Ben Affleck says that George Clooney is the “best” and “most precise” director he’s ever worked with, ahead of Clooney’s upcoming film The Tender Bar.
Ben Affleck said that he considers George Clooney “the best” director that he has ever worked with, ahead of the release of the pair’s latest collaboration, The Tender Bar. Throughout his career, Affleck has worked with some of the most lauded directors in the movie business, including David Fisher, Gus Van Sant, and Zack Snyder. The 49-year-old actor recently starred in the sports drama The Way Back, directed by Gavin O’Connor, and is set to star in Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, a film Affleck co-wrote with close friend and Good Will Hunting co-writer, Matt Damon.
Affleck’s penchant for working with friends stretches into his next project, The Tender Bar, directed by Clooney, with whom Affleck shares a long-time friendship. The film was adapted from the 2005 memoir of the same name written by J.R. Moehringer and tells the story of a young man seeking out potential father figures at his uncle’s bar. Affleck will play one of the titular characters, named Uncle Charlie. The Tender Bar is set to be released in Los Angeles and New York theaters on December 17, 2021 and will release in theaters nationwide on December 22, 2021. The movie will then premiere on Amazon Prime Video globally on January 7, 2022. It also stars Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd.