Who is ready for Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard and Melissa Leo to come together to make a film? Well, if seeing this star filled cast intrigues you,
get ready to be taken on a ride. The stars have come together for the upcoming film Prisoners.
"From Alcon Entertainment comes "Prisoners," a Warner Bros. Pictures' release starring Oscar nominees Hugh Jackman ("Les Misérables") and Jake Gyllenhaal ("Brokeback Mountain"), under the direction of Denis Villeneuve, who helmed the Oscar®-nominated foreign language film "Incendies."
How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect's release.
Knowing his child's life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, he may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?
Led by Jackman and Gyllenhaal, the dramatic thriller "Prisoners" features an all-star cast, including Maria Bello ("Beautiful Boy") as Keller's distraught wife, Grace; Oscar nominees Terrence Howard ("Hustle & Flow") and Viola Davis ("The Help," "Doubt") as Franklin and Nancy Birch, whose daughter Joy went missing with the Dovers'; Academy Award winner Melissa Leo ("The Fighter") as Alex Jones' Aunt Holly; and Paul Dano ("Looper") as Alex Jones.
Denis Villeneuve directs the film from an original screenplay by Aaron Guzikowski ("Contraband"). Kira Davis, Adam Kolbrenner, and Academy Award nominees Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove ("The Blind Side") are the producers, with John Starke, Ed McDonnell, Stephen Levinson, Robyn Meisinger and Mark Wahlberg serving as executive producers. Villeneuve is supported by a top-flight creative team that includes 10-time Oscar- nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins ("Skyfall"), Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette ("The Young Victoria"), Oscar®-winning editor Joel Cox ("Unforgiven"), editor Gary Roach ("J. Edgar"), and costume designer Renée April ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"). Alcon Entertainment's "Prisoners" is scheduled for release on September 20, 2013, and will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company."
This film sound like we will be in for quite a ride! With such fantastic actors in the film, and a plot that sounds like it will not disappoint, we think this one will definitely be one to go see this fall.
Here is a film longtime coming. Diana. A love story about family, friendship and the calamity of fame.
Diana produced by Ecosse Films. The film is a love story that reveals Princess Diana's unexpected and empowering relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan. When Princess Diana flew to Pakistan in May 1997, she went to meet the family of Dr. Hasnat Khan, the man she wanted to marry. One of the most famous and beautiful women in the world, she hoped to persuade Dr. Khan's mother that she would make a suitable wife for her son. Had she succeeded, the events of that summer might have been very different.
The film is to be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall), and stars academy nominee Naomi Watts (The Impossible, J Edgar, King Kong, 21 Grams) as Princess Diana. The film also stars fellow British actor Naveen Andrews (LOST, THE ENGLISH PATIENT).
The film has captured the imagination of international distributors and was pre-sold in Berlin to over 40 territories including UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, Scandinavia, Benelux, Australia & New Zealand, CIS, Latin. The film is based on a screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys. The film also stars Douglas Hodge, Juliet Stevenson and Geraldine James.
Watts bears a striking resemblance to the princess in the film. The actress has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She was nominated back in 2004 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film 21 Grams. Just this past year, she was nominated in the same category for her role in the film The Impossible. She scored herself a Golden Globe nomination this past year as well for the film. She was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama. The actress has been in 50 films! Her most memorable films include Mulholland Drive, The Ring, I Heart Huckabees, King Kong, The Painted Veil and most recently J. Edgar. The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio as the man himself, J. Edgar Hoover. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal. J. Edgar explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. Watts played faithful secretary Helen Gandy, who knew that Hoover himself was a man with many secrets to hide.
Diana is a compelling portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales during the final two years of her life. It charts how finding true personal happiness allowed her to achieve her defining successes, as she evolved into a major international campaigner and humanitarian.
The film is due for worldwide release in September of this year. This is definitely a story a lot of people want to see. We bet it will be a hit around the world!
Actors Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde are teaming up to bring us a biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.
Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed--handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.
Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.
Hemmsworth (not Miley Cyrus's boyfriend Liam, that is Chris's brother) made his big name in the film Star Trek back in 2009 where he played George Kirk. He went on to play Curt in The Cabin in the Woods and of course Thor. The actor teamed up with Kristen Steward in Snow White and the Huntsman. The actor will be reprising his role for the film with the Twilight actress. He just finished filming Thor: The Dark World and also reprised his role in Star Trek Into Darkness.
Olivia Wilde has been making a name for herself for the last 10 years. She appeared in the television shows Skin, The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House M.D. You may know the actress from the films "In Time" with Justin Timberlake, "The Change-Up" with Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman," Cowboys and Aliens" with Daniel Craig and Tron Legacy.
Rush was shot on location in the U.K., Germany and Austria. The film will be out in theaters in the United States this September.
