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Ben Affleck Says Dating Jennifer Lopez Ruined His Career

Posted: July 10th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Ben Affleck Says Dating Jennifer Lopez Ruined His CareerSubmit Comment
Years after splitting up, Ben Affleck has decided to talk about his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, which he said was terrible for his movie career. The pair started dating back in 2002 and split up shortly before their scheduled wedding in 2004.

"I was no longer in control of my life. I thought I wanted certain things, but I didn't. I got lost. I felt suffocated, miserable and gross," said Affleck. "I should never have gone down that route or got sucked in to all the publicity."

He continued: "I was typecast as myself. Too many people weren't getting past what they read about me. That was damaging. I can tell from experience it's bad for you, and bad for your career. So I took a break, went away for a while and let things calm down."

Now, Affleck prefers the quiet family life with Jennifer Garner. "Work has taken a back seat. My job is not as important as it was," he explained. "Saying that having a family changed my life is a cliche. But it's true - it re-arranged my life and made me see clearly."

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minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 3:33:13 AM

No, Gigli ruined his career. He ruined his career. His cardboard personality and lack of emotional range and choice of sh*tty roles ruined his career.

What a whining baby. Whaa.

"I was typecast as myself. Too many people weren't getting past what they read about me. That was damaging"

Yes, being a conceited, brash douchebag and having it broadcast to the world will damage your reputation. Must suck to be you and not Matt Damon. Don't blame the hot chick. What a p*ssy.

'My job is not as important as it was"

Cleaning out dumsters at the Universal backlot really isn't that important, whether you have a family or not.
Ari Gold writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 3:45:52 AM

and why'd he do 'gigli'? I'd put money that jlo sucked him dry till he agreed to do that sh*t movie with her. Kinda like guy ritchie and madonna with 'swept away'! I agree with ben here and say jlo f*cked him over!

anyways, if I was f*cking jennifer garner I wouldnt give a sh*t about my job either..
telur writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 3:49:05 AM

yeah but ben you forgot you has suck her vagina
vineethchacko writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 3:56:29 AM

He's probably right but after getting to sleep with JLo, he really shouldnt be complaining.
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 3:56:30 AM

He f*cked himself. Personal responsibility. He may have the acting ability of a robot, but that doesn't mean he can't make decisions for himself.

And Jennifer garner isn't nearly as hot as Lopez. Garner has that 'manly' look. Like a pretty Hillary Swank. And Lopez has that great ass. And Affleck had his head way up it! Ferocious, aren't I? When I think of asses, a woman's ass, something comes out of me.
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 4:58:32 AM

I side with Ben, he should do some films with his old pal Kevin Smith again.

I side with him mainly because he is the lucky SOB who is married to Jennifer Garner (My childhood crush)only tue reason why i watched Alias.
VDODSON writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 5:52:29 AM

Mink, I couldnt disagree with you more. In terms of sexiness, Garner has Lopez beat every day of the week. Afleck was great in every Kevin Smith movie he was cast in,as well as Dazed and Confused. And dont forget about his huge megahit Phantoms. The guy got some sh*tty roles, so did Matt Damon but he didnt have some embarrasing music video, nor a bullsh*t engagement to mold the publics impression on him.
griffinkane writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 6:15:29 AM

He's a bigger ass than the one on Jennifer Lopez (which I wouldn't mind squeezing)
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 6:21:03 AM

Yes, he played well in every Kevin Smith movie, which isn't saying much. Smith isn't exactly a demanding director, and Smith's easygoing fil attitude and Affleck's lazy and slobbish approach go together well. never saw dazed and Confused, but if it's a slacker/weed movie, I'm Affleck breezed on through like a dry fart. A

And Phantoms? You're being facetious, I know, but let's be clear and concrete: that was a stupid Koontz movie from a releatively decent Koontz book.
lost_addict writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 6:36:04 AM

If he was a good lover j-lo wouldn't have dumped his ass...he probably couldn't hold it for more then 5 minutes...
Ranma-Irias writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 7:26:33 AM

He's right Jeniffer did ruin his career.

She's the reason he stared in Gigli!

She sucked his money up! He was in love with her and was blind...

And people were always too rough on Ben. I always thought he is a good actor - even with that crapfest Gigli and after that I knew it was J-Lo's fault. Gone Baby Gone is a proof of that!
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 7:50:45 AM

Um, Ben DIRECTED Gone Baby Gone. CASEY Affleck starred.

Ben's just not a good actor. He plays himself well, like Matthew McConaughey plays the shallow narcissistic surfer dude well, but any other role that demands imagination totally escapes Affleck's abilities.

And no one put a gun to the moron's head to appear in Gigli. He made his own decision, regardless of what incentives he had to do the role. People aren't drones, they make their own damned beds. I'm glad he's gone, clears up room for more talented individuals.
PaintByNumbers writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 8:48:34 AM

@minkowski

I agree with you that he is a pretty bad actor in the first place.

