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Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Reveal It Was Kevin Smith Who Saved Good Will Hunting

Ben Affeck and Kevin Smith’s relationship goes diagram inspire to the early days of their careers, with Affleck starring in two of Smith’s movies within the ‘90s — 1995’s Mallrats and 1997’s Chasing Amy. Whereas their relationship has had its usaand downs over time, their bond at one time turned into as soon as shocking, and Smith even credits himself for coining the “Bennifer” nickname for Affleck and as soon as more-lady friend Jennifer Lopez. It appears Smith performed one other, a long way more vital, position in Affleck’s life, because the The Final Duel actor and Damon no longer too lengthy ago printed that Smith saved their Oscar-a success movie Staunch Will Hunting.

Matt Damon no longer too lengthy ago interviewed Ben Affleck for EW, and the 2 took a deep dive into Affleck’s early occupation, with Damon declaring that Kevin Smith and Affleck had been frequent collaborators inspire within the day. Affleck acknowledged he cherished working with the Still Bob actor, calling him “comic and smooth and charming.” What’s more, Damon acknowledged that Smith in point of fact deserves the credit for getting Staunch Will Hunting made:

Kevin additionally saved Staunch Will Hunting. Here’s no longer a dinky facet existing. He is the motive Staunch Will Hunting received made. We had been unimaginative within the water, the entire offers had evaporated.

Wow, it sounds look after if silly e book aficionado hadn’t stepped in, we would no longer gain identified the account of math genius Will Hunting and his relationship with therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). Kevin Smith is credited as a co-executive producer on the movie, which Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in. The movie turned into as soon as nominated for 9 Academy Awards in 1998, a success two — Most efficient Supporting Actor for Williams and Most efficient Accepted Screenplay for Damon and Affleck. 

Staunch Will Hunting helped build Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as every writers and actors in Hollywood, and there’s no query if the comics writer and animator saved their movie, he had a hand within the success every of them gain gone on to observe. Affleck acknowledged as much within the EW interview, but acknowledged when the time got here to give credit where it turned into as soon as due, he dropped the ball:

I promised him I would thank him if we ever received an Oscar and promptly forgot. After which I suggested him, ‘If I ever engage as soon as more I command to God I’m going to thanks.’ Forgot as soon as more.

After a success the Oscar with Matt Damon for Staunch Will Hunting, the pale Batman actor added to his collection in 2013, a success the Academy Award for Most efficient Image with Argo, which he directed and starred in. Apparently, the actor forgot every times to thank Kevin Smith for inserting them on the direction to success by getting his 1997 dramedy made. 

Kevin Smith may perchance perchance perchance simply no longer gain gotten his Oscar wail-out, but he did come by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to reprise their Staunch Will Hunting roles in his 2001 movie Jay and Still Bob Strike Support, and so that they additionally appeared in 2019’s Jay and Still Bob Reboot

Ben Affleck can currently be seen within the George Clooney-helmed The Delicate Bar, which is streaming on Prime. Check out our 2022 Movie Originate Time table to observe what else is coming soon. 

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