Contact Us

Even Ben Affleck Hates ‘Daredevil,’ Says His 2003 Was ‘Horrible’

Daredevil
20th Century Fox

It’s nothing short of remarkable how Ben Affleck has turned his career around. Once thought of as a joke, the actor-turned-director is back at top form and could very well wind up seeing his latest film, ‘Argo,’ nominated for Best Picture. But if this is Affleck’s career high, it wasn’t that long ago that he had hit his career low.

Affleck was asked to reflect back on 2003, a time in his life when he was considered “thoughtless” by the public. The actor says he was miserable, starting very early on when ‘Daredevil’ was released early that February. Affleck tells Details magazine that ‘Daredevil‘ was a movie he “didn’t [like] at all.”

It would only get worse for Affleck that year. ‘Gigli’ came out and become known as one of the worst movies of all-time, he started dating Jennifer Lopez and was all over the tabloids. Affleck calls it “horrible” time in his life and the ‘Daredevil’/'Gigli’/J.Lo. thing made him want to quit acting altogether.

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…’

Affleck didn’t exactly do himself any favors releasing ‘Jersey Girl’ and ‘Surviving Christmas’ – perhaps two of his worst movies – in 2004, but after a few minor roles in 2006, took three years off from acting before returning to focus on being a director (he has said he will only direct movies that he also stars in and vice versa).

The one takeaway for Affleck on the ‘Daredevil’ front? He met his wife Jennifer Garner on that film and they now have three children together. So it wasn’t all bad.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://screencrush.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on ScreenCrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!