When explosions went off on Monday at the Boston Marathon, the Massachusetts native expressed his sadness in this tweet:
“Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.”
Ben and his best friend, Matt Damon, who also grew up in Massachusetts, won an Academy Award in 1998 in for the film Good Will Hunting, which was shot in the Boston area.
Ben has since shot several other movies in the New England area.