Quiz about Matt Damon CoStars
Quiz about Matt Damon CoStars

Matt Damon Co-Stars Trivia Quiz


Matt Damon is an American actor who has played in many movies. See if you can guess his co-star from some of the movies he has been in.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author Ophelia78

A multiple-choice quiz by LeoDaVinci. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
LeoDaVinci
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
8,062
Updated
Apr 05 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. Matt Damon played the character of Will Hunting in the 1997 movie "Good Will Hunting". In it, he plays a troubled young adult who has a gift for math that is discovered by a professor at MIT. Who plays the psychologist, Sean, who meets with Will as a part of his probation? Hint

Gwyneth Paltrow
Kevin Spacey
Robin Williams
Michael Caine

2. In the 1996 war drama "Courage Under Fire", Matt Damon plays a supporting role of a medic, Andrew Ilario, who has to testify about the death of his Captain, played by Meg Ryan. Who plays the investigating US Army officer who has to find out the truth? Hint

Cuba Gooding Jr.
Denzel Washington
Don Cheadle
Morgan Freeman

3. Steven Spielberg directed the 1998 World War II film "Saving Private Ryan" and Matt Damon played the eponymous role of a soldier who lost all three of his brothers in war. Who played the role of the US Army Captain tasked to bring Private Ryan home? Hint

Tom Berenger
Tom Cruise
Tom Hanks
Tom Arnold

4. In the 2011 crime drama "Ocean's Eleven", Matt Damon plays Linus Caldwell, a pickpocket who is recruited by a master thief to pull of a major Las Vegas heist. Who plays Danny Ocean, the mastermind of the money theft? Hint

Harvey Keitel
Edward Norton
Richard Kind
George Clooney

5. In the Kevin Smith comedy "Dogma", Matt Damon plays the fallen angel Loki who attempts to undo all of Creation by proving God made a mistake. Who plays Bartleby, another fallen angel, who wants to get back into Heaven? Hint

Christian Bale
Ben Affleck
Josh Brolin
Alec Baldwin

6. In "The Adjustment Bureau", Matt Damon plays a politician, David Norris, who meets a woman who inspires him, but unfortunately is not allowed to be with him because of the 'master plan'. Who plays Elise Sellas, Norris' love interest and the woman he is not allowed to be with? Hint

Emily Blunt
Zooey Deschanel
Julia Roberts
Kate Hudson

7. Matt Damon stars as South African Francois Pienaar in the 2009 biopic "Invictus". It tells the story of the South African rugby team after the desegregation of the country. Who plays Nelson Mandela in this unconquered film? Hint

Idris Elba
Morgan Freeman
James Earl Jones
Sidney Poitier

8. The futuristic dystopian movie "Elysium" features Matt Damon as Max Da Costa, a worker who receives a lethal dose of radiation. On the idyllic space station Elysium are the Med Bays that can save him. Who plays Defense Secretary Delacourt, someone who is determined not to let 'regular' people onto the station? Hint

Clint Eastwood
Vin Diesel
Jodie Foster
Dwayne Johnson

9. In "Downsizing", Matt Damon plays a five-inch-tall Paul Safranek, someone who has willingly shrunk himself down. In the small community he meets Dusan Mirković, a black marketer who disregards his old age. Who portrays this amusing character? Hint

Leonardo DiCaprio
Christoph Waltz
Simon Pegg
Jean Reno

10. In the fast-paced film "Ford v Ferrari", Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a former racecar driver who is tasked to build Ford a car that will defeat the one Ferrari has. Who plays Ken Miles, the quick-tempered driver that Shelby recruits for the task? Hint

Javier Bardem
Sam Worthington
Christian Bale
Jude Law


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Matt Damon played the character of Will Hunting in the 1997 movie "Good Will Hunting". In it, he plays a troubled young adult who has a gift for math that is discovered by a professor at MIT. Who plays the psychologist, Sean, who meets with Will as a part of his probation?

Answer: Robin Williams

Robin Williams played the part of Dr. Sean Maguire in the 1997 hit "Good Will Hunting" alongside Matt Damon. Williams was a successful actor and comedian who had an illustrious career in television as well as in film. Some of his best-known roles include Mork in the television show "Mork & Mindy", Adrian Cronauer in the 1987 comedy "Good Morning Vietnam", the Genie in Disney's 1992 version of "Aladdin", and John Keating in the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society".

