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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to Present at SAG Awards

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to Present at SAG Awards

Originally posted 01/14/2014 08:00AM

The SAG Awards just upped its star power.

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Ben Affleck: Jennifer Garner Gives Me the Stability I Need to Succeed

Ben Affleck: Jennifer Garner Is the Most Important Person to Me

Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:00PM

Ben Affleck has one person to thank for his recent slew of successful films: his wife, Jennifer Garner.

In a new interview with Playboy, Affleck, 41, says Garner, also 41, helped provide him with a stable home that separated him from a string of unsuccessful films and being tabloid fodder following his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

"My wife was definitely around then," says Affleck. "Getting to know her, falling in love with her and being connected with her gave me a foundation to reach out and say, 'Okay, I'm going to do Hollywoodland. I'm going to direct Gone Baby Gone,' " Affleck said. "Those were the steps forward I needed to put positive stuff on the board."

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See This/Skip That: Your Guide to This Weekend at the Movies

See This/Skip That: From Dallas Buyers Club to Free Birds

Originally posted 11/01/2013 01:00PM

Dallas Buyers Club, Ender's Game and Last Vegas are all solid bets for weekend fun, say PEOPLE's writers, but Free Birds is one lame duck.

Here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.

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Why Did Jennifer Garner's Director Tell Her 'I Don't Want You to Look Pretty'?

Jennifer Garner: My Director Said, 'I Don't Want You to Look Pretty'

Originally posted 10/16/2013 03:00PM

Jennifer Garner made a departure from typical Hollywood moviemaking for her role as Dr. Eve Saks in Dallas Buyers Club – her wardrobe came from Goodwill and she went makeup-free.

"I am not someone who is driven by vanity. Even in ways that I should be. I'm not very good at the whole vanity thing," Garner, 41, told PEOPLE at a press day for the movie at the Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles Monday.

"But I did love that [director] Jean-Marc Vallée came to me and said, 'I don't want you to look pretty.' He almost didn't give me the job because he just assumed . . . and I said, 'I don't care. Never touch my face with makeup. I don't care.' And he didn't. I never sat in the makeup chair."

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Ben Affleck's Daughter Seraphina Pays Homage to Dad with Cute Tee

Ben Affleck's Daughter Seraphina Pays Homage to Dad with Cute Tee

Originally posted 09/25/2013 02:00PM

The 4½-year-old steps out in a personalized top with the actor's photo

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See Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club – the Role He Lost 47 Lbs. For | Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Shines in Dallas Buyers Club Trailer

Originally posted 08/27/2013 02:45PM

It's the role Matthew McConaughey dropped a shocking 47 lbs. to play.

And in the trailer for Dallas Buyers Club, you can see why he took the part so seriously. The film tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a heterosexual Texas electrician diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s, who tracked down and smuggled non-FDA-approved drugs into the U.S. to try to save his life.

Ultimately, Woodroff creates a club to sell the drugs to others with the AIDS virus – mostly gay men, the very people he won't associate with at the start of the film – transforming his initial disbelief over his diagnosis into meaningful action.

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Jennifer Garner: I Wouldn't Be Surprised If Ben Affleck Went Into Politics

Jennifer Garner: I Wouldn't Be Surprised If Ben Affleck Went Into Politics

Originally posted 08/13/2013 02:15PM

Jennifer Garner would love to be husband Ben Affleck's date on the red carpet always, but finds it can have its disadvantages.

"Sometimes it's a pain because my heels are so high and it would be really nice to have his arm," she says in September's Allure, available Aug. 20. "And he's such a great date! But it can be too much. I think especially for women, they can really lose their identity and just become 'wife of,' " she says.

But aside from Affleck being an Oscar-winning-actor-turned-director, Garner, 41, says becoming involved in politics may eventually be next for her husband.

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Double Date! Ben and Jen Step Out with Rose and Bobby | Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Rose Byrne

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Ben Affleck & Jen Garner's 'Fun' Double Date with Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale

Originally posted 08/08/2013 11:45AM

Even celebrities double date.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner managed to sneak in time for a couples outing on Tuesday night.

The lovey-dovey duo joined fellow pair Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale at Hinoki & the Bird in Los Angeles, where the quartet shared oysters, wine and several of the eatery's other signature dishes.

"They were very nice and cordial," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the Academy Award winner and his wife. "It sounds like Jen is the one who always picks the restaurants when they go out together. They seemed to be having a fun double date night, and Jen told the server they'll definitely be back."
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Jennifer Garner Lands Her First-Ever Fashion Campaign

Jennifer Garner Lands Her First-Ever Fashion Campaign

Originally posted 07/16/2013 07:30AM

The star is the new face of ...

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Ben & Jen Baptize Baby Samuel and Celebrate Anniversary in Her Hometown | Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Celebrate Baptism, Anniversary

Originally posted 07/01/2013 05:25PM

Family was the focus for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner over the weekend, as they celebrated two milestones in Garner's hometown of Charleston, W. Va.  

In town for their son Samuel's baptism, which took place at Garner's family's parish, Christ Church United Methodist, on Sunday, the pair also celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on Saturday night.  

Affleck, 40, Garner, 41, and their daughters – Violet, 7½, and Seraphina, 4 – joined Garner's parents and her sister at an 11 a.m. service, where 16-month-old Samuel was baptized.

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