Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Actor, Producer, Executive Producer

BIO

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, 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. Damon alone received multiple Best Actor nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for his lead performance in the film. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the first three films in the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top 40 highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

Birthday

Oct. 8, 1970

Place of birth

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Known for

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American Teacher

As the debate over the state of America's public school system rages on, one thing everyone agree... Read more

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Boston

BOSTON is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running... Read more

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Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train

You Can't Be Neutral documents the life and times of the historian, activist and author of the be... Read more

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Teenage Paparazzo

A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society. Read more

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Backpack Full of Cash

Documentary warning about the decline of American public schools as they become more and more pri... Read more

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His Way

A look at the professional, political and personal life of legendary movie producer Jerry Weintra... Read more

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Inside Job

A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial m... Read more

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Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

Twelve men who belong to one of the world's most exclusive fraternities -- people who've walked o... Read more

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Oh, What A Lovely Tea Party

Directed by the wife of 'That Kevin Smith', Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, a feature length documenta... Read more

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The People Speak

A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A... Read more

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Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma

An in-depth look about the controversy surrounding Kevin Smith's "Dogma", and the effects it had ... Read more

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Bending the Arc

About the extraordinary doctors and activists—including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Da... Read more

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Running the Sahara

A small film crew tracks three extreme runners across the Sahara desert, capturing their incredib... Read more

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The Man Who Saved the World

The Man Who Saved the World is feature documentary film about Stanislav Petrov, a former lieutena... Read more