While it's true that Ben Affleck is no stranger to mockery from the press, this time even I feel bad for the actor, because his past has come back to haunt him ... again. Now let's all go back to 1994, where a young actor by the name of Ben Affleck had scored a few roles (uncredited and otherwise) in teen flicks like School Ties and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But it wasn't until he took on the role of the school bully O'Bannion in Richard Linklater's love letter to the '70s, Dazed and Confused, that his career was poised to take off. Unfortunately, there were some lean times after Dazed, and other than a few episodes on the football drama Against the Grain on NBC, the offers weren't exactly rolling in (and a guy's got to eat, right?). Well, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we now get to see just what Affleck was willing to do for a little cash and acting credit -- and it isn't pretty.

So strap yourself in for what is possibly the most embarrassing performance of his career (and I've seen Paycheck), and watch as Affleck conveys the horrors of steroid addiction in a video clip from the HBO special, Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story (and frankly, I'm not sure which is worse: Affleck's acting or the scary synth-soundtrack). The Cable TV movie was part of a series called Lifestories: Families in Crisis, and was basically HBO's answer to the After School Special. Each week the series would tackle a teen issue and it usually ended with the real person on which the story was based giving a little PSA. I guess the one upside is that Affleck wasn't the only young actor to fall prey to the series, as other famous faces who made an appearance include Calista Flockhart, Sam Rockwell and Claire Danes -- and for their sake, I hope nobody kept a copy.

After the jump: Affleck emoting all over the place....



As an added bonus: No embarrassing video clip is complete with a Benny Hill remix...