Ben Affleck has cemented his BFF status with fellow Hollywood star Matt Damon by sharing a funny photo collage to mark National Best Friends Day. The 43-year-old thrilled fans by posting old photos from one of Matt's birthday celebrations, which sees The Martian actor dunking Ben's face into his birthday cake.
"This guy. #NationalBestFriendsDay," Ben captioned the Instagram post.
Ben Affleck celebrated his friendship with Matt Damon on National Best Friends Day
The celebration of one of Hollywood's biggest bromances prompted thousands of comments and likes from Ben's fans. "This is flipping adorable," one wrote, while another added: "So cute!"
Ben and Matt have been friends since they were just ten years old, living two blocks apart in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They attended the same high school, both appeared as extras in the 1989 film Field of Dreams, and, in 1997, they made their leap to fame hand-in-hand, when they won an original screenplay Oscar for Good Will Hunting, in which they also starred.
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The pair have remained friends through the years, on and off the silver screen. As well as regularly stepping out on the red carpet to support each other's work, they have continued to collaborate, co-producing docu-series Project Greenlight.
Ben and Matt have been friends since they were ten
They can always count on each other for support, too. Matt spoke out in support of Ben in October, saying that the father-of-three was "misunderstood" by the public – largely due to his relationship with Jennifer Lopez in 2002.
"There's nobody who's more misunderstood," Matt told The Hollywood Reporter. "Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talented kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez."
Matt continued: "He just got cast as this person that he wasn't. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn't fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all.
"And through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top and past where either of us had ever been."