How Many Movies Have Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Appeared in Together?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon present onstage

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have every had profitable movie careers in their very own proper with dozens of movies between them, however their joint notoriety has a famed popularity all its personal.

Since writing and starring of their 1997 shock hit, Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have remained one among Hollywood’s most enduring friendships and galvanizing inventive partnerships. Since the late nineties, they’ve labored on a number of movies and a lot of tv tasks collectively.

Let’s check out what they’ve achieved to date and what they’re nonetheless planning on doing as a staff within the years to come back.

Affleck and Damon’s early years collectively

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon present onstage
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Affleck and Damon grew up collectively in Massachusetts and have been mates for the reason that ages of eight and 10 respectively. After a while aside throughout faculty, the 2 have been quickly collectively once more in Los Angeles, pushing one another to repeatedly audition and pursue their targets within the business they beloved.

It might shock some to know that Good Will Hunting wasn’t the primary time the duo had been collectively on the massive display screen. In 1989 they each labored as extras in Field of Dreams. In 1992 they labored on the movie School Ties the place Damon had a lead function alongside Brendan Frasier, and Affleck performed a minor half.

In the 1995 movie Glory Daze, this dynamic reversed. Affleck was the star of the movie, enjoying an angsty soon-to-be faculty grad Jack, navigating his approach by means of early maturity. Damon was solely a minor participant on this movie.

The script for Good Will Hunting started as a university venture for Damon, and whereas the 2 have been residing collectively in LA, Affleck started to assist Damon flesh out and enhance the script. Their accomplished ultimate product went on to win them the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

‘Project Greenlight’ and ‘The Runner’

In late 2001 the pair launched their docu-series Project Greenlight, which aimed to showcase up and coming filmmakers on their journeys to create new movies. The present solely obtained two seasons on HBO and was then picked up by Bravo for a 3rd season earlier than laying dormant for ten years. In 2015, HBO picked up one ultimate season of the present however determined to not proceed on for a fifth season.

The pair wasn’t deterred from persevering with to create, nevertheless, and have been lastly in a position to produce their long-conceived actuality present, The Runner, in 2016.

The present adopted a single runner as he ran his approach throughout the United States making an attempt to keep away from “chasers” on his tail who got hints as to the runner’s whereabouts from the viewers at dwelling.

Affleck and Damon’s latest venture

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In all, Affleck and Damon have appeared in round 9 characteristic movies collectively within the late 90s and early 2000s, eight when you don’t depend their further stint in Field of Dreams. Some of the extra well-known movies they appeared in are Chasing Amy, Dogma, and the Jay and Silent Bob motion pictures

Others similar to Jersey Girl and The Third Wheel weren’t as well-known or well-received. In every movie they’ve appeared in collectively, often one or the opposite has the larger half, or each seem as minor characters. The two are fairly evenly matched by way of talent and notoriety and appear to have a wholesome give and take once they work collectively.

Despite their many joint on-screen appearances and TV tasks, in terms of writing, they hadn’t written a movie collectively since Good Will Hunting. That all modified not too long ago, nevertheless.

The pair is again collectively once more and added a 3rd author into the combination, Oscar-nominated author Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

Together they wrote a display screen adaptation of Eric Jager’s guide The Last Duel. The two will star within the movie, directed by Ridley Scott, and as of now the discharge date for the movie is ready for Christmas 2020.

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