Boston Bond: The Truth About Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Winning Friendship

"Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are childhood friends.

They appeared together in Chasing Amy and Good Will Hunting, for which Damon received a Best Actor nomination.

This is their first Academy Award." So intoned the announcer as Affleck and Damon, so boyish-looking at 25 and 27 in their plain tuxedos that they may as well have been 14, headed to the stage in 1998 to accept their Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, the film they decided to write together to give themselves the sort of material that interested them having worked out to the tune of nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Like a proud dad, co-star Robin Williams—a winner that night for Best Supporting Actor...

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