Flashback: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck at the 1997 Premiere of Good Will Hunting Flashback: Young Matt Damon When He Was the Star of Good Will Hunting! by POPSUGAR Celebrity AU 25/10/10 10 Reactions 1 Shares Print 0 0 1 0 0 Matt Damon has come a long way in his career since he arrived in Hollywood during the '90s, and his latest movie, Hereafter, was just released in the US. We've decided to revisit Dec. 4, 1997, when Matt and his BFF Ben Affleck attended the NYC premiere of their breakout hit Good Will Hunting with their then-girlfriends, Minnie Driver and Gwyneth Paltrow. These days, 40-year-old Matt's all about growing his family with wife Luciana, who just welcomed their fourth daughter, Stella Zavala! Take a trip down memory lane with vintage Matt and Ben—click through for photos! Source: WireImage Lucky Lady What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt's girlfriend Minnie Driver was in the enviable position between Matt and Ben. Source: WireImage 1 / 10 Best Buds What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt and Ben were handsome as ever. Source: WireImage 2 / 10 Lending Support What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gwyneth Paltrow turned out on behalf of her boyfriend Ben. Source: WireImage 3 / 10 Friends and Family What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Liv Tyler, in her '90s-era choker, held hands with Joaquin Phoenix. Source: WireImage 4 / 10 Goof Offs What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt had his arm around Minnie for a playful shot. Source: WireImage 6 / 10 Mr. Handsome What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Matt was cute as ever 13 years ago. Source: WireImage 6 / 10 Horsing Around What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Joaquin had a tussle with Matt in front of the camera. Source: WireImage 7 / 10 Purple People What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Minnie coordinated her eye shadow and suit. Source: WireImage 8 / 10 The Gang's All Here What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vince Vaughn turned out with a lady friend. Source: WireImage 9 / 10 Special Voices What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Even Mariah Carey turned out to see Matt and Ben's movie. Source: WireImage 11 / 10 0 0 1 0 0 Read More Liv TylerMinnie DriverGood Will HuntingFlashback FridayJoaquin PhoenixVince VaughnBen AffleckMatt Damon Minnie Driver Rose Byrne and Simon Baker Premiere I Give It a Year in London 25/1/13 Stella McCartney Pulls a Celeb-Filled, Fashion Week Crowd 20/2/12 Party People: 2011 ELLE Style Awards 15/2/11 Stars Shine On at InStyle's Golden Globes After Party 18/1/11 2011 Golden Globes: All The Fashion Details! 18/1/11 James Franco Surrounds Himself With Pretty Girls and Famous Vampires at 127 Hours LA Premiere 05/11/10 Liv Tyler Stillness Is the Move: 10 Celebrity Ladies Who Meditate 3 weeks ago Wait Until You Lock Eyes With the Front of Kate Mara's Dress 15/2 The Stars Showed Face at Stella McCartney's Pre-Fall Party 15/1 This Week's Most Beautiful: Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger & More! 13/10/13 It's a Wrap — See All the Celebrities at New York Fashion Week 16/2/13 Leonardo DiCaprio Debuts Django in NYC With Cameron Diaz's Support 13/12/12 syazaliyana 3 years oh yeah!! go my group now Melly80 3 years key word being past. 3 years He has grown up nicely, but wasn't he something of a jerk to uncermoniously dump Minnie Driver without her knowledge during a TV interview? Nice that he gets to grow up without constantly being reminded of his not so gentlemanly past. MinnieG 3 years Could easily be stated as his prime era. 3 years He used to be a cute, all-american guy, now he's an all-knowing fugly old do-uche.