Ben Affleck had a dream start in Hollywood. After years of doing nondescript supporting roles as a teen, Affleck burst onto the scene with Good Will Hunting, for which the actor received an Oscar for best original screenplay and critical acclaim for his supporting role as Chucky. Things seemed to be on the rise for Affleck. But then the actor’s personal life became a focal point for sleazy tabloid stories of questionable veracity. In a new interview with THR, Ben Affleck explained how his fall from grace as a Hollywood A-Lister made it much harder for him to reinvent his career. “I sort of had to make it in the business twice, because I became so cold and so not cool and so out of it that I had to totally reinvent my career. And it was harder [the second time] because before I was just starting at the start line, but now I had to start a mile further back because people didn’t have no perception of me, but [instead had] a negative one fostered by a really reckless and irresponsible tabloid press that would just write things that weren’t true.” While early on in his career, Affleck was… Read full this story
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