Matt Damon

Biography

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist.

His career launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997) from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work. Damon alone received multiple Best Actor nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for his lead performance in the film. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the first three films in the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Invictus (2009).

He is one of the top 40 highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist.

His career launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997) from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work. Damon alone received multiple Best Actor nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for his lead performance in the film. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the first three films in the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Invictus (2009).

He is one of the top 40 highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 98

Birthday 1970-10-08

Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Ocean's Eight as Linus Caldwell
2017 Downsizing
2017 Suburbicon
2016 The Great Wall
2016 Jason Bourne as Jason Bourne
2016 Ares III: Refocused as Mark Watney
2015 The Martian as Mark Watney
2014 Interstellar as Dr. Mann
2014 The Man Who Saved the World
2014 Years of Living Dangerously as Himself
2014 The Monuments Men as James Granger
2014 The Zero Theorem as Management
2013 Elysium as Max
2013 Behind the Candelabra as Scott Thorson
2012 Promised Land as Steve Butler
2011 We Bought a Zoo as Benjamin Mee
2011 Happy Feet Two as Bill the Krill (voice)
2011 Margaret as Mr. Aaron
2011 Contagion as Thomas Emhoff
2011 American Teacher as Narrator
2011 His Way as Himself
2011 The Adjustment Bureau as David Norris
2010 True Grit as LaBoeuf
2010 Hereafter as George Lonegan
2010 Inside Job as Narrator
2010 Green Zone as Roy Miller
2010 Teenage Paparazzo as Himself
2009 Invictus as Francois Pienaar
2009 The Informant! as Mark Whitacre
2009 Live from Studio Five(2 episodes)
2009 Che: Part Two as Fr. Schwarz
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2007 2007 World Series: Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies as narrator
2007 Youth Without Youth as Life Magazine Reporter
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum as Jason Bourne
2007 Ocean's Thirteen as Linus Caldwell
2006 The Good Shepherd as Edward Bell Wilson
2006 30 Rock(4 episodes)
2006 The Departed as Staff Sgt. Colin Sullivan
2005 Syriana as Bryan Woodman
2005 De Wereld Draait Door(1 episode)
2005 The Brothers Grimm as Wilhelm Grimm
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon as Al Shepard
2004 Ocean's Twelve as Linus Caldwell
2004 Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as Himself
2004 The Bourne Supremacy as Jason Bourne
2004 Entourage(1 episode) as Matt Damon
2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train as Narrator
2004 Jersey Girl as PR Exec #2
2004 EuroTrip as Donny
2003 Stuck on You as Bob
2003 Saltlake Van Sant as Himself
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as Matt, 2nd Bachelor
2002 The Bourne Identity as Jason Bourne
2002 American Idol(1 episode)
2002 The Third Wheel as Kevin
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron as Spirit
2002 Gerry as Gerry
2001 Ocean's Eleven as Linus Caldwell
2001 The Bernie Mac Show(1 episode)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Himself
2001 Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma as Himself (Interviewee)
2000 Finding Forrester as Steven Sanderson
2000 All the Pretty Horses as John Grady Cole
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance as Rannulph Junuh
2000 Titan A.E. as Cale Tucker
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley as Tom Ripley
1999 Dogma as Loki
1999 The Early Show(3 episodes)
1998 Will & Grace(1 episode)
1998 Rounders as Mike McDermott
1998 Saving Private Ryan as Private James Francis Ryan
1997 Good Will Hunting as Will Hunting
1997 The Rainmaker as Rudy Baylor
1997 Chasing Amy as Exec. #2
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(3 episodes)
1996 Courage Under Fire as Ilario
1995 Glory Daze as Edgar Pudwhacker
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend as 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1992 School Ties as Charlie Dillon
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1990 Rising Son as Charlie Robinson
1989 Field of Dreams as Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
1988 Mystic Pizza as Steamer
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Matt Damon

Production

2016 Incorporated(4 episodes) … Executive Producer
2016 Jason Bourne … Producer
2015 The Leisure Class … Producer
2009 Running the Sahara … Producer
2005 Feast … Executive Producer
2002 Push, Nevada(8 episodes) … Producer
2002 Stolen Summer … Producer
2001 Project Greenlight(37 episodes) … Executive Producer

Writing

2012 Promised Land … Writer
2002 Gerry … Screenplay
1997 Good Will Hunting … Writer

Editing

2002 Gerry … Editor

Creator

2002 Push, Nevada … Creator

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