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Matt Damon Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Among the biggest names in modern Hollywood, the American actor, screenwriter and producer Matthew Paige Damon was born on 8 October 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts,  and as Matt Damon he has earned numerous awards and countless more nominations for his various performances, including Damon’s acclaimed successful breakout role in the 1997 drama “Good Will Hunting”.

So just how rich is Matt Damon, as of early 2017? Authoritative sources indicate that Matt has accrued an estimated net worth of $190 million over the course of his career, which now spans close to 30 years, and which has included appearances in such hit films as Steven Spielberg’s 1998 war drama “Saving Private Ryan”, and one of Damon’s most celebrated roles as Tom Ripley in the 1999 “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. However, some truly lucrative endorsement deals have helped too – Damon was paid a staggering $150,000 for every second he appeared in a commercial for Nespresso. Damon leads the lifestyle to reflect his impressive wealth, owning a mansion in Los Angeles valued at $15 million, and another in Miami with an estimated price tag of $10.5 million – and is often seen in one of his three cars, a collection that includes the electric sports car Tesla Roadster.

Matt Damon Net Worth $190 Million

Matt Damon is the child of stockbroker Kent Telfer Damon, and an early childhood education professor, Nancy Carlsson-Page. Growing up, Damon became fast friends with his distant cousin, future actor, director and screenwriter Ben Affleck. It was together with Affleck that Matt Damon first began to dabble in acting, appearing in several high school productions alongside him, and listing those early roles as one of the most important influences on his road to professional acting – although Damon has been quoted saying that their drama teacher always seemed to trust Affleck more in the end, giving him “the biggest roles and longest speeches.”

Whatever the case, Matt Damon made his film debut early, appearing in the 1988 romantic comedy “Mystic Pizza” when he was just 18. Throughout his university years – spent in Harvard pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree – Damon continued to feature in television productions and films. Risking his health to lose 40 pounds in a hundred days, Matt Damon was noted for his dedication and impressive performance in the 1996 drama “Courage Under Fire”, in which he appeared alongside Denzel Washington and Lou Diamond Phillips. The next year Matt would finally find success in what is widely considered his breakout role, as the lead actor in the drama “Good Will Hunting”. Directed by Gus Van Sant and co-written by Damon and Ben Affleck, the film saw Damon star alongside Robin Williams in a film that won Damon his only Academy Award to date – for “Best Screenplay”, an award he shared with Affleck. Since then, Damon has gone on to a number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed appearances, including featuring alongside George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” trilogy, and taking the lead role in the “Bourne” trilogy. These continued successes have certainly gone a long way in boosting Damon’s already impressive net worth.

In his personal life, Matt Damon has been married to Argentinian actress Luciana Bozán Barroso since 2005, and they have three daughters. They currently live in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Witness for the Prosecution2018producer announced
ThirstTV Movie executive producer announced
Bending the Arc2017Documentary executive producer
Incorporated2016TV Series executive producer
The Runner2016TV Series executive producer - 75 episodes
Jason Bourne2016producer
Manchester by the Sea2016producer
The Leisure Class2015TV Movie executive producer
More Time with Family2014TV Movie executive producer
Promised Land2012producer
The People Speak UK2010Documentary co-executive producer
The People Speak2009Documentary executive producer
Running the Sahara2007Documentary executive producer
Feast2005executive producer
Project Greenlight2001-2005TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes
The Battle of Shaker Heights2003executive producer
All Grown Up2003TV Movie executive producer
Speakeasy2002executive producer
Push, Nevada2002TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Third Wheel2002executive producer
Stolen Summer2002producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ocean's Eight2018post-productionLinus Caldwell (rumored)
Downsizing2017post-production
Suburbicon2017post-productionGardner
The Great Wall2016/IWilliam Garin
Jason Bourne2016Jason Bourne
Ares III: Farewell2016Video shortMark Watney
Ares III: The Right Stuff2016Video shortMark Watney
The Martian2015Mark Watney
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesCubby Hurlihy
Interstellar2014Mann
The Monuments Men2014James Granger
The Zero Theorem2013Management
Elysium2013/IMax
Behind the Candelabra2013TV MovieScott Thorson
House of Lies2013TV SeriesMatt Damon
Promised Land2012Steve Butler
Saturday Night Live2011TV SeriesHandsome Drug Addict
We Bought a Zoo2011Benjamin Mee
Happy Feet Two2011Bill the Krill (voice)
Margaret2011/IMr. Aaron
Contagion2011Mitch Emhoff
The Adjustment Bureau2011David Norris
30 Rock2010-2011TV SeriesCarol
True Grit2010LaBoeuf
Hereafter2010George Lonegan
Green Zone2010Miller
Cubed2009TV SeriesMatt Damon
Invictus2009Francois Pienaar
Entourage2009TV SeriesMatt Damon
The Informant!2009Mark Whitacre
Ponyo2008Kôichi (English version, voice)
Che: Part Two2008Fr. Schwartz
Youth Without Youth2007Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur2007TV SeriesMatt Damon
The Bourne Ultimatum2007Jason Bourne
Ocean's Thirteen2007Linus Caldwell Lenny Pepperidge
The Good Shepherd2006Edward Wilson
The Departed2006Colin Sullivan
Syriana2005Bryan Woodman
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D2005Documentary shortAl Shepard (voice)
The Brothers Grimm2005Wilhelm Grimm
Ocean's Twelve2004Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy2004Jason Bourne
Jersey Girl2004PR Exec #2
EuroTrip2004Donny
Stuck on You2003Bob Tenor
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind2002Matt, Bachelor #2
The Bernie Mac Show2002TV SeriesMatt Damon
The Bourne Identity2002Bourne
The Third Wheel2002Kevin (uncredited)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron2002Spirit (voice)
Will & Grace2002TV SeriesOwen
Gerry2002Gerry
The Majestic2001Luke Trimble (voice)
Ocean's Eleven2001Linus Caldwell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Matt Damon Will Hunting (uncredited)
All the Pretty Horses2000John Grady Cole
Finding Forrester2000Steven Sanderson
The Legend of Bagger Vance2000Rannulph Junuh
Titan A.E.2000Cale Tucker (voice)
The Talented Mr. Ripley1999Tom Ripley
Dogma1999Loki
Rounders1998Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan1998Private Ryan
Good Will Hunting1997Will Hunting
The Rainmaker1997Rudy Baylor
Chasing Amy1997Shawn Oran - Executive #2
Courage Under Fire1996SPC Ilario
Glory Daze1995Edgar Pudwhacker
The Good Old Boys1995TV MovieCotton Calloway
Geronimo: An American Legend1993Lt. Britton Davis
School Ties1992Charlie Dillon
Rising Son1990TV MovieCharlie Robinson
Field of Dreams1989Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
The Good Mother1988Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Mystic Pizza1988Steamer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happy Feet Two2011performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Good Shepherd2006performer: "H.M.S. Pinafore: Act 1: Hail! Men O'War's Men... I'm Called Little Buttercup"
The Talented Mr. Ripley1999performer: "TU VUO' FA l'AMERICANO", "MY FUNNY VALENTINE", "WE'RE CALLED GONDOLIERI"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Promised Land2012screenplay
Gerry2002written by
Good Will Hunting1997written by

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gerry2002

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Trumping Matt Damon2013Short very special thanks
Massholes2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look2011TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Turning It Over2010Short special thanks
Inside Job2010Documentary thanks
The Assassin2008Short special thanks
Gone Baby Gone2007special thanks
Saga Tier I2006special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Off Camera with Sam Jones2014TV SeriesHimself
Years of Living Dangerously2014TV Series documentaryHimself
CNBC Meets2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security2014DocumentaryNarrator
