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02/22/2013 11:11 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Ben Affleck First Oscars: 'Argo' Star Won Best Original Screenplay For 'Good Will Hunting' At 1998 Academy Awards

Ben Affleck is a favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars 2013 ceremony for "Argo" (Affleck produced the film with George Clooney and Grant Heslov, meaning he'll accept the award), but it won't be his first Academy Award. As many remember, Affleck and Matt Damon were golden boys at the 70th annual Academy Awards back in 1998, when the fresh-faced actors won Best Original Screenplay for "Good Will Hunting."

"I just said to Matt, 'Losing would suck and winning would be really scary,'" Affleck said while accepting the Oscar from Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Affleck, 25, was the youngest person to ever win Best Original Screenplay. Watch him and Damon accept the Oscar in the most charming way possible below. (Listen for Affleck's voice crack.)

Affleck is a major player at this year's Oscars. His film, "Argo," is up for seven Academy Awards and is the favorite to win Best Picture. Affleck himself was snubbed in the Best Director category, but he'll probably be OK.

Check out a photo of Affleck's first win below.

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