14 September 2012 5:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

With the release of "Argo, cineastes and critics have loudly proclaimed: Ben Affleck is no longer plagued by his past moviemaking mistakes; he is now a respectable filmmaker. However, if you're still hung up on Affleck's dark years -- "Gigli," dating Jennifer Lopez -- he has some words for you. In this month's Details Magazine, the actor/director addressed the things that had blemished his career, and why everyone should get over it. "In our culture, we get very much into shorthanding people. And I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blahblahblah. It's hard to shake those sort of narratives," Affleck said. "If you were looking at that one-liner on me in 2003, which was definitely the annus horribilis... I was ending up in the tabloids. I don't know what the lesson is, except that you »

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