Ben Affleck revealed which Hollywood director made him doubt his acting talent
Although he is one of the most respected figures in the cinema, there is always someone above.
Like other figures in Hollywood, like Matt Damon or George Clooney, Ben Affleck is one of the most versatile actors in the industry. He has been in the world of cinema since he was just a boy, he has a long career that includes two Oscars, but still, from time to time, he feels the pressure of working with demanding directors. He recently revealed who made him doubt his talent.
Ben Affleck’s statements came in an exclusive clip from The Hollywood Reporter’s round table of actors, wherewith other celebrities like Gary Oldman they remembered the perfectionism of David Fincher. To win the Oscar nominee “Mank,” the director sometimes had his actors perform the same scenes more than a hundred times, at a time that took almost a week to capture a scene.
Warner Bros star Ben Affleck also experienced Fincher’s infamous perfectionism while starring in the 2014 thriller “Gone Girl”: “I imagine it would be very frustrating to work with someone who thought they had no idea what they wanted.” That way he remembered how difficult it could be to work together.
The “ Justice League ” protagonist recalls that David Fincher was very specific in his goals and processes, which benefited actors who were eager to do it their own way. “Like (Gary) said, I’d rather shoot the scene than sit in my trailer. I don’t want to sit there and watch people move. He (does) very few configurations. And it really is a pleasure to be able to continue reproducing the scene… You do it so much that you actually forget that you are going to carry on ”.
A few weeks ago Ben Affleck and George Clooney were caught in the middle of the recordings of their new movie, “The Tender Bar”, directed by the latter. According to local press reports, Ben Affleck was traveling several times to Los Angeles to see his children, while attending the filming that just finished this week.