Matt Damon

Actor, Writer Matt Damon

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.
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Matt Damon Responds To Ben Affleck’s Back Tattoo Like A True BFF
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The actor was much kinder in his criticism than Affleck’s exes.
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Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump - Page Six
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Page Six Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump Page Six Matt Damon is moving his family to Australia — in part because the liberal star's fed up with President Trump. Damon, 47, reportedly has purchased a property in Byron Bay, New South Wales, according to Sydney's Sunday Telegraph. The home's next door ... and more »
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Matt Damon vows to 'close my mouth for a while'
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Don't expect to hear Matt Damon weighing in on Hollywood's sexual harassment reckoning any time soon.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    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.
  • 2014
    Age 43
    In 2014, Damon appeared as a celebrity correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously.
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    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.
  • 2013
    Age 42
    On January 24, 2013, Damon took over his show and mentioned the long-standing feud and having been bumped from years of shows.
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    Damon also provided voice-over for United Airlines's resurrected "Fly the Friendly Skies" advertisement campaign in 2013.
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    In 2013, Damon appeared in a 20-second advertisement for Nespresso, directed by Grant Heslov, with whom he worked on The Monuments Men.
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    He also appeared in the science fiction movie The Zero Theorem by Terry Gilliam in 2013.
    In 2013, he was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    In January 2012, it was announced that Damon had signed a multiyear deal to be the voice of TD Ameritrade advertisements, replacing Sam Waterston as the discount brokerage's spokesman.
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  • 2011
    Age 40
    The documentary which he narrated, American Teacher, opened in New York in 2011 prior to national screening.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In 2010, Matt Damon narrated the documentary film Inside Job about the part played by financial deregulation in the late-2000s financial crisis.
    In March 2010, Damon and Affleck teamed up again to create Pearl Street Films, a Warner Bros. based production company.
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    Damon's 2010 projects included Clint Eastwood's Hereafter and the Coen brothers' remake of the 1969 John Wayne-starring Western True Grit.
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    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 38
    Also in 2009, Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Invictus, which is based on the 2008 John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation and features Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    Damon had an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (2007) and another cameo in the 2008 Che Guevara biopic Che.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    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.
  • 2006
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 30
    Damon dated his Good Will Hunting co-star Minnie Driver. He later had a two-year relationship with actress Winona Ryder. From 2001 to 2003, he dated Odessa Whitmire, the former personal assistant of Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck. Damon met Argentine Luciana Bozán Barroso in April 2003, while filming Stuck on You in Miami. They became engaged in September 2005, and married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau.
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    He co-starred as thief Linus Caldwell in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the Rat Pack's 1960 film Ocean's 11; the successful crime dramedy spawned two sequels, Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
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    From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained wider international recognition as part of two major film franchises.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1998
    Age 27
    He co-starred with Edward Norton in the 1998 poker film Rounders, where he plays a reformed gambler in law school who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
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    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.
  • 1997
    Age 26
    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."
  • 1996
    Age 25
    Damon next appeared as an opiate-addicted soldier in 1996's Courage Under Fire, for which he lost in 100 days on a self-prescribed diet and fitness regimen.
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  • 1992
    Age 21
    He left the university in 1992, a semester - 12 credits - shy of completion of his Bachelor of Arts in English to feature in Geronimo: An American Legend in Los Angeles, erroneously expecting the movie to become a big success.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 17
    Damon entered Harvard in 1988, where he appeared in student theater plays, such as Burn This and A...
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1970.
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