5 posts categorized "BEN AFFLECK"

Aug 22 2013
Bruce Wayne's World Comments (0)

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Ben Affleck will play Batman in the new Batman/Superman feature.

Thoughts?

 
May 19 2013
And Away We Go Comments (0)

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Ben Affleck attempts to laugh away the pray away the gay.

 
Dec 15 2012
Straight Ally Matt Damon On Playing Gay Boy-Toy Scott Thorson Comments (4)

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Matt Damon speaks extensively about his upcoming role as Scott Thorson, Liberace's lover (Liberace played by Michael Douglas). in the upcoming HBO film Behind the Candelabra in a fascinating Playboy interview. He apparently did lots of nudity and lots of kisses (Douglas gets an A+).

Speaking about how he views the relationship between Thorson and Liberace, he says:

"These two men were deeply in love and in a real relationship—a marriage—long before there was gay marriage. That’s not an insignificant thing. The script is beautiful and relatable. Their conversations when they’re dressing or undressing or having a spat or getting ready for bed? That’s every marriage. It feels like you’re witnessing something really intimate you would normally see with a man and a woman, but instead it’s two men, which was thrilling. There’s stuff I think will make people uncomfortable. Great. It’s HBO—they can change the channel."

As for gay rumors that have popped up regarding his tight friendship with Ben Affleck, Damon says:

"I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay—as if being gay were some kind of fucking disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense. The whole thing was just gross. But look, there have been great signs of progress—the fact that Anderson Cooper and Ellen DeGeneres can come out so beautifully and powerfully, and it’s a big fucking deal that it turns out nobody gives a shit. If Liberace were alive today, everybody would love his music and nobody would care what he did in his private life. Like with Elton John."

It's a great interview, packed with little nuggets of info like the fact that Damon once discussed doing Brokeback Mountain with Joaquin Phoenix.

Lee-and-scott"Lee" with the original Scott Thorson

 
Jun 24 2011
Good For The Gander Comments (5)

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In Touch (July 4, 2011) turns the tables on plastic-surgery speculation, sizing up Hollywood's most famous actors—and also Ashton Kutcher.

The verdicts are mixed, but I can guarantee you they've all had stuff done. Jake Gyllenhaal is of course a doll, but his obvious nosejob really distracted me from appreciating him more in Brokeback Mountain because his character certainly wouldn't have had one.

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Jan 25 2011
Many Of The Snubbed Won't Have To "Act" Surprised... Comments (8)

[UNSET]Academy voters to viewership: "Kiss our ass!"

This is not about merit. Or rather, this is never only about merit, so don't take my observations as endorsements or write-offs.

Oscarboring1 The producers of this year's Oscars telecast may have gone way populist, hiring attractive young stars James Franco and Anne Hathaway as co-hosts, but the Academy voters have gone the opposite route, shunning a surprisingly large number of glamorous stars who actually merited consideration.

Full list of Oscar nominations is here.

It struck me immediately as I listened to the nominees being announced this morning, the unfun lack of household names except in cases where the performance was beyond locked (Natalie Portman, Annette Bening).

PolishingOscar Off the top of my head, major surprise snubs include (in descending order of WTF?): Andrew Garfield for The Social Network (he was the heart of that movie, has acting cred from Boy A and is the next Spider-Man), Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine (a well-liked, extremely respected actor whose counterpart was honored), Mila Kunis for The Black Swan (she may be a newcomer to critical acclaim but she played two completely different roles, one of which was arguably the title character), Matt Damon for True Grit (an old favorite in one of the year's hardest-charging contenders to steal The Social Network's thunder), Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter (not considered a great thespian but he was responsible for the film existing and was the title character), Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right (she's been nominated and overlooked before, but this time was really exceptional).

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