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Ben Affleck on His Directing Success: “I got to apply some of the lessons I learned from this business that I learned from my acting career”

Talk about being (unfortunately) timely: Ben Affleck’s latest film Argo, which he directed and also stars, focuses on a real-life story about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, and currently the U.S. is facing similar tensions in the Middle East. It is also perhaps Affleck’s most acclaimed film, which is a tremendous accomplishment considering his two prior films, Gone Baby Gone and The Town, were also well received.