With a touch of gray in his beard, Ben Affleck, attending the National Board of Review awards gala in New York (where he picked up a special-achievement award), had the ’70s on his mind. “I’m not Jay Leno by any means,” the director of Argo said.
“Rather than buy the cars, I get obsessed with them on eBay. And I go through them all the time—I look at the Chevelles, all those great old ’70 muscle cars. I used to have a convertible Malibu. And when we first moved to California, my brother and I bought a ’72 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, which, for sentimental reasons, I still have, in storage. I love those cars, I love that era. That was really my time. Odd, because I really don’t remember any of it.