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Matt Damon thinks Ben Affleck is the next Clint Eastwood

HollywoodNews.com: Sure, best buds and Oscar winning scribes Ben Affleck and Matt Damon may have been pitted against one another as box office stars at one point, but the latter thespian thinks his former “Good Will Hunting” buddy is going to explode as a director.

So much so, that Damon went so far to praise Affleck’s “The Town” as a work of art that director Clint Eastwood typically pulls off.

Damon recently finished making “The Hereafter” with Eastwood.

“This one (‘The Town’) is really, I think, the one where people are just going to remember who he is and let all of the other stuff go,” Damon said. “He’s just a monumentally talented guy. In a lot of ways, I always think of Clint, because Clint was doing orangutan movies, and people weren’t taking him as seriously.

“And look at the second half of his [Eastwood’s] career. He’s an icon. And I really feel like that’s the kind of career Ben’s going to have.”

Responding to Damon’s comments, Affleck replied at the Toronto International Film Festival: “Who needs a publicist when you’ve got a friend like Matt? I’ve got to pay this guy.”

“The Town” bows Friday.

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