Profiles: Matt Damon


"You Could Call Him Down to Earth" 

by Robert Ito 

The New York Times 

January 3, 2016 

In the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting,” Matt Damon faces an existential crisis: Stay in Southie and work construction with his pals — “what’s wrong with layin’ brick?” he asks — or use his prodigious mathematical powers for, well, who knows what. His best friend, Ben Affleck, promises to kill him if he squanders his “winnin’ lottery ticket” and picks the bricks. 

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