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Ben Affleck Takes Credit For Matt Damon's Acting Career

Ben Affleck Takes Credit For Matt Damon's Acting Career

Ben Affleck waves to cameras while arriving for his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday (March 3) in Hollywood.

The 48-year-old actor swung by the talk show to promote his new movie, The Way Back.

Earlier in the day, Ben was interviewed on Sirius XM about opened up about his days as a child actor and how he takes full credit for best friend, Matt Damon‘s acting career.

“It instilled in me a deep love and affection for this art and craft and line of work,” Ben shared about how starting out as a child actor helped him appreciate his adult career.

He adds that it also “made Matt Damon so incredibly jealous, and drove him into a career in cinema. So I really take credit for that.”

Ben recalled just how he got started in acting: “She [my mom's best friend] was casting a kids’ science and math adventure, sort of pre-Dora the Explorer show for PBS. I was seven or eight, and ended up getting the part… Periodically, I would leave town, and go do this series, The Voyage of the Mimi.”

“It was cheesy, and I was embarrassed about it. It wasn’t like I was coming back home and being like, ‘You guys gotta see this! I’m so cool!’”

Ben also opened up about his super small role in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie.

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