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Thursday October 28, 2021

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reveal why they stopped writing together after Good Will Hunting

The stars revealed why there was such a big time gap between Good Will Hunting and The Last Duel

By Web Desk
October 15, 2021

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon shed light on their decision to stop writing together for a long time after 'Good Will Hunting'.

The longtime friends and collaborators, during their appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, revealed why there was such a big time gap between 'Good Will Hunting' and 'The Last Duel'.

Damon said: “Good Will Hunting took us so long. We were like unemployed, broke guys. It took us forever to write that screenplay. I think we wrote thousands and thousands of pages.”

He continued: “We didn’t really know what we were doing and I think that kind of put us off writing again because we never thought we’d have the time.”

Damon went on to admit: “I think we found writing [The Last Duel] that we actually kind of picked up structure over the last 25 years of making movies so it went a lot faster.”

He also praised the contribution of Holofcener: “We also made the really good decision of getting a great writer to come with us.”

Affleck and Damon won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Good Will Hunting which also starred the pair, as well as Robin Williams and Minnie Driver.