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Ben Affleck strikes me as the kind of actor that catches a lot of heat when he does something that people construe as wrong in a role and not enough credit when he actually performs well. For some reason people love to rag on the guy for the parts that he likely should have never taken and then say ‘meh’ when he’s proven to be the perfect guy for the role he’s in. Right now a lot of folks are either up in arms or breathing sighs of relief considering that he’s no longer DC’s answer to their Batman issue, but whoever comes after him is going to have a lot of damage control to take care of since quite honestly the Batman name has been kind of raked through the muck and then some in the past several years. You can’t really blame Affleck though, he got there at a point when Batman was trying to make a comeback but didn’t have the strength to keep climbing after Nolan was done with him.
Here are a few movies that Affleck did pretty well in.
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He hasn’t always had the biggest roles in some movies but that seems to suit him at times since he comes in, has his say, and then leaves eventually. Plus when he’s able to get to the point and then just make his way out it gives him that much more of a presence, as though you’re waiting for him to come back but he’s not going to just on demand. Affleck is someone that should have been kept as a character actor for a lot longer and then allowed to slowly and gradually make his way into a lead role. As a supporting actor he’s great, but as a lead he kind of lacks a few...
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