85th Annual Academy Awards - ArrivalsGetty

Ben Affleck may be an award-winning director (though not an Oscar-winning director, since he was robbed of a nomination for "Argo"), but that doesn't mean he's resting on his laurels.

While filming "Gone Girl" with director David Fincher, Affleck told Entertainment Weekly he's taking copious notes on how Fincher -- who boasts two Academy Award nominations for "The Social Network" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- works.

"He's the only director I've worked with who I felt like could do everyone else's job as well, if not better, than they could; who is able to articulate exactly what he was thinking; and who understands the technical side of the work as much as the creative side, which is to say, a lot," Affleck raved.

Affleck has worked with a couple dozen directors, and yet, he didn't hesitate to add, "I've learned more from David in a day or two than I have most movies I've spent 80 days on."

He'll add those lessons to his next directorial effort, "Live By Night."

[via Entertainment Weekly]
Why Ben Affleck Hesitated Taking Batman Role