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Matt Damon has said that he “owes everything” to the late actor Robin Williams.
Actor and friend Ben Affleck conquered Hollywood with their 1997 film ‘Good Will Hunting’, which they wrote and starred in together. However, Damon doesn’t believe he would have been successful without Robin.
Ben (Affleck) and I owe everything to him. He said yes to our movie and he got it made. I could never thank him enough. I look around at the life I have and how blessed I feel and so much of it started with him.
Matt said he was “shocked” after hearing the news that the 63-year old actor had taken his own life, and he hopes that the tragedy will now raise awareness about depression.
I was shocked. I hadn’t been in touch with him and obviously, he was battling severe depression and I hope it can start a conversation in the country about depression, just how serious it is and what an exceptionally powerful disease that it is.I think it affected everybody in the country actually. We all felt like we knew him and he was a part of our lives.