I am a Ben Affleck defender, so much so that my latest book was partially inspired by the fact that I wanted to defend him so I dedicated a chapter to him (the racial undertones in the hatred for his relationship to Jennifer Lopez are all too real). I think he’s underrated as an actor and he’s going to make a great Batman.
After Gigli, Jersey Girl, and a few other movies tanked in the early-to-mid 2000’s, Affleck reinvented himself as a director, first with the quiet Gone Baby Gone, in which his brother, Casey, starred, and Ben remained behind the camera, then with the excellent crime drama The Town, and finally the Academy Award-winning Argo.
But Gone Baby Gone is not technically Ben Affleck’s directorial debut. In reality that occurred back in 1993 when Affleck was a student at Occidental College and he directed a short satirical film titled I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney.
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