Ben Affleck has been on one helluva winning streak of late, what with Argo, Gone Baby Gone and The Town under his belt. Great director? Yes. Great actor? Well he's not usually mentioned as part of the big leagues. However he's a humble dude and quick to acknowledge this too. Remember his JLO days? Yeah, we'd rather forget too. No movie should ever be called Gigli.
In an interview with GQ, the actor/director opened up about the slightly dodgy time in his career.
"At the time, I knew on some level, 'This is insane'... What was that guy's name who killed his wife and dumped her off the side of a boat? Peterson. I remember thinking he actually gets slightly better treatment than I do in the press. At least they had to say 'alleged killer'... Unfortunately there's an aspect of that that's like one of those fights you see on YouTube where one of them falls down and then a bunch of people who were standing around come over and kick the person... They don't know them, they have no involvement in the fight, but they recognise a moment that they can get a free shot in, and for some people it's just too much to resist... And that was definitely me at that point. I was the guy. I was the designated person to loathe. 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."
Well, Ben, we think you've finally found it.