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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 Prosecution 2018 producer announced
Thirst TV Movie executive producer announced
Bending the Arc 2017 Documentary executive producer
Incorporated 2016 TV Series executive producer
The Runner 2016 TV Series executive producer - 75 episodes
Jason Bourne 2016 producer
Manchester by the Sea 2016 producer
The Leisure Class 2015 TV Movie executive producer
More Time with Family 2014 TV Movie executive producer
Promised Land 2012 producer
The People Speak UK 2010 Documentary co-executive producer
The People Speak 2009 Documentary executive producer
Running the Sahara 2007 Documentary executive producer
Feast 2005 executive producer
Project Greenlight 2001-2005 TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes
The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 executive producer
All Grown Up 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Speakeasy 2002 executive producer
Push, Nevada 2002 TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
The Third Wheel 2002 executive producer
Stolen Summer 2002 producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ocean's Eight 2018 post-production Linus Caldwell (rumored)
Downsizing 2017 post-production
Suburbicon 2017 post-production Gardner
The Great Wall 2016/I William Garin
Jason Bourne 2016 Jason Bourne
Ares III: Farewell 2016 Video short Mark Watney
Ares III: The Right Stuff 2016 Video short Mark Watney
The Martian 2015 Mark Watney
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Cubby Hurlihy
Interstellar 2014 Mann
The Monuments Men 2014 James Granger
The Zero Theorem 2013 Management
Elysium 2013/I Max
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie Scott Thorson
House of Lies 2013 TV Series Matt Damon
Promised Land 2012 Steve Butler
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series Handsome Drug Addict
We Bought a Zoo 2011 Benjamin Mee
Happy Feet Two 2011 Bill the Krill (voice)
Margaret 2011/I Mr. Aaron
Contagion 2011 Mitch Emhoff
The Adjustment Bureau 2011 David Norris
30 Rock 2010-2011 TV Series Carol
True Grit 2010 LaBoeuf
Hereafter 2010 George Lonegan
Green Zone 2010 Miller
Cubed 2009 TV Series Matt Damon
Invictus 2009 Francois Pienaar
Entourage 2009 TV Series Matt Damon
The Informant! 2009 Mark Whitacre
Ponyo 2008 Kôichi (English version, voice)
Che: Part Two 2008 Fr. Schwartz
Youth Without Youth 2007 Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur 2007 TV Series Matt Damon
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Jason Bourne
Ocean's Thirteen 2007 Linus Caldwell Lenny Pepperidge
The Good Shepherd 2006 Edward Wilson
The Departed 2006 Colin Sullivan
Syriana 2005 Bryan Woodman
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Al Shepard (voice)
The Brothers Grimm 2005 Wilhelm Grimm
Ocean's Twelve 2004 Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Jason Bourne
Jersey Girl 2004 PR Exec #2
EuroTrip 2004 Donny
Stuck on You 2003 Bob Tenor
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Matt, Bachelor #2
The Bernie Mac Show 2002 TV Series Matt Damon
The Bourne Identity 2002 Bourne
The Third Wheel 2002 Kevin (uncredited)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 Spirit (voice)
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series Owen
Gerry 2002 Gerry
The Majestic 2001 Luke Trimble (voice)
Ocean's Eleven 2001 Linus Caldwell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 Matt Damon Will Hunting (uncredited)
All the Pretty Horses 2000 John Grady Cole
Finding Forrester 2000 Steven Sanderson
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 Rannulph Junuh
Titan A.E. 2000 Cale Tucker (voice)
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 Tom Ripley
Dogma 1999 Loki
Rounders 1998 Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan 1998 Private Ryan
Good Will Hunting 1997 Will Hunting
The Rainmaker 1997 Rudy Baylor
Chasing Amy 1997 Shawn Oran - Executive #2
Courage Under Fire 1996 SPC Ilario
Glory Daze 1995 Edgar Pudwhacker
The Good Old Boys 1995 TV Movie Cotton Calloway
Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Lt. Britton Davis
School Ties 1992 Charlie Dillon
Rising Son 1990 TV Movie Charlie Robinson
Field of Dreams 1989 Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
The Good Mother 1988 Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Mystic Pizza 1988 Steamer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happy Feet Two 2011 performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Good Shepherd 2006 performer: "H.M.S. Pinafore: Act 1: Hail! Men O'War's Men... I'm Called Little Buttercup"
The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 performer: "TU VUO' FA l'AMERICANO", "MY FUNNY VALENTINE", "WE'RE CALLED GONDOLIERI"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Promised Land 2012 screenplay
Gerry 2002 written by
Good Will Hunting 1997 written by

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gerry 2002

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm Trumping Matt Damon 2013 Short very special thanks
Massholes 2012 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look 2011 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Turning It Over 2010 Short special thanks
Inside Job 2010 Documentary thanks
The Assassin 2008 Short special thanks
Gone Baby Gone 2007 special thanks
Saga Tier I 2006 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2014 TV Series Himself
Years of Living Dangerously 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
CNBC Meets 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security 2014 Documentary Narrator
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2014 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2009-2014 TV Series Himself
E! News 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2007-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Unscripted 2014 TV Series Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee (uncredited)
Exoskeletons, Explosions, and the Action Choreography of Elysium 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The Hero, the Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The Journey to Elysium: A Filmaker's Log: Capturing Elysium 2013 Video documentary short Himself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Elton John & Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie / Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Janela Indiscreta 2010-2013 TV Series Himself
Vivir de cine 2013 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2009-2013 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Young Hollywood 2013 TV Series Himself
Making Behind the Candelabra Show 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bono, Richard Branson, and Olivia Wilde Join Matt Damon's Strike 2013 Video short Himself
