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Ben Affleck gets critical acclaim for The Town

Ben Affleck's second directorial outing in The Town has won him praise including a Golden Globes nomination.

The film depicts the story of a longtime thief that tries to manage his feelings between an FBI agent that wants to arrest him, and a bank manager connected to an earlier heist.

Affleck s outing in 1997 sleeper hit Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon as co-writer was his first critical acclaim behind the camera. Adding to The Town s success was a Producer s Guild nomination on Tuesday. Pete Postlethwaite, who passed away a few short days ago, also plays in the film.

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Ben Affleck behind the Camera

Affleck recently spoke with Vanity Fair about the shoot and the journey he made to pursue his directing career: I definitely feel confident that this is what I'm supposed to be doing. I definitely feel a strange mix of confidence, in the sense that I'm really comfortable with this notion of purpose this is what I want to do and this is what I like to do. I also know you can t control the result every time. I've seen the whole spectrum of results, and if I get the opportunity to keep working down the road, I ll make movies that work and those that don t. It's just the circle of life, as Elton John might say.

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