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Matt Damon in The Martian
Matt Damon is stranded on Mars in The Martian. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Kristen Wiig and Chiwetel Ejiofor in The Martian
NASA officials like Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kristen Wiig work to bring Matt Damon home. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
Matt Damon in The Martian
Damon makes lots of jokes in a video diary. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox