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Matthew Paige Damon (/ˈdeɪmən/; born October 8, 1970)[2] is an American actor, film producer, philanthropist and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes
Forbes
magazine's most bankable stars[3] and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.[4][nb 1] Damon has received various accolades, including an Academy Award
Academy Award
from five nominations, two Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards
from eight nominations, and has been nominated for three British Academy Film Awards
British Academy Film Awards
and six Emmy
Emmy
Awards. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions. He made his professional acting debut in the film Mystic Pizza
Mystic Pizza
(1988). He came to prominence in 1997 when he wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting alongside Ben Affleck, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actor. He continued to garner praise from critics for his roles as the eponymous character in Saving Private Ryan (1998), the antihero in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), a fallen angel in Dogma (1999), an energy analyst in Syriana
Syriana
(2005), and a corrupt Irish-American
Irish-American
police officer in The Departed (2006). Damon is also known for his starring roles as Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne
in the Bourne franchise (2002–16) and as a con man in the Ocean's Trilogy (2001–07). For his supporting role as the rugby player Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009) and his leading role as an astronaut stranded on Mars
Mars
in The Martian (2015), Damon received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively. The latter also won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Damon has received Emmy
Emmy
Award nominations for his portrayal of Scott Thorson in the biopic Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra
(2013) and for producing the reality series Project Greenlight. He also received an Academy Award nomination for producing Manchester by the Sea (2016). In addition to acting in films, Damon has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films and has established two production companies with Affleck. He has been involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org. Damon is married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, and they have three daughters together.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Acting career

2.1 Early years: 1988–1996 2.2 Breakthrough roles: 1997–2000 2.3 Hollywood star: 2001–2007 2.4 Critically acclaimed roles: 2009–present

3 Producing career 4 Voice-over
Voice-over
career 5 Humanitarian work 6 In the media

6.1 Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
Live! 6.2 Political views 6.3 Social views

7 Personal life 8 Awards and honors 9 Selected filmography 10 Notes 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Early life and education Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second son of stockbroker Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University.[6][7][8] His father had English and Scottish ancestry, and his mother is of five-eighths Finnish and three-eighths Swedish descent (his mother's family surname had been changed from the Finnish "Pajari" to "Paige").[9][10][11] Damon and his family moved to Newton for two years. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and Damon and his brother returned with their mother to Cambridge,[7][12] where they lived in a six-family communal house.[13][14] His brother Kyle is now an accomplished sculptor and artist.[7][15] As a lonely teenager, Damon has said that he felt that he did not belong.[13] Due to his mother's "by the book"[13] approach to child-rearing, he had a hard time defining a self identity.[13] He attended Cambridge Alternative School (now Graham and Parks) and then Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he was a good student.[16] Damon performed as an actor in several high school theater productions.[7] He credited his drama teacher, Gerry Speca, as an important artistic influence, though Ben Affleck,[16] his good friend and schoolmate,[17] got the "biggest roles and longest speeches".[16][nb 2] Damon attended Harvard University, where he was a resident of Lowell House and a member of the class of 1992, but left before receiving his degree to take a lead role in the film Geronimo: An American Legend. While at Harvard, he wrote an early treatment of the screenplay for Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
as an exercise for an English class. Damon was a member of the Delphic Club, one of the University's select Final Clubs. In 2013, he was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal.[19] Damon received an Academy Award
Academy Award
for the screenplay of Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
in 1998.[20] Acting career Early years: 1988–1996 Damon entered Harvard in 1988,[21][nb 3] where he appeared in student theater plays, such as Burn This
Burn This
and A... My Name is Alice.[23][24] Later, he made his film debut at the age of 18, with a single line of dialogue in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza.[25] As a student at Harvard, he acted in small roles such as in the TNT original film Rising Son and the ensemble prep-school drama School Ties.[26] He left the university in 1992, a semester - 12 credits - shy of completion of his Bachelor of Arts in English to feature in Geronimo: An American Legend[23][27] in Los Angeles, erroneously expecting the movie to become a big success.[23][nb 4] Damon next appeared as an opiate-addicted soldier in 1996's Courage Under Fire, for which he lost 40 pounds (18 kg) in 100 days[25][29] on a self-prescribed diet and fitness regimen. Courage Under Fire
Courage Under Fire
gained him critical notice, when The Washington Post
The Washington Post
labeled his performance "impressive".[30] Breakthrough roles: 1997–2000

