Fictional Characters The Best Matt Damon Characters  

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As one of the biggest and most recognizable actors of our generation, Matt Damon has appeared in a seriously impressive number of films. His big-screen debut was in the 1988 movie Mystic Pizza, where the then 18-year-old Damon charismatically delivered his first line in Hollywood history. After a string of uncredited cameos, he had his breakout role in 1996's Courage Under Fire. Playing a drug-addicted solder, he lost 40 pounds for the film.

From a buffed up action hero in the Bourne franchise to a genius janitor in Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon has immortalized some of the coolest (and sometimes some of the most wicked) characters of all time. Which of Matt’s characters is your favorite? Whether you prefer Matt as the charismatic gifter Linus Caldwell in the Ocean’s movies, Loki in Dogma, or Dr. Mann in Interstellar, make your voice heard below.

Vote up all of Matt Damon's best characters, and if you think someone is missing, be sure to add them to the list!

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movies: The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne
Years: 2002, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2016

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Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Year: 1998

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7 1
Loki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movie: Dogma
Year: 1999

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7 1
Mike McDermott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Mike McDermott

Movie: Rounders
Year: 1998

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8 2
Shawn Oran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Shawn Oran

Movie: Chasing Amy
Year: 1997

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8 2
Specialist Ilario is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Specialist Ilario

Movie: Courage Under Fire
Year: 1996

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10 4
Charlie Dillon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Charlie Dillon

Movie: School Ties
Year: 1992

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10 4
Lt. Britton Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Lt. Britton Davis

Movie: Geronimo: An American Legend
Year: 1993

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10 4
Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movie: Good Will Hunting
Year: 1997

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5 0
Mark Watney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Mark Watney

Movie: The Martian
Year: 2015

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6 1
Linus Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movies: Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's Eleven
Years: 2001, 2004, 2007

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9 5
Steamer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Steamer

Movie: Mystic Pizza
Year: 1988

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9 5
Tom Ripley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Year: 1999

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Bryan Woodman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Bryan Woodman

Movie: Syriana
Year: 2005

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Scott Thorson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Scott Thorson

Movie: Behind the Candelabra
Year: 2013

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7 4
Rannulph Junuh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Rannulph Junuh

Movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance
Year: 2000

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7 4
Sergeant Colin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Sergeant Colin Sullivan

Movie: The Departed
Year: 2006

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7 4
Rudy Baylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movie: The Rainmaker
Year: 1997

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6 3
John Grady Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
John Grady Cole

Movie: All the Pretty Horses
Year: 2000

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5 2
Bachelor Matt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Bachelor Matt

Movie: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Year: 2002
 

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5 2
Donny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters

Movie: EuroTrip
Year: 2004

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5 2
Bob Tenor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Bob Tenor

Movie: Stuck on You
Year: 2003

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3 0
Dr. Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Dr. Mann

Movie: Interstellar
Year: 2014

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Paul Safranek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Paul Safranek

Movie: Downsizing
Year: 2017

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8 6
Edward Pudwhacker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Matt Damon Characters
Edward Pudwhacker

Movie: Glory Daze
Year: 1996