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Ben Affleck just finished filming his directorial debut film, Gone, Baby Gone, in Boston. He kindly thanked the city for being so accommodating. It was as if he was running for office. He said,

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“There are a lot of people who had to find new parking spaces and had to go around a lot of detours,” he said. “A lot of people just walked by, who we put in part of the movie, and they helped us out. I wanted to say thank you and say how much we appreciated that.”

“It’s been a perception historically that Boston is a terrible town to film in,” he said, rattling off the list of studio gripes. “As a consequence, Hollywood has shied away from people who wanted to come and film here.”
While I’m proud (of the film), we didn’t have enough time to include more of the city as part of the story,” Affleck said.

So this time around, the first-time feature director insisted that “Gone, Baby, Gone” be shot on location in Boston because it’s a city that “doesn’t feel like it’s everywhere else.” (The state’s new tax breaks for filmmakers also helped his case, he said.)

“It has a distinct personality that comes across,” Affleck said. “There’s a lack of pretention; an informalness, a sense of community. . . .People root for you here"

Ben also said Violet and Isabella had a nice play date on the Cape this summer and how he and Jen really enjoyed living away from the paparazzi infested LA life for a little while. Don't worry though, they will be back west soon.

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LoveU LoveU 8 years
I like him, and I don't understand people who doesn't like him, I simply can't comprehend it. It is so obvious, that this guy is a very lovable guy, who is always giving more than he takes. I can feel his good charisma, it hits me right in my dried out stoned heart, and it makes it all warm and red and willing to go on beating again and again. As long as his heart is beating - mine is too.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
yeah, Jinx., I watched 2 days in a row...it was funny*
Jinx Jinx 9 years
lol Jamie. James Gandolfini and Catherine OHara killed in that movie!
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
i love this book...can't wait for the movie.
G-Lo G-Lo 9 years
Having lived in Boston for a good 26 years, I have to say I'm sick of this city. No offense to all you Boston-lovers! :) If there is one thing Ben was spot-on with, it was mentioning the parking and the detours/traffic. We're notorious here for lack of parking and insane roads. Ben picked just the right thing to talk about to please us Bostonians. It was a great PR move. And of course, we get stories of Ben sightings all the time.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
He is so hot in that Christmas movie with Christina Applegate.
Adriana42 Adriana42 9 years
ugh can't stand him..something about his huge head
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 9 years
I never liked him never will
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
p.s. they should totally stay there.
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
He's right about Boston being unique. I've never seen a city quite like it. It's the perfect mix of historical and modern. They're definitely stubborn about not conforming. He's right about the car situation, though. It's all about the T. Driving there is a NIGHTMARE & forget about parking!!!! You know, he loves it so much, and his last several films have totally tanked. . .he should just pull a Schwartzenegger & run for governor of MA...or mayor of Boston....or something....
sjpwannabe sjpwannabe 9 years
i love boston and i LOVE ben!
em113 em113 9 years
i will always always always love him. does anyone know what the movie is about, thats the name of a song i believe
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 9 years
when i first saw the pic i thought it was adam sandler ::$
NduguNStephie NduguNStephie 9 years
He is just Effin' Ugly. Or Fugly.
yayita yayita 9 years
He has a huge jaw and no neck
NduguNStephie NduguNStephie 9 years
I swear, everytime i see a picture of him, he looks stupid. I bet if you had a conversation with him it would literally go NOWHERE... Full of air... and back talent.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 9 years
I think he's hot!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
that is excellent news yaya ;)
yayita yayita 9 years
LOL, Im adding that into the lexicon dictionary as you having invented it
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
*knew*
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
haHA! look who said 'crotch' first today! i new my influences over you would take hold soon ;)
yayita yayita 9 years
its cuz you can't wait to talk about crotch wedgies
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
it's because i miss my ladies so much!
yayita yayita 9 years
Yeah At0x you always come in with this full on force LOL.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 9 years
hehehe...i've drank one to many cappuccinos...:P
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