March 26, 2003

E-mail of the Month: Hey Ma...

E-mail of the Month:

Hey Matt! Found your website doing a search on the web and found that you were voted as a close lookalike of Ben Affleck. We are casting a new pilot for [a certain network] in Los Angeles and was hoping you would be interested in auditioning. Please feel free to contact me, we would love to get a picture and resume or anything that would show you looking like Ben Affleck (videotape of yourself perhaps!) This is happening very fast please call us ASAP. We would love to hear from you.

[Name]
Casting Director

Needless to say, I sent over four pictures right away. Shame I don't look like Ben Affleck.

Posted by at March 26, 2003 10:50 PM
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If they're still looking for a Ben Affleck lookalike, well, here I am.

Posted by: Steve Smith at March 26, 2003 11:51 PM

Has anyone ever found out if that story was true that Ben Affeck wears a wig?

Posted by: brandon adamson at March 27, 2003 12:07 AM

C,mom, don't jack with me, yer a native.
Ya musta heard about this line before.
Heck, the same line is spouted at Hollywood and Vine every day...
;)

Posted by: David D

Must be the red leather tights that Emmanuelle makes you wear....

Posted by:
Martin at March 27, 2003 12:48 AM

Take off the hat Jethro!

Posted by: henry at March 27, 2003 05:09 AM

Does Ken look like Matt Damon?

Posted by: Jesse Walker at March 27, 2003 07:44 AM

The picture of you with the hat reminds me more of the guy from SLC Punk.

Posted by: Ed Graham at March 27, 2003 08:12 AM

Please, please tell me you sent the book cover.

Posted by: Ken B. at March 27, 2003 08:50 AM

Matt's much better looking the Matthew Lillard (of SLC Punk and, more recently, Scooby Doo) and I'm fairly certain that he can write and act better than Affleck. This is not just my way of sucking up before he gets rich and famous. Honest.
But you may need a high-paid personal assistant, Matt. And I need a job.

Posted by: Eric Almendral at March 27, 2003 09:49 AM

Eric -- Let's call it an "internship" for the first, ah, year. You can start by picking up all the blown-down palm fronds from my yard....

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 27, 2003 10:18 AM

Hey, I've been told I look a lot like Ben Affleck. Oh wait -- no I haven't.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 27, 2003 11:11 AM

I've been told I look like Kevin Smith, so, close enough.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at March 27, 2003 11:49 AM

The expression on that pic, along with the eyes looking off to the side, IS reminiscent of Affleck. I thought so when I started reading your blog last year.

For what it's worth.....

BTW, I had shoulder-length hair back in '94-95, and a surprising number of strangers told me I looked like Eddie Vedder. Hasn't happened even one time since I cut the hair. Sometimes it's just one thing that makes you "look like" someone else.

Posted by: Chris Anderson at March 27, 2003 12:02 PM

I think maybe that casting director just wants to -- as Luke Ford would put it -- "help you off with your clothes."

Actually, I heard you referred to after the blogging panel last month as "the guy who looks like James Spader."

Posted by: Cathy Seipp at March 27, 2003 01:52 PM

Maybe she was thinking of this picture as far as the resemblance.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at March 27, 2003 02:42 PM

You're no Ben Affleck, as you're better-looking and don't need your childhood buddy to help you write brilliant stuff.

Dawn Olsen & I also used to have a theory that you & Layne were the Affleck/Damon duo of the blog world, but I believe we may have been drinking at the time. I also think that in our goofy ramblings that you were the Damon. Must be the hair.

Emmanuelle makes you wear tights? ;) Ah, yes, but is she making you learn Spanish like JLo?

Posted by: shannon at March 28, 2003 06:29 AM

And you've even got a script in hand that's based on American expat experiences in Prague! (:

BTW -- you do look a lot like Affleck, methinks -- especially in the pic on this site.

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Posted by: Jim Treacher at March 27, 2003 11:49 AM

The expression on that pic, along with the eyes looking off to the side, IS reminiscent of Affleck. I thought so when I started reading your blog last year.

For what it's worth.....

BTW, I had shoulder-length hair back in '94-95, and a surprising number of strangers told me I looked like Eddie Vedder. Hasn't happened even one time since I cut the hair. Sometimes it's just one thing that makes you "look like" someone else.

Posted by: Chris Anderson at March 27, 2003 12:02 PM

I think maybe that casting director just wants to -- as Luke Ford would put it -- "help you off with your clothes."

Actually, I heard you referred to after the blogging panel last month as "the guy who looks like James Spader."

Posted by: Cathy Seipp at March 27, 2003 01:52 PM

Maybe she was thinking of this picture as far as the resemblance.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at March 27, 2003 02:42 PM

You're no Ben Affleck, as you're better-looking and don't need your childhood buddy to help you write brilliant stuff.

Dawn Olsen & I also used to have a theory that you & Layne were the Affleck/Damon duo of the blog world, but I believe we may have been drinking at the time. I also think that in our goofy ramblings that you were the Damon. Must be the hair.

Emmanuelle makes you wear tights? ;) Ah, yes, but is she making you learn Spanish like JLo?

Posted by: shannon at March 28, 2003 06:29 AM

And you've even got a script in hand that's based on American expat experiences in Prague! (:

BTW -- you do look a lot like Affleck, methinks -- especially in the pic on this site.

Posted by: chandler at March 28, 2003 11:56 AM
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