Damon and paparazzo Rino Barillari
Rino Barillari
at Rome in 1999

During the early 1990s, Damon and Affleck wrote Good Will Hunting (1997), a screenplay about a young mathematics genius, an extension of a screenplay he wrote for an assignment at Harvard, having integrated advice from director Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, and writer/director Kevin Smith.[31] It received nine Academy Awards nominations, earning Damon and Affleck Oscars[32][33] and Golden Globes for Best Screenplay.[34] Damon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the same film, which netted an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for co-star Robin Williams.[32] He and Affleck were each paid salaries of $600,000, while the film grossed over $225 million at the worldwide box office.[35][36] The two later parodied their roles from the film in Kevin Smith's 2001 movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.[37] Also in 1997, Damon was the lead in the critically acclaimed drama, The Rainmaker, where he was recognized by the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
as "a talented young actor on the brink of stardom."[38] After meeting Damon on the set of Good Will Hunting, director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
cast him as the titular character in the 1998 World War II
World War II
film Saving Private Ryan.[39] He co-starred with Edward Norton
Edward Norton
in the 1998 poker film Rounders, where he plays a reformed gambler in law school who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Damon, Andy García, and Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(the cast of Ocean's Eleven), with director Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
in December 2001

Then he portrayed Patricia Highsmith's antihero Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999),[25] in which "Damon outstandingly conveys his character's slide from innocent enthusiasm into cold calculation", according to Variety magazine.[40] He played a fallen angel who discusses pop culture as intellectual subject matter with Affleck in Dogma (1999).[41] Damon's attempts at essaying leading characters in romantic dramas such as 2000's All the Pretty Horses and The Legend of Bagger Vance were commercially and critically unsuccessful.[35] Variety said of his work in All the Pretty Horses: "[Damon] just doesn't quite seem like a young man who's spent his life amidst the dust and dung of a Texas cattle ranch. Nor does he strike any sparks with [Penelope] Cruz."[42] He was similarly deemed "uncomfortable being the center" of Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance.[43] Hollywood star: 2001–2007

Damon at Incirlik, 2001

From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained wider international recognition as part of two major film franchises. He co-starred as thief Linus Caldwell in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the Rat Pack's 1960 film Ocean's 11; the successful crime dramedy spawned two sequels, Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Twelve
(2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).[25] He played amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne/David Webb in the hit action thrillers, The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007),[25] and the series' fifth installment, Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne
(2016).[44][45] For his role, Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
named Damon among "the decade's best mixer of brawn and brains."[46] Damon did the voice of Spirit
Spirit
in the animated movie Spirit
Spirit
Stallion of the Cimmaron (2002) and later played a conjoined twin in Stuck on You (2003), which received a 60% Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
score and mixed critical reception.[47] He played a fictionalized version of Wilhelm Grimm alongside Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
in Terry Gilliam's fantasy adventure The Brothers Grimm (2005), which was a critically panned commercial failure;[35] The Washington Post
The Washington Post
concluded, "Damon, constantly flashing his newscaster's teeth and flaunting a fake, 'Masterpiece Theatre' dialect, comes across like someone who got lost on the way to an audition for a high school production of The Pirates of Penzance."[48] Later that year, he appeared as an energy analyst in Syriana.[49] In 2006, Damon joined Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
in The Good Shepherd as a career CIA officer, and played an undercover mobster working for the Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts State Police
in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, a remake of the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
police thriller Infernal Affairs.[25] Assessing his work in the two films, Manohla Dargis of The New York Times
The New York Times
wrote that Damon has the unique "ability to recede into a film while also being fully present, a recessed intensity, that distinguishes how he holds the screen."[50] The Departed received critical acclaim and won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Picture.[51][nb 5]

