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The Top Ten Matt Damon film roles

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Submitted for your approval: two friends from Boston make it big-time in Hollywood, and win an Academy Award for their efforts. As they rise to A-List celebrity status, and star in tentpole movie franchises, the inevitable backlash begins. But why is one nearly universally despised as an arrogant douche, while the other is slightly less loathed as an arrogant douche?Back on Episode 70 of Podcast Unlimited, we submitted our Top Ten Ben Affleck films. It was only a matter of time that we turned our attentions to his good friend. In honor of his latest movie, we have compiled our Matt Damon list. I call my list roles, because he has reprised characters in a couple of franchises. Keith went by both the quality of the movies themselves, and the amount of screen time alloted to Mr. Damon. To hear our witty banter, you can hear our lists on Episode #82. (If you see a hyperlink in this sentence, that means that Keith has posted his rebuttal on our sister blog.)

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The Top Ten Matt Damon Roles / Films

Keith’s List

(movie – role – year)

  • 10. Rounders – Mike McDermott – 1998
  • 9. Hereafter – George Lonegan – 2010
  • 8. Promised Land – Steve Butler – 2012
  • 7. The Martian – Mark Watney – 2015
  • 6. Elysium – Max – 2013
  • 5. The Departed – Colin Sullivan – 2006
  • 4. Adjustment Bureau – David Norris – 2011
  • 3. We Bought a Zoo – Benjamin Mee – 2011
  • 2. Bourne Identity – Jason Bourne – 2002
  • 1. Good Will Hunting – Will Hunting – 1997

Honorable MentionsDogma – Loki 1999; Saving Private Ryan – Pvt Ryan – 1998; Oceans 11 – Linus Caldwell – 2001; The Brothers Grimm – Wilhelm Grimm – 2005; School Ties – Charlie Dillon – 1992; EuroTrip – Donny 2004; The Talented Mr. Ripley – Tom Ripley – 1999.

My List

(movie – role – year(s))

  • 10. Dogma – Loki – 1999
  • 9. Saving Private Ryan – Pvt Ryan – 1998
  • 8.(Tie) Oceans 11 & Oceans 13 – Linus Caldwell 2001/07
  • 7. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Tom Ripley – 1999
  • 6. (Tie) The Bourne Series – Jason Bourne – 2002/04/07/16
  • 5. True Grit – LaBoeuf – 2010
  • 4. Good Will Hunting – Will Hunting – 1997
  • 3. Rounders – Mike McDermott – 1998
  • 2. The Departed – Colin Sullivan – 2006
  • 1. The Martian – Mark Watney – 2015

Honorable MentionsInterstellar – Mann – 2014; Invictus – Francois Pienaar – 2009; Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back – Will Hunting/Matt Damon – 2001; The Adjustment Bureau – David Norris – 2011; Elysium – Max – 2013; The Rainmaker – Rudy Baylor 1997; Chasing Amy –  Shawn Oran/Executive #2 – 1997

Next Podcast Unlimited List (#83): Top Ten James Bond films

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