Ben Affleck had low hopes for Argo

Updated: 08 December 2012 10:12

Ben Affleck has stated that he had very low expectations for how his most recent directorial project, Argo, would fare.

Ben Affleck has stated that he had very low expectations for how his most recent directorial project, Argo, would fare.

"I had very low expectations for Argo's performance, I just hoped that over time people would find the movie," Affleck told Entertainment Weekly.

Affleck went on to describe how being older and having a family unit has helped him to further his career and appreciate his success more.

"Being at a place in my life and my career where I know what I'm trying to do, it's different than being 26," Affleck explained.

"When you're younger and have the early success that I had - it sounds like the worst Hallmark cliché - but I didn't have anyone to share it with."

Affleck added: "I want to make the kinds of movies that my kids are proud of. I have higher standards, in a way, for them."

Argo is currently in cinemas nationwide.