The Outrageous Cost of Saving Matt Damon in Movies
Including $200B mission to Mars in 'The Martian'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Matt Damon attends a press conference in Toronto, Sept. 11, 2015.   (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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(Newser) – Matt Damon: Hollywood's official dude in distress? Thanks to Quora user Kynan Eng (and Time for spotting) we now have a general idea of the real-life costs of saving Damon's movie characters from sticky situations: $900 billion. The breakdown includes $500 billion for a spaceship in Interstellar and a $200 billion Mars mission in The Martian, making the $100,000 soldier's rescue in Saving Private Ryan seem like chump change in comparison. Eng says he didn't consider the Bourne series in his eight-movie calculation "because Matt Damon does lots of travel at his own expense (he might have lots of frequent flyer points under different identities)." Read more at Quora.