Actor and director Ben Affleck has been praised by the critics for his latest movie Argo but he admits that it is not the critics that he aims to please anymore. Ben believes that he has grown out of worrying what the critics say about his work but instead wants his kids to be proud of his movies.
Affleck told Entertainment Weekly, “Being at a place in my life and my career where I know what I'm trying to do, it's different than being 26. When you're younger and have the early success that I had - it sounds like the worst Hallmark cliche - but I didn't have anyone to share it with.”
He added, “I don't mean I wanted someone to sit by the fire with. But when you have a family and children, you kind of see yourself reflected in them. I want to make the kinds of movies that my kids are proud of. I have higher standards, in a way, for them.”
Ben Affleck has been tipped for an Oscar nomination for his latest movie Argo, which has led to people comparing him to Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. As well as directing Argo, Ben also stars in the movie, which has grossed almost $150m worldwide so far.