the Robin williams The vehicle garnered nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. And although the two great ones went to Titanic, the Boston duo took home Best Original Screenplay, beating Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Boogie nights and Better impossible.
But surprisingly, it wasn’t the high expectations that kept Damon and Affleck from working together again. According to Damon, it was simply a matter of planning.
At the New York City premiere of his next movie. The last duel, Damon told E! News’ Victor Cruz that he and Affleck “assumed [writing] it would be so time consuming that we could never do it. “
the Talented Mr. Ripley The actor explained that between his family and Affleck’s they thought that “they would never find the time” to write another script as Goodwill hunt. But, they realized that “if we worked for hours that we could easily do, we could do many things.”