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Stars’ career-making films recalled

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SUSAN Sarandon and Geena Davis in “Thelma & Louise” (1991)

Movie starlets wait a long time before they’re finally given their big break, by way of a hopefully “star-making” showcase that will establish their signature film persona so indelibly, that the careers they launch will span decades.

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Meet the CEO of the Affleck-Garner home

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Jennifer Garner looked radiant during the interview. RUBEN NEPALES

Jennifer Garner plays a capologist, or a salary cap executive, for the Cleveland Browns in director Ivan Reitman’s “Draft Day.” So, in our recent chat, the talk veered toward who the capologist is in the home she shares with actor-director Ben Affleck and their three kids.

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Ex-Canada PM: New documentary better than ‘Argo’

Former Canadian ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor of documentary "Our Man in Tehran" poses for a photo during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. AP/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan

A former Canadian prime minister says the real story of how a former Canadian ambassador protected Americans during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis is a “better story” than Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning picture “Argo.”

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Career before drenched constituents

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CHARICE and Aiza Seguerra (right) lend their voices to the movement to free the elephant Mali from the Manila Zoo.

At the height of the habagat, while a great portion of Luzon was flooded, Influential Personality was spotted in a plush coffee shop, conducting a meeting with subordinates.

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Affleck to play Batman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

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Ben Affleck will don Batman’s cape and cowl. Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the 41-year-old actor-director will star as a new incarnation of the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together. The studio says Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman from “Man of Steel.” The movie will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

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Oscar winner ‘Argo’ sparks history debate

This undated publicity film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bryan Cranston, left, as Jack O'Donnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo,"  a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.  A best-picture win at the upcoming Oscars could be viewed as righting a wrong after Affleck inexplicably missed out on a best-director nomination.  (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Claire Folger, File)

“Argo,” which won best picture Oscar Sunday (Monday in Manila), tells the true story of a CIA operation to spirit six US hostages out of Iran—even if it takes liberties with history, by its makers’ own admission.

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‘Argo’ wins best picture in 85th Academy Awards

Actor Jack Nicholson, left, presents the the award for best picture to producer/director Ben Affleck for "Argo" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Argo” wins best picture in the 85th Academy Awards.

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Hollywood hits red carpet for unpredictable Oscars

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A statue in the likeness of an Oscar award is displayed on the red carpet for the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. The Academy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Hollywood hit the red carpet Sunday for the Oscars, with Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” bidding to edge out Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in one of the most open races in years.

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Ex-Canada ambassador slighted by Affleck’s ‘Argo’

Former Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and his wife Pat, pose for photographers at the premiere of the film Argo in Washington. AP File Photo

The Canadian former ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis says it will reflect poorly on Ben Affleck if he doesn’t say a few words about Canada’s role if the director’s film “Argo” wins the Oscar for best picture Sunday.

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Ben Affleck wins top prize at DGA awards

Ben Affleck speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Implications for U.S. National Security at Rayburn House Office Building on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Three weeks before the much-anticipated Oscars, US film director and actor Ben Affleck won a new top prize for his film “Argo,” a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran.

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‘Argo’ wins top SAG award, in latest pre-Oscar boost

Director Ben Affleck (C) and members of the cast of his film Argo pose with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in the press room at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 27, 2013. AFP / FREDERICK J. BROWN

Iran hostage crisis drama “Argo” won the best film drama prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday, in yet another boost for its prospects at next month’s all-important Oscars.

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‘Argo,’ ‘Les Miserables’ win big at Golden Globes

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This film image released by Universal Pictures shows Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, left, and Anne Hathaway as Fantine in a scene from "Les Miserables."  The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC.  AP/Universal Pictures

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” and musical “Les Miserables” were the big winners Sunday at the Golden Globes, while Steven Spielberg’s presidential drama “Lincoln” won only one major award.

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