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Matt Damon

Birth Name: 
Matthew Paige Damon
Birthday: 
Thursday, October 8, 1970
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Birth Place: 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 
5' 10"

Matt Damon was born in 1970. His father, Kent Damon, a tax preparer, and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, a college professor, are now divorced. His older brother, Kyle (b. 1967), is a sculptor. Matt's first film role was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza (1988). Hollywood's power brokers realized his potential as a serious actor when they saw him play a Gulf War vet-turned-heroin addict in Courage Under Fire (1996). One of Matt's closest childhood friends was fellow young thespian Ben Affleck, who starred in Chasing Amy (1997). Damon and Affleck collaborated on the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), in which they co-star.

Awards and Nominations

1998 - Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Good Will Hunting)
1998 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Good Will Hunting)

News

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Big Screen Reunion

Oscar voters look out. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced that they will be reuniting on the big screen 14 years after making Good Will Hunting together (which won the pair Oscars for their screenplay). ... Read more
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Matt Damon to Direct Warner Bros. Drama He Co-Wrote With John Krasinski

Matt Damon has lined up another potential directing vehicle, setting up an untitled drama at Warner Bros. that he wrote with actor John Krasinski.... Read more
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Matt Damon, Michael Douglas to Star in HBO's Liberace Biopic

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have been tapped to star in HBO Films’ Liberace biopic.... Read more
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Box Office Report: Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion' Wins Weekend with $23.1 Mil

Warner Bros. and Participant Media's viral pandemic thriller Contagion successfully infiltrated the domestic box office with a $23.1 million debut, easily winning the weekend race.... Read more
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Matt Damon circling the 'Zoo'

Matt Damon may team up with Cameron Crowe for "We Bought a Zoo," Fox's adaptation of a memoir by Benjamin Mee. The actor is in early talks to portray Mee who used his life savings to buy a dilapidated zoo, replete with 200 exotic animals facing destruction, in the English countryside.... Read more
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Reviews

Happy Feet Two (BLU-RAY)

The original Happy Feet garnered critical praise from almost everywhere and while Happy Feet Two doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor, it does manage to carry its own rhythm and tune.... Read more
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Happy Feet Two

Happy Feet turned out to be one of the surprise hits of 2006, earning close to $400 million at the box office and widespread critical acclaim in the process.... Read more
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Margaret

 Movies like Margaret are the reason I hesitate to make a career of film criticism. If it means I have to sit through more garbage of this caliber, I want out.... Read more
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Contagion

The term "Masterpiece" was originally used to describe the work of a beginning artist hoping to one day become a master in his line of work. From there, it was coined as the greatest work of an artist's career.... Read more
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True Grit (BLU-RAY)

The Coen Brothers take on a classic western, remaking a version that skews closer to the original text. Factor in some amazing actors (Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin) and one phenomenal performance from first timer Hailee Steinfeld and you’ve got the recipe for all-around awesome film.... Read more
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Videos

Monuments Men (Super Bowl XLVIII Trailer)

Monuments Men (Super Bowl XLVIII Trailer)

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The Monuments Men (The Hunt For Lost Treasure)

The Monuments Men (The Hunt For Lost Treasure)

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The Monuments Men (Trailer #1)

The Monuments Men (Trailer #1)

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Elysium (The Heist)

Elysium (The Heist)

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Elysium (Trailer #2)

Elysium (Trailer #2)

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