Ben Affleck November 2012 Interview Feature

Posted Monday October 15, 2012 4:00 PM GMT

Just days after his new movie "Argo" opened in theaters, Ben Affleck landed himself a feature in the November 2012 issue of Interview magazine.

The 40-year-old actor looked handsome in a black leather jacket as he posed for the Marco Grob shot spread while conversing about his new flick and how it's based off of a true story.

A few highlights from Mr. Affleck's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Interview!

On directing and starring in "Argo:"
"People ascribe a certain kind of silliness to the movie business. Everybody feels like, “In the movies, they do crazy stuff.” So I don’t think audiences would buy it if it weren’t a true story. You’d just think, Oh, this is absurd. But to me, Argo is about storytelling, and in particular, the way fantasy touches a certain place in our collective consciousness."

On the difference between "Argo" the movie and the actual event it's based off of:
"Well, the movie is about kind of a sub-story in the larger drama of all the hostages and the whole takeover—Argo is just one small piece of that. The story itself was in Time magazine and is actually pretty well documented, but overall, it got kind of upstaged by the larger issue of the hostages."

On the true story of "Argo:"
"This incident in Argo happened on, like, Day 78 [The diplomats ultimately left Iran on Day 86], but it was on Day 444 that the hostages were released, so the events that we focus on in the movie were like this glimmer of hope that quickly subsided into the general malaise and depression about the fact that we had these people stuck over there and we couldn’t do anything about it."

Photo Credit: Marco Grob for Interview

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