4. A Decade's Worth of Growth
Now let's take a look at his body of work post 2003. Though Affleck did quite a bit of drama previous to this, such as Good Will Hunting and Armageddon (Michael Bay's exception to his rule about characters), he began taking on more serious roles after 2003, both in front of and behind the camera. 2007 was his directorial debut with the film Gone Baby Gone, a mystery drama involving some very dark subject matter which received wide praise for Affleck's writing and direction. Though he continued to act, Affleck took a stronger step towards directing. In 2010 he directed, co-wrote and starred in The Town, a crime drama which was a huge success, once again earning him much well deserved praise. Last, but not least, his most recent film, Argo, swept up many awards and accolades, earning him a Best Director nomination and winning Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards. His skills have clearly grown in the past decade which has given him a variety of experience in several key aspects of film making. This makes him a very credible person for Zack Snyder, David Goyer and Warner Bros to listen to if he has his own ideas in the creative process.