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Matt Damon

Author of Good Will Hunting [1997 film]

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Image credit: Photo by Airman 1st Class Tanaya M. Harms, USAF, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 7. 2001

Works by Matt Damon

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The Bourne Identity [2002 film] (2002) 1,032 copies
The Bourne Supremacy [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 907 copies
The Bourne Ultimatum [2007 film] (2007) — Actor — 886 copies
Ocean’s Eleven [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 874 copies
Saving Private Ryan [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 847 copies
The Martian [2015 film] (2015) — Actor — 734 copies
The Departed [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 634 copies
Ocean's Twelve [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 603 copies
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales (2002) — Narrator — 555 copies
Dogma [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 475 copies
Ocean's Thirteen [2007 film] (2007) — Actor — 468 copies
Deadpool 2 [2018 Film] (2018) — Actor — 451 copies
Field of Dreams [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 379 copies
True Grit [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 376 copies
Ponyo [2008 film] (2008) — Actor, some editions — 363 copies
The Monuments Men [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 337 copies
Jason Bourne [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 323 copies
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron [2002 film] (2002) — Voice — 278 copies
Titan A.E. [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 267 copies
We Bought a Zoo [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 266 copies
Syriana [2005 film] (2005) 255 copies
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) — Actor — 251 copies
Invictus [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 246 copies
Elysium [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 237 copies
Contagion [2011 film] (2011) — Actor — 212 copies
The Rainmaker [1997 film] (1998) 155 copies
The Great Wall [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 144 copies
Green Zone [2010 film] (2010) 129 copies
Courage Under Fire [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 122 copies
Rounders [1998 film] (1998) 113 copies
Mystic Pizza [1988 film] (1988) 112 copies
Ford v Ferrari [2019 Film] (2019) — Actor — 107 copies
Oppenheimer [2023 film] (2023) 104 copies
EuroTrip [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 104 copies
The Informant! [2009 film] (2010) 99 copies
Inside Job [2010 film] (2010) — Narrator — 98 copies
4 Film Favorites: Ocean's Collection (2009) — Actor — 92 copies
Hereafter [2010 film] (2010) 91 copies
School Ties [1992 film] (1992) 70 copies
Stuck On You [2003 film] (2003) 66 copies
Downsizing [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 64 copies
All the Pretty Horses [2000 film] (2000) — Actor — 58 copies
Behind the Candelabra [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 49 copies
The Bourne Ultimate Collection (2016) — Actor — 41 copies
The Last Duel [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 38 copies
Suburbicon [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 35 copies
Promised Land [2012 film] (2013) — Screenplay — 26 copies
Air [2023 film] (2023) — Actor — 21 copies
Stillwater [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 19 copies
Margaret [2011 film] (2014) — Actor — 14 copies
Gerry [2002 film] (2002) 14 copies
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (2007) — Actor — 14 copies
Le Mans ‘66 (2020) 12 copies
8-Movie Action Pack V.2 (1999) — Actor — 3 copies
Tear Jerkers: 6 Movies (2014) — Actor — 2 copies

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#1243 in our old book database. Rated: Good
 
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villemezbrown | 2 other reviews | Feb 14, 2024 |
A movie worth all the praise it gets.
 
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usma83 | 4 other reviews | Apr 13, 2023 |
I'll grant that reading a screenplay is quite a change-up from novels, but I liked this movie, and the book caught my eye at Goodwill (which by itself is an interesting coincidence).

The story is that of a young math wizard who is hiding his talent under a mop in a bucket full of dirty water. Working as a janitor at M.I.T., Will Hunting, not yet 21, comes upon a blackboard on which a professor has written a math challenge for his students to try to solve for extra credit. Will picks up the chalk and quickly writes the solution. Everyone is gobsmacked. Who did this? Who solved it? No one knows, but the professor wants to find out.

The guy who solved it, as well as subsequently posted challenges, is an orphan, physically and mentally abused by foster parents, with a public-school education (if that), living in a rented room in South Boston, and hangin' out with three unskilled, directionless friends. Much beer is consumed in corner taverns; occasionally there's a fight. Will has a police record, and his most recent fight is going to land him in the pokey. Until the professor intercedes with a plan to keep Will working his math genius while getting behavioral/psychological counseling. And so it goes.

Damon and Affleck created the script for themselves and shopped it around filmland. Optioned and produced, it was not only a box office success, it garnered Oscars for the writers and an Oscar for Robin Williams' performance as a psychologist, left adrift by the death of his wife, who helps Will (and himself).
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weird_O | 2 other reviews | Jul 15, 2017 |
A math genius doesn't want to do anything.

I guess I just don't care. There are a couple very good scenes, but much of the rest (and even some of the good bits) is hackneyed.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: A
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.3/4
 
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comfypants | 4 other reviews | Feb 16, 2016 |

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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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