Ben Affleck Interview – The Accountant – “Directing was one of the best decisions I ever made”


Ben Affleck has experienced the best and worst of times in Hollywood.  After an early taste of movie stardom and a storybook romance with Gwyneth Paltrow, he suffered public humiliation and a career meltdown following the collapse of his relationship with Jennifer Lopez and the critical mauling of Gigli.


Q: Was your decision to get into directing in some ways a life-changing choice?

AFFLECK: I think it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Most of the people I talked to around that time were against the idea. A lot of my friends thought I was crazy but in the end I decided to follow my own instincts and I’m very happy that I did.

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