Executive producer and director Martin Scorsese is brining two Hollywood legends together, Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfieffer in the upcoming film "The Family".
Also starring in the film are Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron and John D'LeoIn. the off-beat action comedy "The Family," a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob. Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D'Leo) can't help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the "family" way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson.
De Niro is of course no stranger to the mob films. I mean the man was Vito Corleone in the The Godfather: Part II. Some of the other mobster films he has been a part of are Good Fellas, A Bronx Tale, Casino, Analyze This and Analyze That where the actor played Paul Vitti in the comedy about a psychiatrist (Billy Crystal) whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss. Ben Sobel (BILLY CRYSTAL) is a divorced New York psychiatrist whose biggest concerns are a teenage son, Michael (KYLE SABIHY), who tries to analyze him, a successful father of whom he's jealous, and the fact that he's soon getting married to Laura MacNamara (LISA KUDROW), a TV reporter. All of that changes when he accidentally runs into a car driven by some mobsters, and by habit gives them his business card. It turns out they work for Paul Vitti (ROBERT DE NIRO), one of the city's most powerful gangsters who's about to take over the crime family after his mentor was gunned down by a rival gang. The problem is, Vitti's suddenly afflicted with panic attacks. Knowing that his rivals, including Primo Sindone (CHAZZ PALMINTERI), will smell his hesitation and uncertainty and try to take advantage of that, Vitti reluctantly goes to Ben for help. Fearing for his life, Ben is also reluctant and hesitant to take on Vitti as one of his patients, but after a little persuasion, agrees to see what he can do for him before a big meeting of all of the mob bosses. From that point on, and as he tries to get married to Laura, Ben must contend with Vitti and his henchmen, Jelly (JOE VITERELLI) and Jimmy (RICHARD CASTELLANO), who show up at the worst times to retrieve him for their boss, as well as the Feds who've become aware of his apparent ties to the mob. The mob comedy raked in 177 million dollars world-wide which spawned the second film Analyze That.
De Niro has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won two more for this role in the film The Godfather: Part II as well as for his role in Raging Bull.
You can see the actor team up with Pfeiffer in the film that is set to hit theaters on September 20th. This definitely looks like a must see film!
Legendary writer and director Woody Allen is about to hit us with yet another film. This time with the film Blue Jasmine.
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal(Alec Baldwin),elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger's (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again. Jasmine arrives in San Francisco in a fragile mental state, her head reeling from the cocktail of anti-depressants she's on. While still able to project her aristocratic bearing, Jasmine is emotionally precarious and lacks any practical ability to support herself. She disapproves of Ginger's boyfriend Chili (Bobby Cannavale), who she considers another "loser" like Ginger's ex-husband Augie (Andrew Dice Clay). Ginger, recognizing but not fully understanding her sister's psychological instability, suggests that she pursue interior design, a career she correctly intuits that Jasmine won't feel is beneath her. In the meantime, Jasmine begrudgingly accepts work as the receptionist in a dentist's office, where she attracts the unwanted attentions of her boss, Dr. Flicker (Michael Stuhlbarg).
that her sister might be right about her poor taste in men, Ginger starts seeing Al(LouisC.K.), a sound engineer whom she considers as a step up from Chili. Jasmine sees a potential lifeline when she meets Dwight (Peter Sarsgaard), a diplomat who is quickly smitten with her beauty, sophistication and style. Jasmine's flaw is that she derives her worth from the way she's perceived by others, while she herself is blind to what is going around her. Delicately portrayed by a regal Cate Blanchett, Jasmine earns our compassion because she is the unwitting instrument of her own downfall.
Woody Allen's new drama BLUE JASMINE is about the dire consequences that can result when people avert their eyes from reality and the truth they don't want to see.
Allen has won four Academy Awards over his long career beginning back in 1965! The writer and director has brought us such films as Casino Royale, Midnight in Paris, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Annie Hall and 80 more! Yes 80 films! He has been nominated for another astounding 19 Oscars!
It is no secret that Cate Blanchett is one of the greatest actresses of our time. This woman can do no wrong when she hits the screen. From playing Elizabeth I in Elizabeth to The Talented Mr. Ripley to The Lord of the Rings films to playing Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator. She nails it every single time! The actress was nominated for four Academy Awards for her roles in the films Elizabeth, Notes on a Scandal, I'm Not There and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. She took home the Oscar for The Aviator in 2004. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for five others.
The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg.
BLUE JASMINE will be released nationwide on July 26.
There's a new comedy film heading our way! From Paul Feig, director of "Bridesmaids" comes a new film starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The film is about uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.
The film was written by Kate Dippold, (Parks and Recreation) produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Jenno Topping.
