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Ben Affleck Says The “Armageddon” Crew “Got Me To Heal My Teeth” And “Be Sexy” For The Movie: “I Was A Little Naive”

Ben Affleck underwent a physical transformation before starring in the 1998 blockbuster “Armageddon”.

The actor, who is on the cover of The February issue of Entertainment Weekly, reflected on the requirements he had to meet before playing an oil driller who trains to become an astronaut.

“I was a little naive about what people think of me,” said the 49-year-old. “Or [director] Michael [Bay] and [producer] Jerry [Bruckheimer]the emphasis is on aesthetics, like, “You have to go to the tanning bed!” “”

“They made me heal my teeth, train me and be sexy,” the star continued. “Be sexy, how do you do it? ‘Go to the gym!’ Running in the gym and putting oil on my body and stuff, and it turned out to be a long version of one of those topless calendars for men, in a garage, wearing a tire. , a little greased. “

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Ben Affleck looking in a scene from the film ‘Armageddon’, 1998.
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According to Affleck, Bay “had a vision of a man’s torso glowing in oil, and he thought,” It’s going to go in the trailer and sell tickets! “”

“And you know, what can you say? Affleck shared. “We could have done, I think, 400 ‘Chasing Amys’ for what we did ‘Armageddon’ for.”

And despite his decades-long career, Affleck said it was “Armageddon” his children preferred to watch. He shares his daughters Violet and Seraphina, as well as his son Samuel, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner.

“It’s funny because it’s the only one of my movies my kids have watched and they’ll all admit to loving it, even if they relentlessly laugh at him and me,” the actor said. Oscar winner. “What are you driving a tank on the moon?” But they had a great time, you know what I mean? They won’t even watch ‘The Town’. So this is it.”

Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck kiss in scene from the film

Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck kiss in a scene from the movie “Armageddon”, 1998.
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“Armageddon” explores how a group of oil drillers train for a space mission when an asteroid threatens to strike Earth. The drillers are responsible for drilling on the surface of the asteroid, detonating a bomb inside.

The action / drama, which also starred Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Liv Tyler among others, was a commercial success. It grossed $ 553 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing film of 1998.

Steve Buscemi, Will Patton, Bruce Willis, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ben Affleck and Owen Wilson marching in NASA uniform in a scene from the movie 'Armageddon', 1998.

Steve Buscemi, Will Patton, Bruce Willis, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ben Affleck and Owen Wilson marching in NASA uniform in a scene from the movie ‘Armageddon’, 1998.
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Affleck has a new movie called “The Tender Bar” which is now airing on Prime Video.


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