Matt Damon

Actor + Writer
Born Oct 8, 1970

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997) from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on October 8, 1970.


1988 17 Years Old Damon entered Harvard in 1988, where he appeared in student theater plays, such as Burn This and A... … Read More


1992 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 26 Years Old Also in 1997, Damon was the lead in the critically acclaimed drama The Rainmaker, where he was recognized by the Los Angeles Times as "a talented young actor on the brink of stardom."
1998 27 Years Old 1 More Event
After meeting Damon on the set of Good Will Hunting, director Steven Spielberg cast him as the titular character in the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan.
2000 29 Years Old Damon's attempts at essaying leading characters in romantic dramas such as 2000's All the Pretty Horses and The Legend of Bagger Vance were commercially and critically unsuccessful. … Read More


From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained wider international recognition as part of two major film franchises.
2006 35 Years Old In 2006, Damon joined Robert De Niro in The Good Shepherd as a career CIA officer, and played an undercover mobster working for the Massachusetts State Police in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, a remake of the Hong Kong police thriller Infernal Affairs. … Read More
2007 36 Years Old According to Forbes in August 2007, Damon was the most bankable star of the actors reviewed, his last three films at that time averaged US$29 at the box office for every dollar he earned.
2008 37 Years Old Damon had an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (2007) and another cameo in the 2008 Che Guevara biopic Che.
2009 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He made a guest appearance in 2009 on the sixth-season finale of Entourage as himself, where he tries to pressure Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) into donating to his real foundation ONEXONE. … Read More
In 2010, he reteamed with director Paul Greengrass, who directed him in the Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum, for the action thriller Green Zone, which flopped commercially and received a score of 53% on Rotten Tomatoes and ambivalent reception from critics. … Read More


2011 - 2012 2 More Events
…  In 2013, he was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal. … Read More
2014 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, he starred in George Clooney's The Monuments Men, and played the minor role of scientist Dr. Mann, in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.
2016 45 Years Old Having not returned for the fourth film in the Bourne film series, Damon reprised his role in 2016's Jason Bourne, reuniting with Paul Greengrass.
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