Chicago Rolls Out ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Red Carpet For Ben, Casey Affleck

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CHICAGO – On a frigid Chicago night, the Chicago International Film Festival on Wednesday rolled out the red carpet for Ben Affleck and brother Casey Affleck to pump Ben’s directorial debut film “Gone Baby Gone”.

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

Press began arriving at 5 p.m. to set up cameras. Casey arrived first at about 6:40 p.m. sporting eccentricity with his stylish brown hat. Ben arrived at about 6:50 p.m. to a barricaded crowd of enthusiasts.

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

Both gravitated like magnets to WGN-TV entertainment reporter and film critic Dean Richards and then entertainment reporter and film critic Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times and CBS 2 Chicago.

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

A devout fan (above) flaunted her life-sized human poster. At first, Ben didn’t pay it any attention. Even though his face was plastered on someone else’s body, I pointed out that the body was James Dean. Flattered, he responded: “It could have been much worse.”

See below for a video I shot of an animated Ben Affleck in a TV interview. Below the video, you’ll find more photos to help you capture the scene.


Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

Ben Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone

Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in Chicago on Oct. 10, 2007 for Gone Baby Gone
11:51 p.m. update: Metromix film critic Matt Pais just posted his video footage from the event with brief Ben and Casey Affleck interviews.

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief Adam Fendelman

By ADAM FENDELMAN
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