FLASHBACK: Clinton, Weinstein, Damon & Affleck Watch ‘Good Will Hunting’ at Camp David
With each passing day, we learn more and more about how intertwined Harvey Weinstein is with the Democrat Party. Photos have surfaced of producer Harvey Weinstein, actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, enjoying a special screening of ‘Good Will Hunting’ with then President Bill Clinton at Camp David in 1998.
— Clinton Library (@WJCLibrary) August 12, 2014
In 2014, the Clinton Library tweeted a link to an archived group picture with Clinton, Affleck, Damon and Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attended a Camp David screening of 'Good Will Hunting' with President Bill Clinton in 1998. pic.twitter.com/kRTQuIp7r8
— Joshua Dov Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 12, 2017
From About Camp David Blog:
In January 1998, President Clinton invited a couple dozen people to Camp David for a weekend screening of the movie “Good Will Hunting”. The guest list included film actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, and Minnie Driver; along with film director Gus Van Sant and producer Lawrence Bender.
Other guests included National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, Senator Tom Daschle, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; Clinton friends Terry and Dorothy McAuliffe; Harvey Weinstein (Miramax); and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
The weekend included a tour of the presidential retreat; watching the NFL football playoffs on a big-screen TV in Laurel Lodge; a formal five-course dinner also in Laurel; the Good Will Hunting screening in the movie theater in Hickory Lodge; and some late-night bowling.
In 2012, Damon appeared on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” to discussed his new film “Promised Land,” where he was sidetracked into doing an impersonation of Clinton. Damon tells Leno he first met the former President at Camp David.
He recalled visiting Camp David in 1997 with fellow “Good Will Hunting” stars Ben Affleck and Robin Williams. This was around the time when John Travolta portrayed Clinton in the political satire “Primary Colors” as a womanizer.
Damon impersonated Clinton’s reaction to Travolta’s depiction of him.
“What [Clinton] said was … “I understand they offered that part to Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks turned it down. He said it was disrespectful of the office of the president of the United States of America. I like Tom Hanks.”
Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe and 2020 hopeful backs up the account in the Washington Post:
Albright – who, like McAuliffe, first met Damon at a 1997 Camp David screening of “Good Will Hunting” – told us he’s “very smart and has serious issues he’s focusing on. . . . I admire that.” No need to role-play for her cameo; they simply had a normal conversation: “He was talking about water, I was talking about the United Nations.”
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally released statements condemning the top Democrat donor and close friend Harvey Weinstein.
Even Hollywood actor Ben Affleck condemned Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday after he felt it was safe to release a statement.
Affleck’s former co-star Rose McGowan told Ben to “F*ck off!” and accused him of knowing about Weinstein’s abuse for years.
It’s not clear which press conference McGowan was referring to, but both she (left) and Affleck (center) appeared in the 1998 horror movie Phantoms (pictured), produced by Weinstein.(Daily Mail)
The Daily Mail reported:
Rose McGowan slammed Ben Affleck as a liar Tuesday after he finally broke his silence over the sexual harassment and assault allegations leveled at Harvey Weinstein.
Five days after the claims broke about the producer, who backed Affleck and Matt Damon’s screenplay for Good Will Hunting, Affleck said that he was ‘saddened and angry’ over the claims.
He also said that ‘The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick,’ and that he wants to see more support for women in the media.
But McGowan, who was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 and has been crusading against silence over Weinstein’s grim past, stuck out at his claims to obliviousness.
She tweeted: ‘@benaffleck “GODD*MNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.’
According to x17online, Affleck visited a LA Buddhist rehab facility on Tuesday, when he was approached about his embattled friend Harvey Weinstein. Affleck didn’t say a word, despite denouncing him in a tweet.
The camera man asked the actor if he thought Weinstein was a sick individual. Affleck didn’t say anything, simply ignoring the question as he entered into the facility.
Affleck is now being accused of groping former TRL host Hilarie Burton’s breasts.
Daily Beast reports:
When a fan tweeted that Affleck might as well have “kept quiet,” another Twitter user wrote: “He also grabbed Hilarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though.”
Burton, who starred in the show One Tree Hill, quickly jumped into the thread, confirming that she recalled the incident.
A ‘wild and crazy,’ interview from 2004 has resurfaced featuring actor Ben Affleck and Canadian TV presenter Anne-Marie Losique. Affleck was promoting his epically disastrous film Jersey Girl.
The Canadian TV presenter Anne-Marie Losique can be seen siting on the actor’s lap, as he wraps his arms around her.
“They would like the show better if you did it topless, wouldn’t they?” Affleck asks Losique.
“That’s a lovely perfume you have on. You usually show a lot more cleavage than this, what’s the story?”
“It’s Sunday morning,” Losique says.
“That never stopped you before, from getting them t**ties out. Who you trying to fool, Sunday morning? You should be in church with that rack on display.”
Affleck then complements Losique on her “firm breasts.”
The actor wants more, inquiring if she has a boyfriend back in Montreal.