The film is entertaining enough but given Affleck’s former directing success, we unfortunately (and perhaps mistakenly) expect more.
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“The whole lesson of my career has been that what’s really important is the work you do.” – Ben Affleck
Gone Girl Screenplay: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian…
There has been no greater turnaround of opinions on a Hollywood star than on Ben…
Ben Affleck Warned Tyler Perry that ‘Gone Girl’ Director David Fincher Requires a Minimum of “30 Takes”
Gone Girl is expected to be one of the biggest movies this fall. After being…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKYibT5J87w Gone Girl: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian…
Gone Girl: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn…
http://youtu.be/sOPLieLQQQs Gone Girl: Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian…
As the younger brother of Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck is used to being in the…
Ben Affleck, Best Picture winner for Argo
Watch the SAG Awards Backstage Interviews featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Affleck and the Cast of ‘Modern Family’
Here are a handful of interviews from the SAG Awards Media Room featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Dick Van Dyke, Tina Fey and the cast of Modern Family.
Ben Affleck Talks About Having to Fire Actors: “It’s the worst thing in the world because I know, as an actor, what it’s like”
Hollywood is full of hyperbole — and actors are certainly known for being dramatic — but Ben Affleck probably isn’t too far off when he says that the worst thing for him now that he’s become an acclaimed director is having to fire actors.
Every media outlet wants to talk to Ben Affleck about Argo, his new film based on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, and Affleck is happy to talk about his dual roles as a director and an actor (along with also being one of the film’s producers!) Though many of these interviews has focused on Affleck’s second-career success as a director, in others he has spoken about his acting approach to the film and how he worked with the cast as actors.
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.
Ben Affleck Talks About Directing and The Lowest Points of His Acting Career: “I made a bunch of movies that didn’t work”
It wasn’t too long ago that I looked at new Ben Affleck movies like trips to the dentist, especially the parts involving the dentist painfully picking at my gums. After excellent roles in films like Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, and, of course, Good Will Hunting (which he co-wrote) in the 1990s, the new millennium brought with it a string of films starring Affleck that ranged from inoffensively mediocre to reaching new levels of awfulness. But Affleck successfully taped into his Good Will Hunting creative energy to direct Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo, three films that have received strong critical praise (he also co-wrote the first two).
Ben Affleck: “If anybody really wants to be an actor, a great advanced class would be to direct some stuff”
Remember when most people thought of Ben Affleck as the less-talented half of the Good Will Hunting duo? Turns out that while Affleck wasn’t always the greatest actor — at the very least his bad moments, like Pearl Harbor, Gigli, and Surviving Christmas were really bad — he’s a great director, with his first two films getting rave reviews and his soon-to-be-released third, Argo, already getting award buzz.
In theaters: October 12th
Ben Affleck: “I think you have to still be brave enough to take risks.”