Damon and Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
at Berlin in February 2007 for the premiere of The Good Shepherd

According to Forbes
Forbes
in August 2007, Damon was the most bankable star of the actors reviewed, his last three films at that time averaged US$29 at the box office for every dollar he earned.[3] Damon had an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (2007) and another cameo in the 2008 Che Guevara
Che Guevara
biopic Che.[52][53] Critically acclaimed roles: 2009–present He made a guest appearance in 2009 on the sixth-season finale of Entourage as himself, where he tries to pressure Vincent Chase
Vincent Chase
(Adrian Grenier) into donating to his real foundation ONEXONE.[54][55] His next role was Steven Soderbergh's dark comedy The Informant! (2009),[56] in which his Golden Globe-nominated work was described by Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
as such: "The star – who has quietly and steadily turned into a great Everyman actor – is in nimble control as he reveals his character's deep crazies."[57]

Damon at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, September 7, 2009

Also in 2009, Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Invictus, which is based on the 2008 John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
and the Game That Changed a Nation and features Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
as Nelson Mandela.[58] Invictus earned Damon an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The New Republic
The New Republic
observed that he brought "it off with low-key charm and integrity."[59] In 2010, he reteamed with director Paul Greengrass, who directed him in the Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum, for the action thriller Green Zone, which flopped commercially[60] and received a score of 53% on Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
and ambivalent reception from critics.[61] He has appeared as a guest star in an episode of Arthur, titled "The Making of Arthur", as himself.[15] During season 5 of 30 Rock, he appeared as guest star in the role of Liz Lemon's boyfriend in the episodes "I Do Do", "The Fabian Strategy", "Live Show", and "Double-edged Sword". Damon's 2010 projects included Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and the Coen brothers' remake of the 1969 John Wayne-starring Western True Grit.[62] In 2011, he starred in The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion, and We Bought a Zoo. In April 2012, Damon filmed Promised Land, directed by Gus Van Sant, which he co-wrote with John Krasinski.[63][64][65] Damon's next film with frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
was Behind the Candelabra, a drama about the life of pianist/entertainer Liberace (played by Michael Douglas) with Damon playing Liberace's longtime partner Scott Thorson. The film premiered on HBO
HBO
on May 26, 2013.[66] Damon starred in the science fiction film Elysium (2013), where he played former car-thief-turned-factory-worker Max DeCosta.[67] He also appeared in the science fiction movie The Zero Theorem
The Zero Theorem
by Terry Gilliam in 2013.[68] In 2014, he starred in George Clooney's The Monuments Men,[69] and played the minor role of scientist Dr. Mann, in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. In 2014, Damon appeared as a celebrity correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously.[70] He played the main character, astronaut Mark Watney, in Ridley Scott's The Martian (2015), based on Andy Weir's best-selling novel of the same name, a role that earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and his second Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Having not returned for the fourth film in the Bourne film series,[71][72] Damon reprised his role in 2016's Jason Bourne, reuniting with Paul Greengrass. In 2017, Damon played the lead role in Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, a hit internationally and a disappointment at the domestic box office. The film, and Damon's casting, were not well received by critics.[73][74][75] Later in 2017, he starred in two satires, George Clooney's 1950s-set Suburbicon, which was released in October,[76] and Alexander Payne's comedy Downsizing, which was released in December.[77] Producing career Along with Affleck and producers Chris Moore and Sean Bailey, Damon founded the production company LivePlanet, through which the four created the Emmy-nominated documentary series Project Greenlight to find and fund worthwhile film projects from novice filmmakers.[78][79] The company produced and founded the short-lived mystery-hybrid series Push, Nevada, as well as other projects.[80] In March 2010, Damon and Affleck teamed up again to create Pearl Street Films, a Warner Bros. based production company.[81][82] Voice-over
Voice-over
career He lent his voice to the English version of the animated film Ponyo, which was released in the United States in August 2009.[83] The documentary which he narrated, American Teacher, opened in New York in 2011 prior to national screening.[84] He also voiced the lead character Cale Tucker in Titan A.E., took the narrative voice of the Stallion Spirit
Spirit
in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and voiced a krill named Bill in Happy Feet Two.[85] In January 2012, it was announced that Damon had signed a multiyear deal to be the voice of TD Ameritrade
TD Ameritrade
advertisements, replacing Sam Waterston as the discount brokerage's spokesman. Damon donates all fees from the advertisements to charity.[86] In 2013, Damon appeared in a 20-second advertisement for Nespresso, directed by Grant Heslov, with whom he worked on The Monuments Men. The deal earned Damon $3 million.[87] Damon also provided voice-over for United Airlines's resurrected "Fly the Friendly Skies" advertisement campaign in 2013.[88] Humanitarian work

