Quick: Who is Ben Affleck's famous BFF? Those of us who were in high school, college or beyond in the '90s would answer "Matt Damon," as flashbacks of Matt-and-Ben's career-launching film, "Good Will Hunting," came to mind. But Ben's "The Town" co-star Blake Lively wasn't born till 1987, and apparently, news of Matt and Ben's friendship had waned by the time she started following entertainment news.
Speaking to Anderson Cooper, Ben recalled showing Blake around Boston as part of her research for "The Town," when he got a Matt-related perspective on the difference between her 25 years and his 40. "I just drove around to see the sights, John Quincy Adams home, that kind of thing," he recalled. "And we went by one and I said, 'That's the house Matt grew up in.' And she's like, 'Matt who?' And I was like, 'Matt Damon grew up there.' And she's like, 'How do you know Jason Bourne?' And my life flashed before my eyes. I was like, 'Oh we did a movie together, 'Good Will Hunting.'" Welcome to 40, dude. (Celebitchy)