85% of people can't name all of these Matt Damon movies. Can you?

By: Valerie
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Matt Damon debuted at age 18 with a minor role in the 1988 movie classic, "Mystic Pizza." Since then he has appeared in over 68 films that have grossed over $3 billion in box office receipts. His looks, charm and movie selectivity make him one of Hollywood's top leading men. Do you consider yourself one of Matt Damon's best fans? Take this quiz and see how many of his movies you can name.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote a screenplay, starred in this movie, and won an Oscar for their writing. A classic movie about a working-class genius won out hearts for many reasons: it has that great Robin Williams performance, it made indie director Gus Van Sant famous, it features beautiful music and it makes everybody cry. But did you know that the studio forced Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to rewrite the screenplay multiple times before actually shooting the movie? They even included a gay scene in one of the drafts as a test to see if anyone there was paying attention to their writing. Nobody said anything.

"The Departed" is actually a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong action movie, "Infernal Affairs," even though the screenwriters claim they did not watch it before making "The Departed." The film, directed by Martin Scorsese, was inspired by a real gangster who was the second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted List before he was captured in 2011.

As of 2017, "Saving Private Ryan" is the only movie that Steven Spielberg hadn’t developed on his own. The script had also been accidentally sent to actor Tom Hanks, who was interested in making this movie. Spielberg and Hanks, who had never worked with each other at that point, decided to collaborate on the movie when they found out they were reading the same script.

Filming this movie was tricky. When the new director Paul Greengrass started to work on the film, he had a meeting with Damon where the two came up with a new ending to "Supremacy." Then, they insisted and received permission to shoot the new version, even though it would cost $200,000. Damon also had to leave the set of "Ocean’s Twelve," and everything was done only two weeks before the movie’s release.

"Ocean's Eleven" is famous not only for its A-list cast. When director Steven Soderbergh decided to make a movie "with no social value whatsoever," he had no idea he was going to create a movie that has more value than anyone first gave it credit for. Damon’s part as Linus Caldwell was originally meant for Mark Wahlberg, who ultimately starred in a remake of another classic, “Planet of the Apes.”

When filming "The Martian," Damon did not meet most of his co-stars until the cast was reunited to promote the release of the film. Matt Damon’s solo scenes were shot separately for five weeks straight, after which he was relieved. Also, a real potato farm was installed in the studio, full of real potatoes in all stages of growth, so they could be used for filming.

"The Talented Mr. Ripley" was inspired by the novel of the same name and there are additional four books that follow the original story. Matt Damon lost 30 pounds for his role in the movie and actually sang the song, "My Funny Valentine."

This movie shows New York's high-stakes underground poker world. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) gambles away his tuition money, his girlfriend, his law degree and almost all his life, and at the end he's still a successful gambler.

Politician David Norris (Matt Damon) falls in love with a ballerina named Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). The Adjustment Bureau is a sci-fi thriller with a love story at its core. Being a weird mix of different genres, this movie is a little bit of everything - part "Bourne Identity," part "The Matrix," part "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," and part "Romeo and Juliet."

"True Grit" is a dark comedy and crime thriller about revenge and Wild West life. It's based on the 1968 novel of the same name by Charles Portis. The Coen Brothers created an exciting, breathtaking story with a lot of gorgeous Western landscapes and action-packed shootouts.

As of 2017, the Bourne franchise consists of five films and Matt Damon starred in four of them. Inspired by the Robert Ludlum’s books, the franchise was marketed and critically acclaimed as a more intellectual version of a shoot-em-up, violent spy stories.

The movie "The Rainmaker'' is considered to be Francis Ford Coppola's best and sharpest film in years. The young, inexperienced idealist Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) is the only hope for a couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life, but is he the right person for this task? It is based on John Grisham's 1995 novel of the same name.

Smith's comic allegory got pretty mixed reviews when it was released in 1999. The eternal war between Good and Evil comes to an end while two fallen angels attempt to jerry-rig the entire cosmological system.

Not everyone knows it, but "We Bought a Zoo" is based on a true story. There really is a Benjamin Mee, and his family really did buy a zoo - the Dartmoor Zoological Park in Devon, England, that was opened in 1968, closed in 2006, then later purchased by the Mee family.

"Invictus" is a story of newly elected President Nelson Mandela, who is trying to unite a racially and economically divided South Africa through the universal language of sport. Morgan Freeman plays President Nelson Mandela.

As a lot of movie critics agree, compared to its successful predecessor, "Ocean's Twelve" is a bit of a mess. Again, it's a story of Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his team, who this time have a lot of problems after successfully robbing five casinos in one night.

"The Legend of Bagger Vance" is not based on a true story, but it took some of its elements from Hinduism - a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia. Bagger Vance is a fictionalized version of Bhagavan, the supreme Hindu god. And Rannulph Junah isn't just an average golfer - actually, he is a fictionalized version of Arjuna, the character from the Hindu scriptural epic, the Bhagavad-Gita. Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron appear in this movie.

This film is set in 2154, when the planet is polluted and overpopulated, so the rich people now live on a space station called Elysium. This sci-fi movie is not very original and won't win many points for logic, but it's packed with action and beautiful scenes.

"Interstellar" is a beautiful mix of space drama, theoretical physics and personal sacrifices. It's a movie not everyone can understand, but surely anyone can admire. Some critics call it a Stephen Hawking’s "Star Trek," and we can't agree more.

The film universe of Kevin Smith is interconnected, so the characters from one movie can expect to run into characters from another. "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" is the fifth film set in his world. The connecting threads here are Jay and Silent Bob, who we met before in Smith's first movie, "Clerks."

"The Good Shepherd" is a 2006 spy film, starring A-list actors such as Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. The movie was produced and directed by Robert De Niro and reunited him onscreen with Joe Pesci, with whom he had starred in "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas," "A Bronx Tale," "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Casino."

School Ties is a 1992 American sports drama film directed by Robert Mandel. It's about a Jewish high-school student from Scranton who gets an athletic scholarship to a WASP prep school in New England.

"Euro Trip" is an American-European teen comedy adventure movie about teenagers who set off for Europe, hoping to find true love and real adventures. A hilarious and entertaining film about a journey full of mind-altering substances and commitment-free sexual contacts.

"Syriana" is a complicated, intense and intelligent drama with multiple story lines. Gaghan’s second movie explores shadowy subjects that shape the world we live in now.

"Green Zone" is a thriller with political subtext that is not based on fact, but shows characters and situations that have uncanny real-life parallels. It depicts an American war in a way almost no Hollywood movie ever has.

"Contagion" is the film by Steven Soderbergh that follows the rapid progress of a lethal virus that kills people within a few days. The majority of critics agree that "Contagion" is the best movie made to date about a global epidemic and life-threatening virus.

"Stuck on You" is a story of twins, Bob and Walter, who are joined at the hip. But even though they are conjoined twins who spent all their life together, they want different things in life - while Bob is really shy and prefers to stay out of the spotlight, ambitious Walter wants to be a famous actor.

"The Informant!" is a movie based on a true story. Mark Whitacre came to public attention in 1995 when he became the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become an FBI whistleblower. He became famous after he turned on his employer, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), revealing what would become the biggest price-fixing case in American history. How did he do it? He was wearing a wire for the FBI for three years - every day.

"The Brothers Grimm" paints an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers Grimm as traveling artists in French-occupied Germany during the early 19th century. Matt Damon and Heath Ledger play the brothers as adults.

"Happy Feet Two" shows the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in 3D. The penguin named Mumble, also known as the Master of Tap, has a problem, because his small son, Erik, is choreo-phobic, meaning he doesn't want to dance just like his famous dad.

"Ocean's Thirteen" begins as aging casino legend Reuben Tishkoff (Elliott Gould) plans to open a huge Vegas casino. However, he has taken for a partner the double-crosser Willie Banks (Al Pacino), who steals his business and lands him in the emergency room with shock and grief. Reuben's loyal friends (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Matt Damon, etc.) gather at his bedside and vow to sabotage the grand opening of the new casino.

"The Monuments Men" is the historical drama about World War II and Yanks searching for art stolen by the Germans. Directed by George Clooney, this relatively bloodless World War II movie is all about the masterpieces of painting and sculpture that the Führer annexed for himself as his armies goose-stepped across Europe.

"Courage Under Fire" is an intriguing tale of Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) who is assigned to investigate the case of Army Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), who was killed in action during the 1991 Gulf War.

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon shine in Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," movie about pianist Liberace and his relationship with Scott Thorson. Who knew they would make such a convincing on-screen couple?

Kind and heart-warming, this traditionally animated story about a brave wild Mustang in the 19th century American West is perfect for kids. Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang captured by human horse traders.

After watching" Jersey Girl," a lot of people would agree that "Dogma" director Kevin Smith shouldn't make mainstream family stories. Even though this movie is sweet and sometimes entertaining, it's occasionally clunky and not so much fun as other movies produced by Kevin Smith.

"Jason Bourne" is a 2016 American action thriller film, directed by Paul Greengras. Even though it's a sequel, "Jason Bourne" delivers fans of the franchise more than what they expected, still surprising them with unexpected plot twists.

"All the Pretty Horses" is a 2000 Western about two young cowboys who head to Mexico in search of work, and then a third one, who rides from Texas into Mexico looking for what may be left of the Old West. This movie was inspired by Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name.

"Titan A.E." is an animated feature aimed at an older crowd. This animated sci-fi adventure film shows the planet Earth in 3028 A.D., when it is annihilated by a race of nasty, paranoid aliens called the Dredge.

Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret" is an honest and heart-warming story that shows us the post 9/11 world. It was filmed in New York in 2005 and released 6 years later after many recuts, budgetary crises and legal squabbles.

"Gerry" is a 2003 drama about two friends - Gerry and Gerry - who go for a hike in Death Valley. The friendship between two men is tested when they get lost there and spirit-crushing mirages of the desert start to affect both of them.

"Geronimo: An American Legend" shows us a new, "politically correct" Western. At the same time, the film tries to review Hollywood's traditional take on the war between the U.S. Cavalry and American Indians.

The movie "The Good Old Boys" was inspired by the book by Elmer Kelton and filmed in Texas. It tells the story of an old fashion cowboy who has troubles adapting to the modern world.

Considered to be the best movie in the franchise by the majority of critics, "The Bourne Ultimatum" is high on tension and action. Notably, the scenes in Zurich were actually filmed in Prague, when it was really cold outside. Because Damon's wardrobe was developed in France, he was always freezing. One scene between Matt Damon and Franka Potente in an alley was so cold that his voice was slurred and had to be fixed later.

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