Ben Affleck: 'Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year!
Here’s what the 40-year-old Argo actor and director had to share with the mag:
On making Argo: “I had very low expectations for Argo‘s performance. I just hoped that over time people would find the movie. Also, being at a place in my life and my career where I know what I’m trying to do, it’s different than being 26. When you’re younger and have the early success that I had — it sounds like the worst Hallmark cliche — but I didn’t have anyone to share it with. I don’t mean I wanted someone to sit by the fire with. But when you have a family and children, you kind of see yourself reflected in them. I want to make the kinds of movies that my kids are proud of. I have higher standards, in a way, for them.”
George Clooney, on Ben’s varied success in Hollywood: “Hollywood loves a comeback, and he’s an unbelievable comeback kid.”
On wife Jennifer Garner‘s reaction to his 70s look for the film: “My wife is a very polite and kind woman. She and the kids did not like the beard. It had an exposed wire vibe. It was hated in my home.”
For more from Ben, visit EW.com!