Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Matt Damon, an American actor and a producer born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 8, 1970, is an Oscar-winning celebrity and philanthropist well-known today. He has a brother named Kyle, and after his parents’ divorce in 1973 he moved with him to Cambridge. That’s where he was raised near the actor Ben Affleck and took part in theater productions, thus starting his way to becoming an actor worth approximately $160 million as of now. He received one Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting that Matt Damon shared with his best friend, Ben Affleck in 1998.

Matt Damon Details
Bio
Known As Matt Damon
Full Name Matthew Paige Damon
Nick Name Matt, Paige, Damon
Profession Actor, Voice actor, Philanthropist, Screenwriter
Net Worth 2017 – $160 million
Body
Height 5′ 10″
Weight 84 kilograms
Build Athletic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Personal Details
Date of Birth October 08, 1970
Age
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sun Sign Libra
Nationality American
Religion Roman Catholic
Marital Status Married
Hometown Boston
Fan Mail Address Matt Damon
The Spanky Taylor Company
3727 W. Magnolia
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
School Cambridge Alternative School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
College Harvard University
Educational Qualification University (Dropout)
Best Friends Gus Van Sant, Casey Affleck, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck
Affairs/Girlfriends
  1. Skylar Satenstein (1989)
  2. Minnie Driver (1996–1997)
  3. Winona Ryder (1997–2000)
  4. Kara Sands (2000)
  5. Odessa Whitmire (2001–2003)
  6. Rhona Mitra (2003)
  7. Luciana Barroso Damon (2003–Present)
Website No official website
Social Media Profiles TwitterInstagram
Career
Debut Mystic Pizza (1988)
Famous Role Roles in Good Will Hunting, Jason Bourne in Bourne movie franchise
Salary He got paid around $20,000,000 for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Family
Father Kent Telfer Damon
Mother Nancy Carlsson-Paige
Siblings Kyle Damon (Older Brother)
Wife/Spouse Luciana Barroso Damon (m.2005-Present)
Children Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala, Stella Zavala, Alexia Barroso (Step-daughter)
Other Details
Hobbies Politics, Music, Philanthropy and Charity
Brand Endorsements Independent Film Channel (1998), Nespresso (2013), TD Ameritrade (2012), FeedAmerica.org (2014), MTV (1997), National Mentoring Month (PSA) (2005)
Likes and Dislikes
  • Adventurous scenes in movies
  • Pizza
  • Favorite book: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Boston Red Sox baseball team
Distinctive Features
  • Often plays very intelligent characters
  • Acts with his best friend, Ben Affleck and George Clooney most of the time
  • Usually works with Paul Greengrass – a director
Cars Tesla Roadster, Toyota Prius

Matt Damon’s career started around the year 1992 when he acted in movies School Ties (1992), but also Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), and Rising Sun (1993) the next year. He was so dedicated at the time, that he lost 40 pounds for a role of a soldier with a drug addiction needed for Courage Under Fire (1996) movie. Even then his courage showed, although it caused health problems for him because of losing the weight very fast.

Matt Damon 66ème Festival
Matt Damon During the 66ème Festival

It was the year 1997 that changed Matt Damon’s life forever. He wrote a screenplay for Good Will Hunting when he was taking an English class at Harvard University. Unfortunately, he later dropped out to pursue acting, but it was that moment that took him to a next level. He did not win an Oscar for the Best Actor but shared an Oscar win with his best friend, Ben. Next came another iconic role – Saving Private Ryan in 1998, directed by Steven Spielberg. He met his now-wife on the set of Stuck on You (2003) and later went on to star as Jason Bourne, an agent that gets in a lot of trouble when he doesn’t remember who he is. Take a look at how it all looked in 2002:

