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Ben Affleck could teach "Homeland's" Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) a thing or two about being a devoted dad and husband.

Accepting the Career Achievement Award at the Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards Oct. 29, the "Argo" filmmaker explained that a deal with his wife of seven years, actress Jennifer Garner, forced him to pass on directing the critically acclaimed Showtime thriller's pilot.

"It's true! I was going to do 'Homeland,'" he admitted, after casting director and Artios winner Libby Goldstein teased him (in rhyming couplets) for backing out. "I liked the show," Affleck shared. "I signed on. The guys were ready."

Turns out he had another commitment -- to his family.

"I don't want to blame it on 'her,'" Affleck continued, "but my wife and I have an arrangement where when she works, I don't work and when I work, she doesn't work. She said, »

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