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]