DIRTY HARRY, UNFORGIVEN, GRAN TORINO etc: who could be better?
By contrast, there are many young actors who could have played the lead in LIVE BY NIGHT, and many writers who could have delivered a better screenplay, especially when guided by a strong producer and director.
Time will tell whether Ben Affleck is as good in those last two departments as ARGO suggested he might be.
The promise he showed in those areas in that film is not in evidence here.
When he is released, he moves to a small apartment while Maggie works to support the children.