Kino Kino 2013 TV Series Himself
Matt Damon Goes on Strike! 2013 Video short Himself
Les Coulisses des Golden Globes 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 1998-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
SAG Foundation Conversations 2012 TV Series Himself
Unleashing the Power 2012 Documentary short Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2012 TV Movie Himself
Matt Damon's Promise to Haiti 2012 Video documentary short Himself
Comic Con 2012 Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
Radioman 2012 Documentary Himself
Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
ES.TV HD 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Character With... 2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2007-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation 2011 Documentary Himself
Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division 2011 Short Himself
Women, War & Peace 2011 TV Series Himself - Narrator
The Dr. Oz Show 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Leaping Through New York 2011 Video short Himself
The Adjustment Bureau: Becoming Elise 2011 Video short Himself
The Adjustment Bureau: Destined to Be 2011 Video short Himself
American Teacher 2011 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Unite for Japan 2011 Short Himself
Plan B 2011/II Documentary voice
His Way 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself
Entertainers with Byron Allen 2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The 7PM Project 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Joel Siegel Award Recipient
14 Actors Acting 2010 Video short Himself
Green Zone: Recreating Baghdad 2010 Video short Himself
Green Zone: The Real Miller 2010 Video short Himself
Inside 'The Green Zone' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Matt Damon: Ready for Action 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2010 TV Movie Himself
Face 2 Face 2010 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2002-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
Ponyo: Behind the Microphone - The Voices of Ponyo 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Ponyo: Creating Ponyo 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Ponyo: Ponyo & Fujimoto 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Ponyo: The Nursery 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Ponyo: The Producer's Perspective - Telling the Story 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Go' aften Danmark 2010 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 2010 TV Special Himself
Inside Job 2010 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
Xposé 2010 TV Series Himself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Teenage Paparazzo 2010 Documentary Himself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Gomorron 1998-2009 TV Series Himself - Om Filmen
The People Speak 2009 Documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
At the Movies 2009 TV Series Himself
2009 World Series of Poker 2009 TV Series Himself
All In: The Poker Movie 2009 Documentary Himself
Spike Guys Choice 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Commuter Talk Show 2008 Short Himself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2008 TV Series Himself
Empire Movie Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Cinetipp 2008 TV Series documentary Jason Bourne
Beyond the Expedition: Running the Sahara 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
VTV Interviews 2008 TV Series Himself
One x One Gala 2007 TV Movie Himself
Man on the Move: Jason Bourne 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Big City Action 2007 Video short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Blowing Up Bourne 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Driving School 2007 Video short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: New York Chase 2007 Video short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Planning the Punches 2007 Video short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: Rooftop Pursuit 2007 Video short Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: The Evolution of Nicky 2007 Video short Himself
Coda: Thirty Years Later 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
AXN Buzz 2007 TV Series Himself
Eigo de shabera-night 2007 TV Series Himself
The Montel Williams Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jensen! 2007 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
Running the Sahara 2007 Documentary Narrator
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Traveller
Weekend Sunrise 2006-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Shownieuws 2007 TV Series Himself
The Bourne Ultimatum: T4 Movie Special 2007 TV Movie Himself
HBO First Look 1998-2007 TV Series documentary Himself / Bob Tenor
eTalk Daily 2007 TV Series Himself
The Ludlum Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum 2007 Video documentary Himself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
De Niro: A Self Portrait 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Crossing Criminal Cultures 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Stranger Than Fiction: The True Story of Whitey Bulger, Southie and 'The Departed' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2001-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Audience Member
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Science 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Movie Rush 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Film '72 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
GMTV 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 TV Series Himself
Empire Movie Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself
Biography 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
NY Indies 2005 Documentary
Tout le monde en parle 2004 TV Series Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: Anatomy of a Scene - Explosive Bridge Chase Scene 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: Blowing Things Up 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: Bourne to Be Wild - Fighting Training 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: Crash Cam - Racing to the Streets of Moscow 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: Keeping It Real 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: Matching Identities: Casting of 'The Bourne Supremacy' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: On the Move with Jason Bourne 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: The Go-Mobile Revs Up the Action 2004 Video short Himself
60 Minutes 2004 TV Series Himself
Mondo Thingo 2004 TV Series Himself
The Panel 2004 TV Series Himself
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Himself
