I just overheard someone ripping on Ben Affleck. Say what you will about him – with JLo and Gigli he doesn’t have much wiggle room – but he does have 3 of the better monologues in the past 15 years. They are:
The job interview of Good Will Hunting:
The middle of Boiler Room:
The end of Chasing Amy:
I personally like the interview the best. He also has made (adapted and directed) the best Boston movie I know of in Gone Baby Gone. The Departed is great but Baby is better and more boston-ish.