Bullock as we know, is one of Hollywood's A-List actresses. Her films always seems to do well and she is a fan favorite. The actress who jumped on the scene in the film Speed, quickly moved up the film ranks. She then went on to do the film While You Were Sleeping, The Net, A Time to Kill, Practical Magic and the Ben Affleck film Forces of Nature. In 2000 she made another unforgettable film Miss Congeniality. The actress didn't stop there, she starred in the films The Lake House, Premonition, The Proposal, All About Steve and of course The Blind Side. It was reported she was dating her The Proposal co-star Ryan Reynolds after divorcing her husband Jesse James. The actress won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the film that was based on the true story Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. The film was also nominated for Best Picture Drama.
You know Melissa best from her role as Megan in the hit comedy film Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig led the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love. Before the film, Melissa appeared on the television shows Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who and Rita Rocks. After the success of Bridemaids and her hilarious role, she earned roles in the films This is 50, Identity Thief and The Hangover Part 3. It has been announced there will be a sequel to this film called simply The Heat 2. You can also see Melissa in the TV series Mike & Molly. She plays one of the title roles Molly. The show has been on since 2010 and has won a Primetime Emmy Award.
You can check out this two fantastic actresses in the The Heat this month! The film is set to hit theaters on June 28th!
The Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum and his actress and dancer wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are proud new parents! According to US Weekly, multiple sources have confirmed to the mag that the two have welcomed a bouncing baby girl. The couple welcomed their daughter into the world this past Thursday, May 30th at a hospital in London.
"I thought my body was going to change so quickly with pregnancy that I'd freak out. But it was really gradual. There's a reason women are pregnant for nine months; by the end, you're ready to have this baby." Jenna told Glamour Magazine in their May issue.
Tatum and Dewan-Tatum met on the set of "Step Up" in 2006. After dating for three years, the couple tied the knot in July 2009 and announced that they were expecting a baby together last winter.
Tatum caught attention when he appeared in the dance film Step Up with now wife Jenna. He has since went on to appear in Step Up 2: The Streets, Stop-Loss, Public Enemies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John, The Dilemma, The Son of No One, 10 Years, The Vow, Magic Mike and Side Effects! Of course Magic Mike is what caught everyone's attention. The film is about Mike (Channing Tatum) who is an entrepreneur. A man of many talents and loads of charm, he spends his days pursuing the American Dream from as many angles as he can handle: from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture from his Tampa beach condo.But at night... he's just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. The more the ladies love him, the more they spend, and the happier that makes club owner Dallas (Matthew McConaughey). Seeing potential in a guy he calls the Kid (Alex Pettyfer), Mike takes the 19-year-old under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of dancing, partying, picking up women and making easy money. It's not long before the club's newest act has fans of his own, as the summer opens up to a world of fun, friendship and good times. Meanwhile, Mike meets the Kid's captivating sister, Brooke (Cody Horn). She's definitely someone he'd like to know a lot better, and it looks like he has a chance...until his lifestyle gets in the way. "Magic Mike" also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias.
The hunky actor has four films in production and 7 more in development! Jenna has stated that the two became friends first and then something blossomed. Jenna has since appeared in several films and television shows including one that was filmed in Michigan that we helped staff the extras for "American Virgin" starring Rob Schneider.
Congrats to the happy couple! These two seemed to be so in love and happy, we're sure their daughter will be beautiful as ever!
As if The Internship and Anchorman: The Legend Continues wasn't enough, Vince Vaughn is about to hit us with yet another comedy film!
This time Vince Vaughn stars in the new film from DreamWorks Pictures "Delivery Man," the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years earlier. In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn't look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor. As David struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well.
Delivery Man comes to theaters October 4th, 2013 and also stars Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Bobby Moynihan, Ben Bailey, Chloe Cmarada. The film is directed by Ken Scott.
The film is actually a remake by Writer and director Ken Scott of his own French-Canadian film, Starbuck. In the 2011 film, David Wozniak (Patrick Huard) has reached his 40s lumbering around without a single adult responsibility. When his girlfriend Valerie announces her surprise pregnancy, David's past suddenly catches up with him. News arrives that after a series of sperm donations he made 20 years earlier, he has already fathered 533 children, of which 142 are determined to discover his identity. Life becomes more complicated than he could ever have imagined.
The actor has two other films currently in pre-production as well Daddy's Home and Business Trip. The actor has appeared in 55 films. What you may not now is the actor is also a producer. He produced his 2001 films Made, the 2006 film he co-starred in with Jennifer Aniston The Break - Up, his 2007 film Fred Claus, his hilarious 2009 film Couples Retreat, his 2011 film The Dilemma and the film he co-stars with his Wedding Crashers partner in crime Owen Wilson The Internship. The actor is was an executive producer on the 2012 television series Sullivan & Son.
