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Ben Affleck Earned $300,000 While Matt Damon Earned $350,000 For Good Will Hunting That Had a Low Budget of $10 Million

Ben Affleck Earned $300,000 While Matt Damon Earned $350,000 For Good Will Hunting That Had a Low Budget of $10 Million

Having tasted superstardom in Hollywood, both Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have gained expertise in earning top dollar for their top-notch performances. However, this success didn’t come overnight for both of them, especially Ben Affleck. The Hypnotic actor struggled for several years before emerging as a shining star in the industry.

Matt Damon and ben Affleck
Matt Damon and ben Affleck

Good Will Hunting proved to be a table-turner for both actors, catapulting them to stardom. Even today, the film is considered a classic, often leaving fans wondering about their salaries for such amazing performances.

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Salaries In Good Will Hunting

In the 90s, Ben Affleck started steadily, and by the decade’s end, his fortunes turned for good. Among his notable roles was his involvement in creating Good Will Hunting. He not only starred in the film but also co-wrote with Matt Damon. The movie served as a turning point for both actors and marked a pivotal moment in their illustrious careers.

As per reports, the duo sold the script for over $600,000. Ben Affleck additionally made $300,000 for his role in the film. Earning such a huge amount after sharing just $600 with his friend and co-writer must have felt like a huge triumph. While he wasn’t the lead actor in the film, Affleck’s performance in the movie was pivotal.

Speaking of Matt Damon’s salary for the film, the actor made $350,000 for playing the M.I.T janitor and genius. The duo’s joint effort earned them the coveted Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Their celebration on the stage after winning the award was a sight to behold.

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

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How Much Money Do Affleck And Damon Make Now

After the huge success of Good Will Hunting, both actors surged in popularity, and hence, their paychecks got bigger. Affleck’s career comprises several noteworthy roles, including blockbusters such as Gone Girl, Argo, Live By Night, and The Accountant. All these films earned the actor 8-figure salaries, cementing his status among Hollywood’s upper echelon.

His roles in Gone Girl and Argo raked in a handsome $10 million per project, while his earning for his role in Live By Night earned him a staggering $12 million. Affleck fetched an impressive $14 million paycheck for his role in The Accountant. Such lucrative payouts are rare in the industry but are a testament to his talent and skill.

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Similarly, Matt Damon has also made huge progress since his Good Will Hunting days regarding paychecks. Speaking of which, the actor gets paid upwards of $25 million for playing the lead role in films. However, since his latest film Air had a low budget of around $70-80 million, Damon was probably paid close to $15 million. But since he is also the film’s producer, he would also receive an extra paycheck.

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