It is hard to make a list of Matt Damon’s cinematographic successes and achievements in the film industry. If we were to name the first movie that brought Damon his reputation as a great actor, it would probably be “Good Will Hunting” (1997), directed by Gus van Sant, where he starred next to the extraordinary Robin Williams (“The Dead Poets Society”), Ben Affleck (with whom Matt Damon co-wrote the script), and Stellan Skarsgård (“Breaking the Waves”). In the movie, Damon portrays a brilliant young man, with genius mathematical skills, that has yet to be discovered. The actor manages to give life to one of the most unforgettable characters in the cinematographic history.
Matt Damon Net Worth - $90 Million
Birth Name - Matthew Paige Damon
Date of birth - October 8, 1970
Zodiac Sign - Libra
Birth Place - Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 10″
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor, Philanthropist, Spokesperson
When he decided he wanted to become an actor, Damon was studying at Harvard University with English as his major, but he dropped out. One of his acting trademarks is the level of commitment that he pours in all of his movies. For example, for the movie “The Rainmaker” (1997), he attended a bar for free in Texas, to polish his southern accent and, for “The Talented Mr. Ripley” he lost 30 pounds and learned to play the piano.
After “Good Will Hunting”, roles came rolling for Matt Damon, to mention only a few of them: “Saving Private Ryan”, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “The Bourne Identity” – "Supremacy" and "Ultimatum", “The Departed”, “Invictus”, “Interstellar”, “The Martian”, etc.
Along the years, he collaborated with famous actors like: Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, George Clooney, Robin Williams, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Heath Ledger, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Morgan Freeman, etc.
He received an Oscar, together with Ben Affleck, for the “Good Will Hunting” screenplay, and was nominated twice for Best Actor in a Leading Role (“Good Will Hunting”) and once for Best Actor in a Supportive Role (“Invictus”). He was nominated five times for the Golden Globes and he won one for the screenplay of “Good Will Hunting”. He has over 130 wins and nominations.
Matt Damon is, as expected, a very well paid actor, his major incomes coming from The Bourne franchise (more than $30 million) and his latest released film, “The Martian” ($25 million). But, the actor was paid large sums of money for older movies as well, like “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, for which he received $5 million. Not only Matt Damon is currently involved in several movie projects, but he runs his own film production company, called Live Planet. Matt Damon net worth is now estimated at $90 million.