Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on “Air”

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon on “Air”

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were kids when they met in Cambridge, Massachusetts; they were Hollywood rookies when they won an Oscar for their screenplay for “Good Will Hunting.” And now, in their joint production company’s first feature, they’re back together on screen in “Air,” the based-on-true-events story of how Nike created a basketball shoe around a talented but untried NBA rookie, Michael Jordan. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Affleck and Damon about their decades-long friendship, and about collaborating on a story of how heaven and earth were moved to sell a sneaker.
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13 Responses

  1. Kristian Nelson says:

    “If you love the people at work…you probably have a pretty good life.” Spot on by Ben!

    • lynn hubbard says:

      notice Matt doesn’t say much…is Ben gaslighting? Was he a huge pain in the ….with his drinking all these years?

  2. Billy outz says:

    Two good men, two nice men, two mentally gifted men, two very good actors, and two good friends for life. I like both and have enjoyed the majority of their movies. We need more Afflecks and Damon’s.

  3. RM says:

    Creating a production company together that aims to address the disparity in artist compensation is to be commended. Wishing these guys continued success!

  4. Ryan H. Lee says:

    It’s so important to see friendships like this. I think back to people like Jack Benny and George Burns, and later, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, and Bob Newhart and Don Rickles, and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. These friendships really do stand the test of time and get deeper as the years go on. They give me hope for the future with my own friends.

  5. Mohammad Shahadath Hossain says:

    Giving the film crews a bigger share of pie than normal making the production’s objective so great! Go Damon, Go Affleck!

  6. abadstroller says:

    Seeing these two guys together never fails to make me smile.

  7. Nathalie Villarpando says:

    Love hearing ben affleck talk about work/life balance

  8. Alf Blue says:

    Its so cool to see these guys still friends after all these years!!!

  9. faaaduma says:

    These two got the Hollywood’s greatest promance. And hopefully they’ll stay that way until the end😌

  10. Bruce Lee says:

    Can’t wait to see this.

    Ben did an outstanding job directing ‘The Town,’ and ‘Argo.’

    This looks like a winner. Especially with Viola Davis, and Chris Tucker.

    Matt Damon adds another stellar dimension. 👌

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