Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been close friends for a very long time. They have previously shared bank accounts in addition to screen space.
The pair appeared on a recent episode of “The Bill Simmons Podcast” and disclosed they shared one bank account starting in the late 1980s to pay for auditions and launch their acting careers, according to Variety.
In a statement, Damon said, “It was unusual, but we needed the money for auditions,” before he called it “a weird thing in retrospect.”
“We were going to help each other and be there for each other,” Affleck said, adding, “It was like, ‘You’re not going to be alone. I’m not going to be alone. Let’s go out there and do this together.” They furthermore reveals that any time they booked a role, the money from that gig would get deposited into the same bank account.
Damon said that “As long as one of us had money we knew the power wasn’t going to get shut off. After doing [1992’s] ‘Geronimo’ I probably had 35 grand in the bank. I was like ‘we’re good for a year.'”