A South Boston whiz kid elects to clean the halls of learning rather than enter them, slumming his way through life as a janitor at MIT. But his natural ability to unravel complex equations attracts the attention of a professor who won't let him quit, a beautiful Harvard student who wants to save him, a sympathetic buddy who wants him to escape South Boston, and a counselor who encourages him. A soundly acclaimed, homegrown effort from lifelong Boston buddies Damon and Affleck, who pushed their script through development by disguising it as a suspense thriller.
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1997 Robin Williams American actor/comedian
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1997 Matt Damon American actor, screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay 1997 Ben Affleck Oscar-winning actor/screenwriter, GOOD WILL HUNTING