Oscar-winning producer and Batman-to-be
The kerfuffle serves as a curious example of life imitating Hollywood art: Affleck played a shady online gambling mogul in the crime thriller "Runner Runner" just last year, and his character's sociopathic cool and Machiavellian scheming would be enough to give any pit boss pause.
Sometimes on-screen/off-screen overlap can have a positive effect, as with real-life couple
At other times, the overlap can hit too close to home.
Had Affleck's blackjack incident come seven months earlier, it might have served as a slick bit of viral marketing for "Runner," which could have used the help. It collected less than $20 million at the box office on a $30-million budget, and it was poorly reviewed.