Our Modern Man: Ben Affleck in Esquire April 2009 (5 Photos)

Love the new spread on Ben Affleck in Esquire’s April 2009 issue. Aside from the pictures (love the pops of color in the modern furniture), Ben gives us a nice peek inside his “normal” life. Some good excerpts: Self-reflection: “What’s the most radical twist – or the most surprising thing about myself – is that none of the stuff you read, none of it has anything to do with me, with my life, my work. I’m a very straightforward, pretty boring guy. And that’s just the f**king truth. Because who I am, as a person, in my everyday life, wouldn’t sell any magazines. And even when I’ve been in circumstances like relationships ended, where that seemed like high drama, the truth was much more pedestrian when you got right down to it.” Private Life: On why he drove a rental to the interview: “The thing about the car is this, I drive you in [my personal] car and you describe it. You notice something I haven’t – you pick up on something, some inelegant little smear, or get a glimpse of my daughter’s art from school, some little forgotten whatever. And maybe it hurts someone in my family, somewhere, somehow, and then it’s like, ‘F**k it, the next [reporter] doesn’t get in the car.'” Working Man: “I work harder now than I ever have in my life, because I got a family. I worry about that. Yeah, I worry about the world, but not all the time. Sometimes I’m just really selfish, just like anyone else.”

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