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In a lengthy interview with Boston Magazine, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon recalled how difficult it was to get "Good Will Hunting" into production, especially with two actors who weren't well known at the time. Damon explained that he always envisioned Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro as the professor and the psychiatrist while writing the script, which was about a genius kid being chased by the government. While studios fell in love with the story, as time went by, everyone lost interest, which forced Damon and Affleck to find a director. At one point, Affleck suggested directing it himself, something that was received with a polite silence. "It was the beginning of my own directorial ambition," he said. Eventually, Affleck took the script to his "Chasing Amy" director Kevin Smith, who read it and said: "I wouldn't dare direct this movie, this is so beautiful." Instead, he took it to Harvey Weinstein, »

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