Ben Affleck used to feel like a failing actor because he was more in demand for magazine shoots and interviews than his art.
Recalling a conversation he had with Affleck in 2003, Damon said: “I would call him from Prague and say ‘How’re you?’. He’d go ‘You know, I’m in the absolute worst place you can be. I can sell magazines but not movie tickets. I’m in f***ing jail.’
“I was like, ‘It’s going to be a long, long, long walk back up the hill.’ But he knew he could do it because he’s a writer, he’s a director, he’s incredibly talented.”
Although Affleck had a rough time making a comeback in the movie industry, this year marked a victory for the Hollywood hunk when ‘Argo’ won an Oscar for best film.
Damon told Total Film magazine: “He just took a public beating for a long time. Now he’s so beyond all of that s**t. Now, when I tell people how great he is, they don’t roll their eyes anymore. They agree!”