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Affleck and Timberlake's 'bromance'

Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake apparently struck up a "bromance" when they shot Runner, Runner together.

The stars share the screen in the crime drama, and it seems they made quite an impression on each other.

Speaking at the film's premiere in Las Vegas, Ben told E! News: "I love Justin. Being around Justin is inspiring, he works really hard, he's incredibly gifted. There's nothing the guy can't do. I really am the biggest fan of his."

"I'm trying to win tickets to the show," joked the Argo star.

And singer Justin also rushed to lavish praise on Ben, revealing the actor/director helped him to raise his own game.

"I feel really lucky to work with Ben this time in his career," gushed the star, who was joined by his actress wife Jessica Biel at the screening.

"He's seized a movie from every angle, I'm sure he's probably always done that, but that's been justified in a way for him, and so, to work with him at this time, it was extremely helpful for me. I think it made my performance a lot better."

Runner, Runner - which also stars Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie - follows a college student (Justin) who is conned out of his tuition money by an online poker website.

He goes looking for the gambling kingpin who owns the site (Ben) and ends up learning the tricks of the trade.

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