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Yesterday marked two years since comedy legend Robin Williams passed away. Given that Williams had such a long and celebrated career, it's hardly surprising that many celebrities took to social media to share their ongoing grief and memories of the actor on social media, including Good Will Hunting costar, Matt Damon.

Speaking to Irish website JOE, Damon opened up about that famous bench scene in Good Will Hunting, a film which earned Williams the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and Damon (and Ben Affleck) the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Damon revealed to JOE that it was while filming the bench scene that he first knew Good Will Hunting was going to be special:

"It was Robin’s scene, and when he was just crushing it on the first take, I just went, 'This is gonna be really good,'"

He also explained that he recently revisited the bench, where memories of Williams flooded back to him:

"I walked over there with my family and we sat on the bench. The kids didn’t know, they’ve never seen the movie. They’re too young. But it was nice to go back and think about him there."

Check out the full clip of Matt Damon remembering Robin Williams below:

But while Matt Damon's interview may have been the most heartbreaking, there's been a plethora of tributes to the late comedian. Take a look at some of the other homages that have been paid to Robin Williams this week:

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar has shared other memories of Robin Williams before, but took the time to remember her The Crazy Ones costar on Thursday with two posts. The first was an adorable photo of the pair, with the sad quote "time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students," while the other was a decidedly more upbeat post - a photo of Robin surrounded by Victoria's Secret angels:

Nick Zano

Minority Report and Legends of Tomorrow actor Nick Zano also shared a brief, but touching tweet, summing up how many of us felt back in 2014.

The Academy

The Academy's official Instagram account remembered Williams with a throwback to his touching acceptance speech for his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor back in 1998.

Dante Basco (and the cast of Hook)

This December marks the 25th anniversary of the film Hook, and to celebrate, the Lost Boys cast recently reunited for a photoshoot. In addition, Dante Basco, who played the leader of the Lost Boys, Rufio, spoke to THR about his time with Robin on set. "Robin was a unique star in a town full of stars," he said. "He was just a warm and welcoming spirit, and that, for me, will live forever."

What is your favorite Robin Williams movie?

Damon and Williams in Good Will Hunting [Lawrence Bender Pictures]
Damon and Williams in Good Will Hunting [Lawrence Bender Pictures]



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