Published On: Wed, Oct 10th, 2012

‘Daredevil’ star Ben Affleck leaves ‘Gigli’ days behind with ‘Argo’

Nearly a decade after Ben Affleck donned the horned cowl of Marvel Comic’s “Daredevil,” the actor has proven to be a success in front of and behind the camera. Affleck’s latest film, “Argo,” screened in New York Thursday and the star began the press rotations to promote the film.


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Talking with Huffington Post on Monday, Affleck reflected on the harsh criticisms of failures like “Gigli” and the comic book disaster.

“I mean, honestly, mostly I kind of keep my head down and try to stay out of paying attention to anything at all, because I’m just a little gun shy, I guess, and I’ve found that it doesn’t help me to be paying attention to what other people say about me. It’s probably not good either way. But you know, I would say I just kind of decided to do my best work and hope for the best.”

After the successful and acclaimed film “The Town,” the “Good Will Hunting” star seems poised to be a highly sought after Hollywood director. Now Affleck is pulling double duty in front of and behind the lens.

“I worked harder and I kind of dedicated myself more, because I got to a point where I realized you only have so much time, you know? And you only have so much to leave behind. And, also, the truth is that sometimes you get lucky. And I kind of had been unlucky and I’ve been lucky. And on these movies, I’ve worked with people who were really, really gifted and there’s definitely, for the stuff that worked, a lot of credit to go around.”

While there were rumors of Affleck returning to comic books, possibly even directing a “Justice League” film, the former protector of Hell’s Kitchen said “No.”

“Argo” is a political thriller based on the rescue of US diplomats from Tehran in 1979, during the Iranian hostage crisis. The film stars Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Bryan Cranston.

“Argo” opens October 12, 2012.


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