Ben Affleck studied moviemaker David Fincher on the set of their new film Gone Girl in the hope of picking up tips the Seven director.
The actor, who has won critical acclaim for his work behind the camera on films like Argo and The Town, admits he has been keen to work with Fincher for some time because he likes his edgy dramas like Fight Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Affleck tells WENN, “I find that at this point in my career that it’s all about the director. To get a chance to work with a guy you admire a great deal… I want to be a director like that one day. Before all my movies that I’ve directed, all three of them, I watched Seven; I feel like it’s the perfectly meticulously Swiss watch-made thing.
“What kind of person makes a movie like this? It was great to work with David and I learned a great deal from him. It was a pleasure being around him and a true learning experience that I would do again and again a million times. It was a joy.”
Affleck was also surprised to find out that Fincher is nothing like his fearsome reputation suggests: “He is a very fine and nice guy; not just a diva!”