By April P. Bernard
"A look at how the buds from Beantown have fared since their Oscar year win one year ago."
Ben: The first quickie bio is out, and it's... not his
Matt: Named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People"
Ben: Shoots Forces of Nature with Sandra Bullock
Matt: The bright lights of extra publicity: Rumors fly that he and steady Winona Ryder are engaged.
Ben: Critics hate it, but Armageddon tops the box office
Matt: Critics dub Saving Private Ryan "the finest war movie of our time"
Ben: Graces Premiere's cover as Matt gets Playgirl's
Matt: Ex Minnie Driver calls his going public about their breakup on Oprah "fantastically inapproptriate"
Ben: Buys Gwynth Paltrow diamond earring's worth #30K
Matt: Hangs in Italy shooting The Talented Mr. Ripley with Ben's beloved Gwyneth
Ben: Papers report Ben and Gwyn have split
Matt: Set to earn $5.5 mil for All the Pretty Horses (having won the role over Leo Dicaprio)
And the winner is... Damon- at least for now.
Taken without permission from Mademoiselle Magazine for fan appreciation only.