Ben. Big goofy Ben Affleck. He’s had such a roller coaster ride in Hollywood. From that early Oscar (with Matt Damon) to Gigli and Bennifer to NOW. He was snubbed for “Best Director” but no one seemed to care. He basically gave his Best Director speech last night when Argo won Best Picture. He was ADORABLE. He was sweaty and teary and manic. All very heartfelt and sweet. *swoons*
He thanks Jennifer Garner (and if you read LaineyGossip at all, you know that JG and their family photo opps had a large part in rehabbing Ben’s image in Hollywood) and talks about marriage being “hard work but the best work” or something.
And I loved the end of his speech…
“You have to work harder than you think you possibly can,” he continued. “It’s hard. But you can’t hold grudges. And it doesn’t matter if you get knocked down in life. All that matters is that you gotta get back up.”
And now he can shave that shitastic beard. That is all.