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Ben Affleck In Rehab

Customers buy steamed buns, called baozi, at a sidewalk stall in Beijing Thursday July 12, 2007.
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"Pearl Harbor" star and Oscar winner Ben Affleck has entered a live-in rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse.

Affleck, who turns 29 on Aug. 15, voluntarily entered the Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu on Tuesday. Promises is also where Paula Poundstone is undergoing treatment.

"Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol. He has chosen to seek out professional assistance and is committed to traveling a healthier road with the support of his family, friends and fans," Affleck publicist David Pollick said Friday.

Affleck played a recovering alcoholic in last year's romantic drama "Bounce." He also appeared in the Oscar-winning comedy "Shakespeare in Love" and the upcoming "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back."

His other films include "Chasing Amy," "Armageddon," "Dogma" and "Good Will Hunting," for which who shared a screenplay Academy Award with friend Matt Damon.

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