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Matt Damon

Matthew Paige Damon

Matthew Paige Damon

Matt Damon is one of the leading Hollywood actors at present. He has acted in numerous blockbusters since the late 90’s. Matt is popular with fans and critics alike. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his writing of the story for the movie Good Will Hunting, and he was nominated for his acting in the same movie. He has also acted in several other movies including The Bourne Identity, the Ocean’s Trilogy and Syria Must Die.

Early life

He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the son of Kent Telfer Damon, a stockbroker, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. His father is of Scottish, Welsh and English ancestry, while his mother is of Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish ancestry. His brother Kyle is an accomplished sculptor and artist. He and his family moved to Newton and lived there for two years. After his parents divorced, Damon and his brother moved with their mother back to Cambridge, where they lived in a six-family communal house. Damon grew up near actor Ben Affleck, a close friend since childhood and collaborator on several films (Damon is Affleck’s tenth cousin, once removed, through a common New England ancestor).


In 1997, Matt Damon’s breakthrough came with Good Will Hunting. He co-starred with Robin Williams in this drama. Ben Affleck acted as a supporting character. The film was nominated for numerous awards at the Oscars. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. After the success of this film he began his rise to stardom. His next big hit was Talented Mr. Ripley. Matt Damon played a anti-hero in the film.

Matt Damon is known for Two major Trilogies. The first of the trilogies is Bourne Series. Matt is Jason Bourne. He played the role of a CIA assassin who lost his memories. The series revolvs around his memories. Matt Damon’s other successful trilogy is The Ocean’s Series. Matt Damon was a Member of Ocean’s Team. The series had an ensemble cast of George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

He found success in other films as well. His movies tend to do well at the Box Office. Matt Damon starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Departed. The Departed was huge success. His recent successful movies are The Adjustment Bureau, We Bought a Zoo and Elysium.

Damon has won numerous awards including Academy Award and Golden Globe. He has been voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2007. That same year he received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is regarded as one of the best modern day actors. He can act in all genres of movies. Matt Damon is good with comedy, drama, romance and action.



Personal Life

Matt Damon dated Minnie Diver early in his career. He dated Winona Ryder during the early 21st century. He married Luciana Barosso in 2005. The couple has three daughters together. Matt Damon is the step-father of Luciana’s daughter from her first marriage. He is a fan of Boston Redsox. Matt enjoys playing Poker. He is best friends with Ben Affleck.

Filmography of Matt Damon

  1. The Monuments Men (2013)
  2. The Zero Theorem (2013)
  3. Elysium (2013)
  4. Behind the Candelabra (TV movie) (2013)
  5. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series) (2013)
  6. Promised Land (2012)
  7. Saturday Night Live (TV series) (2011)
  8. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
  9. Happy Feet Two (2011)
  10. American Teacher (2011)
  11. Contagion (2011)
  12. The Adjustment Bureau (2010)
  13. True Grit (2010)
  14. Hereafter (2010)
  15. Inside Job (2010)
  16. Green Zone (2010)
  17. Invictus (2009)
  18. The Informant! (2009)
  19. Ponyo (2009)
  20. Che Part One (2008)
  21. Che Part Two (2008)
  22. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
  23. Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)
  24. Margaret (2006)
  25. The Good Shepherd (2006)
  26. The Departed (2006)
  27. Syriana (2005)
  28. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)
  29. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  30. The Third Wheel (2004)
  31. Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  32. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  33. Jersey Girl (2004)
  34. Eurotrip (2004)
  35. Split Screen (2003)
  36. Stuck on You (2003)
  37. Gerry (2003)
  38. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  39. The Bourne Identity (2002)
  40. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
  41. The Majestic (2001)
  42. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  43. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
  44. All the Pretty Horses (2000)
  45. Finding Forrester (2000)
  46. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  47. Titan A.E. (2000)
  48. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  49. Dogma (1999)
  50. Rounders (1998)
  51. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  52. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  53. The Rainmaker (1997)
  54. Chasing Amy (1997)
  55. Glory Daze (1996)
  56. Courage Under Fire (1996)
  57. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
  58. School Ties (1992)
  59. Rising Son (1990)
  60. Mystic Pizza (1988)

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