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Thursday 28 August 2014

Ben: I love acting and directing

Ben Affleck says he wants to continue both acting and directing

Ben Affleck has said he doesn't want to choose between acting and directing.

The 38-year-old - who stars in and was at the helm of new film The Town - said "with a little luck" he'll be able to continue doing both.

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, the star said: "I like acting, I like actors, it gives me tremendous joy. I hope I can keep doing it until I don't have the opportunity to do so any more. I also like directing, maybe I'm greedy but I like to do both."

He continued: "I don't feel it has to be separate, I feel it's compatible, it's nice to be directing a movie and also have a hand in it kind of. With a little luck I'll get to keep doing both.

"I'm going to act for a little bit this fall and then I don't know. It took me three years to go from Gone Baby Gone to this because I didn't feel right and I thought, well you've got to love it as much on day 700 as you did on day one and at first I didn't have that. Maybe it won't be quick but I'll try and be patient."

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