Matt Damon: roles in movies to 1988

Matt Damon was born in 1970, he is an American actor, screenwriter and producer.

Matt Damon

Born:
Matthew Paige Damon
October 8, 1970
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.

Career:
as actor in feature film since 1988 (age 18)
as screenwriter since 1997 (age 27)

Born made his professional acting debut in the film “Mystic Pizza” (1988). He came to prominence in 1997, when he wrote and starred in “Good Will Hunting”, alongside Ben Affleck, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Damon’s filmografy continued to expand in the 2000s, as he took on starring roles in two lucrative film franchises. He featured as a con man in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Trilogy (2001–2007) and played the titular spy Jason Bourne in four of the five films in the Bourne series (2002–2016).

In 2003, he collaborated with Leonardo DiCaprio in the acclaimed crime drama “The Departed”.

For his leading role as an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian (2015), Damon received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, and his won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Damon has received various accolades, including an Academy Award from five nominations, two Golden Globe Awards from eight nominations, and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards and six Emmy Awards.

Roles portrayed by Matt Damon

2019 Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby in Ford v Ferrari

Its an action biographical drama film directed by James Mangold. The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby in Ford v Ferrari (2019)

2018 Matt Damon as Detective Ferguson in Unsane (cameo)

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?
Director: Steven Soderbergh

2018 Matt Damon as Redneck #1 in Deadpool 2 (cameo)

2017 Matt Damon as Paul Safranek in Downsizing

Its a science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. It tells the story of Paul (Damon) and Audrey (Kristen Wiig), a couple who decide to undertake a newly invented procedure to shrink their bodies so they can start a new life in an experimental community.

Matt Damon as Paul Safranek in Downsizing (2017)

2017 Matt Damon as Gardner Lodge in Suburbicon

Its a black comedy film directed by George Clooney. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac.

Its plot revolves around a mild-mannered father who must face his demons after a home invasion shakes his quaint neighborhood in 1959. It is loosely based on a 1957 incident in Levittown, Pennsylvania, in which a black family moved into the previously all-white neighborhood, leading to racism and violence against the family.

Matt Damon as Gardner Lodge in Suburbicon (2017)

2017 Matt Damon as Loki actor in Thor: Ragnarok (cameo)

2016 Matt Damon as Jason Bourne / David Webb in Jason Bourne

It is the fifth installment of the Bourne film series and a direct sequel to “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007). Matt Damon reprises his role as the main character, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne.

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne / David Webb in Jason Bourne (2016)

2015 Matt Damon as Mark Watney in The Martian

2014 Matt Damon as James Granger in The Monuments Men

Matt Damon as James Granger in "The Monuments Men"

2014 Matt Damon as Dr. Mann in Interstellar

Matt Damon as Dr. Mann in Interstellar

2013 Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra

Matt Damon as Scott Thorson in Behind the Candelabra

2013 Matt Damon as Max DeCosta in Elysium

Matt Damon as Max DeCosta in "Elysium"

2013 Matt Damon as Management in The Zero Theorem

Matt Damon as Management in The Zero Theorem

2012 Matt Damon as Steve Butler in Promised Land

Matt Damon as Steve Butler in Promised Land

2011 Matt Damon as David Norris in The Adjustment Bureau

Matt Damon as David Norris in The Adjustment Bureau

2011 Matt Damon as Mitch Emhoff in Contagion

Matt Damon as Mitch Emhoff in Contagion

2011 Matt Damon as Aaron Caije in Margaret

Matt Damon as Aaron Caije in Margaret

2011 Matt Damon as Bill the Krill in Happy Feet Two (voice)

2011 Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee in We Bought a Zoo

Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee in We Bought a Zoo

2010 Matt Damon as Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller in Green Zone

Matt Damon as Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller in Green Zone

2010 Matt Damon as George Lonegan in Hereafter

Matt Damon as George Lonegan in Hereafter

2010 Matt Damon as La Boeuf in True Grit

Matt Damon as La Boeuf in True Grit

2009 Matt Damon as Koichi in Ponyo (voice)

2009 Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre in The Informant!

Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre in The Informant!

2009 Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar in Invictus

2008 Matt Damon as Fr. Schwarz in Che: Part Two

2007 Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum

2007 Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Thirteen

Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Thirteen

2007 Matt Damon as Ted Jones in Youth Without Youth (uncredited)

2006 Matt Damon as Edward Wilson in The Good Shepherd

Matt Damon as Edward Wilson in The Good Shepherd

2006 Matt Damon as Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan in The Departed

Matt Damon as Staff Sergeant Colin Sullivan in The Departed

2005 Matt Damon as Bryan Woodman in Syriana

Matt Damon as Bryan Woodman in Syriana

2005 Matt Damon as Will (Wilhelm) Grimm in The Brothers Grimm

Matt Damon as Will (Wilhelm) Grimm in The Brothers Grimm

2004 Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Twelve

Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Twelve

2004 Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy

2004 Matt Damon as PR Exec #2 in Jersey Girl

2004 Matt Damon as Donny in EuroTrip

2003 Matt Damon as Bob Tenor in Stuck on You

Matt Damon as Bob Tenor in Stuck on You

2002 Matt Damon as Matt, Bachelor #2 in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (cameo)

2002 Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity

2002 Matt Damon as Spirit in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (voice)

2002 Matt Damon as Gerry in Gerry

Matt Damon as Gerry in Gerry

2002 Matt Damon as Kevin in The Third Wheel

2001 Matt Damon as Luke Trimble (voice) in The Majestic

2001 Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Eleven

Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Eleven

2001 Matt Damon as Himself in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2000 Matt Damon as Steven Sanderson in Finding Forrester

2000 Matt Damon as John Grady Cole in All the Pretty Horses

Matt Damon as John Grady Cole in All the Pretty Horses

2000 Matt Damon as Rannulph Junuh in The Legend of Bagger Vance

Matt Damon as Rannulph Junuh in The Legend of Bagger Vance

2000 Matt Damon as Cale Tucker in Titan A.E. (voice)

1999 Matt Damon as Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley

Matt Damon as Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999 Matt Damon as Loki in Dogma

Matt Damon as Loki in Dogma

1998 Matt Damon as Mike McDermott in Rounders

Matt Damon as Mike McDermott in Rounders

1998 Matt Damon as Private James Francis Ryan in Saving Private Ryan

Matt Damon as Private James Francis Ryan in Saving Private Ryan

1997 Matt Damon as Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Matt Damon as Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

1997 Matt Damon as Rudy Baylor in The Rainmaker

Matt Damon as Rudy Baylor in The Rainmaker

1997 Matt Damon as Shawn Oran in Chasing Amy

1996 Matt Damon as Edgar Pudwhacker in Glory Daze

1996 Matt Damon as Specialist Ilario in Courage Under Fire

Matt Damon as Specialist Ilario in Courage Under Fire

1995 Matt Damon as Cotton Calloway in The Good Old Boys

Matt Damon as Cotton Calloway in The Good Old Boys

1993 Matt Damon as 2nd Lt. Britton Davis in Geronimo: An American Legend

1992 Matt Damon as Charlie Dillon in School Ties

Matt Damon as Charlie Dillon in School Ties

1989 Matt Damon as Fenway Park Extra in Field of Dreams

1988 Matt Damon as Extra in The Good Mother

1988 Matt Damon as Steamer in Mystic Pizza