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Playboy Interview: Actor Ben Affleck on Batman, Argo & Politics (Mod Warning: Racy Content at Site)
Playboy ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Fleming

Posted on 12/09/2013 11:31:13 AM PST by EveningStar

Ben Affleck arrives for his Playboy Interview beaming after dropping off his kids for their first day of school. For Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, it is the familiar ordeal of dodging the cameras of 20 paparazzi who have followed every step taken by son Samuel and daughters Violet and Seraphina ...

Playboy sent Michael Fleming, who last interviewed Quentin Tarantino, to catch up with Affleck. Reports Fleming: “We met right after his Batman announcement elicited hostility he hadn’t seen since the Bennifer days. A more mature Affleck doesn’t care. After his career overhaul, who’s to doubt him when he says, ‘Trust me, I know what I’m doing’?” ...

(Excerpt) Read more at playboy.com ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: affleck; benaffleck; celebrities; cinema; film; interview; movies; playboy; playboyinterview; politics

1 posted on 12/09/2013 11:31:13 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 12/09/2013 11:31:39 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Why, why, WHY???


3 posted on 12/09/2013 11:32:39 AM PST by matginzac
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To: EveningStar
So does the "War on Women" extend to giving interviews with Playboy?

Just wondering.

4 posted on 12/09/2013 11:34:15 AM PST by what's up
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To: EveningStar
I predict that Batman will be the biggest flop of the franchise.

Whoever cast Affleck has no idea who the audience is.

5 posted on 12/09/2013 11:37:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: EveningStar

I didn’t know that they were still publishing Playboy. Hmmm. One learns something new every day.


6 posted on 12/09/2013 11:38:04 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It is a sequel to the ‘Man of Steel’ movie from this past summer...not only does it include Affleck as Batman; they have added a ‘Wonder Woman’, as well...I hope it chokes. Hate me, hate my money.


7 posted on 12/09/2013 11:40:21 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EveningStar

I used to have a T-shirt that said, ‘I read the articles’.


8 posted on 12/09/2013 11:50:32 AM PST by real saxophonist (Looking for the joke with a microscope)
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To: EveningStar

Honest, Honey, I only bought it to read the interview with Ben Affleck....


9 posted on 12/09/2013 11:55:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EveningStar
Let's see, an actor is someone 'trained' and paid to perform, reading lines that are not his and following directions from someone else. Essentially, he/she immitates someone else, real or fictional. To be successful at this profession, they must be like a successful con man, able to make others believe that what they are doing and saying is real.

Tell me again why that is sufficient to make them a credible source for anything outside that profession?

10 posted on 12/09/2013 12:04:59 PM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: matginzac

Meanwhile, over at Marvel Studios, they still haven’t stopped laughing yet.


11 posted on 12/09/2013 12:05:13 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: EveningStar

I believe this is the first time ever I’ve seen an article with a Playboy link.

I would have thought they would be on the Do Not Post list.


12 posted on 12/09/2013 12:06:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

This thread is useless without pictures.


13 posted on 12/09/2013 12:07:12 PM PST by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He already killed one superhero franchise with his dreadful take on Daredevil. I have no idea why anyone would give him another shot. Let him go play a villain for a change.


14 posted on 12/09/2013 12:08:25 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Seriesly, Daredevil could have been such a great noir movie for a “comic book” - I will never forgive Marvel for making Matt Murdock’s story a kiddie film


15 posted on 12/09/2013 12:13:44 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I believe this is the first time ever I’ve seen an article with a Playboy link.

I would have thought they would be on the Do Not Post list.

That would be an utterly brain-dead decision to put Playboy on the "Do Not Post" list, but if you feel strongly enough about it, you can click the "Report Abuse" tab and state your case.

16 posted on 12/09/2013 12:27:41 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: atc23

No doubt. Daredevil is one of the coolest super heroes EVER.


17 posted on 12/09/2013 12:28:06 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ben Affleck is to George Clooney what Obama is to Carter.


18 posted on 12/09/2013 12:33:56 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Boogieman
Let him go play a villain for a change.

The evil Dr. Fudge-packer
19 posted on 12/09/2013 12:39:09 PM PST by jrg
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To: EveningStar; Admin Moderator

I’ll not hit Report Abuse. I’ll just ping a moderator and alert the staff that you think they engage in utterly brain dead decisions.

They may allow Playboy, but they apparently have made brain dead decisions in regards to other porn sites that are blocked. In addition to the porn, Playboy is a leftist liberal site. Does Free Republic allow content from Huffington Post or the Daily Kos? No, they don’t.

You think they should? You think any leftist site (like Playboy) is OK to post here? Then YOU make YOUR case.


20 posted on 12/09/2013 12:41:49 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Most boring article I never read. The political questions were heavy.


21 posted on 12/09/2013 12:44:15 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: EveningStar

Affleck likes to tell people that his mother was a Freedom Rider. Cool, except I can’t find her name on any comprehensive list. (PBS.org)


22 posted on 12/09/2013 12:51:15 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: mom.mom

There are a lot more “freedom riders” today than there were back then.


23 posted on 12/09/2013 1:00:01 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Admin Moderator

I think HuffPo and Kos are much worse than Playboy, but now the you mention it, it might be fun to allow the articles from those sites to be posted here and watch FReepers rip them apart. :)


24 posted on 12/09/2013 1:00:45 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: GeronL

And the ones today are the bravest of all! /sarc


25 posted on 12/09/2013 1:45:07 PM PST by Borges
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