Ben Affleck and Matt Damon shared a bank account early in their careers
“It was like, ‘You’re not going to be alone.’ I will not be alone. Let’s go out there and do this together,” Affleck said.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon shared goodwill for years before winning the Oscar.
At the beginning of their careers, old friends and colleagues helped finance the auditions with a joint bank account from the late 1980s.
“It was unusual, but we needed the money for the auditions,” Damon said during the interview “The Bill Simmons Podcast” (across CNBC), adding that it was “a weird thing in retrospect”.
Damon continued, “As long as one of us had money, we knew the power wouldn’t be shut off. After “Geronimo” in 1992, I probably had 35 grand in the bank. I said, “we’re good for one year.”
But the bill had rules, Damon added: “He could go (to auditions) in New York with the money. You could take out $10, a quarter, and go (to the arcade) and play video games. They finally let us try to buy beer, which didn’t work as hell.”
Affleck, who recently co-founded the production company Artists Equity with Damon, said he will always be there for his friend.
“We wanted to help each other and be there for each other,” Affleck said. “He was like, ‘You’re not going to be alone.’ I will not be alone. Let’s go out and do this together.”
The pair later won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting.”
Affleck said of Damon’s collaborator: “I love working with this guy. I like hanging out with him. Being able to work with great people who are also good people makes it much more rewarding both personally and professionally.”
Affleck’s latest film, Air, which he directed and produced, also stars Damon. The film depicts the beginning of the collaboration between Nike and rising NBA superstar Michael Jordan to create the Air Jordan sneakers. However, “Air” does not feature Jordan in the biopic.
“The only sure way to ruin the movie and make the audience understand that it’s all a hoax is to point the camera at someone who isn’t Michael Jordan and say, ‘Hey, that’s Michael Jordan!’ Affleck said in a special NYC. filtration. “Because all of a sudden they’re like, ‘That’s Michael Jordan!’
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