Matt Dillon

Born Feb 18, 1964

Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon is an American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, gaining fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Matt Dillon.


1964 Birth Born on February 18, 1964.


1978 14 Years Old In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the violent teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. … Read More
1980 16 Years Old The films, released in March and July 1980, respectively, were box office successes and raised Dillon's profile among teenage audiences. … Read More


1984 20 Years Old He followed those up with The Flamingo Kid in 1984.
1985 21 Years Old He made his Broadway debut with the play The Boys of Winter in 1985.
1987 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Dillon did voiceover work in the 1987 documentary film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. … Read More


1998 34 Years Old Dillon had a three-year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz; they broke up in 1998.
2002 38 Years Old In 2002, he wrote and directed the film City of Ghosts, starring himself, James Caan and Gérard Depardieu.


2005 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he starred in Factotum, a film adaptation of an autobiographical work by Charles Bukowski. … Read More
2006 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 29, 2006, Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
2007 43 Years Old In 2007, the band Dinosaur Jr. hired Dillon to direct the video for their single "Been There All The Time" from the album Beyond. … Read More


2015 51 Years Old Early in 2015 he played the role of a Secret Service agent in the FOX 10-episode series Wayward Pines.
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