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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 32. Jason Bourne

"I can tell you the license plate numbers of all six cars outside. I can tell you that our waitress is left-handed and the guy sitting up at the counter weighs two hundred fifteen pounds and knows how to handle himself. I know the best place to look for a gun is the cab of the gray truck outside, and at this altitude, I can run flat out for a half mile before my hands start shaking. Now why would I know that? How can I know that and not know who I am?" Jason Bourne

Played By: Matt Damon
Film: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum

Why He's On The List: Without Bourne, James Bond wouldn't be a blond-haired, cold-blooded killer, but the same old black-haired, shag-happy, quipmeister. Or, as Bourne director Paul Greengrass likes to say, "an Imperialist right-wing fuckface." Ahem. Bourne, the amnesiac assassin, made being a spy cool again, combining seriously impressive ass-kicking with a compelling and very human quest for redemption and knowledge. It's also the role that made a viable action hero of Matt Damon.

Finest Hour: During Ultimatum's tense chase sequence in Waterloo, Bourne takes out four henchmen without even missing a heartbeat.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 32. Jason Bourne
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne

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