Matt is Bourne again
Matt Damon reveals how the Bourne Identity saved his career.
15:29 23 July 2004
Actor Matt Damon has revealed that the success of The Bourne Identity helped revive his career after a series of flops.
Speaking ahead of the widely anticipated sequel, The Bourne Supremacy, Damon said the offers had dried up after The Legend Of Bagger Vance and All The Pretty Horses received a frosty reception.
"Right before The Bourne Identity came out, I hadn't been offered a movie in a year," he said during an interview this week.
But when the spy remake debuted in the US, interest in the Good Will Hunting star was revived and the scripts started flowing in.
The Bourne Identity was based on a Robert Ludlum novel and first came to the big screen in 1988, starring Richard Chamberlain.
The film follows Jason Bourne, a spy who has to piece his life back together after losing his memory.
In The Bourne Supremacy our hero is framed for a botched CIA operation and has to take on his former employers to stay alive.
The Bourne Supremacy opens in the US this weekend and will make the trip across the pond next month.