Every actor in the business has done a project they hate and we're not exactly shocked to hear Ben Affleck's was Daredevil.
Although, we're willing to bet our life savings that Gigli was a close second. Ha!
During a recent interview with Esquire to promote his third directorial effort, Argo, the 40-year-old looked back on his career and confessed his disdain for the superhero movie by saying:
"I made a bunch of movies that didn't work. I was ending up in the tabloids. I don't know what the lesson is, except that you just have to find your compass. I liked Sum of All Fears. Daredevil I didn't at all. Some movies should have worked and didn't. At a certain point, it's just up to the movie gods. Anyway, this image becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. And I just said, 'I don't want to do it anymore. This is horrible. I don't want to be in this spotlight, this glare, in this way. It's tawdry, it's ugly, it's oppressive, and it's inane. So I'm going to try to get away.'"
And get away he did! Now he's one of the biggest names in filmmaking out there and was even offered the Justice League movie. He compares his post-Jennifer Lopez career shift to that of Barack Obama's, explaining:
"People bring up 2003, and I get it. Jennifer Lopez, and Gigli, and all this shit just kind of blew up. But, you know, in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois! Okay? … A lot can happen. And a lot has for me. Maybe not as much as has happened for Barack Obama! But you know, it really does feel like ancient history."
We second that! Considering the amount of the pop culture and celebrity scandal we consume on a daily basis, Bennifer is the last thing on our minds!
Congrats on your second professional life, sir!
[Image via 20th Century Fox.]
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