Matt Damon

Matt Damon

American actor (born 1970)
Matt Damon

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (/ˈdeɪmən/; born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer, and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.[nb 1] Damon has received various accolades, including an Academy Award from five nominations, two Golden Globe Awards from eight nominations, and has been nominated for two British Academy Film Awards and six Emmy Awards.

Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Damon began his acting career by appearing in high school theater productions and he made his professional acting debut in the film Mystic Pizza (1988). He came to prominence in 1997 when he wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting alongside Ben Affleck, which won them the Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay, and earned Damon a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He continued to garner praise from critics for his roles as the eponymous character in Saving Private Ryan (1998), the antihero in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), a fallen angel in Dogma (1999), an energy analyst in Syriana (2005), and an Irish-American criminal in The Departed (2006).

Damon is also known for his starring roles as Jason Bourne in the Bourne franchise (2002–16) and as a con man in the Ocean's Trilogy (2001–07). For his supporting role as the rugby player Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009) and his leading role as an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian (2015), Damon received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor, respectively. The latter also won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Damon has received Emmy Award nominations for his portrayal of Scott Thorson in the biopic Behind the Candelabra (2013) and for producing the reality series Project Greenlight.

In addition to acting in films, Damon has performed voice-over work in both animated and documentary films and has established two production companies with Affleck. He has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Damon is married to Luciana Bozán Barroso, and they have three daughters together.

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Matt Damon was born on Thursday, 8 October 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. His full name at birth was Matthew Paige Damon. He is best known as an actor. Damon's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Matt attended high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. For university, he studied at Harvard University (majored in English, dropped out). He is considered to be politically left leaning and is affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). His religion is listed as Roman Catholic. He is 5' 10" (178 cm) tall and weighs 185 lbs (84 kg) with an athletic build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $160,000,000 US dollars. Matt Damon is 53 years old and his zodiac star sign is Libra.

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Full name at birth
Matthew Paige Damon
Claim to fame
Good Will Hunting
Date of birth
8 October 1970
Place of birth
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Actor, Producer, and Screenwriter
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5' 10" (178 cm)
185 lbs (84 kg)
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Rugged Good Looks
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Net worth
$160,000,000 USD
High school
  • Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Cambridge Alternative School
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Harvard University (majored in English, dropped out)
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Talent agency
  • William Morris Endeavor
  • The Spanky Taylor Company and Viewpoint.
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Partner: Luciana Barroso (Married) 3 children
Mar 2003-
Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon
As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think "actor" and see some easy money.
  • Ben Affleck revealed he was a pretty disgusting roommate.
  • Turned down the lead role in Avatar to film The Bourne Identity.
  • Was once offered the chance at playing Daredevil when it was in production at Miramax in 1999. This version would have starred Damon and been written by Kevin Smith and directed by Robert Rodriguez. However, Marvel Comics wanted too large a budget for the filmmakers' tastes.
  • Was Winona Ryder's boyfriend from New Year's Eve 1997 until they broke up in May 2000.
  • Was considered for the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in _Daredevil (2003)_ (q). The role eventually went to his best friend Ben Affleck.

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