Before Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Good Will Hunting," Damon was just an Oscar hopeful, shocked by the sheer idea of a nomination. But the duo were much more than just a professional success, they've stuck by each other as best friends since the beginning.
Before his big win, Damon was baffled by the tremendous honor of being nominated for the prestigious award and admitted that his mom had no competition when it came to choosing her as his date at the 1998 Academy Awards.
Watch the now iconic actor, just before his huge win, in the video above.
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