Damon volunteering in Haiti as part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission

Damon was the founder of H2O Africa Foundation, the charitable arm of the Running the Sahara expedition,[89] which merged with WaterPartners to create Water.org in July 2009.[90] He, along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, is one of the founders of Not On Our Watch Project, an organization that focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities such as in Darfur.[91] Damon supports the ONE Campaign, which is aimed at fighting AIDS
AIDS
and poverty in Third World
Third World
countries. He has appeared in their print and television advertising. Damon is also an ambassador for ONEXONE, a nonprofit foundation committed to supporting, preserving and improving the lives of children at home in Canada, the United States, and around the world.[92] Damon is also a spokesperson for Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization, and a member of their Entertainment Council, participating in their Ad Council
Ad Council
public service announcements.[93] Damon is a board member of Tonic Mailstopper (formerly GreenDimes), a company that attempts to halt junk mail delivered to American homes each day.[94][nb 6] In the media Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
Live! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
had a running gag at the end of his ABC television show, Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
Live!, where he apologized for not being able to interview Damon at the end of each show. It culminated in a planned skit on September 12, 2006, when Damon stormed off after having his interview cut short.[96] Damon appeared in several of E! Entertainment's top ten Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
Live! spoofs.[97][nb 7] On January 24, 2013, Damon took over his show and mentioned the long-standing feud and having been bumped from years of shows. It involved celebrities who were previously involved in the "feud", including Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, and Sarah Silverman.[100] Political views Damon appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews
Hardball with Chris Matthews
in December 2006, and while discussing the ongoing war in Iraq, expressed concern about inequities across socioeconomic classes with regard to who in the United States is tasked with the responsibility of fighting wars.[101] Damon is a supporter of the Democratic Party, and has made several critical statements against Republican Party figures, but has also expressed his disillusionment with the policies of President Barack Obama.[102][103] In 2012, Damon, Ben Affleck, and John Krasinski hosted a fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren.[104] Damon has had a close relationship with the Obama administration, primarily due to his friendship with former Harvard roommate and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to President Obama, Jason Furman.[105] In 2010, Matt Damon
Matt Damon
narrated the documentary film Inside Job about the part played by financial deregulation in the late-2000s financial crisis. Social views In October and December 2017, Damon made headlines when he made a series of comments regarding a large movement of backlash against sexual harassment and misconduct. On October 10, Sharon Waxman, a former reporter for The New York Times, mentioned that Damon, along with Russell Crowe, made direct phone calls to her to vouch for the head of Miramax
Miramax
Italy, Fabrizio Lombardo. In her report, she suspected Lombardo of facilitating incidents of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct in Europe.[106][107][108] However, Damon clarified later that the calls were solely to reassure of her of Lombardo's professional qualifications in the film industry.[109] Waxman endorsed Damon’s statement on Twitter hours later.[110] Also during this time, Damon said that he had heard a story from Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
that Gwyneth Paltrow, a co-worker on a feature film of his, had been harassed by Weinstein in 1996, but thought "she had handled it" because they continued to work together, and Weinstein "treated her incredibly respectfully."[111][112] In another series of interviews during December 2017, Damon advocated for a "spectrum of behavior" analysis[113][114][115][116] of sexual misconduct cases, noting that some are more serious than others.[117][115][116] The comment drew backlash from prominent members of the #MeToo movement[117][118] and the public for being tone-deaf in "understand[ing] what abuse is like".[118][117] On January 17, 2018, Damon apologized on The Today Show for his social commentary stating: "I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while."[119] On 13 March 2018, Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
announced they will adopt the Inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street Films.[120] In March 2018, a false report stating that Damon and his family will be moving to Australia to leave a Trump Presidency was circulated on tabloids such as Page Six and the New York Post. Damon's publicist, Jennifer Allen, refuted these claims.[121] Personal life

