Famous folks from Cambridge
The actor, writer, and director grew up in Cambridge and finds himself drawn back to Boston frequently for his movies, such as "Good Will Hunting," "Gone Baby Gone," and "The Town." It saves him a bunch of research, he said.
"When I was a kid and we wanted to go to a bar, we all went to Harvard Square. . . . Central Square was really working class. My mother's a teacher. It was very cheap. We bought our house for $27,000 in 1979. My father worked at the old Toyota place, Auditorium, on Franklin, which is now gone, then was a bartender at the Cantab and a janitor at Harvard. My mother was a teacher in the public school system. She just retired."