Ben Affleck: Directing helps my acting

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Ben Affleck directs and stars in this 2012 political drama about the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. As the revolution in the country reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free the Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
September 9th, 2012

Ben Affleck has become a better actor by directing movies.

The actor-turned-director has worked both behind and in front of the camera for his films 'The Town' and more recently 'Argo' and says taking on the role of director has made him more aware of his on-screen flaws.

He said: ''If anybody really wants to be an actor, a great advanced class would be to direct some stuff. Because you get some perspective.''

Ben also revealed he signed up to thriller 'Argo', which tells the story of a covert operation to liberate six State Department employees who escaped the 1979 siege of the US Embassy in Iran, because he immediately fell in love with the script.

He explained: ''I just fell in love with it. It was clearly written by somebody who had similar taste to mine, which errs on the side away from telling the audience what to think and allows it to make its own determination.

''It's a movie that I would be happy to show to my friends who are Republican and my friends who are Democrats.''