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FEB.
He and Sarah Silverman performed "I'm f—ing Matt Damon" (which later won her an Emmy!).

MARCH
The Bourne Ultimatum star celebrated his Best Actor nomination at the Empire Film Awards in London.

JUNE
After gaining 20 lbs. for The Informant, the Sexiest Man (filming in Hawaii) joked, "I think I lost my title."

AUG.
Fatherhood? "It's great," says Damon (with wife Luciana in Miami), who welcomed daughter Gia Zavala weeks later.

SEPT.
At a children's charity event, he met members of the African Children's Choir in Toronto.

OCT.
The Obama supporter (in Miami) called the election "the most critical in our lifetime."