It’s old news at this point, but Ben Affleck very much did get the last laugh at the 85th Academy Awards, where his Iranian crisis drama-thriller Argo walked away as the Best Picture winner (despite Affleck being passed over as director) Debates about whether or not that success was deserved – which break out following every Oscar ceremony – are steadily dying off, in favor of the more interesting discussion now: where should Affleck the filmmaker go next?
The answer, it seems, is back home to Boston, which provided a social context and cultural backdrop for his and Matt Damon’s Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting script, as well as the revered cops and robbers drama The Town and Noir crime-mystery Gone Baby Gone (Affleck co-wrote and directed both films, in addition to headlining the former).
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