Matt Damon's 10 most successful rolesVika
Matt Damon is an amazingly versatile actor who can play equally well as an ordinary soldier, a CIA super spy, and even an astronaut on Mars. By the age of 45, he managed to star in the most famous films of the last decades and work with the best filmmakers of our time. There are more than 50 films in Matt Damon's filmography, and choosing which of them can be considered the best is a rather difficult task. Nevertheless, we tried to find for you 10 of his most interesting and successful roles in modern cinema.
The gripping and eerily realistic film Contagion tells the story of the spread of a global epidemic of a deadly virus. Matt Damon plays a man who has lost his wife and is trying to somehow survive in the midst of growing chaos. By the way, films are not the main strong point of the actor. Matt has starred in a variety of TV series such as Saturday Night Live, Handsome, Studio 30, and many more.
2. Sharpie (1998).
The Rounders movie was released at a time when poker, especially in the online format, was actively developing, and therefore was received very positively by the audience. Matt Damon played in the film a young student and talented player Mike, who is trying to hit the big jackpot by playing poker.
3. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Even portraying a villain in this film, Damon has not lost his extraordinary charm. Tom Ripley, an impoverished young man played by Matt Damon, kills his newfound friend Dickie in a fit of anger, after which the fear of being exposed pushes him further and further on the path of lies and crime.
4. The Bourne Identity (2002).
Surprisingly realistic spy thriller about a former CIA assassin who has lost his memory and is trying to recover his identity bit by bit. Damon perfectly entered the image of the hounded and from this even more dangerous spy, trying to survive at any cost.
5. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
The main character of the film is the genius thief Danny Ocean, who conceived the largest and most complex casino robbery in history. In this film, Damon excellently played Linus Caldwell, a young and somewhat naive member of Ocean's "team", who is trying to assert himself in their criminal gang.
6. Save Private Ryan (1998)
An extraordinary story about the brutality of war and the heroism of soldiers who went to the very hell to save Private Ryan in order to return him home to his mother. Matt Damon's character only appears towards the end of the film, but his courage and unwavering determination against the backdrop of personal grief made this episode simply unforgettable.
7. Clever Will Hunting (1997)
This film is primarily notable for the fact that the script for it was written by Matt Damon himself, in collaboration with Ben Affleck. It tells the story of a self-taught genius who finds a friend in the person of the psychologist Sean, and with his help begins to realize his incredible mental potential.
8. The Martian (2015)
One of the most anticipated films of last year, in which Matt Damon played an astronaut and a botanist left on Mars with almost no food and no hope of salvation. Despite the fact that there are not so many events in the film, thanks to the humor and optimism of the protagonist, the film looks in one breath.
9. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The final part of the Jason Bourne trilogy turned out to be especially successful, and Matt Damon played a huge role in this. The desire to survive after the tragedy experienced by the hero was replaced by an irrepressible desire to find out the truth and figure out who is to blame for everything. The actor not only managed to perfectly convey all the emotions and experiences of his character but also independently performed most of the dizzying stunts in the film.
10. Apostates (2006)
The role in the crime drama "The Departed" is considered one of the best roles for Matt Damon. He literally got used to the image of his character, Colin Sullivan, who is the "mole" infiltrated by the crime boss Costello into the Massachusetts State Police. The film keeps the viewer in suspense until the last minute and shocks with an unexpected ending.