However, we've all done stupid things (like 5 hour long dance performances) for our girlfriends that we didn't want to do.

She asked him about Gigli, he didn't really want to do it, but for the sake of the vagina he went ahead with it.

I can totally see that situation unfolding.
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 9:04:14 AM

Ok, I totally agree with you. But if she had said "lets go rob and kill this guy", or "let's knock over that bank", his "her p*ssy made me do it" defense would hold no water. And that's the way I think. If it won't hold water in court, or under the light of common sense, then it gets no support from me.

Now, I don't don't dumb things just because some girl asks. Anymore. Because I learned that not giving them the power is a bigger kick. Watching them get pissed off because they can't manipulate me is a big laugh. Maybe that's mean, but I'm no puppet. And Affleck should feel the same way. Hell, every man should.

But my point is that even if he ruined his career, a big if considering I don't believe he had one to begin with, then his actions, unless under the duress and command of a barrel, are still the gimps fault, not J Lo's. Him putting the blame on her is so whiny and sickeningly weak. He sounds like a total wimp. "She made me do it". Would he have jumped in front of a train if she promised sex later?

The guy, IMO, is a wimp, a bad actor and an idiot. Doing dumb stunts or racing your car to impress a chick is one thing, especially when you're like...16, but to supposedly ruin your 'career', all for one girl, isn't either defensible or excusable.
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 9:05:14 AM

Don't=do. You know, Alex, a lot of places have comment threads that allow limited editing. PIMF sucks sometimes.
SACdaddy writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 9:42:47 AM

Guy's just a bad actor who makes bad choices. Only thing I've liked from the guy is Good Will Hunting (which he cowrote) and any film he's been an *sshole in. In fact I think he plays a pretty good *sshole but his ego wont allow him to play one anymore. Bottom line, f*ck Bfleck. At least J-Lo still has that award winning booty!
minkowski writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 9:51:30 AM

Damon OWNED Good Will hunting, even if it was a partial send-up to Howard Zinn. Now Matt Damon, there's a guy that can actually act. I can give him credit for that, even I disagree with ever genuine comment that's ever fallen from his lips.

I won't get into the preposterous story thread concerning a Gauss-level mathematical genius toiling away in total obscurity as a f*cking janitor, so I'll just agree it was a good film.
Johnny Neat writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 10:05:22 AM

See! He is smart. Minkowski give the guy a tiny bit of a break. Although his acting chops aren't any where near great, he's a regular Joe who made it.
kgoding writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 11:05:20 AM

Is there a way to put people on ignore of this website, for example Minkowski?
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 11:07:09 AM

Gigli did tank things for him. But to lay blame at this place in his life... WTF? That alkie/gambler speaks up now? Geez Ben, take one to the chin girly-man. I'll bet these quotes impress the hell out of Jennifer. What's next... you babies crying is costing you sleep and making you look old. And Mink is right. Damon did own Good Will (I still think is a stunner of a movie!). But Jesus Ben, don't be so lame as to point fingers for things going down the sh*tter on one movie (Damon did that one a Siamese twins... for all comparisions... he's still in HIGH demand). As for Ben doing Kevin Smiths movies... that won't pay Ben's rent. Kevin's movies... cult favor stuff, below the radar... nothing big budget there. Ben... need a huggy-wugzie?!
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 11:08:46 AM

@kgoding - how about instead of smart-ass lurking remarks you either be a big girl and ignore those comments you don't want to read (you know how to 'scroll' don't you smart-mouth?), or post some relative to the topic and contribute... or shut your f*cking c*cksucker. There's 3 options right there Smartie.
Cinestarr writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 12:26:53 PM

Ben feels that chasing publicity ruined his career (bad acting had nothing to do with that). If he is now above it all, why is he blaming JLO 5 years later? What a f*cking loser. I really hate this guy.
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 12:55:51 PM

Maybe Lohan is his new Publicist. lol.
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 12:58:44 PM

Hey Ben, go ask Matt for some talent, and a big, steamy mug of career!
akumavern writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:41:42 PM

@Ranger - I'd pay to see a buddy cop movie with Lohan and Affleck...it could even be a remake of Smokey and The Bandit.
bluemeenie writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:45:09 PM

He should sue her then...
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:46:04 PM

@akumavern - Lohan is such a f*cking whore, they'd have to call it: Smokin' the Bandit!
bluemeenie writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:46:04 PM

Garner is just hotter.
bluemeenie writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:46:59 PM

"I felt suffocated, miserable and gross," said Affleck"

Too much Jaylo booty no doubt...
morphina writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:52:34 PM

No, you ruined your own career with doing sh*tty movies.
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 2:58:00 PM

