Matt Damon Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*  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.

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.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1988 Mystic Pizza Donald Petrie Annabeth Gish,Julia Roberts
2 1988 The Good Mother Leonard Nimoy Diane Keaton,Liam Neeson
3 1989 Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson Kevin Costner,Amy Madigan
4 1992 School Ties Robert Mandel Brendan Fraser,Chris O’Donnell
5 1993 Geronimo Walter Hill Wes Studi,Jason Patric
6 1996 Glory Daze Rich Wilkes Ben Affleck,Sam Rockwell
7 1996 Courage Under Fire Edward Zwick Denzel Washington,Meg Ryan
8 1997 Good Will Hunting Gus Van Sant Robin Williams,Ben Affleck
9 1997 The Rainmaker F F Coppola Claire Danes,Jon Voight
10 1997 Chasing Amy Kevin Smith Ben Affleck,Joey Lauren Adams
11 1998 Rounders John Dahl Edward Norton,John Turturro
12 1998 Saving PrivateRyan Steven Spielberg Tom Hanks,Edward Burns
13 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley A Minghella Gwyneth Paltrow,Jude Law
14 1999 Dogma Kevin Smith Ben Affleck,George Carlin
15 2000 Finding Forrester Gus Van Sant Sean Connery,Rob Brown
16 2000 All the Pretty Horses Billy Bob Thornton Penélope Cruz,Henry Thomas
17 2000 The Legend ofBagger Vance Robert Redford Will Smith,Charlize Theron
18 2001 Ocean’s Eleven Steven Soderbergh George Clooney,Brad Pitt
19 2001 Jay and SilentBob Strike Back Kevin Smith Jason Mewes,Kevin Smith
20 2002 Confessions ofa Dangerous Mind George Clooney Sam Rockwell,Drew Barrymore
21 2002 The Bourne Identity Doug Liman Franka Potente,Chris Cooper
22 2002 Gerry Gus Van Sant Casey Affleck
23 2002 The Third Wheel Jordan Brady Luke Wilson,Denise Richards
24 2003 Stuck on You Bobby Farrelly Greg Kinnear,Eva Mendes
25 2004 Ocean’s Twelve Steven Soderbergh George Clooney,Brad Pitt
26 2004 The Bourne Supremacy Paul Greengrass Brian Cox,Julia Stiles
27 2004 Jersey Girl Kevin Smith Ben Affleck,Liv Tyler
28 2004 EuroTrip Jeff Schaffer Scott Mechlowicz,Jacob Pitts
29 2005 Syriana Stephen Gaghan George Clooney,Jeffrey Wright
30 2005 The Brothers Grimm Terry Gilliam Heath Ledger,Peter Stormare
31 2006 The Good Shepherd Robert De Niro Angelina Jolie,William Hurt
32 2006 The Departed Martin Scorsese Leonardo DiCaprio,Jack Nicholson
33 2007 Ocean’s Thirteen Steven Soderbergh George Clooney,Brad Pitt
34 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Paul Greengrass Julia Stiles,David Strathairn
35 2007 Youth Without Youth F F Coppola Tim Roth,Bruno Ganz
36 2008 Che: Part Two Steven Soderbergh Benicio del Toro,Franka Potente
37 2009 The Informant! Steven Soderbergh Scott Bakula,Joel McHale
38 2009 Invictus Clint Eastwood Morgan Freeman,Tony Kgoroge
39 2009 The People Speak Howard Zinn Josh Brolin,Chris Moore
40 2010 Green Zone Paul Greengrass Greg Kinnear,Brendan Gleeson
41 2010 Hereafter Clint Eastwood Cécile de France,Frankie McLaren
42 2010 True Grit Joel & Ethan Coen Jeff Bridges,Josh Brolin
43 2011 The Adjustment Bureau George Nolfi Emily Blunt,Anthony Mackie
44 2011 Contagion Steven Soderbergh Marion Cotillard,Laurence Fishburne
45 2011 Margaret Kenneth Lonergan Anna Paquin,Mark Ruffalo
46 2011 We Bought a Zoo Cameron Crowe Scarlett Johansson,Thomas Haden Church
47 2013 Elysium Neill Blomkamp Jodie Foster,Wagner Moura

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