13 Hidden Scenes in Good Will Hunting

Following is our collection of Good Will Hunting facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Good Will Hunting film message.

Good Will Hunting (1997). Robin William's painting alludes to the idea that both Robin William's character and Will are both enduring "storms" in their lives. After the movie's resolution, we see a similar shot of a boat and ominous figure; however, in still water this time.
Good Will Hunting (1997). Robin William's painting alludes to the idea that both Robin William's character and Will are both enduring "storms" in their lives. After the movie's resolution, we see a similar shot of a boat and ominous figure; however, in still water this time.
After Will sees the photo of Sean serving in Vietnam, he tells Sean if he wants to read "a real history book", he should A People's History by Howard Zinn, which strongly argues against the US military's involvement in Vietnam and most other US wars
After Will sees the photo of Sean serving in Vietnam, he tells Sean if he wants to read "a real history book", he should A People's History by Howard Zinn, which strongly argues against the US military's involvement in Vietnam and most other US wars

Good Will Hunting Movie Trivia Facts

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Ben Affleck's character goes to a meeting at a company called Holden & McNeil. Holden McNeil was the name of his character in Chasing Amy.

  2. The role of "Skylar" was based on Matt Damon's ex-girlfriend Skylar Satenstein, whom he met at Harvard. Before filming began, Satenstein left Damon for Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Good Will Hunting Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Harmony Korine makes a cameo interrupting Will's call with Skylar. (Harmony Korine was close to director Van Sant explaining the surprise appearance)
    Harmony Korine makes a cameo interrupting Will's call with Skylar. (Harmony Korine was close to director Van Sant explaining the surprise appearance)
  • When Robin Williams boots him from the session, M. Damon says "F#@k You" and R. Williams response is, "You're the shepherd." ..as in f#!k EWE.

Good Will Hunting Hidden Facts

1 - . In the opening sequence of the film a montage of books is shows, the only visible book title is "No exit", a play by Jean-Paul Sartre, the key message of which is "hell is other people". Alluding to the struggles Matt Damon's character has with trust and relationships.
. In the opening sequence of the film a montage of books is shows, the only visible book title is "No exit", a play by Jean-Paul Sartre, the key message of which is "hell is other people". Alluding to the struggles Matt Damon's character has with trust and relationships.

Will uses a painting in Dr. Maguire's office to screw with him by stating that the doctor has had serious woman problems. He is correct. The colors in the painting actually fit perfectly with Will's assessment. (Painting and explanation inside)

1 - . Minnie Driver is holding the binoculars backwards.
. Minnie Driver is holding the binoculars backwards.

When Will points out that the Harvard guy is plagiarizing, it sounds like he says "You got that from Vicus, 'Work in Essex County.'" He's actually referring to VickERs in a Boston accent.

1 - Will's Janitor outfit has the name "Bob" on it
Will's Janitor outfit has the name "Bob" on it
1 - Will Hunting (Matt Damon) wears a vintage Ford Mustang Cobra Shelby GT racing jacket in Good Will Hunting (1997). Over two decades later, Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby in Ford v Ferrari (2019).
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) wears a vintage Ford Mustang Cobra Shelby GT racing jacket in Good Will Hunting (1997). Over two decades later, Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby in Ford v Ferrari (2019).
Good Will Hunting poster
Good Will Hunting poster

Good Will Hunting Plot

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Good Will Hunting. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama, Romance
Director Gus Van Sant
Stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, John Mighton
IMDB score 8.3