Two UC alumni art direct and act to help Ben Affleck thriller bring in
$38 million over debut weekend ... and take the box office lead
While movie audiences were gasping last weekend, two CCM alumni were grinning. Not that the grads had morbid senses of humor, but they were appreciating the fact that their creative talents were partially responsible for Ben Affleck’s new thriller, “Gone Girl,” taking top box-office honors at $38 million during its Oct. 3-5 debut. Dawn Swiderski, CCM '89, was the film’s art director, and actor Cooper Thornton, M (CCM) '92, played the role of Dr. Benson.