Affleck talks at teen pal's graduation

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  1. Autumn2004

    Autumn2004 Inactive

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    Students at Falls Church High School and family members gave a standing ovation to Affleck following his commencement speech, in which he praised 19-year-old Joe Kindregan, a disabled student he met in 1998 on a film shoot. The two built a close friendship.


    "Everything I learned about life that really matters ... I learned from Joe," Affleck told the audience.



    Kindregan suffers from ataxia-telengiectasia, a rare, degenerative genetic disease. Over the past decade, Affleck has helped Kindregan raise money to develop a cure for the disease.


    The close nature of the pair's friendship was evident at Friday's ceremony; Affleck planted a kiss on Kindregan's forehead after being introduced and later playfully swatted him with a rolled-up program.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070601/ap_en_ot/people_affleck_graduation
     
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  3. rayray

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    Wow.. what a heartwarming thing to see someone from Hollywood doing something NICE. Kudos to Ben.
     
  4. michelle

    michelle Joy comes in the Morning

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    I love ben, he is great.
     
  5. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Afflecks cute and seemingly a nice guy, good for him-
     
  6. kazzbar

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    I like Ben.He and Matt damon seem like level headed guys...Glad he did not marry Jennifer 'Princess'Lopez. I think it is great when people who are in a postition to make a difference to someone actually do it.
     
  7. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I'm a huge Ben fan too!
     
  8. Nova

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    I knew you would be, because... well, you know.

    Ben Affleck reminds me of old-fashioned movie stars of the 40s. Even when the film isn't great, I can't stop watching him.
     
  9. southcitymom

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    He is mesmerizing in that old Hollywood(land) way...seems to have gotten his life back in order as well! I've totally dug him since Dazed and Confused.
     
  10. Nova

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    I liked him in Dazed, but lost my heart in Chasing Amy. You know the old story: gay guy crushes on straight guy pretending to be in love with fictional lesbian.
     
  11. SadieMae

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    I think it's a great story. I'm sick of hearing about "stars" and every story is all about them. My best friend has a son that's a dead ringer for Ben...we're still trying to find him a wife/girlfriend.
     
  12. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Same here - I wanted to MARRY him after Chasing Amy! That was a terrific movie.
     
  13. southcitymom

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    I've got a beautiful sister who would take you up on that offer!
     
  14. Nova

    Nova New Member

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    Beware. I'm thinking a guy who looks like Ben Affleck and is still single must not be trying very hard. There may be a reason for that.
     
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    Point taken!
     

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