Did Matt Damon make $1 million per line in the latest ‘Bourne’ movie?
Matt Damon is putting his mouth where his money is in his new film.
Damon revealed in an interview with The Guardian that he only has about 25 lines of dialogue in the new Jason Bourne film.
Since the interview, there has been speculation that with the actor’s past paydays he may have earned about $1 million per line for the latest installment in the “Bourne” franchise.
Damon raked in $26 million for Bourne Ultimatum, according to a 2007 Forbes story. Vanity Fair expanded on that with some of his more recent projects.
“Damon was reportedly paid $25 million to star in 2015’s The Martian, Vanity Fair reported. “And if that paycheck is any indication for what Universal had to shel out to woo Damon back to the franchise that has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, he was likely paid at least $25 million for Jason Bourne.”
The “Bourne” franchise is known for having more action in the movies than dialogue. The Academy Award winner has said he works really hard with all of the stunts.
Damon was casted for the original role of Jason Bourne in 2002’s The Bourne Identity and has appeared in four of the five films currently in the franchise.
Damon credits the franchise with putting him on the map as an actor.
“It’s incalculable how much these movies have helped my career,” he told The Telegraph last year. “Suddenly it put me on a short list of people who could get movies made and so directors called me and that’s the best part of it.”
Jason Bourne debuts in theaters July 29.
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