To commemorate the 20th anniversary of when The Bourne Identity was widely released, check out this comprehensive breakdown of how Matt Damon’s style as the amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne, née David Webb, evolved over the course of the original Bourne trilogy and was updated a decade later in Jason Bourne.
Unlike his fellow J.B.-named super-spy, Bourne never dressed to impress, instead favoring a more subdued and utilitarian wardrobe consistent with the “gray man” philosophy of blending in, specifically in urban environments like the European capitals where he evades his one-time CIA overlords.
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne/David Webb, amnesiac ex-CIA assassin on the run
Everywhere (London, Madrid, Tangier, New York City), early 2004
Film: The Bourne Ultimatum
Release Date: August 3, 2007
Director: Paul Greengrass
Costume Designer: Shay Cunliffe
After kicking a substantial amount of ass across a few continents, David Webb still isn’t taking it easy by the time The Bourne Ultimatum rolls around. As usual, he is paired up with a Bad Boy Super Assassin and defeats him with the usual weapons of a book and a bath towel and still manages to do it all without cracking a single smile. Continue reading