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Matt Damon recalls giving Ben Affleck reality check back in high school

Matt Damon reveals how he told Ben Affleck he would not get by on his good in high school theater

By Web Desk
June 09, 2023
Matt Damon recalls giving Ben Affleck reality check back in high school
Matt Damon recalls giving Ben Affleck reality check back in high school 

Matt Damon revealed he gave a reality check to his best pal Ben Affleck that he would not get by on his good looks in high school theater.

The Jason Bourne star jokingly said that he wanted the Air director to know his place when he joined their school theater because Damon was the “lord of theater department.”

During an appearance on SmartLess: On the Road’s recent episode, Damon told Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett how he dropped truth bombs on Affleck back in high school.

"When he arrived at the high school, I had to set him straight 'cause I was the lord of that theater department," Damon said on the show.

"And I went up to him, like, first day and pulled him up and was like, 'Hey, you know it's different here in the theater,’” he added to which Bateman jibed, "You went straight douche right away."

"'You're not gonna get by on your looks,'" Damon continued before jokingly saying, "And we were both like, 5 foot 2."

Damon also admitted that Affleck enjoyed a celebrity like status after he starred in an after-school special, adding, "He was like the big star of our school."

The duo went on to become best friends and even wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting, a film they also starred in together.

They also won their first Academy Award for Best Screenplay for the 1997 psychological drama film.