Uh, was GBG really that good? It's one of the few in recent years I've given up on during the first 15 minutes. Hmm 7.9/10 on imdb, maybe I should give it another shot...
Originally Posted by Bill Murphy
I'll fall for the troll. Affleck should've gotten Oscar noms for Picture, Director & Adapted Screenplay for GBG, and for SuppActor for Hollywoodland. When he hit the lotto with his co-creation GWH he went through lots of Hollywood biatches and groupies, made unspendable bank from a variety of big-budget garbage, plus had good roles & cameos in smaller, better fare like Boiler Room, Dogma & Rounders.
He proactively went to rehab before any public embarrasment, then tore up JLo's thick azz at it's physical peak on his sobriety high until he tired of the drama and married a low-maintenance hottie who seems to be a much better personality match. They have two small kids and live quietly way out of the spotlight. Tabloids seem to treat them almost as afterthoughts now.
Other than Pitt, DiCaprio, maybe a couple others, Affleck milked about as much money & sex out of Hollywood as one can, then got out just in time. He was always able to laugh at himself and the caricature he became, and Hollywoodland & GBG gave him his credibility back, prolly much higher than before.
And whatta ya know, he even had a pretty good score at teh pokerz.
One of his next projects, The Town, is based on the book Prince Of Thieves and will star Jon Hamm from Mad Men. If it's as good as GBG he will join the directors A-list. Affleck > life.
Man you sure make a good case on envying the guy.