“I was so bad”: DCU’s Batman Ben Affleck Confesses He Was Fired From Many Movies, Recalls Horrible Experience of Working in His First Movie

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Over the years, Ben Affleck has cemented himself as an accomplished actor and director and also garnered an Oscar under his belt for his work on 2012’s Argo. The actor is now widely popular for his take on the Caped Crusader and for bringing his spin into the iconic character of Batman. However, the Air star’s journey to the top wasn’t easy and came with its own sets of disappointments.

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Even though the actor did eventually find his footing in the industry through his performance in 1997’s Chasing Amy, five years before his breakthrough role, the actor’s confidence was almost shattered after his first movie.

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Ben Affleck’s confidence was almost shattered after Buffy the Vampire Slayer

During his appearance in The Late Late Show With James Corden, Ben Affleck opened up about his initial failures in the realm of Hollywood. After being asked if the BVS star was ever fired from any of his roles, Affleck jokingly replied that there were multiple cases of him being fired due to his tardiness as a teenager.

However, the actor expressed that the most embarrassing moment occurred during his first movie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Affleck explained that his lines were re-recorded in the movie by another actor due to his poor performance. He explained the situation by stating,

“I was so bad. They needed me to be in the scene, but the director [Fran Rubel Kuzui] obviously [was like], ‘I can’t hear the voice again! They had to pay someone to come in and say, ‘Hey man, take it.’ Because apparently, I couldn’t say that convincingly enough.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

However, despite his initial struggles in the industry, the Argo actor didn’t give up hope and eventually cemented his place in the top tiers of the Industry. Affleck also went on to become one of the biggest positives from Zack Snyder’s DCEU, which is now on the verge of a reboot.

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Also read: “I think the guy is incredibly talented”: Christopher Nolan Loved Ben Affleck’s Batman Despite Severe Backlash After Christian Bale Retired From The Role

Ben Affleck’s Batman was one of the few positives from Zack Snyder’s DCEU

Although the DCEU might not have been the most cohesive and successful cinematic universe and most of its products were critically and commercially underwhelming. However, it’s safe to say that Ben Affleck was easily one of the biggest positives from the subpar universe.

Even though his character might not be as well written as its predecessor and the successor, the actor didn’t fail to deliver an immaculate performance and brought his spin on the iconic character, and is now regarded as one of the most intimidating versions of Batman on the big screen.

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Also read: “He just went and did it”: Matt Damon Let Best Friend Ben Affleck Take the Bullet by Refusing to Play Marvel Role in $179M Movie That Doomed His Career

Ben Affleck in The Flash
Ben Affleck in The Flash

Although his tenure as Batman is set to come to an end, however, following Affleck’s recent interviews and the early reactions to the upcoming The Flash, it seems that the movie will not fail to deliver a great send-off to Affleck’s Caped Crusader.

The Flash will hit theatres on 16 June 2023.

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Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.