Ben Affleck Interview, State of Play

Ambitious, unflappable US Congressman Stephen Collins (Oscar® winner BEN AFFLECK, Hollywoodland, Gone Baby Gone) is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. High hopes are pinned to this rising star to become a leading national figure—until his beautiful young staff assistant dies tragically and buried secrets come tumbling out. In 2007, BEN AFFLECK (Stephen Collins) received the Best Directorial Debut Award from the National Board of Review for his film Gone Baby Gone. He first came to prominence in 1997 with the acclaimed Good Will Hunting, in which he starred and cowrote with Matt Damon. For their work, they won an Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay, a Golden Globe Award and the HUMANITAS Prize. He has since starred in films, including John Maddens Academy Award®-winning Shakespeare in Love, Michael Bays Pearl Harbor, Roger Michells Changing Lanes and Kevin Smiths Jersey Girl. Affleck was recently seen in Joe Carnahans stylish thriller Smokin Aces and in the critically acclaimed Hollywoodland, in which he played George Reeves, and for which he garnered numerous accolades including the Venice Film Festivals Volpi Cup for Best Actor in 2006, and a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2007. Affleck recently appeared in the ensemble cast of Warner Bros. Hes Just Not That Into You and will be seen next in Miramaxs Extract, which is slated for release in fall 2009. His upcoming
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