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche prochain2014TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32009-2014TV SeriesHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2007-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Junkie2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unscripted2014TV SeriesHimself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter / Nominee (uncredited)
Exoskeletons, Explosions, and the Action Choreography of Elysium2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Hero, the Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Journey to Elysium: A Filmaker's Log: Capturing Elysium2013Video documentary shortHimself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Elton John & Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie / Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Janela Indiscreta2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Vivir de cine2013TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2009-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Making Behind the Candelabra Show2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bono, Richard Branson, and Olivia Wilde Join Matt Damon's Strike2013Video shortHimself
Kino Kino2013TV SeriesHimself
Matt Damon Goes on Strike!2013Video shortHimself
Les Coulisses des Golden Globes2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1998-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations2012TV SeriesHimself
Unleashing the Power2012Documentary shortHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2012TV MovieHimself
Matt Damon's Promise to Haiti2012Video documentary shortHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Radioman2012DocumentaryHimself
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 1002012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
ES.TV HD2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In Character With...2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation2011DocumentaryHimself
Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division2011ShortHimself
Women, War & Peace2011TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
The Dr. Oz Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Leaping Through New York2011Video shortHimself
The Adjustment Bureau: Becoming Elise2011Video shortHimself
The Adjustment Bureau: Destined to Be2011Video shortHimself
American Teacher2011DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
Plan B2011/IIDocumentary voice
His Way2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The 7PM Project2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Joel Siegel Award Recipient
14 Actors Acting2010Video shortHimself
Green Zone: Recreating Baghdad2010Video shortHimself
Green Zone: The Real Miller2010Video shortHimself
Inside 'The Green Zone'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Matt Damon: Ready for Action2010Video documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute2010TV MovieHimself
Face 2 Face2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2002-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
Ponyo: Behind the Microphone - The Voices of Ponyo2010Video documentary shortHimself
Ponyo: Creating Ponyo2010Video documentary shortHimself
Ponyo: Ponyo & Fujimoto2010Video documentary shortHimself
Ponyo: The Nursery2010Video documentary shortHimself
Ponyo: The Producer's Perspective - Telling the Story2010Video documentary shortHimself
Go' aften Danmark2010TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet2010TV SpecialHimself
Inside Job2010DocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Teenage Paparazzo2010DocumentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Gomorron1998-2009TV SeriesHimself - Om Filmen
The People Speak2009DocumentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
At the Movies2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
All In: The Poker Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself
The Commuter Talk Show2008ShortHimself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2008TV SeriesHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself
Cinetipp2008TV Series documentaryJason Bourne
Beyond the Expedition: Running the Sahara2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
VTV Interviews2008TV SeriesHimself
One x One Gala2007TV MovieHimself
Man on the Move: Jason Bourne2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Big City Action2007Video shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Blowing Up Bourne2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Driving School2007Video shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: New York Chase2007Video shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Planning the Punches2007Video shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Rooftop Pursuit2007Video shortHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: The Evolution of Nicky2007Video shortHimself
Coda: Thirty Years Later2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
AXN Buzz2007TV SeriesHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2007TV SeriesHimself
The Montel Williams Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jensen!2007TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
Running the Sahara2007DocumentaryNarrator
Getaway2007TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Traveller
Weekend Sunrise2006-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Shownieuws2007TV SeriesHimself
The Bourne Ultimatum: T4 Movie Special2007TV MovieHimself
HBO First Look1998-2007TV Series documentaryHimself / Bob Tenor
eTalk Daily2007TV SeriesHimself
The Ludlum Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum2007Video documentaryHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De Niro: A Self Portrait2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Crossing Criminal Cultures2007Video documentary shortHimself
Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and 'The Departed'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2001-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Audience Member
The Early Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute2006TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Science2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Film '722005-2006TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005TV SeriesHimself
Empire Movie Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself
Biography2000-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHimself
NY Indies2005Documentary
Tout le monde en parle2004TV SeriesHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Anatomy of a Scene - Explosive Bridge Chase Scene2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Blowing Things Up2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Bourne to Be Wild - Fighting Training2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Crash Cam - Racing to the Streets of Moscow2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Keeping It Real2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: Matching Identities: Casting of 'The Bourne Supremacy'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: On the Move with Jason Bourne2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: The Go-Mobile Revs Up the Action2004Video shortHimself
60 Minutes2004TV SeriesHimself
Mondo Thingo2004TV SeriesHimself
The Panel2004TV SeriesHimself
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHimself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sur les traces de Gerry2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Bourne Identity: From Identity to Supremacy - Jason and Marie2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Identity: Inside a Fight Sequence2004Video shortHimself
The Bourne Supremacy: The Bourne Diagnosis (Part 2)2004Video shortHimself
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train2004DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp2004Video documentary shortHimself
'Saving Private Ryan': Miller and His Platoon2004Video documentary shortHimself
Making 'Saving Private Ryan'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tinseltown TV2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saltlake Van Sant2003Video documentary shortMatt Damon
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bourne Identity: The Birth of 'The Bourne Identity'2003Video shortHimself
Reel Comedy2003TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Total Request Live2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2002 MTV Movie Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '022002TV Special documentaryHimself
