So sad. After hearing the tragic news of Robin Williams’ death on Aug. 11, Ben Affleck, who starred with the 63-year-old actor in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ paid tribute to the man who he credits as making, ‘my dreams come true.’ In the touching statement, Ben references the iconic bench scene in their movie, calling Robin, ‘chief.’ Read on for all the heartbreaking details.
Ben Affleck, 41, released a heartfelt and emotional statement about his Good Will Hunting co-star, Robin Williams, who tragically passed away at the age of 63, on August, 11. The director paid a moving tribute to the man who he says made, “my dreams come true.” Read below to see Ben’s message.
Ben Affleck Robin Williams Tribute
Ben and Matt Damon, 43, were just getting started in the film industry, and Good Will Hunting was their big writing debut. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Writing, and Robin who played Matt’s therapist in the film, won for Best Supporting Actor.
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Ben thanked the man who was influential in helping him get to where he is now, with a heartfelt message that he posted to his Facebook.
“Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true.What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything. May you find peace my friend. #RobinWilliams“
In Ben and Matt’s 1998 acceptance speech, they thank the actor for his “brilliant lines.” In the video that you can watch here, Robin is seen smiling, and looking like he could not be more proud of the two young stars for receiving such an honor.
Fans React To Robin Williams Death
Robin’s loved ones are devastated by the loss of the beloved actor. Robin’s wife of over 20-years, Susan Schneider, has released a statement about her “profound grief” following his death. Fans of the late actor, who starred in countless unforgettable roles, are now sharing their thoughts and heart breaking reactions online.
JustJared reported that the bench that Robin shared with Matt during the most iconic scene of Good Will Hunting, has been memorialized with sidewalk chalk. Fans have surrounded the bench with famous quotes from the movie including “Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl” and “Your move, chief.”
Our thoughts remain with Robin’s family and loved ones.
— Caitlin Beck