Matthew Pauge Damon's career launched into fame following the success of Goodwill Hunting. This was a movie he co-wrote with Ben Affleck. They both won an Academy and Golden Globe Award for their work. Matt Damon went on to star in commercially successful films like Saving Private Ryan, Bourne Identity, Ocean's 11, The Departed, and The Talented Mr. Ripley. He earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.