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sur les traces de Gerry 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Bourne Identity: From Identity to Supremacy - Jason and Marie 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Identity: Inside a Fight Sequence 2004 Video short Himself
The Bourne Supremacy: The Bourne Diagnosis (Part 2) 2004 Video short Himself
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train 2004 Documentary Narrator (voice)
'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp 2004 Video documentary short Himself
'Saving Private Ryan': Miller and His Platoon 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Making 'Saving Private Ryan' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003-2004 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saltlake Van Sant 2003 Video documentary short Matt Damon
E! True Hollywood Story 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Bourne Identity: The Birth of 'The Bourne Identity' 2003 Video short Himself
Reel Comedy 2003 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 2001-2002 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Total Request Live 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
2002 MTV Movie Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2001 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Reflections on 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' 2000 Video documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Quest for the Titan 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself / Cale Tucker (voice)
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' 2000 Video documentary short Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Lux 2000 TV Series Himself (2001)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Talented Mr. Ripley: Making the Soundtrack 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Return to Normandy 1998 Video documentary Himself
Rounders: Behind-the-Scenes Special 1998 Video short Himself
Rounders: Inside Professional Poker 1998 Video short Himself
Mundo VIP 1998 TV Series Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay
The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Male Star of Tomorrow
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Howard Stern 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Moviewatch 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Screenplay & Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
The Making of 'Good Will Hunting' 1997 Video documentary short Himself
Academy Live 1995 TV Series Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2016-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - After Party
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
Jason Bourne: Bourne in the U.K. 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: Bourne to Fight 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: Bringing Back Bourne 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: Inside the Hub 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: Las Vegas Showdown 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: On Foreign Soil, the Athens Riot 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: The Athens Escape 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: The Bourne Style 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Jason Bourne: The End of a Journey 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Today 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Extra 2002-2016 TV Series Himself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ridley Scott 2016 TV Movie Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Host
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Matt Damon Pranks People with Surprise Spy Mission 2016 TV Movie Himself
CTV News at 11:30 Toronto 2016 TV Series Himself
The Long Way Home: Making the Martian 2016 Documentary Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
20/20 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Best Actor Nominee
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member
Dispatches from the Gulf 2016 Documentary Narrator
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Live 2016 TV Movie Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2016 TV Series Himself
Occupy Mars: Casting and Costumes of 'The Martian' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction of 'The Martian' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: The Martian & Winner
Project Greenlight 2001-2015 TV Series Himself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Weekend Ticket 2013-2015 TV Series short Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Journey to Planet Earth 2003-2014 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Man Who Saved the World 2014 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2017 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014-2017 TV Series Himself
Astro Royal 2016 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Ares III: The Untold Story 2016 Video documentary short Mark Watney
Boots on the Ground in Haiti 2016 Documentary Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2015 TV Series Mark Watney
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Will Hunting
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Himself
Stick 10 Even More Swag: The Blackman Cometh 2014 Short TD AMERITrades Narrator
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Starfish Throwers 2014 Documentary Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Max De Costa / Scott Thorson
1002 Momentos de la tele 2012 TV Series Himself
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories 2012 TV Series Himself - Award Wining Actor
Metropolis 2011 TV Series
Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project 2011 Documentary Himself
Espías en Hollywood 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Fino alla fine del mondo 2010 TV Series documentary Narrator
Frontline 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
España, plató de cine 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself / Jason Bourne (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
George W. Bush Battles Jesus Christ 2008 Short Bryan Woodman
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Will Hunting
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
American Greed 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Shownieuws 2007 TV Series Himself
Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary John Grady Cole
Headline News 2006 TV Series Will Hunting
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Will Hunting in 'Good Will Hunting'
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Himself - Place #78
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan 2004 Video documentary Sean Kelly (uncredited)
