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Ben Affleck: GQ's Filmmaker of the Year!

Ben Affleck: GQ's Filmmaker of the Year!

Ben Affleck scopes out the right angle in his cover story spread for GQ‘s December 2012 issue.

Here is what the 40-year-old “Filmmaker of the Year” had to share with the mag:

On the harsh treatment on him from 2003-2004: “The amount of venom—I must have touched some specific little place in the consciousness. I don’t believe I didn’t deserve any negative judgment for anything, but it was just way out of whack. …The most pernicious illusion, myth was that this is something that this guy wants… ‘He’s wanting this much coverage.’ That’s the most unappealing thing that you can say about somebody. And I knew how disastrous it was. It was the last thing I wanted, and I could tell it was damaging, and I tried to get away from it, but there was still this idea: This is what this guy wants, he’s a shallow guy, a camera whore or whatever. And there was no convincing people that this wasn’t the case.”

On overcoming perceptions: “It was only two years [after Good Will Hunting] I had a conversation with a girl in the business, she said something along the lines of, ‘I thought you were the dim-witted friend—you’re pretty bright.’ I was shocked. I had this moment of profound reflection: Does everybody think this about me?”

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Pictured inside: Ben heading home with his daughters Violet and Seraphina on Wednesday (November 14) in Santa Monica while his wife Jennifer Garner caught a departing flight out of LAX Airport that afternoon in Los Angeles.

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27 Responses to “Ben Affleck: GQ's Filmmaker of the Year!”

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  1. 1
    Joanna Says:

    Omg. Now what.. Oscar? Or more set up pap shots?

  2. 2
    huh Says:

    he sounds like a t u r d. i really can’t put it any other way..

  3. 3
    MK Says:

    jen has great legs!!

  4. 4
    Failure to succeed ! Y him Says:

    Why not ask about The Town and Gone Baby Gone. Or ask how The
    Town who had Jeremy Renner who went on to play the next Jason
    Bourne and his lead role was a success over. 100 million dollar movie
    Mattt Damons movie francise!
    How he feels about working with Justin Timberlake in Runner Runner!
    Why talk about his failures, he did date Gwyneth Paltrow twice! 2!
    But no so why is he a success! When it could be Brad Pitt a Winner!

  5. 5
    fedup Says:

    They dont dress well.

  6. 6
    -_- Says:

    @Failure to succeed ! Y him: generally he would have told them what to ask which is why he comes off sounding like a real piece of sh&t. When you’re ‘famous’ you can dictate what questions you will and won’t answer… those questions sound like he’s trying to make himself seem humble but it’s not working out too well.

  7. 7
    No the celebrity does not ask Says:

    2003-2004 were the Kevin Smith Movies! Remember him after Matt
    Moved on to big movies! Ben still did those movies! Ha! Loser!

    Too bad that Ben did Shakespeare in love , A great movie with his girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow! No one asks him about that or how Matt
    Succeeded and Ben did not except for the few movies,he was in!

  8. 8
    DarkieInvader Says:

    There will be no monkey PUERTORICAN children for this white guy. Cry a river J-LOWER-THan-Dirt!

  9. 9
    -_- Says:

    @No the celebrity does not ask: the kevin smith movies were in the 90s — chasing amy and dogma came out in 97? (i think).. unless he did movies with him in later years??

  10. 10
    Ben? Says:

    Was this a long term deal with the devil, or just momentary?

  11. 11
    Yiddle Says:

    He was always to good for ghetto stupid, inarticulate JLO. She was way out of her league with him while he was simply slumming it.

  12. 12
    AlanFletcher Says:

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)

  13. 13
    an opinion Says:

    Why is he trying to change history. He was a arrogant prick back in the day. He did want the attention. What he did not like was the at the time JLO was a bigger star than him. He was being laugh at for making terrible movies and being JLO’s boy. He still wants attention. Now he is getting it for directing good movies and the daily “look at me” walks. Celebs that want privacy live in gated communities.

  14. 14
    LOL!!!! Says:

    LOL!! Jello Jlo was never a bigger star than Ben he made her respectable by bring her up from the ghetto where she belongs. As soon as he dumped her his career went soaring back to A-List while she had to content herself with American Idol.

  15. 15
    Amanda Says:

    OMG, stop talking about 2003-2004. If you stop rehashing the past then maybe people will stop holding it against you.

  16. 16
    Yours truly Says:

    “He’s a shallow guy, a camera ***** or whatever.”

    A leopard doesn’t change his spots.

  17. 17
    RupertSanders Says:

    Ben really wants that Oscar…lol…Husband/Dad of the year!

  18. 18
    thighmegatampon Says:

    I don’t know if he can truthfully defend himself as a someone who didn’t court attention when he kissed JLOs butt on her music video….

  19. 19
    Garner Forever Says:

    He only kissed JLO’s fat flabby butt because the director told him to do it. Notice how it smelled and tasted so nasty he dumped her ugly tranny looking behind shortly afterwards.

  20. 20
    minie Says:

    Wow Jlo haters are all over internet today.This post is about dumb Ben and not her!By the way he found another way to be relevant:playing “the good guy,humble,loving father,caring husband”role.He is a talentless actor,medium talented director.Nothing more than that.Don´t blame JLo for his failures because even after they broke up he kept making ****** movies.An example:’He is not that into you”.That was a crap!

  21. 21
    gabriela Says:

    Mr. Affleck is going everywhere and doing anything he can to be inthe news.Wow Oscar campaign is on the road (pun intended)!

  22. 22
    janie Says:

    Do haters know how to read ?.He’s not blaming JLO!! The reporter was asking him about how terrible the press was on him and gave him quotes as ex. and he responded.Some how her fans what to always turn it around and make it about Jlo.

    A prick like you said would’nt have answered .He would’ve acted like Javier Bardem did when they asked him a personal question.He took the tape from reporter and wanted to destroy it .Now that an a.s.s hole

  23. 23
    April Says:

    So glad Ben is finally getting the positive recognition he derserves and so thankful he escaped the clutches of JLo and those horibble bennifer days.

    He truly hit the jackpot when he started dating his gorgeous wife who gave him the greatest gifts of all (the chance to start over and show his true talents as well as three gorgeous children). Good luck Ben, nobody deserves it more.

  24. 24
    Mel Says:

    So hot!

  25. 25
    Kyle Livingston Says:

    ben and jennifer affleck both have dark brown hair so violet and serphina’s hair will be turning to dark brown hair like selena gomez and mara wilson so violet affleck will look more like mara wilson (aka matilda, from matilda the movie), and her hair will turn out to dark brown as she gets older seraphina will look more like selena gomez and she’ll have black hair as she gets older

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