Damon with wife Luciana Bozán Barroso at the 66th Venice International Film Festival

Damon met Argentine Luciana Bozán Barroso in April 2003 while filming Stuck on You in Miami.[122][123] They became engaged in September 2005 and married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. The couple has three daughters: Isabella (b. June 2006),[124] Gia Zavala (b. August 2008),[125] and Stella Zavala (b. October 2010).[126] He also has a stepdaughter, Alexia Barroso (b. 1998), from Barroso's previous marriage.[127] Since 2012 they have lived in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles; [128] they previously lived in Miami and New York.[129] Damon is a fan of the Boston Red Sox.[130] After the team won the 2007 World Series, he narrated the commemorative DVD release of the event.[131] He has competed in several World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker
(WSOP) events,[132][133] including the 2010 World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker
main event.[134] He was eliminated from the 1998 WSOP by poker professional Doyle Brunson.[135] Awards and honors Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Matt Damon Aside from awards he has garnered for his role as actor and producer, Damon became the 2,343rd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25, 2007.[136] He reacted to the award by stating: "A few times in my life, I've had these experiences that are just kind of too big to process and this looks like it's going to be one of those times."[137]

Matt Damon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Handprints and footprints of Damon in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Selected filmography Main article: Matt Damon
Matt Damon
filmography Films that garnered Damon the most recognition or awards include:

The Rainmaker (1997) Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
(1997) The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Eleven
(2001) The Bourne Identity (2002) The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Ocean's Twelve
Ocean's Twelve
(2004) Syriana
Syriana
(2005) The Departed (2006) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Ocean's Thirteen
Ocean's Thirteen
(2007) Invictus (2009) The Informant!
The Informant!
(2009) True Grit (2010) The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau
(2011) Contagion (2011) Behind the Candelabra
Behind the Candelabra
(2013) The Martian (2015) Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne
(2016)

Notes

^ In motion pictures that feature him either as a leading actor or as a supporting co-star, his films have grossed a total of $1.94[5] to $3.12 billion[4] (based on counting his roles as strictly lead or including supporting roles, respectively) at the North American box office, placing him in the top 40 grossing actors of all time. ^ Another neighbor of Damon's was historian and author Howard Zinn,[18] whose biographical film You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train and audio version of A People's History of the United States Damon later narrated.[14] ^ He lived in Matthews Hall and then Lowell House,[22] ^ "By the time I figured out I had made the wrong decision, it was too late. I was living out here with a bunch of actors, and we were all scrambling to make ends meet," he has said.[28] ^ Box Office Mojo
Box Office Mojo
ranked it seventh amongst his films.[35] ^ Appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
on April 20, 2007, Damon promoted the organization's efforts to prevent the trees used for junk mail letters and envelopes from being chopped down. Damon stated: "For an estimated dime a day they can stop 70% of the junk mail that comes to your house. It's very simple, easy to do, great gift to give, I've actually signed up my entire family. It was a gift given to me this past holiday season and I was so impressed that I'm now on the board of the company."[95] ^ On January 31, 2008, Kimmel aired a clip of his then girlfriend, comedian Sarah Silverman, singing a song entitled "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" in which Damon appeared.[97][98] Kimmel responded on February 24, 2008 with his music video which said that he was "fucking Ben Affleck". It featured Affleck along with several other actors.[97] Another encounter, titled "The Handsome Men's Club", featured Kimmel, along with handsome actors and musicians. At the end of the skit, Kimmel had a door slammed in his face by Damon, who said that they had run out of time, followed by a sinister laugh.[97][99]

