Digital Spy takes a trip down memory lane to pick out five of our favourite action scenes from Matt Damon's movies.
The Paris car chase - The Bourne Identity (2002)
Marie's (Franka Potente) clapped-out old Mini takes an almighty battering as it tears through the streets of Paris with Jason Bourne behind the wheel. It's a breakneck sequence from director Doug Liman that set the standard for future instalments.
The pen is mightier than the knife - The Bourne Identity
Armed with only a pen and a bad case of amnesia, Jason Bourne returns to his Paris apartment to try and piece together clues about his past. Coming under attack from an armed-to-the-teeth assassin, Bourne successfully manages to batter his opponent with just a Bic!
Death by toaster - The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Coming face to face with a Treadstone agent in Munich, Bourne gets into a brawl with only household objects to aid him. The tussle - filmed to create maximum disorientation by Paul Greengrass - sees him resort to using a rolled-up magazine and lamp cord to defeat his foe. To top it all off, Bourne pops the mag into a toaster to ignite a gas leak and blow up the house.
Tangier by rooftop - The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
This exhilarating foot-chase across the rooftops of Tangier sees Bourne trying to prevent Blackbriar agent Desh Bouksani from offing Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles). The sequence has all the brutal, close-combat bone-crunching we've come to expect from the series, plus a pretty impressive 'window-leap' with the camera directly behind Bourne.
Paddy Considine bites the bullet - The Bourne Ultimatum
When British journalist Simon Ross (Paddy Considine) gets a whiff of the Blackbriar programme, a dangerous game of cat and mouse ensues at Waterloo Station. Bourne is on hand to help guide Ross out of the melees, but the journo finds himself caught in the crosshairs of assassin Edgar Ramirez. Who ever thought working for The Guardian could be this life-threatening?!
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