Casting Calls'Jason Bourne': Matt Damon Was Paid $1 Million Per Line

‘Jason Bourne’: Matt Damon Was Paid $1 Million Per Line


Matt Damon was paid nearly $1 million for every line he had in Jason Bourne.

When it was revealed that Matt Damon only had 25 lines for the movie Jason Bourne, everyone was pretty shocked. But, when it was revealed how much Matt Damon was paid to appear in the movie, it really changes everything.

This news comes after an interview in The Guardian where it was revealed producers thought Matt Damon’s character has evolved into a person who does little talking. Here’s Damon himself on the decision make the character a man of very few words:

Well, I’ve done it three times. In the first movie, the Marie Kreutz character is still alive, so Bourne has a sounding board and he’s more confused about who he is and a lot more chatty. Once she dies in the first act of the second movie, it’s really a very lonely character. And we talked about that mostly on the second one. I remember [screenwriter] Tony [Gilroy] writing me an email saying, ‘You do realize what this means? You do realize you’re not going to talk in this movie.’ I said, ‘No, I love that.’”

According to reports, Matt Damon earned $26 million dollars for Jason Bourne. That’s more than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid $15 million to star in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, a movie where he only speaks 700 worlds in 137 minutes. That’s roughly $21,429 per word.


Megan Diane
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