Ben Affleck reveals his thoughts on Daredevil, becoming a 70's director, and comparisons to Matt Damon
Actor/Director Ben Affleck has had quite a resurgence in the last five years as he's ventured behind-the-scenes, making a second career as a filmmaker, which has nearly toppled the one as an actor. From GONE BABY GONE to THE TOWN and now the upcoming ARGO, Affleck has come a long way from the fumbled attempt to be a Hollywood golden boy, replacing it with the stature of a respected filmmaker and an engaging actor. In a recent interview with Details, Affleck opened up on becoming a "70's" director, his comparison's to Matt Damon, and what he really thought about DAREDEVIL.
On his attempts at becoming a franchise star:
"I made a bunch of movies that didn't work. I was ending up in the tabloids. I don't know what the lesson is, except that you just have to find your compass. I liked SUM OF ALL FEARS. DAREDEVIL I didn't at all. Some movies should have worked and didn't. At a certain point, it's just up to the movie gods. Anyway, this image becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. And I just said, "I don't want to do it anymore. This is horrible. I don't want to be in this spotlight, this glare, in this way. It's tawdry, it's ugly, it's oppressive, and it's inane. So I'm going to try to get away," said Affleck.
He continued, "And most of the way I did that was by not acting. I said, 'I'm going to steer myself toward directing. I'm going to do something that takes me toward a place where the work that I do is reflective of what I think is interesting dramatically.'"
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