Ben Affleck, Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year

19Sep07

Meet Ben Affleck. Producer, director, writer, and actor. He gave us Gigli and Jersey Girl. Introduced Bennifer. And Bennifer. He’s gotten awards. He’s gotten tomatoes.

Now he’s getting the last laugh.

Affleck makes his directorial debut in this year’s critically acclaimed “Gone, Baby ,Gone,” and is set to be honored at the 11th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on October 22. He’ll receive this year’s Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award.

Casey Affleck, who stars in the film, will also be honored, receiving the Hollywood Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award.

Just goes to show, that one film can make all the difference.

For the full story, head Backstage.

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