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Every. Damn. Time: This is How Much It Has Cost to Save Matt Damon

Matt Damon cannot not die.

Well, not while Hollywood is willing to foot the bill to save him.

And that bill is nothing short of astronomical. Like, half of Canada’s 2013 GDP – nearly a trillion dollars. That’s more than a little Good Will Hunting, that’s outright recklessness. In fact, we bet Bourne would have shot himself in the head for that kind of money.

Anyway, Damon’s penchant for getting stuck in dangerous places has been added up by Quora user Kynan Eng, and it’s an astounding sum.

Here’s Eng’s full breakdown:

Fictional Costs
My estimates, costs are in 2015 currency
Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300k
Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100k
Titan AE (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200B
Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50k
Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50k
Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100m
Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500B
The Martian (Mars mission): $200B
TOTAL: $900B plus change

Fine, one was a cartoon, but you get the point. Everyone loves a good rescue story, but this makes it seem as though rescuing Matt Damon just doesn’t add up…



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