Kevin Smith Says Harvey Weinstein Pulled “Good Will Hunting” Out Of Theaters Early To Mess With Robin Williams’ Money
Kevin Smith just did an interview with The Daily Beast to promote his new book, “Kevin Smith’s Secret Stash.” Now, before you click away out of overwhelming disinterest, Kevin did drop some interesting tidbits. He reveals that Harvey Weinstein pulled Good Will Hunting (1997) out of theaters early so star Robin Williams would get less money. Kevin, who was an executive producer on the film, explains that Miramax made a high-percentage first-dollar gross deal with Robin, aka a “movie-star deal.” The more money Good Will Hunting made in theaters, the bigger Robin’s split with the studio would be. So Harvey pulled the movie while it was still making big bucks and put it on video where “the split wasn’t Robin-heavy.” And I guess stars/screenwriters Matt Damon and Ben Affleck weren’t too pissed off, cuz they proceeded to work with Harvey approximately 12,000 more times.
Matt Damon, hot on the heels of his “The Other F-Word” debacle, faux-humbled by his daughter’s course correction and in need of some sympathetic press, put on his “I ship Bennifer 1.0 so much and just leave me the fuck alone about all this homophobic slur crap” cheerleading outfit (disarming expressions practiced in the bathroom mirror and a baseball hat to seem relatable). The hat came in handy when Matt joined Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez a little over a week ago to
play the Frankie Grande in a stunting throuple no one asked for frolic on a private beach, feed everyone’s bizarre need for early-aughts nostalgia, and do their usual bro-dude shit in between Ben’s hand-holding sessions with JLo. According to People, no one else in this or any other universe could possibly be rooting more for Bennifer than Matt, which Matt recently barfed up in an episode of The Carlos Watson Show:
Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Were Spotted On A Beach Stroll With Special Surprise Guest, Matt Damon!
Based on past behavior and current projections, if I had to guess Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s ideal three-way, I’d suggest the two of them, plus a photographer who doesn’t get seasick. But over the weekend, Bennifer was seen walking a beach in Malibu with a mystery man tagging along. JLo and Ben spent their walk holding hands, which should have been the focal point, but sadly, they were upstaged by a Ben Affleck and Matt Damon bro reunion.
Just a few days ago, Matt Damon opened his mouth and, apropos of nothing besides the potential for a PR headache, boldly claimed that in 2021, he finally retired the homophobic F-word slur from his vocabulary, after cracking a joke that caused one of his daughters to leave the dinner table in disgust. According to Matt Damon, you’d never hear him again casually say that F-word slur for “a homosexual“, thanks to a quick lesson on slurology from his kid. But Matt Damon wants to clear something up. He has never, ever called any person the F-word slur, ever.
In a new interview for The Sunday Times, proud “father of daughters“ Matt Damon really thought he was doing something when he boasted that he no longer speaks his mind in interviews for fear of being taken out of context, even though he went to Harvard and has an Oscar. He then proceeded to Liam Neeson his way into an absolute shit storm by proudly offering that he has only recently stopped using the F-word. And not the good one that his publicist has probably been repeating ad nauseam since they heard the news.
Amanda Knox Does Not Want To Be Associated With The Matt Damon Movie “Stillwater” Which Is Loosely Based On Her Story
I kept seeing ads for the new movie Stillwater starring Matt Damon and I assumed it was about an oil-rig worker on the Deepwater Horizon because of Matt’s blue color get up and the fact that I can’t read too well. But, as it turns out, Stillwater is actually “directly inspired by the Amanda Knox saga” according to the film’s director Tom McCarthy. Amanda of course was wrongfully convicted (twice!) and eventually acquitted of the brutal murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher when they were both students studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. Upon the film’s release, Amanda #tooktotwitter (and Medium) to, understandably, express her dismay at being associated with Matt Damon’s working man’s goatee and artfully distressed flannels. That and her life story being sensationalized, manipulated, and used as fodder For Your Consideration.