Most memorable Boston-boy quote: Ben Affleck
Cambridge-raised Ben Affleck was recently named one of Barbara Walters’s Most Fascinating People of the Year as well as the GQ Filmmaker of the Year in its “Men of the Year” issue. He also had one of Globe critic Ty Burr’s favorite movies of the year with “Argo.”
The film, which the Globe gave three stars, was the subject of one of our favorite quotes from this Boston boy. He sat down with GQ writer Chris Heath for the December cover story regarding his filmmaker of the year honor, and talked about the passion he has for the movie as a director, rather than simply as an actor:
“I direct a movie,” he said, “and I’ll stand out there in a chicken outfit with one of those twirling signs: FIVE DOLLARS OFF CHICKEN IF YOU SEE ARGO.”
That would certainly make us go see the movie!
Pictured: Affleck attended the “Argo” premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 17 in London.