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Affleck Stumps for Sudan, Haters

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Ben Affleck
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He's no Angelina Jolie—heck, he's no George Clooney—but in terms of politically minded celebrity do-gooders, Ben Affleck is on his way.

The Oscar winner and avowed Jimmy Kimmel f--ker has become the latest A-lister to put his passport where his rhetoric is, traveling to Sudan to witness firsthand the region's humanitarian crisis.

"I wanted to really feel like I understood the place and learn as much as I could about it, though, before I got into trying to be an advocate and kind of running my mouth about it," Affleck told CNN.

"I think it's probably a healthy thing to keep that level of cynicism about celebrities who get involved with things...What I've pointed the camera at is showing you something that is completely honest, which is that this situation and this potential civil war here...demands attention regardless of what you think about me."

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