The childhood friends grew up collectively in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the place they grew to become quick buddies when Damon was 10 and Affleck was 8. Since then, the pair have gone on to grow to be main film stars. They’ve labored collectively on a number of initiatives, together with Faculty Ties, The Battle of Shaker Heights and Area of Desires.
When writing the Oscar-winning screenplay for 1997’s Good Will Looking, the longtime friends have been roommates. “We rented this home on the seaside in Venice and 800 folks got here and stayed with us and obtained drunk,” Affleck beforehand mentioned, in response to Forbes.
“Then we ran out of cash and needed to get an condominium. It was, like, the whole lot was thrilling,” he continued. “So we lived in Glendale and Eagle Rock and we lived in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Venice, by the Hollywood Bowl, far and wide. We’d get thrown out of some locations or we’d need to improve or downgrade relying on who had cash.”
“I’ve identified him for 35 years, and we grew up collectively,” he mentioned on the time. “We have been each in love with the identical factor — performing and filmmaking. I feel we consumed one another’s obsession throughout actually formative, necessary years and that bonded us for all times.”
A supply advised Us Weekly in 2018 that Damon was “an enormous help” for Affleck throughout his journey to sobriety. “He’ll all the time be there for Ben at any time when he wants him,” the insider added.
Greater than twenty years after strolling away with their Academy Award for Good Will Looking in 1998, the pair confirmed that they’re teaming up once more for The Final Duel. They are going to costar and write the undertaking together with Nicole Holofcener.
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