Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Biography

Matt Damon (born 8.10.1970) Matt Damon is an American, Oscar-winning actor.

Childhood: Matt Damon was born in Massachusetts, to Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige. His father was a stockbroker and his mother was a professor in early childhood education at Lesley University.

When Kent and Nancy divorced, Damon moved with his mother and brother to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Matt's brother, Kyle, is an artist and sculptor.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were childhood friends and have since collaborated on a number of films. Damon was also friends with the historian Howard Zinn and as an adult, narrated the audio version of Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

Matt Damon graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1988 and went on to study at Harvard University. He attended Harvard between 1988 and 1992 but never graduated, choosing instead to pursue his acting career. He appeared in Geronimo: An American Legend, whilst still at university. The filmmakers' expectations of its success are said to have been a contributing factor to his decision to drop out of university.

Film Career: Matt Damon's first film role came in 1988 when he was 18 years old. He had a single line of dialogue in Mystic Pizza, the rom-com that starred Julia Roberts. After Geronimo: An American Legend, Matt Damon appeared in Courage Under Fire, playing a soldier with a heroin addiction. The film also starred Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington.

Damon and Affleck had written a screenplay entitled Good Will Hunting and, after seeking advice from friends such as Kevin Smith and Rob Reiner, the film was produced, earning them both an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Matt Damon also won the Best Actor Oscar and Robin Williams won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the film.

On the set of Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon met the director Steven Spielberg, who then offered him a role in Saving Private Ryan, the highly-acclaimed World War II film starring Tom Hanks and Tom Sizemore.

Matt Damon co-founded LivePlanet with Ben Affleck, Chris Moore and Chris Bailey. They created the reality series Project Greenlight, which sought film projects from fledgling filmmakers and helped fund the projects.

In 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley, Matt Damon stars as a bisexual murderer opposite Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. He then went on to play a fallen angel in Kevin Smith's Dogma, in which Ben Affleck also starred.

In Stuck On You, Matt Damon played a conjoined twin. Then, he wrote Gerry with Ben Affleck's brother, Casey Affleck and Gus Van Sant.

Two of Matt Damon's biggest hits have both been film franchises. Firstly, he starred in the Jason Bourne trilogy - The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. The Bourne trilogy also starred Franke Potente, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles and Paddy Considine. Secondly, he worked opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts in the remake of the 1960's film Ocean's Eleven. The remake, by Steven Soderbergh, was so successful that they made two sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.

Damon then went on to play the role of Wilhelm Grimm in the Terry Gilliam-directed The Brothers Grimm and in Syriana, he teamed up with George Clooney again, this time playing an energy analyst.

In 2002, Matt Damon featured in Martin Scorsese's The Departed. The film, which received huge amount of critical acclaim, also starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Ray Winstone, Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen.

Personal Life: Matt Damon has been involved a number of high-profile actresses in the past. He was in a relationship with Winona Ryder for two years. He also dated Minnie Driver, his co-star in Good Will Hunting.

It has been rumoured in the past that Matt Damon was dating Eva Mendes, though both Damon and Mendes deny the claims.

Matt Damon married Luciana Bozan Barroso in 2005 in New York. Barroso already had a daughter from a previous marriage and they had their first child together - a daughter, Isabella - in 2006. Their second child, Gia was born in August 2008.

In January 2008, the comedian Sarah Silverman aired a video as a 'birthday present' to her boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel, of a song she had written entitled 'I'm F*cking Matt Damon'. In response, Kimmel then made his own video, entitled 'I'm F*cking Ben Affleck'. A number of stars, including Perry Farrell, Harrison Ford, Cameron Diaz and Meat Loaf appeared in the riposte.



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Matt Damon Says New 'Bourne' Movie Is For A 'Post-Snowden World'


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Matt Damon, star of the Bourne franchise has spilled some juicy details on his upcoming fourth adventure as the spy. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Damon described the new movie, which hits cinemas in July next year, as being set in a ‘post-Snowden world'.

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"Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world," Damon said. "It seems like enough has changed, you know? There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.”

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Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso leave Rise Movement gym

Matt Damon - Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso leave Rise Movement gym after working out together - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 19th August 2015

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Matt Damon leaves Largo at the Coronet

Matt Damon - Matt Damon signs autographs for fans as he leaves Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th August 2015

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Project Greenlight Season Four Premiere

Matt Damon - Project Greenlight Season Four Premiere of "The Leisure Class" held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel at The Theatre at Ace Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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FIFA Corruption Scandal Movie To Be Produced By Ben Affleck And Matt Damon?


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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon may be working together again in the future, with reports that they are in negotiations to co-produce a movie about the current scandal within football’s governing body FIFA.

According to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has emerged victorious in a bidding war for the rights to BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger’s forthcoming book ‘Houses of Deceit’, and is currently speaking with Affleck and Damon to co-produce it.