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma2001Video documentary shortHimself
Revealed with Jules Asner2001TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Reflections on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'2000Video documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Quest for the Titan2000TV Movie documentaryHimself / Cale Tucker (voice)
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'2000Video documentary shortHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Lux2000TV SeriesHimself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Talented Mr. Ripley: Making the Soundtrack1999Video documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Return to Normandy1998Video documentaryHimself
Rounders: Behind-the-Scenes Special1998Video shortHimself
Rounders: Inside Professional Poker1998Video shortHimself
Mundo VIP1998TV SeriesHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Male Star of Tomorrow
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Howard Stern1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Moviewatch1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Screenplay & Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Making of 'Good Will Hunting'1997Video documentary shortHimself
Academy Live1995TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2016-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - After Party
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Jason Bourne: Bourne in the U.K.2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: Bourne to Fight2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: Bringing Back Bourne2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: Inside the Hub2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: Las Vegas Showdown2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: On Foreign Soil, the Athens Riot2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: The Athens Escape2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: The Bourne Style2016Video documentary shortHimself
Jason Bourne: The End of a Journey2016Video documentary shortHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Extra2002-2016TV SeriesHimself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ridley Scott2016TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Host
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Matt Damon Pranks People with Surprise Spy Mission2016TV MovieHimself
CTV News at 11:30 Toronto2016TV SeriesHimself
The Long Way Home: Making the Martian2016DocumentaryHimself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
20/202016TV Series documentaryHimself - Best Actor Nominee
The EE British Academy Film Awards2016TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
Dispatches from the Gulf2016DocumentaryNarrator
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Live2016TV MovieHimself
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Mars: Casting and Costumes of 'The Martian'2016Video documentary shortHimself
Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction of 'The Martian'2016Video documentary shortHimself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2016TV SpecialHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: The Martian & Winner
Project Greenlight2001-2015TV SeriesHimself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Weekend Ticket2013-2015TV Series shortHimself
The Graham Norton Show2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Journey to Planet Earth2003-2014TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Man Who Saved the World2014DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2009-2017TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
Astro Royal2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Ares III: The Untold Story2016Video documentary shortMark Watney
Boots on the Ground in Haiti2016DocumentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesMark Watney
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryWill Hunting
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Stick 10 Even More Swag: The Blackman Cometh2014ShortTD AMERITrades Narrator
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Starfish Throwers2014DocumentaryHimself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesMax De Costa / Scott Thorson
1002 Momentos de la tele2012TV SeriesHimself
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories2012TV SeriesHimself - Award Wining Actor
Metropolis2011TV Series
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project2011DocumentaryHimself
Espías en Hollywood2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fino alla fine del mondo2010TV Series documentaryNarrator
Frontline2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
España, plató de cine2009TV Movie documentaryHimself / Jason Bourne (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2008TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
George W. Bush Battles Jesus Christ2008ShortBryan Woodman
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesWill Hunting
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
American Greed2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Shownieuws2007TV SeriesHimself
Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryJohn Grady Cole
Headline News2006TV SeriesWill Hunting
Biography2006TV Series documentaryWill Hunting in 'Good Will Hunting'
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #78
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan2004Video documentarySean Kelly (uncredited)
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHimself
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Gomorron1998-2002TV SeriesHimself
Fremde2000ShortHimself (uncredited)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialTom Ripley (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Martian (2015)
2016Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Humanitarian AwardHouston Film Critics Society Awards

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2016Chairman's AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Martian (2015)
2015NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2012Tribute AwardGotham Awards
2011Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureTrue Grit (2010)· A.C. Lyles (executive producer)
· Steven Spielberg (executive producer)
· Paul Schwake (executive producer)
· Ethan Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Joel Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Scott Rudin (producer)
· Jeff Bridges (actor)
· Josh Brolin (actor)
· Hailee Steinfeld (actor)
2011Joel Siegel AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2010American Cinematheque AwardAmerican Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2008People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Action Star
2007Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 25 July. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
2007Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalOutstanding Artistic ContributionThe Good Shepherd (2006)· John Sessions
· Oleg Shtefanko
· Martina Gedeck
· Michael Gambon
· John Turturro
· Keir Dullea
· Eddie Redmayne
· Mark Ivanir
· Timothy Hutton
· Joe Pesci
· Robert De Niro
· Lee Pace
· Gabriel Macht
· Alec Baldwin
· Angelina Jolie
· Billy Crudup
· William Hurt
· Tammy Blanchard
2007COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, Motion PictureThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2006NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jack Nicholson
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Ray Winstone
· Vera Farmiga
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
· James Badge Dale
2005ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of the Year
2005Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2003Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureSpirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)· Mireille Soria (producer)
· Jeffrey Katzenberg (producer)
· Kelly Asbury (director)
· Lorna Cook (director)
· John Fusco (writer)
· James Cromwell (principal actor)
· Daniel Studi (principal actor)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesWill & Grace (1998)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - VideoGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalOutstanding Single AchievementGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBreakthrough ArtistGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsNewcomer of the YearGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998Humanitas PrizeHumanitas PrizeFeature Film CategoryGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsMost Promising ActorGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1997Special Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USAGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesManchester by the Sea (2016)· Kevin J. Walsh
· Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kimberly Steward
2017BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmManchester by the Sea (2016)· Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kimberly Steward
· Kevin J. Walsh
2017Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest FeatureManchester by the Sea (2016)· Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kimberly Steward
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipatedJason Bourne (2016)
2016Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: DramaThe Martian (2015)
2016OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Martian (2015)
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Unstructured Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (2001)· Ben Affleck (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· T.J. Barrack (executive producer)
· Perrin Chiles (executive producer)
· Marc Joubert (executive producer)
· Marshall Lewy (executive producer)
· Alexandra Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Gayle Gawlowski (executive producer)
2016BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Leading ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016AACTA International AwardAACTA International AwardsBest Lead ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Motion PictureManchester by the Sea (2016)· Kimberly Steward
· Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Actor in an Action MovieJason Bourne (2016)
2016COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the Year - ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsLead ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016Audience AwardGotham AwardsManchester by the Sea (2016)· Kenneth Lonergan
· Kimberly Steward
· Chris Moore
· Lauren Beck
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest FeatureManchester by the Sea (2016)· Kenneth Lonergan
· Kimberly Steward
· Chris Moore
· Lauren Beck
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest International ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceThe Martian (2015)
2016NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2016People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015PCC AwardPhoenix Critics CircleBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Martian (2015)
2015SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion PictureThe Martian (2015)
2015SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Martian (2015)
2015DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2014CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Duo - International CompetitionBehind the Candelabra (2013)· Michael Douglas
2014Guardian Film AwardGuardian Film Awards, UKBest Supporting ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActorBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesBehind the Candelabra (2013)
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: DramaWe Bought a Zoo (2011)
2012Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International ActorContagion (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingContagion (2011)· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Kate Winslet
· Jude Law
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marion Cotillard
· Sanaa Lathan
· John Hawkes
· Bryan Cranston
· Jennifer Ehle
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2011EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActorTrue Grit (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationActor of the YearTrue Grit (2010)
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorTrue Grit (2010)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleTrue Grit (2010)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleInvictus (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Action AdventureGreen Zone (2010)
2010OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleInvictus (2009)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Informant! (2009)
2010Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureInvictus (2009)
2010Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorInvictus (2009)
2010IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Invictus (2009)
2009SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Informant! (2009)
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Informant! (2009)
2009VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest ActorThe Informant! (2009)
2009CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Informant! (2009)
2009DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorThe Informant! (2009)
2009ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Lead PerformanceThe Informant! (2009)
2008Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorThe Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
2008MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceThe Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
2008MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightThe Bourne Ultimatum (2007)· Joey Ansah
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Leading Man
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen Match-UpThe Departed (2006)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jack Nicholson
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: ChemistryOcean's Thirteen (2007)· George Clooney
· Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Don Cheadle
· Elliott Gould
· Eddie Jemison
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Shaobo Qin
· Carl Reiner
· Eddie Izzard
· Andy Garcia
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Departed (2006)· Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Departed (2006)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Good Shepherd (2006)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Action Movie Star
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Action Adventure/ThrillerThe Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (2001)· Ben Affleck (executive producer)
· Chris Moore (executive producer)
· Sean Bailey (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Osher (executive producer)
· Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Andy Cohen (executive producer for bravo)
· Frances Berwick (executive producer for bravo)
· Dave Serwatka (executive producer for bravo)
· Rich Buhrman (co-executive producer)
· Gayle Gawlowski (supervising producer)
· Kevin Morra (supervising producer)
· Casey Kriley (senior producer)
· Jennifer Berman (producer)
· Eli H
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2005Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleOcean's Twelve (2004)· Don Cheadle
· George Clooney
· Andy Garcia
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Julia Roberts
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceThe Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2004PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionProject Greenlight (2001)· Ben Affleck
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Dan Cutforth
· Jane Lipsitz
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramProject Greenlight (2001)· Ben Affleck (executive producer)
· Chris Moore (executive producer)
· Sean Bailey (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Osher (executive producer)
· Dan Cutforth (executive producer)
· Jane Lipsitz (executive producer)
· Tony Yates (co-executive producer)
· Randy Sacks (supervising producer)
· Eli Holzman (producer)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest CameoEuroTrip (2004)
2003PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series TelevisionProject Greenlight (2001)· Ben Affleck
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Elizabeth Bronstein
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary, New ReleaseOcean's Eleven (2001)· Brad Pitt
· Andy Garcia
2003Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieSpirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleOcean's Eleven (2001)· Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· George Clooney
· Andy Garcia
· Elliott Gould
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Carl Reiner
· Julia Roberts
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality)Project Greenlight (2001)· Ben Affleck (executive producer)
· Chris Moore (executive producer)
· Sean Bailey (executive producer)
· Harvey Weinstein (executive producer)
· Bob Weinstein (executive producer)
· Billy Campbell (executive producer)
