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>> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY, HE TRIED TO GET AWAY.

WE'RE BACK WITH OUR FRIEND BEN AFFLECK.

BEN, NOW LISTEN, BEFORE YOU SCURRY AWAY, THIS IS THE

20th ANNIVERSARY OF GOOD WILL HUNTING THIS YEAR.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: EXTRAORDINARY MOVIE.

(APPLAUSE) I WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY AND

I WAS A YOUNGER PERFORMER.

>> SURE, SURE.

>> Stephen: YOU GUYS WERE LIKE IN IT AND WRITTEN IT AND YOU

PRODUCED IT ALSO.

>> DEFACTO.

>> Stephen: DEFACTO, LIKE I'M NOT WORKING HARD ENOUGH.

THESE GUYS DID ALL OF THIS THEMSELVES.

HOW LONG DID YOU WORK ON THIS FILL SNM.

>> YEARS.

I MEAN WE WROTE IT, IT TOOK US ABOUT FOUR YEARS TO WRITE AND

THEN WE REWROTE IT AND REWROTE IT AND THEN WE HAD IT IN

DEVELOPMENT AND NO ONE WOULD MAKE IT AND SHOPPED IT AROUND

AND FINALLY WE GOT SOMEONE TO MAKE THE MOVIE.

>> Stephen: AND YOU ALWAYS WROTE IT WITH YOURSELF IN MIND,

THIS WOULD BE OUR.

>> MATT DAMON AND I.

THE IDEA WASN'T REALLY TO, PRESS OURSELVES AS WRITERS BUT TO

WRITE SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD LOOK COOL IN AS ACTORS SO WE

COULD GET ACTING.

>> Stephen: SO EGO FIRST.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: DID YOU HAVE OTHER PEOPLE IN MIND FOR THE DIFFERENT

PARTS, LIKE IN MY DREAMS, CUZ NOBODY KNEW WHO YOU WERE.

YOU BOTH WORKED BUT YOU WEREN'T.

>> WE WERE LIKE HUSTLING AROUND HOLLYWOOD DOING LITTLE PARTS AND

WE THOUGHT IT WAZ EASIER FOR US TO WRITE IT DOING IMITATIONS OF

FAMOUS ACTORS THAT WE IMAGINED MIGHT ONE DAY BE IN THE MOVIE.

AND THEN WE WOULD RECORD THESE IMPROVISATIONS AND WRITE

DOWN-- .

>> Stephen: LIKE WHO WOULD YOU IMPROADVICE.

>> I DO REMEMBER FOR AWHILE WE HAD DE NIRO AND MORGAN FREEMAN

IN THE MOVIE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

>> Stephen: SHOOT RIGHT FOR THE TOP.

>> WE WERE PRETTY SURE THAT THAT WAS PROBABLY GOING TO HAPPEN, AT

LEAST ONE OF THE TWO.

>> Stephen: WHO DID DE NIRO PLAY.

>> DE NIRO WAS THE ROBIN WILLIAMS CHARACTER AND MORGAN

FREEMAN WAS PLAYING THE SCARSGUARDS THE MORE SUCCESSFUL

MATHEMATICIAN.

>> Stephen: DID YOU DO DE NIRO.

>> I DO THE TERNL DE NIRO.

I JUST DO THE FACE.

>> Stephen: I DO A PRETTY GOOD DE NIRO.

I KNOW SOME OF THOSE LANES.

>> YOU DO.

>> Stephen: YEAH, DO YOU WANT TO MARY HEE.

>> I WOULD LOVE TO.

>> Stephen: DO YOU WANT TO HEAR ME DO SOME DE NIRO, ALL

RIGHT, THIS IS WHEN MATT DAMON'S CHARACTER, WILL, IS BREAKING

DOWN.

>> OKAY, YEAH.

>> Stephen: IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT SEE, I'M BOBBY DE NIRO

SEE, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.

>> GREAT.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU.

>> WONDERFUL.

>> Stephen: DID I HAVE THE LINE RIGHT, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.

>> BASICALLY NAILED IT.

>> Stephen: YOU DIDN'T DO IT.

>> I WOULDN'T NITPICK.

>> Stephen: IT IS YOUR SCRIPT, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NITPICK.

>> WONDERFUL STUFF.

>> Stephen: NOW THE PERSON WHO MADE THAT FILM FOR YOU, THE

PERSON WHO STARTED YOUR CAREER WAS HARVEY WEINSTEIN.

NOW.

>> A COMEDY SHOW, CORRECT.

>> Stephen: THIS IS A COMEDY SHOW RIGHT NOW BUT WE ALSO TALK

ABOUT SUBJECT OF MOMENT, WITH THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: AND AFTER THE REVELATIONS, DISTURBING AND

TRULY HORRIFYING REVELATIONS ABOUT WHAT HARVEY WEINSTEIN DID,

DID YOU FEEL BECAUSE YOU HAD SUCH A CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH

HIM AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR CAREER THAT YOU HAD TO DO MORE

THAN SIMPLY DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM HARVEY WEINSTEIN?

BECAUSE EVERYBODY RAN FOR THE EXIT.

>> YES.

AND UNDERSTANDABLY SO.

YOU KNOW, FOR ME IT WAS A LITTLE BIT, I MEAN IT WAS AWFUL TO SEE

THE EXTENT OF THESE TERRIBLE CRIMES AND IT WAS HIDEOUS.

I HADN'T WORKED FOR HARVEY FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS.

BUT NONE THE LESS I FELT THIS ATTACHMENT TO MOVIES LIKE GOOD

WILL HUNTING AND SHAKESPEARE AM LOVE AND EARLY MOVIES THAT I

REALLY LOVED DOING WHEN I STILL WAS TOTALLY BRAND NEW.