@bluemeenie - could YOU imagine JLo's ass squatting over your face. The oxygen depletion... starting to see dead relatives. It's would be a whore-able sight my friend... just WHORE-ABLE!!!
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 3:22:05 PM

LOL... look at Ben's face in that picture. It cries out: 'HELP!!!'
bluemeenie writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 4:40:33 PM

My thought exactly Ranger- you painted a better picture than I
Stuntastic writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 4:54:05 PM

No being Ben Affleck ruined his career.
@Mink I agree Lopez does have a phat ass and It's so true what you said about Jennifer Gardner she does have that manly look like Hillary Swank. They're both 2 handsome women
Ranger writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 7:21:59 PM

Go have a drink Ben. Do some heavy gambling. Sober up, do it all over again. Sober up... and realize you'll never have Matt's career.
clydefamous writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 7:42:33 PM

What, Ben takes no responsibility for his actions? That's a real classy move.
lostwarrior writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 8:11:57 PM

ok i give the guy props for making out with her vagina. but still man, its a bullsh*t excuse p*ssy made me do it. Bullsh*t what are u like 15 years old or something. Come the f*ck on, and yeah he did do a good job with gone baby gone. but even now he is still type cast as himself. whats that political thriller he stared in with crowe. im sorry but it was not much of a leap for him. And I hope Vdodson was just making a reference to to jay and silent bob strikes back with the phantoms comment. that movie was aweful. and it was not just gigli what about paycheck, honestly that might have been just as bad. but honestly what does he care, he has plenty of money to afford hookers and coke for the rest of his life.
synthetic1985 writes:
on July 10th, 2009 at 9:07:52 PM

funny...even more funnier than that...the j-lo episode of south park lol...i think that played a role in the downfall of his career too
Billy Lines writes:
on July 11th, 2009 at 12:10:02 AM

Ruined his career? But he was in smokin aces for 3 minutes. Thats not a ruined career if you ask me. The only place to go from there is up. Next stop VH1 then its on to celebrity jeopardy where i'm sure he'll do fine....zing
Ranger writes:
on July 11th, 2009 at 12:36:40 AM

Anyone see Ben on SNL playing himself as a celeb. guest to this classroom of mentally challenged kinds. Even the kids told him he shouldn't do Gigli. It even had Ben cracking up.
Rich k writes:
on July 11th, 2009 at 8:32:09 AM

is it just me or does ben affleck sound like a p*ssy here?
padfootbob writes:
on July 11th, 2009 at 1:06:55 PM

That sucks when your girlfriend has the same first name as your ex-girlfriend.
FBO writes:
on July 11th, 2009 at 3:46:08 PM

I can see why people don't like him, but I think Affleck is a stud. He doesn't have the greatest range in acting but he's good. Have any of you seen State of Play? I also agree that J(go)lo F****D him up. She told him how to act, how to dress, who his friends were. She's a whore, and he's got more range than she does. Hell Ranger his more range than she does and he's only actted in pornos!
Ranger writes:
on July 11th, 2009 at 4:48:07 PM

Shhhh.
2sdaybchz writes:
on July 12th, 2009 at 2:30:35 AM

This is a weak excuse. Puerto Rican waomen are demanding but if you do like Minkowski says and don't give them power, they will respect you and shut the f*ck up. It's all a test.

She ruined his career because he ALLOWED her to, plain and simple. He's a bad actor who chose bad roles. Anybody remember "Paycheck"? As for being "typecast" as himself, isn't that how Will Smith's career started?! Up until "Ali", every part Will played was The Fresh Prince. Bad Boys? Fresh Prince with a gun. Independence Day? Fresh Prince flying a spaceship. All it did was make him the biggest box-office star in the world.

Maybe that's the real reason, Ben. You played yourself...and no one likes you.
tolgaboy writes:
on July 12th, 2009 at 7:29:11 AM

ACTION MOVIES NO GAY THING?
Ranger writes:
on July 13th, 2009 at 12:10:31 AM

Hey... I'll complain about the bitch that gave me venereal warts... but that's something to really gripe about!
Ranger writes:
on July 14th, 2009 at 12:12:58 AM

Ben Afflicted blames using his cavities on using the wrong tooth paste.
jerichosmalls writes:
on July 15th, 2009 at 5:38:37 PM

He has the talent of a bumble bee. If you're unsure about how much that is, it's slightly more than mink and ranger have at anything they do. Except masturbating.
OneTime writes:
on July 17th, 2009 at 12:50:14 PM

if i were ben affleck id shoot myself...or start doin crack.
electrichoneybuz writes:
on August 4th, 2009 at 5:25:07 PM

VDODSON
i could'nt disagree with you more either. Jennifer Garner is an eight, but Jennifer Lopez is almost a ten. what the heck are you talking about. Jennifer Garner has a manly muscular body, no natural curves. Jennifer Lopez has this softness to her shape and face, and those eyes are incredible. sorry but you are wrong.

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