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MATT DAMON born October 8th, 1970 in Boston Massachusetts - is an American actor who plays the role of David Norris in the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau. An actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist, Damon's break-out performance came in the success of the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting", from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work and Damon garnered multiple Best Actor nominations, including the Academy Award, for his lead performance in the film.

Biography:Edit

An affable who has cultivated friendships in tandem with his showbiz career, Damon began acting professionally while attending Harvard University. His first notable role was as an anti-Semitic student in the 1992 teen drama "School Ties", costarring his childhood buddy and future collaborator Ben Affleck. After a handful of supporting parts, Damon and Affleck co-wrote and co-starred in the hit 1997 indie drama "Good Will Hunting". Not only did Damon earn an Oscar nod for his winning portrayal of a quiet genius, the duo picked up an Oscar for best screenplay. As both actors' stars continued to rise, they made cameos in each other's projects and also produced the popular filmmaking reality series "Project Greenlight". But Damon was generally viewed as the more talented of the two, delivering top-notch performances in diverse roles, such as a murderous imposter in "The Talented Mr. Ripley", a suave thief in "Ocean's Eleven" and an amnesia-stricken spy in "The Bourne Identity". Like Affleck, Damon had an eye for famous ladies (Winona Ryder, Minnie Driver) but he usually managed to keep out of the tabloids. While filming "Stuck on You" in 2003, Damon met Argentine-born Luciana Bozán Barroso in Miami, where she was working as a bartender. They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall. Damon became stepfather to Barroso's young daughter, Alexia, from her previous marriage. The couple's first child together, daughter Isabella, was born in Miami, Florida on June 11, 2006. On August 20, 2008, Barroso gave birth to the couple's second child, Gia Zavala Damon. Damon and his family currently reside in Manhattan. Damon is a fan of the Boston Red Sox. After the team won the 2007 World Series, he narrated the commemorative DVD release of the event.

EducationEdit

Attended Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, MA (1988)

TriviaEdit

  • Left Harvard University 12 credits shy of a degree in English to pursue a career in acting.
  • At one time, his father was a janitor at Harvard University, and he protested for employee rights on his father's behalf.
  • Bartended in Tennessee to perfect his Southern accent for a role in "The Rainmaker" (1997).
  • He hired a customer to be his dialect coach.
  • Worked as an extra on "Field of Dreams" (1989) with best friend Ben Affleck.
  • He jumped down to Boston's Fenway Park to pick a few blades of grass as mementos for his father during the shoot.
  • Announced that he and Minnie Driver broke up during a guest appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1998) before telling her in person.
  • Learned to play the piano for "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999).


FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1988 Mystic Pizza Steamer
1992 School Ties Charlie Dillon
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
1996 Glory Daze Edgar Pudwhacker
Courage Under Fire Specialist Ilario
1997 Good Will Hunting Will Hunting Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Ben Affleck Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay

Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award with Ben Affleck

The Rainmaker Rudy Baylor
Chasing Amy Shawn Oran Cameo
1998 Rounders Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan Private James Francis Ryan Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Dogma Loki
2000 Finding Forrester Steven Sanderson Cameo
All the Pretty Horses John Grady Cole
The Legend of Bagger Vance Rannulph Junuh
Titan A.E. Cale Tucker Voice
2001 The Majestic Luke Trimble Voice only
Ocean's Eleven Linus Caldwell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Himself Cameo
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Matt, bachelor #2 Cameo
The Bourne Identity Jason Bourne
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirit Voice
Gerry Gerry Also co-writer
2003 Stuck on You Bob Tenor
2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train Narrator Voice
Ocean's Twelve Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy Jason Bourne
Jersey Girl PR Exec #2 Cameo
Eurotrip Donny Cameo
2005 Syriana Bryan Woodman
The Brothers Grimm Will (Wilhelm) Grimm
2006 The Good Shepherd Edward Wilson
The Departed Colin Sullivan Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
2007 Ocean's Thirteen Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Ultimatum Jason Bourne
Youth Without Youth Ted Jones, Life Magazine Reporter Cameo
Arthur Himself Voice
2008 Che: Part Two Fr. Schwarz Cameo
2009 Ponyo Koichi Voice (English version)
The Informant! Mark Whitacre Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Invictus Francois Pienaar Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

2010 Green Zone Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller
The Adjustment Bureau David Norris post-production
Hereafter George post-production
True Grit LeBouef filming


List of AwardsEdit

Award Wins Nominations
Academy Awards
1 3
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
0 1
Berlin International Film Festival
1 1
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1 4
Golden Globe Awards
1 5
Screen Actors Guild Awards
0 5
ShoWest Convention, USA
2 2
Teen Choice Awards
0 5
Western Heritage Awards
1 1
Overall
19 52


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