United States Oscar-winning actor and renowned comedian Robin Williams took his own life in his California home, a coroner said, based on preliminary findings. Williams, 63, was found dead by his personal assistant just before midday on Monday local timeMarin County's assistant chief deputy coroner, Keith Boyd, told a news conference. Williams was last seen alive by his wife, Susan Schneider, on Sunday night when she retired for the evening.
December 4, Miramax Films There are plenty of reasons why Good Will Hunting is one of the most beloved films of the past 20 years. It has that great Robin Williams performance, the only one he ever won an Oscar for. It put indie director Gus Van Sant on the mainstream map.
The movie tends to make us cry, too. On the 20th anniversary of its original release, here are some facts about Good Will Hunting to help you appreciate it even more. When the producers at Castle Rock bought the screenplay after a bidding warhead honcho Rob Reiner told the writers that they really had two movies here: He left it to them to decide which part of the story would survive.
All of the MIT interiors were shot on a Canadian sound stage. The L Street Tavern is real, and the regulars were hugely supportive of the movie. Damon and Affleck wanted to do it themselves; Castle Rock thought that idea was preposterous.
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Buying a screenplay from a couple of pretty-boy actors was risky enough. After Miramax bought the script from Castle Rock, the company began setting up meetings with various potential directors, including Mel Gibson, who was a hot commodity at the time because of Braveheart.
Damon politely asked if he might consider stepping aside for someone who really had a passion for it, and Gibson obliged. Van Sant was and for the most part still is a director of small, independent features, not blockbusters.
Once he committed to the movie, Williams wanted to get a taste of South Boston by having Affleck and Damon take him around the neighborhood.
They took him to a rough dive bar called the L Street Tavern, where the colorful locals mobbed the actor and drunk guys tried to fight Affleck. Affleck and Damon protested, but dutifully wrote it. It was his way of getting out.
I looked like I should be singing backup for Color Me Badd. And I got it!
The reclusive director of Badlands and Days of Heaven he was a year away from making The Thin Red Line happened to be good friends with an Affleck family friend, so Ben and Matt arranged a meeting with him.
It was one of those things where you go:Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” (’s), and the film, ‘Good Will Hunting’ (), directed by Gus Van Sant, extensively explores this notion. Harper Lee’s novel ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ is a young girl, Scout’s self-discovery, in a racially prejudiced society.
Good Will Hunting does both, and, as a result, earns a rating commensurate with the "good" in the title. Good Will Hunting (United States, ) Director: Gus Van Sant. The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Director, ) Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting. Analysis: Titanic. You know, that big movie with the boat sinking.
This movie is so fucking well directed and well made. But there’s no way he beats Spielberg. There just isn’t. it’s by far the most profitable feature gus van sant has ever directed.
Van Sant was (and for the most part still is) a director of small, independent features, not blockbusters. According to Gus Van Sant, the moment where Harvey Weinstein really wanted to get the movie done was partly due to Matt Damon being cast in The Rainmaker () by Francis Ford Coppola which validated the fact that Damon was a leading man.
Robin Williams: performer who wanted to move beyond the default formula in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting ().