In una curiosa intervista rilasciata al sito di Tom Shone, Matt Damon ricorda l’inizio della sua carriera, diviso tra il set di The Rainmaker di Coppola e la scrittura di Will Hunting, che avrebbe regalato a lui ed all’amico Ben Affleck il successo e l’Oscar.
In proposito un aneddoto relativo al finale del film viene alla luce solo ora.
The idea for the ending was given them by Terrence Malick, who happened to be best friends with Affleck’s godfather.
“We just asked if we could have a meeting with him. We went to Boston to see him. And we had it in the script that my character and Minnie’s left together at the end of the movie. Terry didn’t ready the script but we explained the whole story to him, and in the middle of the dinner, he said, ‘I think it would be better if she left and he went after her.’ And Ben and I looked at each other. It was one of those things where you go: of course that ‘s better. He said it and he probably doesn’t even remmber that he said it. He started talking about Antonioni. ‘In Italian movies a guy just leaves town at the end and that enough.’ And we said of course that’s enough. That’s where we come from. If you just leave that’s a big enough deal. It doesn’t have to build up to anything more.”