Without a doubt, “Good Will Hunting” is responsible for making Matt Damon and Ben Affleck household names.
Sure, they’d each been acting for a handful of years before that, but the success of the movie, which they co-wrote, was unprecedented.
Now the two stars are opening up about the death of their former co-star, Robin Williams, who passed from a suspected suicide earlier this week.
“Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever,” Damon said in a statement to GossipCop. “He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him.”
Affleck was even more effusive with his gratitude for the actor in the words he shared on Facebook Tuesday.
“Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him,” he wrote. “He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true. What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.”
Fans of both the actor and the iconic film left flowers and notes for Williams on a bench in Boston Public Garden, where an important scene was filmed.