Ben Affleck needed a break from Matt
By Tribute News on November 6, 2012 | 2 Comments
Ben Affleck had to take a break from working with Matt Damon. The pair got their break in Hollywood writing and starring in Good Will Hunting and subsequently worked on a number of films together, but he felt they needed some time apart so they could both develop their respective careers. Ben, 40, said: "We wanted to have our own identities; this whole Matt and Ben thing was so strong it kind of upstaged whatever the movie was. I think it's been long enough now, so we're about to do this movie together called Whitey, about this famous gangster [Whitey Bulger] in America. Matt's going to play him and I'm going to direct." Ben has directed three films to date - Gone Baby Gone, The Town and new spy thriller Argo - which have all been critically acclaimed.