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Everyone knows that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon collaborated on Good Will Hunting, and the film launched both of them to stardom and their first Oscar wins. But did you know that Damon and Affleck have been friends since elementary school, when they both attended Cambridge Alternative Public School? They often met during lunch to talk about how they would both become actors, and even worked as ushers in movie theaters when they were kids. That’s just one of the Ben Affleck facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
When Affleck and Damon first shopped the script for Good Will Hunting to various studios, they didn’t get much interest. At one point, they had just 30 days to find a buyer before they’d lose the rights. The project was saved by Affleck buddy and collaborator Kevin Smith, who hand-delievered the screenplay to the former head of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein. He loved the script, and agreed to not only buy it, but to let Affleck and Damon star in the film together as well.
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