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Ben Affleck gets the manipulated man's every twist and turn right
Ben Affleck gets the manipulated man's every twist and turn right

Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last. Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran during the 1980 hostage crisis are nervous. Now in "Gone Girl," Affleck and director David Fincher conspire to give us Nick Dunne, one of those classic movie characters we love — the manipulated male. It's a strange fascination we have with men like Nick. They fall short of that old film cliché — men want to be them, women want to sleep with them. Because men don't want to be...

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