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Gomorron 1998-2002 TV Series Himself
Fremde 2000 Short Himself (uncredited)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Tom Ripley (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Martian (2015)
2016 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Humanitarian Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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2016 Chairman's Award Palm Springs International Film Festival The Martian (2015)
2015 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2012 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2011 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture True 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)
2011 Joel Siegel Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
2010 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
2008 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Action Star
2007 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 25 July. At 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
2007 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Outstanding Artistic Contribution The 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
2007 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2006 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jack Nicholson
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Ray Winstone
· Vera Farmiga
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
· James Badge Dale
2005 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year
2005 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2003 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture Spirit: 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)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Video Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of Tomorrow
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Outstanding Single Achievement Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Original Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Breakthrough Artist Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Newcomer of the Year Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize Feature Film Category Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Most Promising Actor Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1997 Special Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Manchester by the Sea (2016) · Kevin J. Walsh
· Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kimberly Steward
2017 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Manchester by the Sea (2016) · Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kimberly Steward
· Kevin J. Walsh
2017 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Manchester by the Sea (2016) · Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kimberly Steward
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipated Jason Bourne (2016)
2016 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama The Martian (2015)
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Martian (2015)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program Project 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)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Lead Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Manchester by the Sea (2016) · Kimberly Steward
· Lauren Beck
· Chris Moore
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie Jason Bourne (2016)
2016 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Film Performance of the Year - Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 Audience Award Gotham Awards Manchester by the Sea (2016) · Kenneth Lonergan
· Kimberly Steward
· Chris Moore
· Lauren Beck
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Manchester by the Sea (2016) · Kenneth Lonergan
· Kimberly Steward
· Chris Moore
· Lauren Beck
· Kevin J. Walsh
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Martian (2015)
2016 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2016 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2015 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Martian (2015)
2015 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture The Martian (2015)
2015 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The Martian (2015)
2015 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Duo - International Competition Behind the Candelabra (2013) · Michael Douglas
2014 Guardian Film Award Guardian Film Awards, UK Best Supporting Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (2013)
2012 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Drama We Bought a Zoo (2011)
2012 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor Contagion (2011)
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Contagion (2011) · Gwyneth Paltrow
· Kate Winslet
· Jude Law
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marion Cotillard
· Sanaa Lathan
· John Hawkes
· Bryan Cranston
· Jennifer Ehle
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 30 Rock (2006)
2011 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year True Grit (2010)
2011 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor True Grit (2010)
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 30 Rock (2006)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role True Grit (2010)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Invictus (2009)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure Green Zone (2010)
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Invictus (2009)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical The Informant! (2009)
2010 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Invictus (2009)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Invictus (2009)
2010 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Invictus (2009)
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Informant! (2009)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical The Informant! (2009)
2009 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor The Informant! (2009)
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Informant! (2009)
2009 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Actor The Informant! (2009)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Lead Performance The Informant! (2009)
2008 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Actor The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
2008 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
2008 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) · Joey Ansah
2007 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Leading Man
2007 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up The Departed (2006) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jack Nicholson