· Elizabeth Bronstein (co-executive producer)
· Eli Holzman (producer)
· Tina Gazzerro (producer)
· Tony Yates (producer)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamOcean's Eleven (2001)· Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Don Cheadle
· George Clooney
· Elliott Gould
· Eddie Jemison
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Shaobo Qin
· Carl Reiner
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Drama/RomanceAll the Pretty Horses (2000)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActorThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice LiarThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - SuspenseThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorAll the Pretty Horses (2000)
2000MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Musical PerformanceThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)· Jude Law
· Fiorello
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)· Richard Rodgers (music by)
· Lorenz Hart (lyrics by)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastSaving Private Ryan (1998)· Edward Burns
· Jeremy Davies
· Vin Diesel
· Adam Goldberg
· Tom Hanks
· Barry Pepper
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Tom Sizemore
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actor
1999ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsActor of the YearGood Will Hunting (1997)
1999ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsScreenwriter of the YearGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
· Minnie Driver
· Stellan Skarsgård
· Robin Williams
1998WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - DramaThe Rainmaker (1997)
1998Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Male PerformanceGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck
1998MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissGood Will Hunting (1997)· Minnie Driver
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Drama ActorGood Will Hunting (1997)
1998OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Martian (2015)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleTrue Grit (2010)· Jeff Bridges
· Josh Brolin
· Barry Pepper
· Hailee Steinfeld
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Departed (2006)· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jack Nicholson
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Vera Farmiga
· Ray Winstone
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
2006BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastThe Departed (2006)· Mark Wahlberg
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Anthony Anderson
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Alec Baldwin
· Ray Winstone
· Martin Sheen
1999BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
1997ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleGood Will Hunting (1997)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ScreenplayGood Will Hunting (1997)· Ben Affleck

TitleSalary
The Martian (2015)$15,000,000 to $25,000,000
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)$20,000,000
The Brothers Grimm (2005)$10,000,000
The Bourne Identity (2002)$10,000,000
Ocean's Eleven (2001)$5,000,000
All the Pretty Horses (2000)$5,500,000
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)$7,000,000
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)$5,000,000
Rounders (1998)$600,000
The Good Old Boys (1995)$20,000

#Fact
1Has stated since The Bourne Identity, when rehearsing fight scenes with stunt men, he has bought each of them a bottle of champagne for every time he struck them by accident.
2He said that in 1995, he was paid $20,000 to be in Tommy Lee Jones film The Good Old Boys (1995). That money kept Damon and Ben Affleck free from having to take other jobs so that they could write Good Will Hunting (1997).
3Has starred in six films with Casey Affleck: Good Will Hunting (1997), Gerry (2002), Oceans Eleven (2002), Oceans Twelve (2004), Oceans Thirteen (2007) and Interstellar (2014). Interstellar (2014) is the only one in which They do not have any scenes together.
4He starred in two science fiction films with Jessica Chastain where his character needs to be rescued: Interstellar (2014) and The Martian (2015).
5He has starred in three different films where rescuing his character is a major plot point: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Interstellar (2014) and The Martian (2015).
6He has worked with 9 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Anthony Minghella, Robert Redford, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, and Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.
7Jimmy Kimmel had a long running gag of ending his late night show with an apology to Matt Damon for not being able to interview him.
8He has appeared in four films directed by Kevin Smith: Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)_ and Jersey Girl (2004).
9Tenth cousin once removed of Ben Affleck.They are both descendants of William Knowlton Jr., a bricklayer who came to the United States from England in the 1630s.
10Exactly one year younger than Jeremy Davies, both appeared in Saving Private Ryan (1998) as Private Ryan and Corporal Upham. Both born on 8 October.
11Stated that his appearance on The Graham Norton Show (2007) with Hugh Bonneville and Bill Murray was 'the best time he'd ever had on a chat show'.
12As of 2016, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar (not counting his unconfirmed bit part in Field of Dreams (1989)): Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Departed (2006) , True Grit (2010) and The Martian (2015). The Departed (2006) won in the category.
13Is sometimes (but rarely) mistaken for actor Mark Wahlberg.
14Currently shooting director Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in New York City and Boston. [August 2005]
15Filming The Informant! (2009) in Decatur, Illinois (Home to ADM). Various locations. [May 2008]
16New York City, USA: The documentary film which he narrated, American Teacher (2011), premiered here before opening around the country. [September 2011]
17Attended The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) premiere in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Aug. 23rd. [August 2007]
18Became a father for the 3rd time at age 40 when his wife Luciana Barroso gave birth to their daughter Stella Zavala Damon on October 20, 2010.
19Became a father for the 2nd time at age 37 when his wife Luciana Barroso gave birth to their daughter Gia Zavala Damon on August 20, 2008.
20Became a father for the 1st time at age 35 when his wife Luciana Barroso gave birth to their daughter Isabella Zavala Damon on June 11, 2006.
21Put his Miami Beach mansion on North Bay Rd on the market for $20 million in May 2013.
22When he and best friend Ben Affleck were struggling actors, they both shared a Boston bank account.
23Was, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, the studio's first choice for the role of Jake Sully in Avatar (2009), but director James Cameron chose the (back then) more unknown Sam Worthington in the lead role instead.
24Appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: December '99 and August '07.
25Was at some point in talks to star in a remake of Blue Thunder (1983) with John Milius directing.
26Participated in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town, South Africa. [March 2009]
27Originally cast as Dan White in Milk (2008), but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Green Zone (2010).
28Visited Haiti with Wyclef Jean to deliver food to hurricane victims. [September 2008]
29Has an older brother named Kyle, who is a sculptor.
30He and Ben Affleck lived two blocks away from each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when they were children.
31He gained over 30 pounds to play Mark Whiteacre in The Informant! (2009), which he dieted off as soon as the shoot was complete.
32Named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2007.
33Named Hollywood's "best value" by Forbes Magazine, with his films making $29 (US) for each dollar he is paid (2007).
34Is only 11 years older than Eddie Redmayne who plays his son in The Good Shepherd (2006).
35Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (26 July 2007).
36Both he and best friend, Ben Affleck, spent Father's Day 2007 with their wives and children together on vacation in Hawaii.
37Appears in two of the six summer 2007 "threequels": Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). He also appeared in the second; movies of the "Bourne" and "Ocean" franchises in the same year (2004).
38Turned down the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (2008).
