Ben Affleck will soon be the proud owner of a pair of Oscars and an honorary doctorate in fine arts.
The actor and filmmaker will be granted the degree from Brown University at the institution's commencement on May 26, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz and other luminaries in science, art and education.
The upcoming con artist comedy "Focus" appears to have changed its casting plans once again.
According to Variety, Will Smith is in talks to play the film's lead hustler, a role that was once filled by Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck's awards season winning streak continued over the weekend as the "Argo" star picked up the best directing of a feature film honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards.
He was up against Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Tom Hooper ("Les Misérables.")
As quickly as our interest was piqued by the idea of a Ben Affleck and Kristen Stewart comedy, the leading man's dropped out of the project.
According to Variety, the "Argo" actor/director wanted to do the film but, with a busy schedule to keep in mind, couldn't nail down a right time to do it.
One of our favorite filmmaking teams has a new project in the works, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will reportedly produce a new movie called "Race to the South Pole," which has Affleck's brother Casey attached to star.
Nine years ago, when Ben Affleck's claim to fame was rubbing down Jennifer Lopez in a music video and "Gigli," some probably couldn't envision his eventual blossoming into an actor and director behind films like "The Town" and next month's "Argo."
But that's the result of what Affleck calls our cultural instinct to "shorthand" people, as he explains in the new issue of Details.
"I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blahblahblah," Affleck says.
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 7,745 other followers