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Ben Affleck: Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award Recipient!

Ben Affleck: Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award Recipient!

Ben Affleck suits up in Dolce&Gabbana while attending the 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival held at Arlington Theatre on Friday (January 25) in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The 40-year-old actor was given the highest honor, the Modern Master Award, by his close pal Matt Damon.

“That’s what made him [Ben] such a great writing partner — he could problem-solve. That’s the same skill that got him in a lot of, well, mediocre movies,” Matt joked.

Matt added, “You know, 10, 15 years ago, I’d read a script of a movie he was doing — he’d signed on to do the movie, and I’d read it, and I’d go, ‘Why are you doing this? There’s a horrible problem in act one, and they don’t solve it in act two and it gets worse in act three.’ And he goes, ‘I know, but if you do this, this, this and this the movie’s gonna be fantastic.’ And I go, ‘You’re absolutely right.’ The problem was he wasn’t directing the movies.”

10+ pictures inside of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the Santa Barbara Film Festival…

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Credit: Nikki Nelson; Photos: Wenn
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11 Comments

# 1
Oh Please @ 01/26/2013 at 1:15 pm

Argo was good but not great and what other films has he done that were so spectacular? Did I miss something?

# 2

@Oh Please: The town, Gone baby gone, he’s the co-writer of Good Will Hunting (for what he and Damon have both an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay).

# 3

The town was slow. The other movies are good. He has potential. It will be interesting if he can keep his ego in check.

# 4

Ben Affleck looks better than Matt Damon.

# 5

Modern master? Hokay.

# 6

Congrats Ben you deserve it! @UGh and Oh please.

Since you think it’d easy what Ben did .Where are your movies?
All 3 movies he’s done made money and got critical acclaim.Not even George Clooney or Clint Eastwood have done that

# 7

Love both Ben and Matt! Congrats Ben!!!

# 8

Love The Boston Boys~~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# 9
55vineyard @ 01/26/2013 at 11:59 pm

Nothing nicer than spending a nice long weekend in Santa Barbara, my parents met there in college. Been too long since I have been there, now that I am retired, have to go up midweek when rates are much cheaper and spend a few nights plus maybe a night or two in Santa Ynez Valley with a bit of wine tasting thrown inl

wow matt looks so happy .is it possible he managed too get away from the wife who never lets him out of her sight. she always thinks shes part of that crowd . maybe for once she is trying too be a mother.

matt looks so happy .

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