39Francis Ford Coppola cast him in The Rainmaker (1997) after seeing him in Courage Under Fire (1996).
40Turned down the part of Bobby Mercer in Four Brothers (2005), as he found the script to be "ultra-violent". The part eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.
41Has English and Scottish ancestry on his father's side, and Finnish and Swedish ancestry on his mother's side. His maternal grandfather had changed his surname from "Pajari" (a Finnish surname) to "Paige".
42Was once offered the chance at playing Daredevil when it was in production at Miramax in 1999. This version would have starred Damon and been written by Kevin Smith and directed by Robert Rodriguez. However, Marvel Comics wanted too large a budget for the filmmakers' tastes.
43Met his wife, Luciana Barroso, in Florida, while he was filming Stuck on You (2003) and she was working as a bartender.
44Became stepfather to girlfriend Luciana Barroso's daughter, Alexia, when he married Luciana at City Hall in New York City (December 9, 2005).
45Had never made a sequel until he made Ocean's Twelve (2004) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), both in the same year. In 2007, the third parts of those series, Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), opened, making the first trilogies he's starred in.
46After a notable weight gain for Stuck on You (2003), he lost 22 pounds training for The Bourne Supremacy (2004), eventually having six-pack abs.
47One of his first movie roles was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza (1988) starring Julia Roberts. Later, he starred with Roberts in Ocean's Eleven (2001).
48Was considered for the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Daredevil (2003). The role eventually went to his best friend Ben Affleck.
49Learned to play piano for the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
50Lost 30 pounds for his role in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
511998: Formed Pearl Street Productions with Ben Affleck and Chris Moore.
52Grew up next door to radical historian Howard Zinn. Damon references Zinn's seminal work "A People's History of the United States" as Will in Good Will Hunting (1997).
53Quit smoking after visiting a hypnotist in L.A.
54His uncle, George Brunstad, swam the English Channel at the age of 70. He completed the 21-mile swim in 15 hours and 59 minutes, making him the new world record holder as the oldest person to complete the swim. In the process, he raised $12,000 for a Haitian children's group (29 August 2004).
55While promoting The Bourne Supremacy (2004) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), he revealed that when he was a college freshman his agent from a "ma and pa agency" inadvertently sent him and Ben Affleck to an audition for The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977). They were under the impression that they were going to meet the head of Touchstone Pictures.
56Has starred in 10 movies where the title contains some part of his character's name in that movie: Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Gerry (2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), The Bourne Identity (2002), and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Brothers Grimm (2005), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Jason Bourne (2016).
57Is the real-life best friend of Ben Affleck. Each has starred together or had cameos in each of the other's films.
58Had a cameo as a waiter in the film The Sum of All Fears (2002), but it was cut from the final film.
59Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy (2004).
60Shaved his head for the movie The Brothers Grimm (2005) (to assist in the wearing of a wig for that role). The shaved head was shown in the movie EuroTrip (2004), which was filmed in Prague at the same time.
61Was named as one of E!'s "25 Most Eligible Bachelors" in June, 2002.
62When his baby nephew cries, he sings "Afternoon Delight" for him.
63Turned down the lead role in The Majestic (2001).
64Turned down a role in The Quick and the Dead (1995). Leonardo DiCaprio was cast instead.
65Both he and Ben Affleck worked as extras on the film Field of Dreams (1989). At one point during the shoot, Matt took some blades of grass from the field as mementos for his father.
66Audtioned for a part in Primal Fear (1996) that was eventually played by Edward Norton. He and Norton starred together two years later in Rounders (1998).
67Auditioned for a role in To Die For (1995) which was eventually given to Joaquin Phoenix.
68To perfect his Southern accent for his role as Rudy Baylor in The Rainmaker (1997), he tended bar in Knoxville, TN, for free. Later he hired one of the customers to serve as his dialect coach.
69Dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating to pursue his acting career.
70His parents divorced when he was two and he spent part of his childhood in a commune in Boston with his mother.
71Dropped 47 pounds for his role as a Gulf War vet in Courage Under Fire (1996).
72Chosen as one of "the 50 Most beautiful people in the world" by People magazine (1998).
731998: Played in $10,000 buy-in Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the World Series of Poker (www.wsop.com) in Las Vegas. He was knocked out in the first day by poker legend Doyle Brunson. Damon had kings, Brunson aces.

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1[advice from his high school acting teacher Gerry Speca] five words: just do your work kid. And he repeated that so many times to me and that is what I can always retreat to, that's my touch stone, when in doubt, just focus on the work, if everything on the movie is going wrong, I'll just make sure my work is tight and done.
2[on the best advice, his been given] when I was younger, everybody told me not to be an actor and to this day I say that to people who come up to me and say I'm thinking about going into acting, what'd you think? I say absolutely not. It's a terrible idea don't do it, because that's what everyone said to me and I think if you're going to make it in this business that is full of rejection and hardship you need to believe in yourself despite what everybody you love and trust tells you.
3[Why he came back to do another Bourne film] I said I wouldn't do it without Paul Greengrass and it was always we'd talk about, we' re always looking for projects for us to do together and after a while we felt like "we're kind of like dicks if we don't do another Bourne film. So when we knew we wanted to it became a question of what would the movie be? And what's the story?, How would the characters interact? so it took a few more years to figure it out.
4[on living with 5 women, his wife and daughters]Yeah it's a lot of estrogen, sometimes I need to talk a walk by myself.
5[5 ways he is not Jason Bourne] First all the languages he speaks, they're all languages that I wish I spoke, the way he fights, I certainly can't fight like that, his a lot more tortured than I am, I've got a great wife, and he definitely doesn't have one, and I've got kids.
