Boston has been the backdrop of some great films; Good Will Hunting is arguably one the best: not only because it’s an awesome flick but because the story behind it is one for the history books. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are now major movie stars and directors but they were unknown before this!
The best picture winner depicts life on both sides of the tracks in Boston (and Cambridge). Last week’s passing of Robin Williams has reminded all of us how great that film, and his role is! People from all over the world have come to pay their respects to the actor and comedian at the iconic bench in Boston Common from Good Will Hunting.
In the million + times I’ve been to the Public Garden since the film’s debut, I had never taken the time to figure out which exact bench was in that scene; this weekend, it was impossible to miss. There were crowds all around taking pictures and writing messages in chalk to the late actor.
Check out this (simple) memento left to pay homage to Robin Williams.
Robin Williams, thank you for all the great laughs and memories; you will be missed!