Ben Affleck Named Entertainment Weekly’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year”

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(Entertainment Weekly)

By Shari Weiss

(Entertainment Weekly)

Ben Affleck’s big year just got bigger.

On Wednesday, the Argo actor and director was named Entertainment Weekly’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year.”

Affleck tells the magazine, “When you’re younger and have the early success that I had — it sounds like the worst Hallmark cliche — but I didn’t have anyone to share it with. I don’t mean I wanted someone to sit by the fire with.”

“But when you have a family and children, you kind of see yourself reflected in them,” he continues. “I want to make the kinds of movies that my kids are proud of. I have higher standards, in a way, for them.”

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And fellow A-lister and Argo producer George Clooney pays tribute to Affleck in the mag, saying, “Hollywood loves a comeback, and he’s an unbelievable comeback kid.”

Others featured on the magazine’s “Entertainers of the Year” list include “Sexiest Man Alive” Channing Tatum, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and upcoming Oscar host Seth MacFarlane.

What do you think of Affleck getting the top spot?

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