6[on the difference of getting in shape from the first Bourne movie to the most recent one] It's a lot harder. I'm 45 years old, everything is harder. I remember during the first Bourne movie I was 29 and I boxed for six months, I was lifting weights and that's just one of the hard parts. A lot of the hard parts was the diet: I love eating and going out, drinking good wine, eating good food with my wife, so that was my sacrifice but that's not a lot to sacrifice because ultimately you get to make a movie you really want to make.
7The ingredients of my ideal taco, oh my god. Fantastic question. My ideal taco is actually the taco I'm not supposed to have which is the taco we have on taco night at my house. It's the crunchy corn shell with the good meat, just ground beef in there. It's all about the layering. The meats gotta be hot, and the cheese goes on first so that it melts. And then you're gonna get in there with a little bit of tomato and lettuce but not too much cause it's not a salad, it's a taco, and then you're gonna throw some avocado on top and some sour cream and then a bunch of cholula. I don't know if you know what cholula hot sauce is but it's the best. Throw a bunch of cholula on there, maybe squeeze some lime on top, and go to town.
8[Describing what he did and how he felt after winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay for Good Will Hunting] I remember going back home and I couldn't sleep so I was just sitting there looking at the award and I remember thinking very clearly and said to myself thank God I didn't fuck anyone over for this. I felt so blessed because I won it at such a young age. I couldn't imagine how it would feel to chased it my entire career and not ever getting it.
9[How he felt after winning his first Oscar]I remember going back home and I couldn't sleep so I was just sitting there looking at the award and I remember thinking very clearly and said to myself thank God I didn't fuck anyone over for this.
10[on working with Robert De Niro in The Good Shepard] I learned a lot of things I didn't know and I remembered a lot of things I'd forgotten and that "disappearing" into work for ten years and working constantly... you can get into some bad habits.
11(2012) I learned that I am afraid of heights. When I was doing Syriana, they arranged for my wife, Lucy, and me to go up to watch the sunset over the Arabian Peninsula from the top of that seven-star Dubai hotel that's shaped like a sail, the Burj Al Arab. So we go to the very top-60 stories or something-we're given champagne, and we go, "Oh my God, this is great." But as I started to walk toward the edge, my legs locked up. I was absolutely frozen. I completely jumped my neocortex and went straight to this primal, full lizard-brain fear state. Lucy was walking all around the edge, while I was about to collapse from fear. She thought it was hysterical.
12(2012, on turning down roles) Having to say no to Avatar (2009) was tough because I particularly wanted to work with James Cameron, and still do, because he's fantastic. He knew he was the star of that movie and that everyone was going to go see it anyway. When he said, "Look, I'm offering it to you, but if you say no, the movie doesn't need you," I remember thinking, Oh God, not only do I have to say no because of scheduling, but he's going to make a star out of some guy who's going to start taking jobs from me later... Milk (2008) was another hard one because I was excited it would have been for Gus Van Sant, and I would have had the chance to do scenes with Sean Penn. They pushed the schedule and it ran into the slot for Green Zone (2010). Steven Soderbergh's mantra is "The movie gets the right person; the right actor gets the part," but I was like, "Shit, no. That was my part." But when I saw Milk (2008), Josh Brolin was so fucking good that I knew Soderbergh was right. Way back, Gus and I talked about my doing Brokeback Mountain (2005) with Joaquin Phoenix, but I had just done The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and All the Pretty Horses (2000), so I said, "Gus, let's do it in a couple of years. I just did a gay movie and a cowboy movie. I can't do a gay cowboy movie now." The right actor got the part. Heath Ledger was magnificent.
13(2012) One of the scariest things I've ever had to do was the underwater scene in the second Bourne movie, where the car goes into the river and I've lost the love of my life. I didn't want to do that at all. So I wouldn't be constantly aware of how scared I am of drowning, I had to go to a pool with this great stunt guy and dive master a couple of times a week for a month or so to train me to relax underwater without an oxygen mask and with a blindfold and, later, to do simple tasks underwater like tying a shoe... After we shot for one day, that night I woke up probably four times gasping for breath, thinking I was drowning. It was terrible. When you make movies, you end up being trained to do really weird things you don't do anywhere else.
14(2012) When I turned 40 I had my whole family and some friends together. I realized I had to make a toast and hadn't thought of anything to say. I stood up, and what came to me seemed incredibly true in the moment and even more so as time has gone by. I said, "I think I might actually be the luckiest guy on earth. I really might be him." And nobody in the room reflexively said, "Bullshit," because I am so lucky to have Lucy, my kids, my friends and this job. It's been an unbelievable life. So I'm just looking for health and to stay in this groove as long as I can.
15Does [Sarah Palin] really believe that dinosaurs were here four thousand years ago? I need to know that. Because she's going to have the nuclear codes.
16All you have in the end is to look back and like the choices you've made.
17[in defence of friend Ben Affleck, being criticized for agreeing to controversial casting].You know, he's not playing King Lear. It's Batman!
18I think the values that I have are consistent with the values I was raised with. I vote against my own self-interests constantly. I campaign against my own self-interests. If you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you're probably more likely to be the Koch brothers and think that you shouldn't pay taxes on things. I think it's just a question of where you come from.
19As disturbed as I am by a lot of the things that Obama has done and is doing, I would not have preferred a Romney presidency, that's for sure. The alternative is even more frightening.
20I'm always cautious about overstepping any boundaries. At the end of the day, it's a director's medium, and if they don't want to hear from me I just step back.
21Working with Steven [Soderbergh] is very different from working with anybody else. He takes the hocus-pocus out of making movies, and I like that.
22[on how he would react to a pandemic in real life] I have the benefit of knowing the virologist Ian Lipkin, our technical adviser [on _Contagion_]. He's not the guy to talk to if you don't want to get paranoid. He will freak you out. But I would follow his advice during an outbreak.
23[on what kind of political leadership he supports] Somebody who believes that building a strong, solid, educated middle class is ultimately the best thing for America. Someone like FDR. There's a misconception that leaders lead. They don't. They follow. Every great movement has come from the bottom up.
