Boring Ben

The best explanation I’ve ever seen for the non-screen-appeal of the real-life charming Ben Affleck:


What’s interesting is that very rarely does all of that charm make it to the screen. I’m trying to figure out what’s missing. Part of it, I think, is something that you can’t control. It’s the way his face is made. It’s almost like there aren’t quite enough planes in it. There are certain actors‹Meryl Streep is a perfect example‹who can let you know exactly what they’re thinking by the slightest flush of their skin. Ben can’t do that.


Excerpted from a dialogue between Kevin Smith and the entertainingly blunt David Ansen of Newsweek. Via Deep Focus.

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