Ben Affleck has always had a somewhat dual reputation, which has been really personified over the past couple of years. Winning universal praise (and awards) for his direction and lead performance in Argo, the internet turned against him only a few months later when it was announced he'd be donning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman V Superman. Clearly the wounds of Daredevil cut deep. Although he won his first Oscar at the age of twenty-five, to the general public for a long time Affleck was best known for his relationship with Jennifer Lopez, standing as a central part of modern celebrity. This naturally affected his reputation as an actor, with his skill not really coming across in films as dire as Gigli and Jersey Girl. A shift into directing (and a more low-key relationship with his wife Jennifer Garner) have helped his output once again take prominence over his private life. Now with Gone Girl, his latest film directed by the superb David Fincher, marking a definite high in his filmography, and people becoming more optimistic about the new take on the Caped Crusader, it seems like the ideal time to take a look at some of his career what ifs. Here are nine movies Ben Affleck very nearly starred in.