Ben Affleck Really Was Counting Cards at That Casino

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Earlier this year, a bunch of tabloids reported that Ben Affleck was banned from a blackjack table for counting cards. Turns out that is a true thing that happened! "I took some time to learn the game and become a decent blackjack player," Affleck tells Details. "The fact that being good at the game is against the rules at casinos should tell you something about casinos." If the Oceans cast ever needs a 14th, they know whom to call. Meanwhile, Affleck would also like you to know that he meant to look that puffy in Gone Girl, and that he took a Method approach to the role of Nick Dunne."When you look at a movie and think, Oh, that's the real guy, that's probably a good thing," Affleck told the mag. "Like in the book, for example, it said that he was as puffy and hungover. And I dedicated myself to that, and I think it's quite convincing."