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Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

Updated October 15, 2019 856 votes 52 voters53 items

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! Then check out our Matt Damon movies list to vote on his best films.

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  • Jason Bourne1

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

  • Lt. Britton Davis2
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    8

    Lt. Britton Davis

    Movie: Geronimo: An American Legend
    Year: 1993

  • Steamer3
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    9

    Steamer

    Movie: Mystic Pizza
    Year: 1988

  • Will Hunting4

    Movie: Good Will Hunting
    Year: 1997

  • Private First Class James Francis Ryan5

    MovieSaving Private Ryan
    Year: 1998

  • Shawn Oran6
    21
    5

    Shawn Oran

    Movie: Chasing Amy
    Year: 1997

  • Mark Watney7
    17
    2

    Mark Watney

    Movie: The Martian
    Year: 2015

  • Sergeant Colin Sullivan8
    18
    7

    Sergeant Colin Sullivan

    Movie: The Departed
    Year: 2006

  • Edward Pudwhacker9
    21
    11

    Edward Pudwhacker

    Movie: Glory Daze
    Year: 1996

  • John Grady Cole10
    16
    8

    John Grady Cole

    Movie: All the Pretty Horses
    Year: 2000

  • Loki11
    13
    4

    Movie: Dogma
    Year: 1999

  • Mike McDermott12
    11
    2

    Mike McDermott

    Movie: Rounders
    Year: 1998

  • Charlie Dillon13
    15
    8

    Charlie Dillon

    Movie: School Ties
    Year: 1992

  • Linus Caldwell14

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

  • Specialist Ilario15
    14
    6

    Specialist Ilario

    Movie: Courage Under Fire
    Year: 1996

  • Cale16
    19
    13

    Cale

    Movie: Titan A.E.
    Year: 2000

  • Luke Trimble17
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    10

    Luke Trimble

    Movie: The Majestic
    Year: 2001

  • The Spirit18

    Movie: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
    Year: 2002

  • Gerry19
    13
    9

    Gerry

    Movie: Gerry
    Year: 2002

  • LaBoeuf20
    8
    2

    LaBoeuf

    Movie: True Grit
    Year: 2010

  • Bryan Woodman21
    8
    2

    Bryan Woodman

    Movie: Syriana
    Year: 2005

  • Tom Ripley22

    Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Year: 1999

  • Benjamin Mee23
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    1

    Benjamin Mee

    MovieWe Bought a Zoo
    Year: 2011

  • Scott Thorson24
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    1

    Scott Thorson

    Movie: Behind the Candelabra
    Year: 2013

  • Donny25

    Movie: EuroTrip
    Year: 2004