Remember 'Good Will Hunting'? The film where the racist jerk from 'School Ties' joined forces with the paddle jerk from 'Dazed and Confused' and managed to write and star in a film that earned nine Oscar nominations and two wins, including a Best Screenplay statuette for the young Matt Damon and Ben Affleck?

As the story goes, Will Hunting (Damon) is a janitor with a harsh past who just so happens to be brilliant -- so brilliant, in fact, that without schooling, he can solve difficult math problems MIT students and professors struggle with. With the help of his friend (Affleck), the math professor (Stellan Skarsgard) and a psychologist (Robin Williams), Will comes to terms with his past and finds a way to make the most of his potential. He also -- spoiler alert -- decides to shelve lucrative professional opportunities on his plate and head to California to reunite with the woman he loves (Minnie Driver).

But it wasn't always this way. The film became what it is today because of helpful feedback from Rob Reiner and Terrence Malick.
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