Matthew "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist best known for his roles as the titular character in the 1997 drama film Good Will Hunting which he also co-wrote along with friend Ben Affleck, Private First Class James Francis Ryan in the 1998 epic war film Saving Private Ryan, the titular character in the 1999 psychological thriller film The Talented Mr. Ripley, Linus Caldwell in the Ocean's film trilogy, Jason Bourne in the first three films of the Bourne series, Bryan Woodman in the 2005 geopolitical thriller film Syriana, Edward Wilson, Sr. in the 2006 spy film The Good Shepherd, Staff Sgt. Colin Sullivan in the 2006 crime thriller film The Departed, and as Francois Pienaar in the 2009 biographical sports drama film Invictus.

He hosted Saturday Night Live on October 5, 2002 and made cameos on November 10, 2001 where he appeared in the "Mango" sketch and on December 10, 2011 where he appeared as the handsome drug addict in the SNL Digital Short.

Jim Breuer as Matt Damon (left) on the March 14, 1998 episode during the "Barbara Walters Oscar Special" sketch.

He was also impersonated by Jim Breuer on the March 14, 1998 episode during the "Barbara Walters Oscar Special" sketch.

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