Assassins, mobsters and Batman: The year in Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck
Actor, director, writer and producer Ben Affleck talks about the past year from his Santa Monica office earlier this month. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

On a blustery early-December afternoon in Santa Monica, Ben Affleck sat on the rooftop of Pearl Street Films, the production company he founded with Matt Damon, having just come out of a script meeting for a planned solo Batman movie. More