Looking debonaire as always, Ben Affleck attended the premiere of his new flick The Company Men at The Paris Theatre in New York City on Wednesday (December 8).

The 38-year-old actor was joined by producer Claire Rudnick Polstein and director John Wells but there was no sign of his loving wife Jennifer Garner.

Life is turned upside-down for the character played by Ben in the new movie. The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company – and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

“A lot of guys I went to high school with, who then went to colleges like BU and BC and got pretty good jobs working for companies and worked their way up, were going through exactly the same thing,” Ben said on the red carpet. “[They] had been laid off, were forced to find jobs that paid less, and were having trouble with house payments. So you know that something’s very prevalent when you don’t have to go to a specialist to research it, you can just look at your own friends.

“On one hand, we felt like the movie might be hard to get people to come see because you think, ‘oh geez, this is going to be really depressing,’ but in fact it’s about something that I think is important and I haven’t been able to say that very much. And also, it’s redemptive. It’s about the power of Americans to struggle through things and reboot their lives. And hopefully the end is emblematic for what will happen in American industries — a kind of re-growth, re-generation, re-direction, and it’ll lift us out of this.”

The Company Men is in theaters December 10.


  1. […] Faded Youth Blog Tags: AFFLECK, COMPANY, Goes, MEN’, Premiere, SOLO, ‘THE […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: