Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American psychological drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. It stars Robin Williams, Damon, Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård and Minnie Driver.

Good Will Hunting
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGus Van Sant
Written by
Produced byLawrence Bender
CinematographyJean-Yves Escoffier
Edited byPietro Scalia
Music byDanny Elfman
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Distributed byMiramax Films[1]
Release dates
  • December 2, 1997 (1997-12-02) (Bruin Theater)
  • December 5, 1997 (1997-12-05) (United States)
Running time
126 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States[1]
Budget$10 million[2]
Box office$225.9 million[3]

The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $225 million during its theatrical run against a $10 million budget. At the 70th Academy Awards, it received nominations in nine categories, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won in two: Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon. In 2014, it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporter's "100 Favorite Films" list.[4]

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