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Matt Damon
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Matt Damon
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Further reading

Altman, Sheryl and Berk, Sheryl. Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck: On and Off Screen. HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0-06-107145-5. Bego, Mark. Matt Damon: Chasing a Dream. Andrews Mcmeel Pub, 1998. ISBN 0-8362-7131-9. Diamond, Maxine and Hemmings, Harriet. Matt Damon
Matt Damon
a Biography. Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 1998. ISBN 0-671-02649-6. Nickson, Chris. Matt Damon: An Unauthorized Biography. Renaissance Books, 1999. ISBN 1-58063-072-3.

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Filmography Awards

Screenwriter

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Good Will Hunting
(1997) Gerry (2002) Promised Land (2012)

Producer

Stolen Summer
Stolen Summer
(2002) Promised Land (2012) Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne
(2016) Manchester by the Sea (2016) City on a Hill (2018)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Screenplay

1940–1960

Preston Sturges
Preston Sturges
(1940) Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1941) Michael Kanin
Michael Kanin
and Ring Lardner Jr.
Ring Lardner Jr.
(1942) Norman Krasna (1943) Lamar Trotti (1944) Richard Schweizer (1945) Muriel Box and Sydney Box (1946) Sidney Sheldon (1947) No award (1948) Robert Pirosh (1949) Charles Brackett, D. M. Marshman Jr. and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1951) T. E. B. Clarke (1952) Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen and Walter Reisch (1953) Budd Schulberg
Budd Schulberg
(1954) Sonya Levien and William Ludwig (1955) Albert Lamorisse
Albert Lamorisse
(1956) George Wells (1957) Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith (1958) Clarence Greene, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse and Stanley Shapiro (1959) I. A. L. Diamond and Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960)

1961–1980

William Inge
William Inge
(1961) Ennio de Concini, Pietro Germi, and Alfredo Giannetti (1962) James Webb (1963) Peter Stone and Frank Tarloff (1964) Frederic Raphael (1965) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
and Pierre Uytterhoeven (1966) William Rose (1967) Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(1968) William Goldman
William Goldman
(1969) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Edmund H. North (1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Jeremy Larner (1972) David S. Ward
David S. Ward
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Frank Pierson
Frank Pierson
(1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
and Marshall Brickman (1977) Robert C. Jones, Waldo Salt, and Nancy Dowd (1978) Steve Tesich
Steve Tesich
(1979) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1980)

1981–2000

Colin Welland (1981) John Briley (1982) Horton Foote (1983) Robert Benton (1984) William Kelley, Pamela Wallace and Earl W. Wallace (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley
(1987) Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow (1988) Tom Schulman (1989) Bruce Joel Rubin (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
and Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(1994) Christopher McQuarrie
Christopher McQuarrie
(1995) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000)

2001–present

Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Pierre Bismuth, Michel Gondry
Michel Gondry
and Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black
(2008) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Screenplay

Screenplay (1995–1996, 2001–2008, retired)

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Charlie Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman
(2002) Jim Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, and Naomi Sheridan (2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
and Bobby Moresco (2005) Michael Arndt
Michael Arndt
(2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008)

Screenplay, Original (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
and Marc Norman (1998) Alan Ball (1999) Cameron Crowe
Cameron Crowe
(2000) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2009) David Seidler (2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
/ Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

Screenplay, Adapted (1997–2000, 2009–present)

Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
and Brian Helgeland (1997) Scott Smith (1998) Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
(1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin (2011) Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner
(2012) John Ridley
John Ridley
(2013) Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn
(2014) Adam McKay
Adam McKay
and Charles Randolph (2015) Eric Heisserer (2016) James Ivory
James Ivory
(2017)

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Empire Award for Best Actor

Nigel Hawthorne (1996) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1999) Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2002) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2003) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2004) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2005) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2006) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2007) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2008) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2009) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2010) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2012) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2013) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2014) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2015) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2016) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2017) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2018)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1950–1975

Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1950) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1951) Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
(1952) David Niven
David Niven
(1953) James Mason
James Mason
(1954) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1955) Mario Moreno (1956) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1957) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1958) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1959) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1960) Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
(1961) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1962) Alberto Sordi
Alberto Sordi
(1963) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(1966) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1967) Ron Moody
Ron Moody
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1970) Chaim Topol
Chaim Topol
(1971) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1972) George Segal
George Segal
(1973) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1974) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
/ George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson
(1976) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1977) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Ray Sharkey
Ray Sharkey
(1980) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1981) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1983) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1984) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1985) Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1990) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1991) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(1992) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1998) Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
(1999) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2000)

2001–present

Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(2001) Richard Gere
Richard Gere
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix
(2005) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2006) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2007) Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
(2008) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2009) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2012) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2016) James Franco
James Franco
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

Robert Bolt (1965) Robert Bolt (1966) Stirling Silliphant (1967) Stirling Silliphant (1968) Bridget Boland, John Hale and Richard Sokolove (1969) Erich Segal
Erich Segal
(1970) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
and Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo
(1972) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1973) Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(1974) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
and Lawrence Hauben (1975) Paddy Chayefsky
Paddy Chayefsky
(1976) Neil Simon
Neil Simon
(1977) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty
(1980) Ernest Thompson
Ernest Thompson
(1981) John Briley (1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Peter Shaffer (1984) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1985) Robert Bolt (1986) Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe and Enzon Ungari (1987) Naomi Foner (1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
and Ron Kovic
Ron Kovic
(1989) Michael Blake (1990) Callie Khouri
Callie Khouri
(1991) Bo Goldman
Bo Goldman
(1992) Steven Zaillian (1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (1996) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(1997) Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
(1998) Alan Ball (1999) Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
(2000) Akiva Goldsman
Akiva Goldsman
(2001) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
and Jim Taylor (2004) Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry
and Diana Ossana (2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Simon Beaufoy (2008) Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman
and Sheldon Turner (2009) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2010) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo (2014) Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin
(2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Actor

Ray Milland
Ray Milland
(1945) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1946) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1949) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1950) Richard Basehart
Richard Basehart
(1951) Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
(1952) James Mason
James Mason
(1953) Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby
(1954) Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
(1955) Yul Brynner
Yul Brynner
(1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1957) Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1958) Victor Sjöström
Victor Sjöström
(1959) Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum
(1960) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1961) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1962) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1963) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1964) Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
(1965) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1966) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1967) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1968) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1969) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1970) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1971) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
(1972) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
/ Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
(1973) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1974) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1975) David Carradine
David Carradine
(1976) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1977) Jon Voight
Jon Voight
/ Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1978) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
(1979) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1980) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1983) Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
/ Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1985) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1986) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1987) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1988) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1989) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
/ Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1990) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1991) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1994) Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
(1995) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1996) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1997) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1998) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(1999) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2000) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2001) Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
(2002) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2007) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2008) George Clooney
George Clooney
/ Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2009) Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg
(2010) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2011) Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper
(2012) Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
(2013) Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton
/ Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2014) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay

John Sayles
John Sayles
(1996) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1997) Gary Ross (1998) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
(1999) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2000) Milo Addica and Will Rokos (2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) James L. White (2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
and Grant Heslov
Grant Heslov
(2005) Peter Morgan (2006) Diablo Cody
Diablo Cody
(2007) Tom Mccarthy (2008) Scott Neustadter
Scott Neustadter
and Michael H. Weber (2009) David Seidler (2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Mark Boal
Mark Boal
(2012) Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2013) Dan Gilroy
Dan Gilroy
(2014) Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Martin McDonagh
Martin McDonagh
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture

Sideways

2004

Crash

2005

The Departed

2006

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

2007

No award

2008

Nine

2009

No award

2010

The Help

2011

Les Misérables

2012

Nebraska

2013

Into the Woods

2014

Spotlight

2015

Hidden Figures

2016

Mudbound

2017

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