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 AsMatt Damon
Full NameMatthew Paige Damon
Nick NameMatt, Paige, Damon
ProfessionActor, Voice actor, Philanthropist, Screenwriter
Net Worth2017 – $160 million
Body
Height5′ 10″
Weight84 kilograms
BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorLight Brown
Personal Details
Date of BirthOctober 08, 1970
Age
Birth PlaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Sun SignLibra
NationalityAmerican
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital StatusMarried
HometownBoston
Fan Mail AddressMatt Damon
The Spanky Taylor Company
3727 W. Magnolia
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
USA
SchoolCambridge Alternative School, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
CollegeHarvard University
Educational QualificationUniversity (Dropout)
Best FriendsGus 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)
WebsiteNo official website
Social Media ProfilesTwitterInstagram
Career
DebutMystic Pizza (1988)
Famous RoleRoles in Good Will Hunting, Jason Bourne in Bourne movie franchise
SalaryHe got paid around $20,000,000 for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Family
FatherKent Telfer Damon
MotherNancy Carlsson-Paige
SiblingsKyle Damon (Older Brother)
Wife/SpouseLuciana Barroso Damon (m.2005-Present)
ChildrenIsabella Damon, Gia Zavala, Stella Zavala, Alexia Barroso (Step-daughter)
Other Details
HobbiesPolitics, Music, Philanthropy and Charity
Brand EndorsementsIndependent 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
CarsTesla 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

YearMovieRole
1988Mystic PizzaSteamer
1988The Good MotherExtra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
1989Field of DreamsBaseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
1990Rising SonCharlie Robinson
1992School TiesCharlie Dillon
1993Geronimo: An American LegendLt. Britton Davis
1995The Good Old BoysCotton Calloway
1995Glory DazeEdgar Pudwhacker
1996Courage Under FireIlario
1997Chasing AmyShawn Oran – Executive #2
1997The RainmakerRudy Baylor
1997Good Will HuntingWill
1998Saving Private RyanPrivate Ryan
1998RoundersMike McDermott
1999DogmaLoki
1999The Talented Mr. RipleyTom Ripley
2000Titan A.E.Cale Tucker (voice)
2000The Legend of Bagger VanceRannulph Junuh
2000Finding ForresterSteven Sanderson
2000All the Pretty HorsesJohn Grady Cole
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackMatt Damon / Will Hunting (uncredited)
2001Ocean’s ElevenLinus Caldwell
2001The MajesticLuke Trimble (voice)
2002GerryGerry
2002Will & Grace (TV Series)Owen
2002Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronSpirit (voice)
2002The Third WheelKevin (uncredited)
2002The Bourne IdentityBourne
2002The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)Matt Damon
2002Confessions of a Dangerous MindMatt, Bachelor #2
2003Stuck on YouBob Tenor
2004EuroTripDonny
2004Jersey GirlPR Exec #2
2004The Bourne SupremacyJason Bourne
2004Ocean’s TwelveLinus Caldwell
2005Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)Matt Damon
2005The Brothers GrimmWilhelm Grimm
2005Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3DAl Shepard (voice)
2005SyrianaBryan Woodman
2006The DepartedColin Sullivan
2006The Good ShepherdEdward Wilson
2007Ocean’s ThirteenLinus Caldwell / Lenny Pepperidge
2007The Bourne UltimatumJason Bourne
2007Artur (TV Series)Matt Damon
2007Youth Without YouthLife Magazine Reporter (uncredited)
2008Che: Part TwoFr. Schwartz
2008PonyoKôichi (English version, voice)
2009The Informant!Mark Whitacre
2009Entourage (TV Series)Matt Damon
2009InvictusFrancois Pienaar
2009Cubed (TV Series)Miller
2010Green ZoneMaverick
2010HereafterGeorge Lonegan
2010True GritLaBoeuf
2010-201130 Rock (TV Series)Carol
2011The Adjustment BureauDavid Norris
2011ContagionMitch Emhoff
2011MargaretMr. Aaron
2011Happy Feet TwoBill the Krill (voice)
2011We Bought a ZooBenjamin Mee
2011Saturday Night Live (TV Series)Handsome Drug Addict
2012Promised LandSteve Butler
2013House of Lies (TV Series)Matt Damon
2013Behind the CandelabraScott Thorson
2013ElysiumMax
2013The Zero TheoremManagement
2014The Monuments MenJames Granger
2014InterstellarMann
2015Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)Cubby Hurlihy
2015The MartianMark Watney
2016Ares III: The Right StuffMark Watney
2016Ares III: FarewellMark Watney
2016Jason BourneJason Bourne
2016The Great WallWilliam
2017DownsizingPaul Safranek
2017SuburbiconGardner
2017Thor: RagnarokLoki Actor (uncredited)
2018Ocean’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.

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