Hollywood superstar George Clooney has praised actor, writer and director Ben Affleck for his ability to come back stronger than ever. George says that he has known Ben for many years and can remember the tough period he went through but is proud to see him doing so great now.
Clooney told Entertainment Weekly, “We got successful around the same time in the mid-'90s, so I saw him around a lot. I didn't necessarily think about him becoming a director, but I knew he was a good writer, a good-looking kid, and a good actor. Then I watched as he struggled, seven or eight years ago, and got stuck in a world that he wasn't enjoying very much in terms of choices of films. And he directed his way out of it.”
He added, “Hollywood loves a comeback, and he's an unbelievable comeback kid. When we saw Gone Baby Gone, we realised Ben had incredible talent. Then The Town reaffirmed it. Argo puts him in a whole different echelon; it moves him into the world of one of the better directors in the game. He's very smart and astute, and he works hard on issues in the Congo. But when your fallback career is being a world-class director, that's not so bad.”
George Clooney is set to star alongside Sandra Bullock in the Sci-Fi Thriller Gravity, which is due to be released on October 18, 2013. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck is set to star alongside Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams in the movie To the Wonder, which is released in the UK on February 22, 2013 and in the US in April 2013.