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Julia Stiles Back With Matt Damon For Next Instalment Of 'Bourne Identity' Franchise


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Julia Stiles is set to return to the Bourne film series, reprising her role as agent Nicky Parsons in the fifth instalment of The Bourne Identity franchise, Deadline reports. Stiles appeared in the series’ first three films as the s CIA-operative-turned-ally, but didn’t return for the 2012 spin-off The Bourne Legacy.

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Stiles joins star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, who are also returning to the franchise. The film, which is currently untitled, will see the return of Matt Damon's Jason Bourne character after nearly a decade away. It is scheduled to hit cinemas on July 29, 2016.

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See Matt Damon Get Left Behind On Mars In First Look At 'The Martian' [Trailer + Pictures]


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David Bowie once asked us if there was ‘Life on Mars’ and this November the answer will be yes.. sort of, as Matt Damon finds himself stranded all alone on the red planet. Following in the footsteps of Gravity and Interstellar, comes Ridley Scott’s The Martian 2015’s space set drama, which sees Matt Damon fight for survival alone on Mars.

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In The Martian Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, who is left stranded and presumed dead on Mars, after his crew evacuate the planet during a dust storm. Faced with a potential four year wait for rescue, Watney must fight to stay alive, as he attempts to make contact with ground control.

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Mark Watney is an astronaut whose resourceful and determined personality is the only thing he has to rely on when he is accidentally abandoned on Mars when his team abort their mission in the face of an oncoming storm. He is presumed dead, but he has miraculously survived, though injured, and now must do everything within his power to get a message to NASA, calculating that if they get it, he still has to survive for four years until they reach him. He has little left in the way of supplies and is living in a Hab which is meant for only a month's worth of use. On his to do list is to attempt to grow crops to survive on, and do everything he can to make water. Luckily for him, a message does reach NASA and his crewmates immediately come together to work out how to rescue their man.

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Hugh Jackman Set To Star In And Co Produce 'Apostle Paul'


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Warner Bros. has announced plans for a new Biblical movie project involving a host of A-list actors. Hugh Jackman is to take the lead role in Apostle Paul, in which he will play the early Christian missionary who becomes one of the most important preachers of the message of Jesus.

News of the casting was reported by Deadline on Wednesday. Jackman will also be producing the movie, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck through their Pearl Street Films production company. A screenplay is currently being written by Matt Cook, who has previously worked on Triple Nine and By Way of Helena.

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Hugh Jackman is set to star in forthcoming Biblical movie 'Apostle Paul'

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Matt Damon at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

American actor Matt Damon was photographed as he arrived in to Los Angeles International Airport wearing a baseball cap in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th March 2015

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Matt Damon leaving the gym

Matt Damon - Matt Damon leaving the gym in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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The New Jason Bourne Movie Will Be A Thing And That Thing Will Star Matt Damon, Apparently


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http://www.contactmusic.com/movie-review/iHello, Matt Damon fans, this is your captain speaking. The big news today: Jason Bourne lives and he will be played by Damon in the next Bourne movie. That’s right, there will be a new Bourne movie. The news comes to us via Ben Affleck, who just happened to let the news slip, while the writing/directing pair were doing press for Project Greenlight. You know, all innocent like.

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Matt Damon as Jason Bourne? I am so there.

The movie will start filming “next fall,” said Affleck as a throwaway comment, which actually ended up being the main point. So this means that we can expect the fifth Bourne movie to come out in 2016, although Affleck kept mum about any specific details.

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Matt Damon Confirms Return To Fifth 'Bourne' Movie


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It official! Matt Damon will reprise his role as Jason Bourne in a fifth instalment of the 'Bourne' film franchise, which will be directed by the returning Paul Greengrass, with a release date slated as early as 2016.

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Damon will reprise his role as Jason Bourne in a fifth movie

In September it was reported that Damon and the English filmmaker were in talks to collaborate on another 'Bourne' film, and during a red carpet interview with E! Friday (Nov 7th), the actor's best friend Ben Affleck confirmed that this was correct.

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Matt Damon. Jason Bourne. 2016. Get Ready.


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Matt Damon returning as Jason Bourne? We thought we’d never see the day. Indeed, the actor has confirmed that he will reprise his iconic role as the agent with a vendetta and a mysterious past for the next Bourne movie. Yes, everything is alright, the world is at peace again. 

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Damon is reportedly working on his Bourne-esque physique. Affleck - not so much.

Damon’s pal and collaborator Ben Affleck let the news slip during a recent interview with E! News. The connection: Affleck and Damon were being interviewed about their resurrected passion project, Project Greenlight. The show, set to air again on HBO, follows aspiring filmmakers as they get the chance to work on their first very own feature film.

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Jason Bourne Will Return With Matt Damon Reprising His Role In The Franchise


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Jason Bourne will return and Matt Damon will be reprising his role as the troubled former secret agent.

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Matt Damon starred in three of the four Bourne movies.

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