Ben Affleck Once Compared Winning an Oscar for ‘Good Will Hunting’ to Being in a Traffic Accident

Ever wonder what it feels like to win an Academy Award? It’s similar to being in a car accident, according to Ben Affleck. The now-49-year-old reflected on winning an Oscar for Good Will Hunting in 2016, describing it as a surreal experience.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck | Getty Images/Bob Riha Jr.

Good Will Hunting changed everything for Affleck and Damon. They wrote the screenplay for the movie and eventually sold the script. But it didn’t stop there. Gus Van Sant directed and Robin Williams played a pivotal role. Things couldn’t get better, right? Wrong.

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Ben Affleck Once Compared Winning an Oscar for ‘Good Will Hunting’ to Being in a Traffic Accident