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Ben Affleck Actor reveals his split from Jennifer Lopez affected his career negatively

The actor admitted that his career suffered a decline after the end of his romantic relationship with Lopez. It however took a better turn following experiments in movie directing.

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Hollywood actor, Ben Affleck, has revealed that his career suffered a decline, following his split from singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez.

Affleck made this known on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, during a chat on “Any Given Wednesday“, hosted by Bill Simmons.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez.

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He said, "If you went by what people said … I wasn't cool and I wasn't talented, and I was, like, the lowest rung of cool and talented that you could possibly be in the public consciousness at that time,"

"I had broken up with Jennifer Lopez and I had, like, three or four movies in a row that had bombed."

The actor also added that he became a comic muse for comedian, Robert Wuhl, who made him the subject of a United Airline clip.

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This prompted him to consider a new path in movie directing, as such personalities are taken more seriously.

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Ben Affleck, on stage during an award event.

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Guess what? It worked!

"So that guy had to look around and go, 'Who's below me that I can s--t on?' And he picked me. He did a whole bit about me that I saw on United Airlines and I [thought], This is it, it really doesn't get much worse than this,"

"That was where I found myself when I thought, Hey, I want to take up directing, which is for people that are taken seriously. That became my mantra — 'I'm just going to work harder than everybody else.'”

Affleck went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture for his work in “Argo”, a 2012 movie.

Other movies he directed include “The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone”.

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