The Mynope File

Category: Will

Free Willy (1993)

One day a year, Ben & Jerry’s gives away free willy.

Willy (Keiko)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

My friend Steve was called back for the Cole Hauser part in this movie. I remember coaching him on his Boston accent, specifically the line “Yeah, restructuring the amount of retards they had workin’ for ‘em.” He might not quite have convinced you he was born and bred in Southie, but the accent ended up as significantly less of a Jersey/Leprechaun hybrid than when we started.

Will Hunting (Matt Damon)

Iron Will (1994)

Don’t you hate it when Will comes out of the dryer all wrinkled?

Will Stoneman (Mackenzie Astin)

Will & Grace (1998)
TV series

So, turns out the phrase “will and grace” comes from the Jewish mystical philosopher Martin Buber, who wrote: “It can, however, also come about, if I have both will and grace, that in considering the tree I become bound up in relation to it.”

In a related piece of trivia, it was Kabbalah scholar Gershom Scholem who said, “the Godhead may be conceived of as an island... a temptation island.”

Will Truman (Eric McCormack)
Grace Elizabeth Adler-Markus (Debra Messing)

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