Kevin Costner Recalls Meeting Two Future Stars Working As Extras On ‘Field Of Dreams’

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are unforgettable actors. And even early in their careers, they stood out in a sea of extras, according to Kevin Costner.

In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Costner recalled his memories of the young stars working on Field of Dreams.

“They were sitting in the stands, like college guys, and they came up, and they both leaned in at the same time, leaned back at the same time, looked at each other at the same time as we talked,” he says. “And they had this big enthusiasm. They were on fire. I do remember them, absolutely.”

Jimmy Kimmel then read a text message from Damon, who recalled the moment from his perspective.

“I remember it well,” the text said. “I literally had an Untouchables poster on my wall. He came out and hung around with the extras between setups. I asked him what he was doing, and he said, ‘Shooting the s—’ and I laughed like a 12-year-old girl. It was a big deal for us, because he had the exact career that we wanted. He was very nice to us.”

Costner talked about his emotional reaction to the 11-minute standing ovation at the premiere of his movie Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 at Cannes.

“I actually started walking my life backwards for a second,” he says. “I kinda went back to the beginning and wondering, you know, how I even ended up at a place like that. We all have these dreams where we wanna be, and I had my own, and I’ve taken some really big bites out of life, and life has taken some really big ones out of me. But I kind of just keep going, and when they started to clap and they didn’t stop, I didn’t really know what — I didn’t f—ing cry. I didn’t cry. My eyes were full.”

Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 premieres in theaters June 28, while Chapter 2 hits theaters Aug. 16.

Watch the full interview above.

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