Ben Affleck vs. Matt Damon
Two new movies for two old buddies.
Distant cousins and childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon exploded onto the scene in 1997 with a little film they co-wrote and co-stared in called Good Will Hunting. The pair walked away with a best screenplay Academy Award, and the world became hooked on the boys from Boston and their best buddies bond.
A decade and change later, we don’t tend to think of them as MattAndBen anymore, but both have new flicks opening this fall. Ben, now 38, wrote, directed, and stared in the new crime drama The Town, opened this weekend. And Matt is in the supernatural thriller Hereafter, whose opening day was bumped from September to mid-October.
As Matt and Ben prepare for their big screen face-off, Bettyconfidential thought we’d reexamine the fork in the road of the Beantown best-ies.