24I'm becoming far more interested in just functionality and making sure my body is as strong as it can be so I can swing my kids around and not worry about aches and pains.
25I've come to believe that the best way, if we really wanted to try to give out awards, would be to wait at least ten years.
26Usually the scripts I get have got Brad Pitt's fingerprints on them, or Leonardo DiCaprio's.
27I want to direct someday and I can't really pass up the chance to work with the people I'm getting to work with. I've worked with Paul Greengrass three times now, and Clint Eastwood twice, and Steven Soderbergh five or six times, and the Coen Brothers this month. As long as that keeps happening, I can't see myself taking time off, unless the work dried up.
28[on the possibility of a fourth Jason Bourne movie] I don't know, you know. I think it will be a prequel of some kind with another actor and another director before we (himself and director Paul Greengrass) do another one. I think we are probably five years away from another one. We gotta get a script.
29[on the Oscars] They should give them out 10 years later, like the way they do the Hall of Fame in baseball. They do it in five years, but if you did 10 years later, if this year (2010), we were voting on what was the best picture of 2000, I think it would be much more honest. It's like, when you pick up great old movies and you go, why the hell didn't Brando win the Oscar for this one? Who won that year? Whatever the sizzle was about that year. 50 years later you're looking at a movie and going, this is a historic cinematic performance.
30Ask anybody on the street which actors starred in the "Ocean's" movies, and they'll tell you it was George [Clooney] and Brad [Pitt]. I'm 'support' in "Ocean's". As I was in Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Tom [Hanks] carried that movie. You could accuse me of piggybacking on other people's brilliance more than anything.
31[on 9/11] That day is seared into who I am more than I'd even like. It was weird because I stepped outside my apartment, looked up and saw it happening and then went back in and just watched CNN because I just wanted information. I remember everything about that day.
32[on the difference between Jason Bourne and James Bond] He's not like Bond, who goes on individual missions. I mean, you could make Bond movies forever, because you'd start each film at the beginning of a new mission. But Bourne isn't built that way, unfortunately.
33(On James Bond) He's repulsive. Bond is an imperialist, misogynist, sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. The movies have a formula, they stick to it, and it makes them a lot of money. They know what they are doing and they're going to keep doing it.
34You do the actuary tables, there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it'll be President Palin. It's like a really bad Disney movie, 'The Hockey Mom.' Oh, I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she's president. She's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd.
35(On his favorite roles) Good Will Hunting (1997) is so close to my heart because my best friend [Ben Affleck] and I invented him, he's from Boston, and it was what we knew. The stakes were pretty high with "Good Will Hunting" and it worked out as best as it can in this business - people saw the movie, it got good reviews, I was happy with the finished product, and they gave us an Oscar. I am also pretty fond of "Tom Ripley" - playing smart and sinister is just so much fun. I wasn't that fond of his choice of swim trunks, though, so a few points away for that. And "John Grady Cole" in All the Pretty Horses (2000) was good, too. The integrity of that character is admirable. Unfortunately, I am the only one who saw that movie, so no one will get that reference.
36(Talking about working with Robert De Niro in The Good Shepherd (2006)): I think I can say I'm a better actor after having worked with Robert De Niro.
37(On celebrity campaigns against such things as childhood poverty and disease) Look, I would much rather people were listening to politicians about this than actors. But the politicians aren't talking about this, you know.
38You've given an aging suburban dad the ego-boost of a lifetime. (On being named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2007)
39(On being seen as a 'nice' celebrity) I don't hold myself to some higher standard of behavior. You don't have to do a lot to be seen as nice. I guess some of these people must be such rampant pricks that people are amazed when you say hello. I don't know why people like me, and I don't know if I want to know. That might be the kiss of death. I'd rather people not know a lot about me and go see the movies.
40The Bond character will always be anchored in the 1960s and in the values of the 1960s. It's so anachronistic when you put it in the world we live in today that Mike Myers made a fortune with his own spy franchise [Austin Powers] - it makes for great comedy. Bond is an imperialist and a misogynist who kills people and laughs about it, and drinks martinis and cracks jokes. Bourne is a serial monogamist whose girlfriend is dead and he does nothing but think about her. He doesn't have the support of gadgets, and he feels guilty for what he's done.
41Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they're just very different things.
42I'd had people say, "You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again". But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment.
43There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold.
44It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.
45What I want to do is a character-driven porn movie. It's all going to be about characters, and the porn's gonna grow all out of the character's and it's going to serve as character development.
46If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. "Here's Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library". A few hours of that and they'd go home.
47[on The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)] If you have any ideas for a script, please, call Universal! We've gone so far from the book. [Robert Ludlum] wrote it as a trilogy and we've really kind of ignored that plot because it's very Cold War. And so, in the updating process, we kind of threw out most of what he had so we're kind of on our own to find a third one. "Bourne Ultimatum" is the third one and I feel like I've given ultimatums in both the first two!
48[on The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)] We're all signed on in principle, in the sense that we've all agreed that we want to do it, but we're not going to do it unless we have a great script. It's ours to lose at the minute and, if we do make a third one, we want to make it as good as the first two. And if we can't do that, then we're going to have to let it drop.
49I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job.
50Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: "I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me."
51I'm not being a monk. I live my life in New York. I have a girlfriend [Luciana Barroso]. But it's not cost-effective for paparazzi to follow us. They can get one picture of us walking down the street.
52I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.
53If your movies don't perform, they just stop calling you.
54Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging. I know that's the way Heath Ledger feels and Ben Affleck feels the same way, too. We want to take the big swings.

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1Frequently plays highly intelligent characters, i.e. Will Hunting in 'Good Will Hunting (1997)', Tom Ripley in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)', Jason Bourne in The Bourne Series, etc.
2Frequently works with director Paul Greengrass
3Often works with actors Ben Affleck and George Clooney

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