Monday, February 25, 2013

Ben Affleck Finally Gets Some Respect

It's nice to see the target get up from the ground, dust himself off, and chase the bullies out of the yard.

That's what it seemed like when Ben Affleck accepted his Oscar for best picture at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Spinning gold from everything they touch is something very few people experience, which is why Ben's story is so inspiring. Although headlines like this prove how some still like to pile on and kick someone for their past.

But I remember an earlier movie he did was a huge hit. You know, the one he co-wrote the screenplay for, the one that launched the career of his friend Matt Damon. The one that won him his first Academy Award for best screenplay (Good Will Hunting).

He received a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Shakespeare In Love.

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as executive producer of Project Greenlight.

Other than that, yes, until Argo, he's been a part of a few dogs. But it's the failure people tend to hang onto.

How one views Ben Affleck is a good test. Do you let your failures define you? Or do you strive for the magical one that has the potential to speak for hidden voices and give others hope?

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