Ben Affleck is a proud risk taker. The former Armageddon actor gives himself credit for his back and fourth career as it proves he is a scared of taking risks. The Pearl Harbour actor has faced up and downs during his Hollywood career. He was given bad feed back for the flop Gigli and he also won an Oscar for Argo.
He told HuffingtonPost.co.uk:
”The actors, the directors, the writers, producers that I admire are ones who continue to try brave new things. So I’ve tried to copy them in that way, take that kind of risk and definitely sometimes not successful and sometimes successful.
”When I see that when I look at this sort of back and forth of a career I take some satisfaction knowing OK, I’m probably doing something right because I’m taking risks and I’m trying different things and I’m not failing by virtue of just being boring when I fail.
”I’m failing because I’m trying something different. So risk is inherently valuable. Courage, the desire to take risk is really necessary.”
Affleck, however dosen’t take risks when it come to gambling. He added: ”When you’re gambling, like a lot of other things is something that is healthy in moderation and quite dangerous in excess.
” The interesting thing about internet gambling as a whole and in this movie is that it’s used as emblematic of what’s happening in the larger country [the US]. With the financial market sort of turning into something that’s an engine of gambling themselves rather than something of productivity and sort of an ultrafast connectivity with smart phones and investing, and this idea that we should be getting instant returns, every two seconds.”