Friday, January 14, 2022

Ben Affleck Says Matt Damon Helped Him Get Out of Funk Following "Justice League"

Ben Affleck is crediting his longtime pal and frequent collaborator Matt Damon for helping him out of a career funk following his work on 2017's Justice League

In a recent chat with Damon for Entertainment Weekly, Affleck, 49, told his friend that he was a "principal influence" on Affleck's "decision" to make sure he only works on things he loves going forward.

"I want to do the things that would bring me joy," said The Tender Bar actor, who on Wednesday received a SAG Award nomination for his performance in the George Clooney-directed film.

One such project? Ridley Scott's 2021 historical drama The Last Duel, which both Affleck and Damon, 51, co-wrote (along with Nicole Holofcener) and starred in together.

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