About

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Se...

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Directed by

Gus Van Sant

Written by

Matt Damon (Writer)
Ben Affleck (Writer)

Runtime

127 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

For the first 20 years of his life, Will Hunting has called the shots. Now he's about to meet his match.

Cast

Keywords

love ambition friends male friendship janitor baseball university professor boston, massachusetts prodigy m.i.t. mathematics genius courtroom harvard university psychologist flashback math genius

Photos

Lists

#86 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#433 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Matt Damon Ben Affleck

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Robin Williams

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Minnie Driver