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Ocean'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
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The Departed (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Good Shepherd (2006)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Action Movie Star
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure/Thriller The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Project 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
2005 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2005 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Ocean's Twelve (2004) · Don Cheadle
· George Clooney
· Andy Garcia
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Julia Roberts
· Catherine Zeta-Jones
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
2004 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series Television Project Greenlight (2001) · Ben Affleck
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Dan Cutforth
· Jane Lipsitz
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Reality Program Project 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)
2004 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Cameo EuroTrip (2004)
2003 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Reality/Game/Informational Series Television Project Greenlight (2001) · Ben Affleck
· Chris Moore
· Sean Bailey
· Elizabeth Bronstein
· Eli Holzman
· Tony Yates
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary, New Release Ocean's Eleven (2001) · Brad Pitt
· Andy Garcia
2003 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Ocean's Eleven (2001) · Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· George Clooney
· Andy Garcia
· Elliott Gould
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Carl Reiner
· Julia Roberts
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding 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)
2002 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Team Ocean's Eleven (2001) · Casey Affleck
· Scott Caan
· Don Cheadle
· George Clooney
· Elliott Gould
· Eddie Jemison
· Bernie Mac
· Brad Pitt
· Shaobo Qin
· Carl Reiner
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama/Romance All the Pretty Horses (2000)
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Liar The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Suspense The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor All the Pretty Horses (2000)
2000 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Performance The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) · Jude Law
· Fiorello
2000 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
2000 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) · Richard Rodgers (music by)
· Lorenz Hart (lyrics by)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Saving Private Ryan (1998) · Edward Burns
· Jeremy Davies
· Vin Diesel
· Adam Goldberg
· Tom Hanks
· Barry Pepper
· Giovanni Ribisi
· Tom Sizemore
1999 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Film - Choice Actor
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Good Will Hunting (1997)
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
· Minnie Driver
· Stellan Skarsgård
· Robin Williams
1998 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama The Rainmaker (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Good Will Hunting (1997) · Minnie Driver
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Actor Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997) · Ben Affleck

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Martian (2015)
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble True Grit (2010) · Jeff Bridges
· Josh Brolin
· Barry Pepper
· Hailee Steinfeld
2006 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Jack Nicholson
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Vera Farmiga
· Ray Winstone
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
2006 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast The Departed (2006) · Mark Wahlberg
· Vera Farmiga
· Jack Nicholson
· Anthony Anderson
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Alec Baldwin
· Ray Winstone
· Martin Sheen
1999 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Good Will Hunting (1997)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Good 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
1 Has 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.
2 He 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).
3 Has 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.
4 He starred in two science fiction films with Jessica Chastain where his character needs to be rescued: Interstellar (2014) and The Martian (2015).
5 He 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).
6 He 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.
7 Jimmy 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.
8 He 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).
9 Tenth 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.
10 Exactly one year younger than Jeremy Davies, both appeared in Saving Private Ryan (1998) as Private Ryan and Corporal Upham. Both born on 8 October.
11 Stated 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'.
12 As 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.
13 Is sometimes (but rarely) mistaken for actor Mark Wahlberg.
14 Currently shooting director Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in New York City and Boston. [August 2005]
15 Filming The Informant! (2009) in Decatur, Illinois (Home to ADM). Various locations. [May 2008]
16 New York City, USA: The documentary film which he narrated, American Teacher (2011), premiered here before opening around the country. [September 2011]
17 Attended The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) premiere in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Aug. 23rd. [August 2007]
18 Became 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.
19 Became 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.
20 Became 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.
21 Put his Miami Beach mansion on North Bay Rd on the market for $20 million in May 2013.
22 When he and best friend Ben Affleck were struggling actors, they both shared a Boston bank account.
23 Was, 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.
24 Appeared twice on the cover of GQ magazine: December '99 and August '07.
25 Was at some point in talks to star in a remake of Blue Thunder (1983) with John Milius directing.
26 Participated in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town, South Africa. [March 2009]
27 Originally cast as Dan White in Milk (2008), but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Green Zone (2010).
