Ben Affleck was among the stars who turned out for last night's Casting Society of America's Artios Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. He walked the carpet alongside other actors like Armie Hammer and Anna Kendrick. Ben was on hand to accept honors for the big-screen stars he assembled for his latest directorial project, Argo. His leading man from another endeavor, The Town's Jeremy Renner, was there to present Ben's statue.
We caught up with Ben before the award-giving commenced, and he dished all about Argo being No. 1 at the box office. Ben told us, "I was very excited, to be honest. I'm usually insecure, skeptical, or try to find the worst about it — but this was just a really nice thing. A lot of people worked really hard. Dramas like this don't really work well at the box office. Usually, it's more high-concept things. I was just really happy. I cut out and pasted a copy of the web page to keep it. Next time I want to make a movie like this, I want to say, hey look — you can be successful with movies like this."