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
The Outrageous Cost of Saving Matt Damon in Movies
Matt Damon attends a press conference in Toronto, Sept. 11, 2015.   (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

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. (Read more Matt Damon stories.)

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