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Ben Affleck says Zack Snyder convinced him to play Batman

Ben Affleck says Zack Snyder convinced him to play Batman
Actor Ben Affleck presents Team Hoyt comprised of father and son Dick and Rick Hoyt with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2013 ESPY Awards show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on July 17, 2013. The 20th annual ESPY's honor the best in sports in the past year. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Ben Affleck admits he didn't think he was right for the role of Batman until he talked to director Zack Snyder.

The summer announcement of his casting in Snyder's upcoming Batman-Superman movie was met by criticism from Batman fans and some members of the media.

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"Initially, I was reluctant as I felt I didn't fit the traditional mold," Affleck told 411mania.com.

"But once Zack showed me the concept, and that it would be both different from the great movies that Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] made, but still in keeping with tradition, I was excited," the 41-year-old actor said. "Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confounds expectations. The truth is, it's the movie and the execution of it is what all the actors depend on and I believe in Zack's vision."

Affleck's film "Argo" won the Best Picture Oscar this year.

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