Actor of the Week: MATT DAMON


Age: 50

Birthday: 8th October


Matt Damon is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Damon is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. He has received various awards and nominations, including an Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards.


Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions. He came to prominence in 1997 when he and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He continued to garner praise from critics for his roles as the antihero in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and race car driver Carroll Shelby in Le Mans (2019).



Damon is also known for his starring roles as Jason Bourne in the Bourne franchise (2002–2016) and as a con man in the Ocean's trilogy (2001–2007). For his supporting role as rugby player Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009) and his leading role as an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian (2015), he received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively.


Damon has also performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films, and has established two production companies with Affleck.





ACADEMY AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 4 WIN: 1

2016 - Best Leading Actor: THE MARTIAN

2010 - Best Supporting Actor: INVICTUS

1998 - (WINNER): Best Original Screenplay: GOOD WILL HUNTING

1998 - Best Leading Actor: GOOD WILL HUNTING


GOLDEN GLOBES - NOMINATIONS: 7 WINS: 2

2016 - (WINNER): Best Leading Actor: THE MARTIAN

2014 - Best TV Movie Actor: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

2010 - Best Leading Actor: THE INFORMANT!

2010 - Best Supporting Actor: INVICTUS

1998 - (WINNER): Best Original Screenplay: GOOD WILL HUNTING

1998 - Best Leading Actor: GOOD WILL HUNTING


BAFTA AWARDS - NOMINATIONS: 2

2016 - Best Leading Actor: THE MARTIAN

2014 - Best Supporting Actor: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA



How do you rate Matt Damon's movies?







WATCH MATT DAMON THIS WEEK


ON TV:



FILMS: The Bourne Supremacy (2004) / The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) (Age 12)

Monday 23rd November, ITV4, 9:00pm

Thursday 26th November, ITV4, 10:00pm

One of Damon's most popular roles as the amnesiac assassin in these action packed spy movies.


FILM: The Martian (2015) (Age 12)

Saturday 21st November, Channel 4, 8:45pm

Fantastic role for Damon as the astronaut trapped on planet Mars.



FILM: Interstellar (2010) (Age 12)

Monday 23rd November, Sky Cinema Greats, 5:10pm

Interesting double bill with above, Damon appears late in the movie as another astronaut trapped on a planet - but a very different character.


FILM: The Adjustment Bureau (2011) (Age 12)

Friday 27th November, Sony Movies, 9:00pm

A mysterious romantic thriller here co-starring alongside Emily Blunt.



FILM: Le Mans 66 (2019) (Age 12)

Monday 23rd November, Sky Cinema Hits, 10:30pm

Thursday 26th November, Sky Cinema Action, 11:55am & 8:00pm

Excellent race car drama - a true story - with Damon having great chemistry with Christian Bale.



FILM: Ocean's Trilogy (2001 - 2007)

Wednesday 25th November, Sky Cinema Thriller, 2:30pm / 4:40pm / 6:50pm

Damon appears in this ensemble crime comedy caper trilogy.


ON NETFLIX:


FILMS: The Bourne Series (2002 - 2007)

Catch the whole of the original Bourne trilogy on Netflix & Amazon!



ON AMAZON PRIME:

FILM: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Damon provides the vocals for the lead hero in this equestrian lead animation.



What's your favourite Matt Damon role / movie?







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