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Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest 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! Then check out our Matt Damon movies list to vote on his best films.

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest 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 Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

MovieSaving Private Ryan
Year: 1998

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Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

Movie: Good Will Hunting
Year: 1997

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Mark Watney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Mark Watney

Movie: The Martian
Year: 2015

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Mike McDermott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Mike McDermott

Movie: Rounders
Year: 1998

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

Movie: Dogma
Year: 1999

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Sergeant Colin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Sergeant Colin Sullivan

Movie: The Departed
Year: 2006

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Linus Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

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

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Specialist Ilario is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Specialist Ilario

Movie: Courage Under Fire
Year: 1996

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Benjamin Mee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Benjamin Mee

MovieWe Bought a Zoo
Year: 2011

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LaBoeuf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
LaBoeuf

Movie: True Grit
Year: 2010

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Bryan Woodman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Bryan Woodman

Movie: Syriana
Year: 2005

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Shawn Oran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Shawn Oran

Movie: Chasing Amy
Year: 1997

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Rudy Baylor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

Movie: The Rainmaker
Year: 1997

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Lt. Britton Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Lt. Britton Davis

Movie: Geronimo: An American Legend
Year: 1993

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Tom Ripley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Year: 1999

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Charlie Dillon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Charlie Dillon

Movie: School Ties
Year: 1992

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Wilhelm Grimm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Wilhelm Grimm

Movie: The Brothers Grimm
Year: 2005

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David Norris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
David Norris

Movie: The Adjustment Bureau
Year: 2011

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Max Da Costa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Max Da Costa

Movie: Elysium
Year: 2013

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Dr. Mann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Dr. Mann

Movie: Interstellar
Year: 2014

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Management is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Management

Movie: The Zero Theorem
Year: 2013

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Donny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters

Movie: EuroTrip
Year: 2004

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Steamer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
Steamer

Movie: Mystic Pizza
Year: 1988

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James Granger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Matt Damon's All-Time Greatest Characters
James Granger

Movie: The Monuments Men
Year: 2014