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Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant on Good Will Hunting

Kyle Buchanan interviews the actor and director of Good Will Hunting as it celebrates it’s 15th anniversary. Get ready to feel old: This month marks the fifteenth anniversary of Good Will Hunting, the Oscar-nominated 1997 drama that made stars of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and turbocharged the career of its director, Gus Van Sant. Damon Read MoreRead More

Director Roundtable: 6 Auteurs on Tantrums, Crazy Actors and Quitting While They’re Ahead

THR gathers together six of the most talked about directors for their Award Season Roundtable including: Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), David. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) , Ben Affleck (Argo) , Ang Lee (Life of Pi) , Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) and Gus Van Sant(Promised Land). The transcript follows below: In 1997, independent filmmaker Gus Van Sant directed an unknown actor-writer named Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting, which launched Affleck and his buddy Matt Read MoreRead More

Film directors are embracing TV

Some people will argue we’re in a golden age of television, as networks are more and more likely to gamble on edgy original character driven stories while Hollywood studios retreat back to safe bets and sequels. Perhaps, it’s this reason that big name directors are feeling comfortable jumping the divide and working for the small screen.Read More