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Matt Damon

Matt Damon
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Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Birth Name: Matthew Paige Damon 

Nickname/Stage Name: Matt Damon

Birth Date: October 8, 1970

Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Occupation: Actor, Producer, Screenwriter

Years Active: 1987 till Present

Net Worth: $170 million

 

Personal Life

Matt Damon was born in Massachusetts. He met Luciana Bozan in April 2003 and they got engaged two years later. They became man and wife in a private ceremony in December 2005.

Together, the couple has three daughters (born in 2006, 2008, and 2010). Damon also has a stepdaughter from Bozan's previous marriage.

Education

He studied at Cambridge Alternative School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He also attended Harvard University but left before getting his degree to star in Geronimo: An American Legend (1993).

Damon was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal in 2013.

Career

After appearing in Geronimo: An American Legend, the actor in the 1996 film Courage Under Fire. He further played the lead character in The Rainmaker (1997).

He was cast by Steven Spielberg in the war drama Saving Private Ryan (1998) and also portrayed the antihero Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).

Between 2000 and 2018, Damon had roles in movies like The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Ocean's Trilogy, The Bourne films, The Brothers GrimmSyrianaThe Good ShephardThe DepartedInvictusGreen ZoneElysiumThe Great Wall, and Ford v Ferrari.

In 2021, Damon starred in the drama thriller Stillwater.

Awards

Awards Circuit Community Award (1997)

Chicago Film Critics Association Award (1997)

Florida Film Critics Circle Award (1997)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award (1997)

Online Film Critics Society Award (1998)

National Board of Review Award (1998, 2007, 2015)

Academy Award (1998)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award (1998)

Berlin International Film Festival Award (1998, 2007)

Golden Globe Award (1998, 2016)

Satellite Award (1998, 2006)

Blockbuster Entertainment Award (1999)

Western Heritage Award (2003, 2011)

Empire Award (2005, 2016)

People's Choice Award (2008)

Spike Guys' Choice Award (2008)

American Cinematheque Award (2010)

Quotes

"Some people get into this business and they're so afraid to lose anything. They try to protect their position like clinging to a beachhead. These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging."

"If your movies don't perform, they just stop calling you."

"If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Here's Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home."

Trivia

He was chosen as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine in 1998.

His parents divorced when he was two and he spent part of his childhood in a commune in Boston with his mother.

He dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating to pursue his acting career.

He quit smoking after visiting a hypnotist in L.A.

Movies

Mystic Pizza (1988)

School Ties (1992)

Glory Daze (1995)

The Rainmaker (1997)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The Majestic (2001)

Jersey Girl (2004)

The Departed (2006)

Ponyo (2008)

Elysium (2013)

The Great Wall (2016)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Stillwater (2021)

 

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