AND SO IT SORT OF TAINTED THAT A LITTLE BIT TO REALIZE WHILE WE

WERE HAVING THESE EXPERIENCES AND MAKING THEETION MOVIE THERE

WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE SUFFERING AND DEALING WITH AWFUL

EXPERIENCES.

SO I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT.

YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD TO KNOW.

BUT I DECIDED TO GIVE BACK THE RESIDUALS THAT I'M GETTING FROM

THE MIR AMAX MOVIES AND GIVE THEM TO RAIN AND FILM

INDEPENDENT WHO YOU CAN ALSO DONATE TO JUST BECAUSE I DIDN'T

WANT TO SORT OF CASH A CHECK FROM THE GUY.

AND I THOUGHT WELL MAYBE HERE, YOU KNOW, CAN I STILL FEEL OKAY

ABOUT IT IF ITS' GOING TO A GOOD CAUSE.

>> Stephen: WELL, AFTER THAT THERE HAVE BEEN MULTIPLE

ACCUSATIONS AND REVELATIONS ABOUT VARIOUS PEOPLE ESPECIALLY

IN HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN FOCUSED FOR THE MOST PART UNTIL

RECENTLY.

AND YOU YOURSELF HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF A FEW THINGS, SEXUAL

IMPROPRIETY, YOU HAVE APOLOGIZED FOR SOME OF THAT.

AND DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE IS MORE THAT YOU OR ALL MEN,

ESPECIALLY IN HOLLYWOOD HAVE TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS ISN'T

A PASSING THING.

WHERE WOMEN ARE.

>> I THINK SO.

I THINK WE HAVE TO, WHAT I WAS ACCUSED OF BY A WOMAN WAS OF

TOUCHING HER BREAST WHILE I GAVE HER A HUG.

I DON'T REMEMBER IT.

BUT I ABSOLUTELY APOLOGIZED FOR IT I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK SHE'S

LYING OR MAKING IT UP.

THIS IS JUST THE KIND OF THING THAT WE HAVE TO, AS MEN, I

THINK, IN THIS, AS WE BECOME MORE AWARE OF THIS, BE REALLY,

REALLY MINDFUL OF OUR BEHAVIOR AND HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE

AND SAY IF I WAS EVER PART OF THE PROBLEM, I WANT TO CHANGE.

I WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND TO NOT SHY AWAY

FROM, YOU KNOW, THESE UNCOMFORTABLE OR AWKWARD OR

STRANGE ENCOUNTERS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE HAD WHERE WE WERE SORT OF

NAVIGATING AND NOT KNOWING.

I JUST DID AN INTERVIEW WHERE SOMEBODY ASKED PEA A QUESTION

AND I KIND OF, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A SERIOUS QUESTION.

AND I KIND OF FELT UNCOMFORTABLE AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY AND

LAUGH AWKWARDLY IT IS JUST A TRICKY THING TO TRY TO HANDLE.

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO IS TO SUPPORTED THE VOICES

THAT ARE COMING FORWARD.

BELIEVE THEM AND CREATE A BUSINESS WHERE MORE WOMEN ARE

EMPOWERED AND IN PLACE SO THAT LESS OF THIS HAPPENS AND SO THAT

THERE IS A WAY OF REPORTING THIS STUFF THAT PEOPLE CAN FEAL SAFE

DOING, YOU KNOW (APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: I COMPLETELY AGREE.

AND ALSO MIGHT BE NICE IF WE HAD LIKE A JUSTICE LEAGUE OUT THERE.

>> THAT WAB NICE.

>> Stephen: BRING A LITTLE JUSTICE DOWN ON TOP OF THE

PEOPLE WHO.

>> IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A JUSTICE LEAGUE.

>> Stephen: WHO RUN AWAY FROM THE ACCUSATIONSMENT BECAUSE

EVENTUALLY EVERYTHING COMES OUT.

>> I THINK SO.

IT CERTAINLY IS NOW.

YOU KNOW, I MEAN IT DIDN'T, CLEARLY IT DIDN'T BEFORE.

I THOUGHT I HAD A SENSE OF THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM.

AND I THOUGHT I UNDERSTOOD IT.

AND THE TRUTH IS I REALLY DIDN'T.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE GROPED, TO BE

HARASSED, TO BE INTERRUPTED, TALKED OVER, PAID LESS, YOU

KNOW, PUSHED AROUND, BELITTLED ALL THE THINGS THAT WOMEN DEAL

WITH THAT FOR ME AS A MAN I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF NOT HAVING TO

DEAL WITH.

AND PART OF THIS FOR ME HAS BEEN LISTENING TO PEOPLE I REALLY

CARE ABOUT AND LOVE AS THEY TELL ME STORIES OF STUFF THAT HAS

HAPPENED TO THEM.

THIS IS MEN AND WOMEN.

AND YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZING THAT IT'S A REAL THING.

I'M NOT A SPOKESMAN.

I'M NOT A SUPERHERO.

I CAN'T CHANGE IT BY MYSELF.

I CAN JUST BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY ACTIONS.

>> Stephen: I THINK ALL MEN ESPECIALLY NEED TO EXAMINE THEIR

OWN CONSCIENCE TO BE AWARE OF WHAT THEY MAY VE DONE IN THE

PAST AND HOW IN THE FUTURE THEY CAN TREAT WOMEN WITH GREATER

RESPECT AND IT STARTS WITH BELIEVING THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE

THE ACCUSATIONS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: WELL SOCKER NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Stephen: JUSTICE LEAGUE IS IN THEATERS TOMORROW.

BEN AFFLECK, EVERYBODY.

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