Beyond Gigli: Ben Affleck Takes Nightline To The Congo

Tonight on ABC’s Nightline, Ben Affleck will report an “essay” on his recent fact-finding mission concerning the humanitarian crisis in the Congo.

“It’s fairly clear that in the modern age that there is a currency to celebrity, or celebrity is a currency, really,” Mr. Affleck told David Bauder of The Associated Press. “I’ve discovered that you can spend it in a lot of ways, or you can squander it. You can be taxed, as well. I really started thinking long and hard about how to use that currency as long as I had it.”

In 2000, ABC News tapped Leonardo DiCaprio to interview then President Bill Clinton about the environment.