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“That messed me up for a couple years”: Matt Damon Reveals Best Friend Ben Affleck Helped Him Adjust to Fame After $170M Actor Felt His Life Fell Apart

"That messed me up for a couple years": Matt Damon Reveals Best Friend Ben Affleck Helped Him Adjust to Fame After $170M Actor Felt His Life Fell Apart

The friendship between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck has been a remarkable bond that has withstood the test of time in Hollywood. Their connection dates back to their childhood in Boston, where they forged a strong friendship and shared dreams of making it in the entertainment industry. Together, they co-wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed film Good Will Hunting, which earned them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Over the years, Damon and Affleck have continued to support and uplift each other, both personally and professionally, showcasing a deep and enduring friendship that has become an inspiration to many. Damon also claims that Affleck helped him handle the fame in Hollywood. Their collaborative success further strengthened their friendship and established them as a dynamic duo in the industry.

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How Did Ben Affleck Help Matt Damon After HIs Success

Matt Damon’s rise to fame was unexpected, and navigating the spotlight proved challenging for him. However, his steadfast friend and business partner, Ben Affleck, came to his aid. Affleck provided invaluable support, guiding Damon through the complexities of fame. Their enduring friendship served as a solid foundation during those transformative years, allowing Damon to find his footing and embrace his newfound celebrity status. 

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

After the groundbreaking success of the critically acclaimed film Good Will Hunting in 1997, Matt Damon confronted the profound realization that his life would be forever altered. Grappling with the overwhelming changes, Damon found solace in the unwavering support of his dear friend, Affleck. Reflecting on those transformative times, Damon acknowledges that his challenges would have been insurmountably difficult without his trusted companion. 

“[The friendship means] everything to me,” Matt Damon said about Affleck in an interview with People magazine. “The shock of becoming famous…that messed me up for a couple years.”

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Matt Damon And Ben Affleck’s Friendship Over The Years

Bonded by their shared upbringing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been friends since their childhood days. With a two-year age difference, a young Affleck played the role of protector, standing up for Damon in the schoolyard. 

“I remember that was like a big moment,” Damon said about Affleck. “He will put himself in a really bad spot for me. This is a good friend.”

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Actors and friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Damon and Affleck’s shared passions for baseball and acting led them to embark on a journey to New York to pursue their acting dreams. In their determined quest, they navigated auditions and opportunities side by side, displaying an unwavering commitment to their craft. Affleck once reflected on their journey, acknowledging that regardless of the hurdles they encountered, they consistently found a way to support one another and arrive at auditions together. 

Good Will Hunting is available for streaming on Pluto TV.

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