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Monday, October 23, 2006

Ben Affleck: character v acting

Kind Friend points me to an article in the Guardian about a Ben Affleck clip that's become quite popular on You Tube. In it, he fools around with an 'interviewer' who's sitting on his lap, exhorting her to go topless. When she says she's covered up because it's Sunday morning, Affleck says:
Get those titties out! [...] Who're you trying to fool? It's Sunday morning!
Well, whatever. Now, clearly the man isn't showing much class there (drunk and classy rarely go together anyway), but the Guardian says that this clip "could well dent Affleck's current Oscar hopes," and I'm not too sure what to make of that. Do you think that an award given for acting should take the actor's character into consideration? What would you do if you were one of the people who votes for the award?

Anyway, here's the clip in question:

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