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Old 11-01-04, 09:44 AM
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Affleck Blasts Kevin Smith

http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/#celeb7

Ben Affleck has made an astonishing swipe at long-term pal, director Kevin Smith - accusing him of exploiting teenage fans of his cult films. Affleck has appeared in five of Smith's films, starting with 1995's Mallrats and most recently this year's Jersey Girl. But Smith was reportedly upset Affleck snubbed the DVD launch of Jersey Girl - and Affleck has hit back while publicizing new movie Surviving Christmas. He told The Scoop, "It wasn't enough that I went to Vegas to play in his lame charity poker tournament for the DVD launch of Jersey Girl, but I also had to go out to his f***ing store where he's opening a store where all he's doing is selling more T-shirts of him and his jacka** friend (Jason Mewes) and he's roped in an entire generation of kids into thinking it's worth spending $30 on and $50 if he signs it. I mean the whole thing is a complete travesty and he wanted me to participate in it and I won't do that."
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No chance of that Jersey Girl sequel now, I guess....
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I sense a lot of Affleck-bashing and Smith-deifying about to descend upon this thread.
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Other than the Celebrity Poker comment, I have no problems with what he's saying.

Poor guy. He really needs to be in a good movie again.
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This just makes Affleck look like an even bigger jerk in my eye.
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Has anyone seen my career, anyone?.... anyone?
Old 11-01-04, 10:16 AM
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Ben, I think the time is right for you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on that wagon.
Old 11-01-04, 10:22 AM
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I like Ben and agree 100% about what Smith has been doing. I remember watching Jay and Silent Bob Strike back and feeling sick how all he did was cut and paste the same tired references into a movie and show off his hot wife. He used to be one of my favs but not anymore (and never again).
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Again, since when does anybody believe the IMDB?
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They've both been behaving like assholes recently - which is probably why they were friends in the first place.
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I can't tell how serious he is making these comments. He's said some nasty stuff about Smith and his movies on the DVD commentaries (in a joking manner, ofcourse).
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Originally posted by scott shelton
Again, since when does anybody believe the IMDB?
Exactly.
Old 11-01-04, 11:06 AM
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Originally posted by scott shelton
Again, since when does anybody believe the IMDB?
It all sounds like bullshit to me.
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That doesn't sound like something Affleck would say, even if he thought it. Smith pretty much helped MAKE his career.
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How either of these two guys still have careers is beyond me. I hate Smith as a person & his work, & I just hate Afflecks work, I actually think he is a good guy.
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Looks like Ben and JLO actually made a good couple
Old 11-01-04, 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by dick_grayson
... and show off his hot wife.
Wait a minute.... WHo is his wife again? She was in that awful movie? Pics please...
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Originally posted by kneijst1
Wait a minute.... WHo is his wife again? She was in that awful movie? Pics please...
She played Missy.
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Originally posted by marty888
They've both been behaving like assholes recently - which is probably why they were friends in the first place.
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Originally posted by Crocker Jarmen
I can't tell how serious he is making these comments. He's said some nasty stuff about Smith and his movies on the DVD commentaries (in a joking manner, ofcourse).
That is exactly what I was thinking too. I can't really tell if he is being serious or not, but I am guessing that he was joking around, and *gasp* imdb took it out of context.
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I don't think this is serious. It would be quite funny if they started a fake Affleck/Smith fued though. Then Affleck could end up having a short cameo in Clerks 2 anyway to end it. But it's imdb, can't take it seriously.
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In the View Askew message boards, Kevin posted in the thread about this and said that Ben was joking around... he even knew that Ben wouldn't be at the Stash signing in LA.
http://viewaskew.com/theboard/viewto...r=asc&start=35
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I figured it wasn't anything serious. Both of them rule
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I'm smell some BS cooking up here.
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I am a Kevin Smith fan, but have long thought that he is a merchandise whore. Don't all of his DVDs feature segments in his store?

I am not a Ben Affleck fan by any means . . . and this is nowhere near as funny as his defense of Pedro Martinez throwing Don Zimmer to the ground in last year's ALCS.

As for the comments, I knock and call bullsit too.

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