Ben Affleck’s big brother hug
Ben Affleck was very emotional last night when Casey Affleck won the Oscar. He kissed and hugged his little brother. He was teary-eyed in the audience during Casey’s acceptance speech.
See Matt Damon in the corner of that shot? I feel like he really wants to come over.
In the press room, Casey was asked about Ben’s reaction:
It was very moving. Obviously, my brother, to have him there, it was a nice moment," Casey told reporters in the press room at Hollywood's Dolby Theater. "He didn't actually say anything. He just hugged me. A lot of people have been giving me some grief for not thanking him in the past, but in a friendly way."
"I saw those tears and I thought maybe I'm just not making a good speech and he was really disappointed. But I think he was probably touched, and I think that we are — I mean, not to brag or anything, but I think we're the only two brothers to win Academy Awards, ever," Casey added.
"I've learned a lot from him because he's been through a lot in this business and ups and downs and been under-appreciated and then it's been proven how great he is," Casey continued backstage. "It's been an advantage to be able to watch someone you love and you know so well go try to navigate the very tricky, rocky, sometimes hateful waters of being famous."
Can we just back it up and crush the exaggeration going on here? Since when is Ben Affleck under-appreciated? He won an Oscar 20 years ago – at age 25, then the youngest ever Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay. And is it really fame that’s made Ben’s waters rocky and hateful….or is it Ben himself who’s also agitating calm waters and making waves? This is who they are, the Affleck brothers. They rewrite their own histories, they edit out their mistakes, their bad decisions, they turn themselves into victims. And… as always… they will be FINE.
Ben looks weird as f-ck though, non? I just checked back to what he looked like at last year’s Oscars…
And we were already talking about his face changes last year. But compared this year, 2016 was such an improvement. Now? Now it’s so tight it looks like he’s in pain when he smiles. Like his cheeks refuse to move. Are you seeing that too?
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