Ben Affleck needed a break from Matt

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon 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.

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  1. C-Dub • November 6, 2012 @ 3:30 PM

    I will watch anything Ben directs now. I think he is doing so well that Whitey should be interesting. But I don’t think Gangster movies are doing to well at the box office lately.
    Aww, Matt and Ben back together again..there is Hollywood romances that do last longer than 18hrs..

  2. zuh • November 7, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

    Afleck is a pretty solid director, I’ll give him that.

    Shitty actor, but good director lol.

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