Ben Affleck’s dad desperate days made me money obsessed. He is a popular star known for his days of acting in Chasing Amy and Dogma. His fear of poverty got Affleck to take on movie roles in which he regrets. The Armageddon star has also confessed that he may have obsessed a little to much over his father’s desperate days.
His Dad once had a promising acting career until some family tragedies turned him into a troubled soul who sought solace from alcohol and was rendered homeless by Affleck’s mother. Affleck admits that he is till haunted by the memory of his father struggling to survive on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts.
He tells Playboy,
“Once you start drinking too much, it’s hard to fulfill your ambitions. He (my father) became a pretty serious alcoholic. He’s sober now. He’s been sober for 20 years… but when he was drinking, he fell apart. My mom kicked him out, and then he was kicking around and living on the street.
“That was a formative period for me. It caused me to obsess about success and money, because my dad ran out of money and got kicked out of his house. I obsessed about how important money was. It got wired into my Dna, and that obsession probably caused me to do some movies I shouldn’t have.”
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