Robin Williams won an Oscar for his role as a supporting actor in "Good Will Hunting". Robin Williams sadly committed suicide at the age of 63, and Matt Damon, at that time, thanked Williams for committing to the role in the film and for helping him launch his career. He recalled that Williams was one of the funniest people he had ever worked with.
2. In the 1996 war drama "Courage Under Fire", Matt Damon plays a supporting role of a medic, Andrew Ilario, who has to testify about the death of his Captain, played by Meg Ryan. Who plays the investigating US Army officer who has to find out the truth?

Answer: Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is an American actor who started in theatre and moved to the silver screen. Some of his more notable roles are Silas Trip in the 1989 war film "Glory", Alonzo Harris in the 2001 drama "Training Day", both of which he received an Oscar for, Gray Grantham in the 1993 legal drama "The Pelican Brief", and Malcolm X in the 1992 biopic of the same name.

Washington stars with Meg Ryan in "Courage Under Fire". He plays a Lieutenant Colonel who has had a friendly fire accident where he killed a friend of his in the confusion of war and has now been given a desk job. When investigating, one of the people who has to testify is Matt Damon's character, Andrew Ilario. Matt Damon was an unknown at that time, but Washington recalled saying to the director about him: "Man, I think I better raise my game - this kid is good!"
3. Steven Spielberg directed the 1998 World War II film "Saving Private Ryan" and Matt Damon played the eponymous role of a soldier who lost all three of his brothers in war. Who played the role of the US Army Captain tasked to bring Private Ryan home?

Answer: Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker who has a large body of work to his name. He won an Oscar for his portrayal of Andy Beckett in "Philadelphia", another for playing Forrest Gump in the 1994 film of the same name. He has also portrayed Jim Lovell in the 1995 space movie "Apollo 13", Woody in the "Toy Story" series, and Carl Hanratty in the biopic "Catch Me if You Can".

In "Saving Private Ryan", Tom Hanks takes on the character of Captain John Miller, an officer tasked with a seemingly senseless and quite difficult mission, to extract a private whose brothers have been killed in other theatres of action. Miller has the added challenge of trying to lead and motivate men when they don't want to do the mission. The soldiers in the movie resent Damon's character, and, to build up that resentment, director Spielberg actually made the rest of the cast go to boot camp to train for their roles, all except for Damon. He then would bring up that fact while filming, rubbing it in that Damon had an easier time preparing for the movie and creating actual resentment.
4. In the 2011 crime drama "Ocean's Eleven", Matt Damon plays Linus Caldwell, a pickpocket who is recruited by a master thief to pull of a major Las Vegas heist. Who plays Danny Ocean, the mastermind of the money theft?

Answer: George Clooney

George Clooney is an American actor who started his rise to stardom as Dr. Doug Ross on the television drama "ER". He received his first Oscar in the supporting role of Bob Barnes in the thriller "Syriana" and another as a producer for the film "Argo". He has also been in some notable roles such as Lyn Cassady in the 2009 war film "The Men Who Stare at Goats", Ryan Bingham in the comedy "Up in the Air", Matt Kowalski in the 2013 space drama "Gravity", and Batman in the 1997 flop "Batman & Robin".

In the remake "Ocean's Eleven", Clooney plays Danny Ocean, a criminal with a keen mind and an agenda to not only get rich, but also get back the woman he loves. Matt Damon helps him out as Linus Caldwell, a skilled pickpocket, and together with a star-studded cast, they pull off the heist. The two would team up again for "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen", as well as the 2014 film "The Monuments Men", the aforementioned "Syriana", and when Clooney directed Damon in the 2017 film "Suburbicon". Damon and Clooney have been friends for a while, Damon saying about his friend that "he's got a huge heart, he's incredibly loyal, and he's really, really smart".
5. In the Kevin Smith comedy "Dogma", Matt Damon plays the fallen angel Loki who attempts to undo all of Creation by proving God made a mistake. Who plays Bartleby, another fallen angel, who wants to get back into Heaven?

Answer: Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is an American actor and moviemaker who has been one of Matt Damon's closest friends for years, since childhood. His big breakthrough was in the Kevin Smith movie "Chasing Amy" as Holden McNeil, and he has collaborated with Smith on several films over the years, including "Dogma". He played Jim Young in "Boiler Room", Rafe McCawley in "Pearl Harbor", and Batman in several DC Comics films. He also played Tony Mendez in the film "Argo" a film he also directed and produced, for which he also won an Oscar for Best Picture.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon grew up together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Together, the two own Pearl Street Films, a production company. They co-wrote the screenplay for "Good Will Hunting" for which they also won an Oscar. They have worked together on several films, even together as extras in the movie "Field of Dreams".
6. In "The Adjustment Bureau", Matt Damon plays a politician, David Norris, who meets a woman who inspires him, but unfortunately is not allowed to be with him because of the 'master plan'. Who plays Elise Sellas, Norris' love interest and the woman he is not allowed to be with?

