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The Bachelor

Ben Affleck has made an art form of the single life

Posted Jun 13, 2001 12:00 AM

You are Ben Affleck, the star of this summer's hottest movie, an actor not yet 30 who commands more than $10 million per film. You own a five-bedroom Mediterranean-style house in the Hollywood Hills, a loft in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood, a collection of motorcycles and two Cadillacs. In addition to your well-known relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow (you both insist it has been over for years), the newspapers have linked you with Bond girl Famke Janssen, Jerry Seinfeld's ex Shoshanna Lonstein, Carrie Fisher and even Chelsea Clinton. And there's that 1998 best screenplay Oscar you won with high-school buddy Matt Damon for Good Will Hunting. By the standards of nearly everyone on the planet, you've got it made. And yet, you still can't dress yourself. This failing becomes abundantly clear during the Hawaii press junket for your new film, Pearl Harbor. You turn up before a throng of reporters in a blue polo shirt and khakis, flop your hulking six-fo