Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Once Shared a Bank Account for Auditions: ‘We Needed the Money’

The longtime friends explained on an episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast that they’d helped each other out by pooling money in the early days of their careers

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck once had a shared bank account to help each other kick-start their careers.

In a recent episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, the Oscar winners explained that they shared a single bank account starting in the late 1980s.

“It was unusual, but we needed the money for auditions,” Damon, 50, said of sharing his money with his former roommate, calling it “a weird thing in retrospect.”

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However, he noted, “As long as one of us had money, we knew that the power wasn’t going to get shut off.”

“I remember after doing Geronimo, I was like, f—, I probably had like 35 grand in the bank. I was like [to Affleck], ‘We’re good! We’re good for a year!’ ” added Damon.