Happy 40th Matt!
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Matt actually co-wrote this film along with (and co-stars with) Ben Affleck about a trouble youth in Boston that is apparently a mathematical genius.
This movie won 2 Academy Awards and was nominated for 8 others, including Best Picture. It lost to Titanic which in and of itself (in my opinion) is a disaster. GWH was a much better film in my humble opinion. It also won 1 Golden Globe and was nominated for 3 others including Best Drama but again lost to Titanic.
In addition to Matt and Ben, this film starred Minnie Driver, Robin Williams, Casey Affleck and Stellan Skarsgard.
Another movie in which he co-stars with Ben Affleck. This movie is written and directed by Kevin Smith.
Matt plays the angel Loki who was banished to earth long ago by God because he did not want to be the angel of death anymore.
This is one of my all-time favorite films.
It also stars Linda Fiorentino, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Chris Rock, Alan Rickman, Jason Lee, Salma Hayek, and George Carlin.
The Departed (2006)
Another one of my all-time favorite films, this one was directed by Martin Scorsese.
This one has an incredible cast. Besides Matt, who plays Colin Sullivan, a state trooper who is actually a gopher for a mob boss, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin.