Matt Damon's Top 6 Highest Paying Film Roles…So Far

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Believe it or not, Matt Damon has been in the entertainment industry for nearly 20 years. Perhaps, most well-known for the Academy Award Winning film, Good Will Hunting, Damon has proven himself to be a multifaceted entertainer over the years. Recently he has moved behind the scenes to give up-and-coming filmmakers their big break on the HBO series, "Project Greenlight". But have you ever stopped to wonder how much cash he raked in from his many films? Let's review Matt's 6 biggest money makers…

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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

All the Pretty Horses (2000) 

Directed by Billy Bob Thornton, Damon stars opposite Hollywood vixen Penelope Cruz in this romance/ western/ drama. An entertaining film that received relatively well reception, Damon was paid $5.5 million for his part in the film.

Ocean's Eleven (Part 1 of Trilogy) (2001)

A small part in the intricate and complex trilogy that is the Ocean's movies, Damon, as all of the other actors in the films, played a number of characters in this remake of the 1960 "Rat Pack" film of the same name. Starring alongside Hollywood heavyweights such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Bernie Mack to name a few, this star-studded cast brought a level of exciting from the first scene to the very last. Although his part was not large, his paycheck was pretty decent, he was paid $5.5 million for his role in the film.

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

An American sports-drama film that saw Damon opposite Will Smith and Charlize Theron, this film had fairly mixed reviews. Nevertheless, many enjoyed this golf-themed flick. Damon was paid $7 million for his efforts.

The Bourne Identity (2002)

An American/ German spy thriller film adaptation from the book of the same name, The Bourne Identity marked the beginning of an action-packed trilogy. Eerily realistic, the movie depicts a man with severe memory loss who must fight to figure out who he is and why he also seems to be an enemy of the state. An entertaining film from beginning to end, Damon was paid $10 million for starring in the film.

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

An adventure/ fantasy film that depicted Damon as 1/2 (with the other half being played by the late, Heath Ledger) of a con artist duo modeled after the Grimm brothers- two brothers who created a great deal of the most popular fairy tales of this age. As mysterious as it is entertaining, Damon received $10 million for his part in the film.

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

The final installment of an incredible trilogy, Damon certainly ended this series with a bang! With much more action, answers, and even more questions, this trilogy ended in a way that left loyal viewers both satisfied and wanting more. One of his most notorious performances in the film, Damon was paid $20 for once again assuming the role of "Jason Bourne".

Matt Damon's Career Highlights

  • All the Pretty Horses– $5.5 million
  • Ocean's Eleven– $5.5 million
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance– $7 million
  • The Bourne Identity– $10 million
  • The Brothers Grimm– $10 million
  • The Bourne Ultimatum- $20 million

Total: $58 million

With a total box office gross of $5,677,400,000 and a net worth of $90 million, it seems that this young mogul has already left quite a legacy.

Articles Written by Venus Lockett
A lover of all things newsy, Venus takes pleasure in dissecting and reporting on human interest stories in music, finance, and entertainment. A freelance writer since 2010, she graduated from SUNY, Brockport the same year with a dual B.S. in sociology and English-creative writing. A self-proclaimed "Jane of All Trades", she also enjoys writing music, poetry, short stories, and hopes to one day rival J.K. Rowling. Follow her on Twitter.
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