguel joins Ben Affleck's Prohibition drama Live by Night
Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel will adorn the cast of writer, director, and star Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era crime drama Live by Night, EW has confirmed.
Ben Affleck posts first shot from the set of Live By Night
Ben Affleck’s Live By Night may have been delayed by its director’s caped commitments, but it’s still powering ahead; the film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Prohibition-set crime novel began shooting today.
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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