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Matt Damon [13]


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Born:October 8, 1970 (49)
Filmography Rating:7.76 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.32 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.94 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:75.54%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Titan A.E. [2000](30) => Cale Tucker
The Majestic [2001](31) => Luke Trimble (voice)
Ocean's Eleven [2001](31) => Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Identity [2002](32) => Jason Bourne
Ocean's Twelve [2004](34) => Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy [2004](34) => Jason Bourne
The Bourne Ultimatum [2007](37) => Jason Bourne
Ocean's Thirteen [2007](37) => Linus Caldwell
The Adjustment Bureau [2011](41) => David Norris
Jason Bourne [2016](46) => Jason Bourne
Thor: Ragnarok [2017](47) => Actor Loki  (uncredited)
Once Upon a Deadpool [2018](48) => Redneck #2 (as Dickie Greenleaf)
Deadpool 2 [2018](48) => Redneck #2 (as Dickie Greenleaf)

Trivia that mentions this person:
Batman Forever [1995]
  • Christian Bale, Corey Feldman, [?] Corey Haim, and Matt Damon all reportedly auditioned for the role of Dick Grayson/Robin. However Christian Bale later stated that the report of him auditioning for the role was just rumor.
    The Bourne Supremacy [2004]
  • Matt Damon accidentally knocked out [?] Tim Griffin who played the CIA interrogator John Nevins during the scene in the consulate when Bourne takes him and a security guard down after being captured.
    The Bourne Ultimatum [2007]
  • When they were shooting in Tangiers, it was in the middle of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, where no Muslim can eat or drink during the daylight hours. Interviews in the bonus material reveal that several of the crew members were Muslims, and found it exhausting to do the movie while being unable to eat or drink. Matt Damon comments on how he would see them look 'loningly at a cup of coffee or a sandwich'. To accommodate these crew members, the remaining members of the crew tried to discreetly eat and drink.
    Daredevil [2003]
  • Vin Diesel was approached for the role of Bullseye, later given to Colin Farrell. Other contenders for the role of Daredevil were Matt Damon, Edward Norton and Guy Pearce.
    Daredevil: Director's Cut [2003]
  • Vin Diesel was approached for the role of Bullseye, later given to Colin Farrell. Other contenders for the role of Daredevil were Matt Damon, Edward Norton and Guy Pearce.
    The Majestic [2001]
  • The real Luke Trimble was a paratrooper in the famed 101st Airborne Division. His voice was provided by Matt Damon, who also played a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division in Saving Private Ryan.
  • Matt Damon was offered the lead role of Peter Appleton but turned it down as he had other movie commitments at the time.
    Ocean's Eleven [2001]
  • Matt Damon punches "1138" on a elevator keypad as a homage to George Lucas's first movie THX 1138.
  • The cast did gamble during off hours. While there's disagreement between who won the most (George Clooney says Matt Damon, Damon says Brad Pitt), Clooney managed to lose 25 hands of blackjack in a row.
  • Matt Damon's part as the pick pocket was meant for Mark Wahlberg.
    Paycheck [2003]
  • Matt Damon was originally considered for the part of Michael Jennings, but turned it down because it was too similar to The Bourne Identity.
    The Adjustment Bureau [2011]
  • According to Emily Blunt, filming at the Statue of Liberty was frequently interrupted by onlookers yelling out "Matt Damon!" in imitation of the puppet from Team America: World Police.
  • The phone number given to Matt Damon by Emily Blunt in the movie ((212) 664-7665) is owned by Universal Studios and has appeared in other films distributed by the company (Definitely, Maybe, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) in an effort to avoid the much overused "555" prefix. If called, it will ring indefinitely.
    Avatar [2009]
  • Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal were the studio's first choices to play Jake Sully, but James Cameron decided to cast the unknown Sam Worthington in the lead role.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Michael Fassbender, Joel Kinnaman and Jon Hamm were considered for the role of Deadshot. Kinnaman would later be cast as Rick Flag.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Kinnaman, Russell Crowe, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds and Jon Hamm were all considered to play Napoleon Solo.
    Deadpool 2 [2018]
  • The two rednecks that Cable steals the truck from in the beginning of the film are played by Matt Damon and Alan Tudyk. Damon, however, playing "Redneck #2," is credited as "Dickie Greenleaf." Multiple news outlets reported that Redneck #2 was actually played by Matt Damon in heavy prosthetic makeup; Dickie Greenleaf is the name of a character in The Talented Mr. Ripley whom Damon's character (Tom Ripley) murders and impersonates.
    Jason Bourne [2016]
  • Matt Damon has stated numerous times that he would only return to the Bourne series to reprise his role as Jason Bourne if Paul Greengrass would return for directorial duties on the project. Damon and Greengrass announced their return in November 2014 for a new installment.
  • Matt Damon and Julia Stiles are the only actor and actress from the original trilogy to reprise their roles as Jason Bourne and Nicky Parsons, respectively. While David Strathairn, Joan Allen, and Edward Norton's characters are still living when we last see them, they are never spoken of, or referenced.
  • In addition to reprising his role as Jason Bourne, Matt Damon also served as a producer and worked on the basic storyline with Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. However, he was unable to actively contribute to the screenplay due to other acting commitments.
  • The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Alicia Vikander.
  • At the film's release Matt Damon said that there is not yet another Bourne film in development. He did not rule out starring in a fifth Bourne picture, but did point out his age was a concern and that it is inevitable the series will be rebooted at some point with another Bourne actor. Finally, Damon stated that permission to have any Bourne incarnation die in the movies has to come from the Robert Ludlum estate, permission he didn't expect to be granted.
  • Both Matt Damon and Vincent Cassel (the Asset) were rivals in the [Ocean's 11] Series - Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13.
  • Matt Damon admitted that physically training for the role of Bourne was much harder in his forties, and he had to keep to a very strict diet to maintain his physique during filming.
    Ocean's Eight [2018]
  • Matt Damon and Carl Reiner were set to reprise their respective characters Linus Caldwell and Saul Bloom, but their scenes were cut.
    Spider-Man: Far from Home [2019]
  • It was reported that Matt Damon turned down the villain role.