Ben Affleck on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures's 'Argo'.
You know Ben Affleck's "Argo" won last year's Best Picture Oscar for its remarkable balance of comedy, suspense, and relevance. And while we may have called it a near-perfect film then, upon second viewing, we got to wondering: did we really see enough of Affleck's abs?
On the occasion of a jam-packed new "Argo" extended edition box set being released this week, we got a chance to speak with Affleck over the phone about directing, producing, and acting in 2012's most celebrated film. We were keenly interested to find out how he balanced so many tasks so powerfully.
About half way through our fascinating Q&A (printed in full below), Affleck's abs just happened to come up. Though it was intended as more of a humorous question, Affleck's response to our six-pack inquiry offered far more depth than we would have expected.
If you'll recall, the "Six-Pack Scene" sets the table for the climax of the film, when Affleck's character, the real-life CIA exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez, isRead More »from Q&A: How Ben Affleck Balanced His Director’s Vision and Actor’s Vanity in ‘Argo’