Matt Damon: Ben Affleck And I “Owe Everything” To Robin Williams (VIDEO)

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Matt Damon Robin Williams Interview

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Matt Damon Robin Williams Interview

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Matt Damon says he and Ben Affleck “owe everything” to the late Robin Williams.


As Gossip Cop reported at the time, the actors were devastated when their friend and Good Will Hunting star Williams committed suicide in August.

Now Damon opens up about the loss in a new interview with Katie Couric.

“Ben and I owe everything to him. He said yes to our movie and he got it made. I could never thank him enough,” says the movie star.

He continues, “You know, I look around at the life I have and how blessed I feel, and so much of it started with him.”

Damon goes on to reveal that he wasn’t in touch with Williams prior to his death, and notes, “I think everyone that wasn’t there at the end feels bad that they didn’t see it coming.”

“I think it affected everyone in the country, actually, in that we all felt that we knew him. He was a part of our lives,” says Damon.

He tells Couric, “I hope that it can start a conversation in the country about depression, and just how serious it is, and what an exceptionally powerful disease that it is.

Check out the full video below.

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