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The Informant! (2009) As his recent guest hosting stint on Jimmy Kimmel proved earlier this year (not to mention his legendary Eurotrip cameo), Matt Damon is a terrific comedian. Sadly, too few directors take advantage of that side of him. Not Soderbergh, who used him as a comic ringer in all three Ocean's movies and directed him to a career-best performance in this comic thriller about a whistleblower who exposes corruption at his billion-dollar agriculture corporation. Or does he? As the movies progresses, it becomes clear that Damon may not be the hero he wants us to believe he is. Instead, he may just be a freakin' nut. Soderbergh's second masterstroke after Damon's casting was surrounding his star with a galaxy of comedians like Joel McHale, Scott Adsit, Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins… all of them playing it absolutely straight. Couple all this with a terrific score by the late, great Marvin Hamlisch and you've got one of Soderbergh's most completely realized films.
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The Informant! (2009)
As his recent guest hosting stint on Jimmy Kimmel proved earlier this year (not to mention his legendary Eurotrip cameo), Matt Damon is a terrific comedian. Sadly, too few directors take advantage of that side of him. Not Soderbergh, who used him as a comic ringer in all three Ocean's movies and directed him to a career-best performance in this comic thriller about a whistleblower who exposes corruption at his billion-dollar agriculture corporation. Or does he? As the movies progresses, it becomes clear that Damon may not be the hero he wants us to believe he is. Instead, he may just be a freakin' nut. Soderbergh's second masterstroke after Damon's casting was surrounding his star with a galaxy of comedians like Joel McHale, Scott Adsit, Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins… all of them playing it absolutely straight. Couple all this with a terrific score by the late, great Marvin Hamlisch and you've got one of Soderbergh's most completely realized films.

Read more: Side Effects: Steven Soderbergh’s Five Most Underrated Movies