28 Visited Haiti with Wyclef Jean to deliver food to hurricane victims. [September 2008]
29 Has an older brother named Kyle, who is a sculptor.
30 He and Ben Affleck lived two blocks away from each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when they were children.
31 He gained over 30 pounds to play Mark Whiteacre in The Informant! (2009), which he dieted off as soon as the shoot was complete.
32 Named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2007.
33 Named Hollywood's "best value" by Forbes Magazine, with his films making $29 (US) for each dollar he is paid (2007).
34 Is only 11 years older than Eddie Redmayne who plays his son in The Good Shepherd (2006).
35 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (26 July 2007).
36 Both he and best friend, Ben Affleck, spent Father's Day 2007 with their wives and children together on vacation in Hawaii.
37 Appears 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).
38 Turned down the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (2008).
39 Francis Ford Coppola cast him in The Rainmaker (1997) after seeing him in Courage Under Fire (1996).
40 Turned 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.
41 Has 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".
42 Was 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.
43 Met his wife, Luciana Barroso, in Florida, while he was filming Stuck on You (2003) and she was working as a bartender.
44 Became stepfather to girlfriend Luciana Barroso's daughter, Alexia, when he married Luciana at City Hall in New York City (December 9, 2005).
45 Had 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.
46 After a notable weight gain for Stuck on You (2003), he lost 22 pounds training for The Bourne Supremacy (2004), eventually having six-pack abs.
47 One 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).
48 Was considered for the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Daredevil (2003). The role eventually went to his best friend Ben Affleck.
49 Learned to play piano for the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
50 Lost 30 pounds for his role in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
51 1998: Formed Pearl Street Productions with Ben Affleck and Chris Moore.
52 Grew 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).
53 Quit smoking after visiting a hypnotist in L.A.
54 His 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).
55 While 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.
56 Has 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).
57 Is the real-life best friend of Ben Affleck. Each has starred together or had cameos in each of the other's films.
58 Had a cameo as a waiter in the film The Sum of All Fears (2002), but it was cut from the final film.
59 Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy (2004).
60 Shaved 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.
61 Was named as one of E!'s "25 Most Eligible Bachelors" in June, 2002.
62 When his baby nephew cries, he sings "Afternoon Delight" for him.
63 Turned down the lead role in The Majestic (2001).
64 Turned down a role in The Quick and the Dead (1995). Leonardo DiCaprio was cast instead.
65 Both 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.
66 Audtioned 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).
67 Auditioned for a role in To Die For (1995) which was eventually given to Joaquin Phoenix.
68 To 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.
69 Dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating to pursue his acting career.
70 His parents divorced when he was two and he spent part of his childhood in a commune in Boston with his mother.
71 Dropped 47 pounds for his role as a Gulf War vet in Courage Under Fire (1996).
72 Chosen as one of "the 50 Most beautiful people in the world" by People magazine (1998).
73 1998: 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.

#Quote
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.
7 The 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.
15 Does [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.
16 All 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!
18 I 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.
19 As 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.
20 I'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.
21 Working 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.
24 I'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.
25 I'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.
26 Usually the scripts I get have got Brad Pitt's fingerprints on them, or Leonardo DiCaprio's.
27 I 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.
30 Ask 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.
34 You 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.
38 You'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.
40 The 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.
41 Bond 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.
42 I'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.
43 There 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.
44 It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.
45 What 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.
46 If 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.
49 I'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.
50 Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: "I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me."
51 I'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.
52 I 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.
53 If your movies don't perform, they just stop calling you.
54 Some 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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1 Frequently 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.
2 Frequently works with director Paul Greengrass
3 Often works with actors Ben Affleck and George Clooney

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