Matt Damon biography facts
* Matt Damon was born on 8th October 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. to Kent Telfer Damon, a stockbroker & Nancy Carlsson-Paige, a professor.
* Matt Damon has a brother named Kyle, he is a sculptor & artist.
* After his parents divorce Damon and Kyle stayed with Nancy and moved back to Cambridge. Damon and his “Good Will Hunting” co-star Ben Affleck are close friends since their childhood and they grew up together in the same street.
* Matt Damon attended “Cambridge Alternative School” and “Cambridge Rindge and Latin School”. He started to take part in theater and developed interest for acting during his school days.
* Though joined Harvard University to study English in 1988 he didn’t graduate.
* His acting debut was with “Mystic Pizza” in 1988 and it was just a single line dialogue. His first major role was in “Geronimo: An American Legend ” in 1992 but the movie failed at box office.
* Damon’s first blockbuster hit was “Good Will Hunting” in 1997 which won tonnes of awards including Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay shared with his buddy Ben Affleck. He was paid $600,000 for the film while its box office collection was over $225 million!!!
* His later appeared in blockbusters like Saving Private Ryan, Ocean’s Twelve, The Bourne Supremacy, The Departed etc.
* After successful career he ventured into production also. Damon founded “LivePlanet” along with Ben Affleck, Chris Moore and Sean Bailey.
* Damon dated actress Minnie Driver for some time in 1997. He later dated actress Winona Ryder for two years. He dated Odessa Whitmire during 2001-2003.
* In 2003 he fell in love with Luciana Bozán Barroso, a bartender in Miami and got married in a private ceremony on 9th December 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Damon became step father of Luciana Bozán Barroso’s daughter Alexia. The couple have three daughters born out of their wedlock.
* Damon loves poker and even played in 2010 World Series of Poker.
* Apart from films he is also involved in many charitable works including “H2O Africa Foundation”, “Not On Our Watch Project”, “ONE Campaign”, “Feeding America” etc.
Matt Damon quotes
“By the time I figured out I had made the wrong decision, it was too late. I was living out here with a bunch of actors, and we were all scrambling to make ends meet.”
“I always try my hardest, give it all I’ve got. If people don’t like it, then they don’t like it, that’s totally up to them. But I’ll never have a regret about it.”
“I’m desperate to direct. My day job is going so well I just haven’t had time, and what little free time I have I spend with the kids. I’m just looking for a really wonderful thing to direct first time out, and hopefully it’ll come along soon.”
Matt Damon all movies list and latest new films
|1||1988||Mystic Pizza||Donald Petrie||Annabeth Gish,|
|2||1988||The Good Mother||Leonard Nimoy||Diane Keaton,
|3||1989||Field of Dreams||Phil Alden Robinson||Kevin Costner,
|4||1992||School Ties||Robert Mandel||Brendan Fraser,
|5||1993||Geronimo||Walter Hill||Wes Studi,
|6||1996||Glory Daze||Rich Wilkes||Ben Affleck,
|7||1996||Courage Under Fire||Edward Zwick||Denzel Washington,|
|8||1997||Good Will Hunting||Gus Van Sant||Robin Williams,
|9||1997||The Rainmaker||F F Coppola||Claire Danes,
|10||1997||Chasing Amy||Kevin Smith||Ben Affleck,
Joey Lauren Adams
|11||1998||Rounders||John Dahl||Edward Norton,
|12||1998||Saving PrivateRyan||Steven Spielberg||Tom Hanks,
|13||1999||The Talented Mr. Ripley||A Minghella||Gwyneth Paltrow,
|14||1999||Dogma||Kevin Smith||Ben Affleck,
|15||2000||Finding Forrester||Gus Van Sant||Sean Connery,
|16||2000||All the Pretty Horses||Billy Bob Thornton||Penélope Cruz,
|17||2000||The Legend of
|Robert Redford||Will Smith,|
|18||2001||Ocean’s Eleven||Steven Soderbergh||George Clooney,|
|19||2001||Jay and Silent
Bob Strike Back
|Kevin Smith||Jason Mewes,
a Dangerous Mind
|George Clooney||Sam Rockwell,|
|21||2002||The Bourne Identity||Doug Liman||Franka Potente,
|22||2002||Gerry||Gus Van Sant||Casey Affleck|
|23||2002||The Third Wheel||Jordan Brady||Luke Wilson,
|24||2003||Stuck on You||Bobby Farrelly||Greg Kinnear,|
|25||2004||Ocean’s Twelve||Steven Soderbergh||George Clooney,
|26||2004||The Bourne Supremacy||Paul Greengrass||Brian Cox,
|27||2004||Jersey Girl||Kevin Smith||Ben Affleck,
|28||2004||EuroTrip||Jeff Schaffer||Scott Mechlowicz,
|29||2005||Syriana||Stephen Gaghan||George Clooney,
|30||2005||The Brothers Grimm||Terry Gilliam||Heath Ledger,
|31||2006||The Good Shepherd||Robert De Niro||Angelina Jolie,
|32||2006||The Departed||Martin Scorsese||Leonardo DiCaprio,
|33||2007||Ocean’s Thirteen||Steven Soderbergh||George Clooney,
|34||2007||The Bourne Ultimatum||Paul Greengrass||Julia Stiles,
|35||2007||Youth Without Youth||F F Coppola||Tim Roth,
|36||2008||Che: Part Two||Steven Soderbergh||Benicio del Toro,
|37||2009||The Informant!||Steven Soderbergh||Scott Bakula,
|38||2009||Invictus||Clint Eastwood||Morgan Freeman,
|39||2009||The People Speak||Howard Zinn||Josh Brolin,
|40||2010||Green Zone||Paul Greengrass||Greg Kinnear,
|41||2010||Hereafter||Clint Eastwood||Cécile de France,
|42||2010||True Grit||Joel & Ethan Coen||Jeff Bridges,
|43||2011||The Adjustment Bureau||George Nolfi||Emily Blunt,
|44||2011||Contagion||Steven Soderbergh||Marion Cotillard,
|45||2011||Margaret||Kenneth Lonergan||Anna Paquin,
|46||2011||We Bought a Zoo||Cameron Crowe||Scarlett Johansson,
Thomas Haden Church
|47||2013||Elysium||Neill Blomkamp||Jodie Foster,
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