Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A to Z Challenge: My Favorite Storytellers-- D

D is for Damon, as in Matt (Don't judge me).

Matt Damon

I love Matt Damon as an actor. Whether its as Loki or Jason Bourne or the dude who bought a zoo, I find him endearing and believable in almost any role.

But, I think we often forget, Matt Damon is also an astounding storyteller. Remember how his propulsion to fame was largely fueled by a little film called Goodwill Hunting? It's one of my favorite movies of all time, but I think people often forget that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote it. They got an Oscar for it.

I've watched the movie a billion times, and each time I am continually amazed by how utterly flawless the dialogue is, and how perfectly the story builds, climaxes, and resolves. It amazes me over and over.

And it helps immensely that Matt Damon is most definitely a dreamy man.

Any of you agree on Good Will Hunting, or am I still swayed by my the memory of high school me watching it next to this boy I really, really liked?


  1. I forget that he wrote that movie. So many lines from it are brilliant. I dated a guy who reminded me of Damon and he was (almost) equally as brilliant.

  2. I love the concept you have brought to this challenge. It introduces me to new (to me) books, reminds me that (gasp) I still have not seen 'Good Will Hunting', (just ordered it from the library) and makes me ponder my own favorite books, authors and other creative people who have influenced my life. Thank you.

  3. I agree, he is a dreamy guy, but I don't think I've seen Good Will Hunting. Maybe I should get the book. Thanks for reminding us of this great actor.