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.
“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
|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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