"Good Will Hunting", a 1997 film directed by Gus Van Sant, earned writers/actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Set in Boston (although much of the movie was filmed in Toronto), the film follows Will Hunting, who works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's a math genius, but suffers from emotional issues and a hot temper. Faced with jail time after punching a police officer, Will agrees to study mathematics and see a therapist to avoid a stretch behind bars. Funnyman Robin Williams plays Will's therapist, a role that nabbed him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. The movie went on to earn more than $225 million worldwide.
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