Matt Damon Movies and Series

Year Movie Role
1988 Mystic Pizza Steamer
1988 The Good Mother Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1989 Field of Dreams Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
1990 Rising Son Charlie Robinson
1992 School Ties Charlie Dillon
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Lt. Britton Davis
1995 The Good Old Boys Cotton Calloway
1995 Glory Daze Edgar Pudwhacker
1996 Courage Under Fire Ilario
1997 Chasing Amy Shawn Oran – Executive #2
1997 The Rainmaker Rudy Baylor
1997 Good Will Hunting Will
1998 Saving Private Ryan Private Ryan
1998 Rounders Mike McDermott
1999 Dogma Loki
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley
2000 Titan A.E. Cale Tucker (voice)
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance Rannulph Junuh
2000 Finding Forrester Steven Sanderson
2000 All the Pretty Horses John Grady Cole
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Matt Damon / Will Hunting (uncredited)
2001 Ocean’s Eleven Linus Caldwell
2001 The Majestic Luke Trimble (voice)
2002 Gerry Gerry
2002 Will & Grace (TV Series) Owen
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirit (voice)
2002 The Third Wheel Kevin (uncredited)
2002 The Bourne Identity Bourne
2002 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) Matt Damon
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Matt, Bachelor #2
2003 Stuck on You Bob Tenor
2004 EuroTrip Donny
2004 Jersey Girl PR Exec #2
2004 The Bourne Supremacy Jason Bourne
2004 Ocean’s Twelve Linus Caldwell
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) Matt Damon
2005 The Brothers Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Al Shepard (voice)
2005 Syriana Bryan Woodman
2006 The Departed Colin Sullivan
2006 The Good Shepherd Edward Wilson
2007 Ocean’s Thirteen Linus Caldwell / Lenny Pepperidge
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Jason Bourne
2007 Artur (TV Series) Matt Damon
2007 Youth Without Youth Life Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
2008 Che: Part Two Fr. Schwartz
2008 Ponyo Kôichi (English version, voice)
2009 The Informant! Mark Whitacre
2009 Entourage (TV Series) Matt Damon
2009 Invictus Francois Pienaar
2009 Cubed (TV Series) Miller
2010 Green Zone Maverick
2010 Hereafter George Lonegan
2010 True Grit LaBoeuf
2010-2011 30 Rock (TV Series) Carol
2011 The Adjustment Bureau David Norris
2011 Contagion Mitch Emhoff
2011 Margaret Mr. Aaron
2011 Happy Feet Two Bill the Krill (voice)
2011 We Bought a Zoo Benjamin Mee
2011 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) Handsome Drug Addict
2012 Promised Land Steve Butler
2013 House of Lies (TV Series) Matt Damon
2013 Behind the Candelabra Scott Thorson
2013 Elysium Max
2013 The Zero Theorem Management
2014 The Monuments Men James Granger
2014 Interstellar Mann
2015 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Cubby Hurlihy
2015 The Martian Mark Watney
2016 Ares III: The Right Stuff Mark Watney
2016 Ares III: Farewell Mark Watney
2016 Jason Bourne Jason Bourne
2016 The Great Wall William
2017 Downsizing Paul Safranek
2017 Suburbicon Gardner
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Loki Actor (uncredited)
2018 Ocean’s 8 (post-production) Linus Caldwell

The future isn’t tightly-packed for Matt Damon, but we know one thing for sure. A movie called Ocean’s 8 will launch very soon this year and is yet another impossible heist to be done. They’re trying to steal a necklace that Anne Hathaway wears in the movie, and an old cast is present, of course – Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Katie Holmes, Helena Bonham Carter and others. It’s produced by George Clooney, plus a lot of celebrities are starring too – Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, Zayn Malik, and more!

Matt Damon Facts

  • Matt Damon had 12 credits left to graduate from Harvard University but ultimately left to pursue acting.
  • He could’ve been in The Quick and the Dead (1995), but after he turned the role down, Leonardo DiCaprio was cast in his place.
  • Lospoundspouds and learned to play piano for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
  • Was actually considered for a role of Daredevil in Daredevil (2003), but it went to Ben (Affleck)
  • Matt Damon was “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2007, according to People magazine.