01/28/2006: Thought for the Day:
And we doff our caps to you, Ben Affleck, for having invented an almost entirely new kind of Hollywood career (though we know you had lots of help). You have proved that if someone acts like a movie star often enough, and with enough sincerity, and is presented as such repeatedly to the public, and does all the things a movie star is meant to do, such as check into rehab, and make a big show of backing prominent politicians (though you don't actually vote yourself; who has the time?), and appear in magazines, and squint, and make the "sexy guy" face, and hook up with another big star in a paparazzi-friendly courtship, then -- dammit -- you can be a movie star. Even though none of your actual movies are big hits. You've almost -- almost -- managed to eliminate the movies from the equation altogether.
--Adam Sternbergh ["The Man From F.U.N.K.L.E.", fametracker.com]
Len on 01.28.06 @ 09:05 AM CST