Matt Damon is currently making the rounds promoting his upcoming film The Martian, and the Oscar-nominated actor (and Oscar-winning writer) hasn’t shied away from engaging in some unique spins on the usual talk-show circuit.
After attending couples therapy with Jimmy Kimmel in a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Damon appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in an eight-minute skit that encapsulated over two decades of films featuring the actor.
In the skit, Damon and Corden re-enact everything from Oscar-friendly projects like Invictus (which earned Damon a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination) and Good Will Hunting (which earned the “Best Writing” Oscar for Damon and Ben Affleck as well as a “Best Actor” nomination for Damon) to less-memorable projects like the 2011 sci-fi film The Adjustment Bureau and that same year’s animated feature Happy Feet 2 (in which he voiced the character Bill the Krill).
The skit also pokes fun at some of his well-known franchise roles, including the trilogy of ensemble heist movies that began with Ocean’s Eleven and the series of Jason Bourne films that cast him as a black ops agent with a mysterious past.
Sadly, anyone hoping for a re-enactment of his musical cameo in EuroTrip will be disappointed. (The same goes for any Dogma or The Brothers Grimm fans out there.)
Damon’s first credited role was a “Steamer” in the 1988 film Mystic Pizza, and his resume now includes more than 72 roles in films spanning more than 25 years.
Damon’s next film, The Martian, arrives in theaters this weekend and has the actor playing an astronaut who’s stranded on Mars after an accident forces his crew to leave him behind, believing that he’s dead. The film is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Alien) and is based on a novel of the same name by Andy Weir.