Answer: Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is an English actress who overcame stuttering to become really successful. She was noticed prominently in the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada" as Emily Charlton, and received critical acclaim for her performance. She played the battle-hardened veteran Rita Vrataski in "The Edge of Tomorrow", Mary Poppins in the 2018 sequel "Mary Poppins Returns", as well as FBI agent Kate Macer in "Sicario".

In "The Adjustment Bureau", Emily Blunt and Matt Damon had great chemistry that was very believable. When asked about it, Blunt said that "I think it really helps when you genuinely like the person". She continued to say that "we have the same sense of humor, sensibility and the way we work and I think even the way I like to think about stuff is very similar to [Matt]".
7. Matt Damon stars as South African Francois Pienaar in the 2009 biopic "Invictus". It tells the story of the South African rugby team after the desegregation of the country. Who plays Nelson Mandela in this unconquered film?

Answer: Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is an American actor and filmmaker. He won his first Academy Award for his work as Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris in Clint Eastwood's acclaimed "Million Dollar Baby". He played Detective William Somerset in the 1995 drama "Seven", Joe Louis Clark in the 1989 drama "Lean on Me", Red Redding in the 1994 drama "The Shawshank Redemption", and Theodore Joadson in Spielberg's 1997 drama "Amistad".

For his work in "Invictus", Morgan Freeman got his fifth Academy Award nomination. He joked that he did not enjoy working with Matt Damon on the movie saying that "he's got a big head, he thinks he's good-looking and all that. We didn't get on all that well at all as a matter of fact". The movie brought to life the poem by William Ernest Henley which also inspired Prince Harry's Invictus Games.
8. The futuristic dystopian movie "Elysium" features Matt Damon as Max Da Costa, a worker who receives a lethal dose of radiation. On the idyllic space station Elysium are the Med Bays that can save him. Who plays Defense Secretary Delacourt, someone who is determined not to let 'regular' people onto the station?

Answer: Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is an American actress and moviemaker who has received worldwide acclaim. One of her first major roles was that of Iris Steensma, a child prostitute, in the film "Taxi Driver", where she was highly praised for her acting. She portrayed Sarah Tobias in "The Accused" where she won her first Oscar. Her second was for her role as Clarice Starling in "The Silence of the Lambs". She has also played Nell Kellty in the drama "Nell", Meredith Black in "The Beaver", and Ellie Arroway in "Contact".

Neill Blomkamp, the director of "Elysium", almost didn't cast Matt Damon in the lead role. He didn't want to have a movie that was a big Hollywood production and it took convincing by Damon to let him have the role. The film, according to Foster and Damon, has a lot of "social resonance" because it deals with issues like health care, poverty, overpopulation, and more.
9. In "Downsizing", Matt Damon plays a five-inch-tall Paul Safranek, someone who has willingly shrunk himself down. In the small community he meets Dusan Mirković, a black marketer who disregards his old age. Who portrays this amusing character?

Answer: Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz is an Austrian actor whose family has long been involved in the theatre, as well as Christoph himself. When he made the switch to the silver screen, Waltz portrayed Hans Landa in Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and King Schultz in Tarantino's "Django Unchained". In both of these roles, Waltz won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He has also played Benjamin Chudnofsky in "The Green Hornet", August Rosenbluth in "Water for Elephants", and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in two "James Bond" movies.

Christoph Waltz stated that he joined the cast of "Downsizing" because he wanted to work with director Alexander Payne. Payne said that on the set, Matt Damon took on the role of team captain for the cast and really helped people find the best version of themselves.
10. In the fast-paced film "Ford v Ferrari", Matt Damon plays Carroll Shelby, a former racecar driver who is tasked to build Ford a car that will defeat the one Ferrari has. Who plays Ken Miles, the quick-tempered driver that Shelby recruits for the task?

Answer: Christian Bale

Christian Bale is an English actor who has been acting since his early teens. He has portrayed numerous roles, from Batman in the "Dark Knight" trilogy, Jim Graham in "Empire of the Sun", Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho", Irving Rosenfeld in "American Hustle", to Mandras in "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". For his role as Dicky Eklund in "The Fighter", Bale received his first Academy Award.

"Ford v Ferrari" was the first time that Matt Damon and Christian Bale worked together. Nevertheless, they had an on-screen chemistry that felt as though they'd been working side-by-side for a while. Bale joked once that the reason they never had an opportunity to collaborate was that he was always one step behind Matt Damon: "I just say that I've gotten a lot of roles because [Damon] decided not to take them."
Source: Author LeoDaVinci

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