Just Between Frames continues its theme "Rediscovering Robin Williams" with his Oscar-winning performance as Sean McGuire in Good Will Hunting.
Robin Williams received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Will's therapist in the movie. The screenplay writers, unknown Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, have said just how pivotal is was for them to have Williams in the cast and that they owe Williams "everything".
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon, and with Damon in the title role, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston laborer Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a patient of a therapist (Williams) and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor (Skarsgård). Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend (Affleck), his girlfriend (Driver) and himself, facing the significant task of thinking about his future.
The film received universal critical acclaim and was a financial success. It grossed over US$225 million during its theatrical run with only a modest $10 million budget. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, and won two: Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Damon and Affleck. -- courtesy of Wikipedia
Come join us on Monday, March 30th at 6:00 in Meeting Room B to see Robin Williams bring his own ferocious intellect, humor, and compassion to Will Hunting.