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Ben Affleck: Trump Insisted on Being a Background Extra

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Donald Trump, working background actor? On Thursday, Ben Affleck told Stephen Colbert that the cost of filming a movie at one of Trump’s properties used to be putting the billionaire in the movie. “I passed him at a couple of parties,” the “Justice League” actor recalled of the days, before Trump was President of the United States. “And I heard that in order to get permission to film at his properties, he insisted on being put in the movie as an extra.” “So you had to go through this whole ritual of like pretending, ‘OK, now it’s the scene Donald, Action!'” Affleck continued, dripping with sarcasm at the notion of actually filming the guy. “‘Yeah, that’s great! Cut!'” “It never ended up in any of the movies — actually, I think there is one movie he ended up in,” this decade’s Batman said. “Home Alone 2!” Colbert enthusiastically interjected, doing Trump’s line from the Macaulay Culkin family comedy. You can watch the video below. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.