Chris Pratt has been moving up the film ranks. The actor is married to Scary Movie star Anna Farris. He was on the televisions show Everwood and The O.C. He had a co-starring role in the Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson film Bride Wars where he played Hathaway's fiancé Fletcher. He also had a role in the Brad Pitt hit Moneyball. More recently the actor appeared in the Channing Tatum film 10 Years as well as the Jason Siegel film The Five- Year Engagement. He also played Justin in the 2012 Oscar winning film Zero Dark Thirty. You may however know him best as Andy Dwyer in the television show Parks and Recreation.
You will get to see these two actors team up in the new comedy on November 22nd when the film is set to hit theaters!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson team up for the new film Don Jon.
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself!
Also starring in the film are Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza (Who's The Boss).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come quite a long way since play Student #1 in the film Beethoven! He was in 12 episodes of the TV Series Dark Shadows, 13 episodes of The Powers That Be, Roseanne, the film Angels in the Outfield and the role he became popular for, Cameron James in the Heath Ledger film 10 Things I Hate About You. He of course played Tommy Solomon in the television show 30 Rock From the Sun which ran from 1996 to 2001. Gordon-Levitt appeared in 139 episodes! Since then, he has really made his move over to films appearing in Havoc, Shadowboxer, The Lookout, Stop-Loss, 500 Days of Summer, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Leonardo DiCaprio's Inception, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, Lopper and most recently Lincoln. Now the actor who wrote and directed this new film Don Jon, gets to add to his resume in his directorial debut for his first feature film.
Scarlett Johansson is one of Hollywood's hottest actresses. The New York City born actress started at a young age and starred in many plays. In 1997 she had a role in Home Alone 3 and the ball started rolling. She played Grace in The Horse Whisperer, Birdy in The Man Who Wasn't There and Ashley in Eight Legged Freaks. Then came an important role for her. Charlotte in the film Lost in Translation. The film was about a fading movie star with a sense of emptiness, and a neglected young wife meet as strangers in Tokyo and form an unlikely bond. It was directed by Sofia Coppola and also starred Bill Murray. The film made for a small 4 million dollars when on to earn 119 million worldwide, won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Best Original Screenplay and was nominated for 3 others including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role Bill Murray and Best Director! The actress soon found herself on the top landing starring roles in such films as The Perfect Score, In Good Company, The Island, The Black Dahlia, The Nanny Diaries, The Other Boleyn Girl, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, He's Just Not that Into You, Iron Man 2 and Hitchcock!
You can check out these two insanely talented actors in the upcoming film this October.
Ok, well sort of, the actor received an honorary degree from Brown University over the weekend. The star did attend a graduation ceremony and was honored for his work as a director, producer, writer and actor. The Rhode Island Ivy League school awarded him a Doctor of Fine Arts degree. His longtime friend and Good Will Hunting partner received the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal last month.
Damon attended the school from 1988-1992. The actor did not graduate. While at Harvard, Matt studied English. The actor took part in student theater appearing in plays such as Burn This in Winthrop House and A... My Name is Alice (in one of the three male roles usually performed by women). Damon dropped out of the university to pursue his acting career in Los Angeles because he expected Geronimo: An American Legend to become a big success. Damon has said "By the time I figured out I had made the wrong decision, it was too late. I was living out here with a bunch of actors, and we were all scrambling to make ends meet."
Back to Affleck, The Academy Award-winning actor was among six artists, writers, scientists and educators selected to be given degrees. His film "Argo" won this year's Oscar for Best Picture. Others who received honorary doctorates were author and MIT Professor Junot Diaz, retired Stanford University bacteriologist Stanley Falkow, Tougaloo College President Beverly Wade Hogan, medical doctor and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.
Ben was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA but raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He started his career back in the 1981 in the film The Dark End of the Street. He then appeared, with Damon, in the 1992 film School Ties after appearing in smalls roles in tv series and tv movies. A year later he played the jerky high school bully O'Bannion in the cult hit Dazed and Confused. The actor appeared in several cult classics like Mall Rats and Chasing Amy before he and Damon catapulted their careers with the film they wrote and won Academy Awards for Good Will Hunting. Affleck won our hearts over in his portrayal of A.J. Frost in the film Armageddon. He went on to appear in Shakespeare in Love with then girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow. His career just kept growing. He appeared in Forces of Nature with Sandra Bullock, he teamed up with pal Matt Damon again and director Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy) in the film Dogma. He starred in the films Boiler Room, Reindeer Games, and the Michael Bay hit Pearl Harbor. A few of his other memorable films are Changing Lanes, He's Just Not that Into You and The Town. Affleck's film Argo, in which he starred in and directed took home 3 Academy Awards this year including the top honor of Best Motion Picture of the Year. While the actor won the Golden Globe for Best Director-Motion Picture, everyone was surprised he was shunned by the Oscars not even getting a nomination.
All in all, the actor has appeared in 56 projects, produced 14 titles, directed 6 and written 5 making him one of Hollywood's top actors. He has earned the name Dr. Affleck, don't you think?
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