Matt Damon Recalls Story of How Ben Affleck Saved Him from a Fight in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE - One of the biggest favorites in the 2019-20 awards season is the new James Mangold racing story, Ford v. Ferrari, which stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon in two roles that have garnered a great deal of Oscar buzz.
The film tells the story of Carroll Shelby (Damon) and Ken Miles (Bale) who team up together to design a race car for the Ford racing team of the 1960s. The goal of the car is to defeat the famed Ferrari racing team.
To promote the movie, Damon has been making the rounds on the talk show circuit, including a recent appearance on Conan when he talked with Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter about a myriad of topics, including the best advice he learned about stunts from Tom Cruise and how he and Affleck tried to play football on the Cambridge Common one winter day. When he scored over a person who was a foot and a half taller than him, Damon began mouthing off. When a fight broke out, it was Affleck to the rescue, as confirmed by ET Canada.
You can watch the video below, courtesy of the official YouTube channel of Conan O'Brien and his TBS talk show, Conan. It is a humorous account of a story from his childhood, but it also serves as a testament to the everlasting friendship of the two movie stars.
Affleck and Damon are practically synonymous with the Boston area at this point and I think it is pretty cool that twenty-two years after the release of Good Will Hunting, we are still learning more about the time the two friends spent in Massachusetts.
The pair have also reunited to write a new movie, The Last Duel, with Nicole Holofcener. As for Damon, he is currently filming a new drama with Tom McCarthy as director and Affleck is in post-production on The Way Back, a film in which he stars and produces. The film is due in theaters sometime in 2020.