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Josh Brolin ‘angry’ about criticism of Ben Affleck

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Why do so many of his fellow movie stars feel the need to defend Ben
Affleck
? When some fans of the movie franchise criticized the choice of Affleck as the new Batman, a few of his Hollywood homies, including Matt Damon, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Keaton, among others, rushed to his defense. Add Josh
Brolin
’s name to that list. Brolin, who was being considered for the role, told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival that he was upset about the Ben backlash. “But Ben’s gotten so much flack from this, I actually got angry — for him, not at him,” said Brolin. “Everybody else was angry at him. Now I’m curious to see what he does.” Brolin thinks it’s particularly unfair to dwell on
Affleck’s forgettable performance as a superhero in “Daredevil.” “How are you going to bring up a movie that Ben did 10 or 15 years ago and try and [criticize his talent]?” he said. “I mean, come on. The guy’s matured and grown and look at the work he’s doing now. I’m going to defend him literally until the death.”

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