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At a press conference following the screening of his and Gus Van Sant’s "Promised Land" at the Berlinale Friday, Matt Damon was asked what the chances of Ben Affleck’s "Argo" winning the Academy Award, and if he was tired of talking about his friend and business partner. “His life is so interesting, I never get tired of talking about him,” said Damon with a smile.  “He’s been on a roller coaster for the last fifteen years.” Damon noted that he and Affleck have a company together.  “And with the success of 'Argo,' [Affleck] called me a few months ago and said, ‘We gotta get offices!’  We’re going to rent some offices, so it will be a little bit more of an official company, with letterhead and signs." “But I’m really happy for him.  He’s worked so hard and he’s taken it on »

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