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Matt Damon

Matt Damon

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Matthew Paige Damon

Birth Date :

October 08, 1970

Birth Place :

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Spouse :

Luciana Bozan Barroso (since 9-Dec-05)

Claim to fame :

As Will Hunting in "Good Will Hunting" (1997)

Biography


A perfect example of a Hollywood success story, Matt Damon indeed has strived hard to become one of the most influential stars in American film industry. He has gone through quite a long way as a struggling actor, facing failures as well as rejections during his journey to actualize his dream. Coming so close within inches to fame and fortune, he was often pushed back to disappointment yet quickly got up to keep searching what he looked for. Such great persistence and determination blended with the remarkable talent and skills that he possesses certainly did not turn out in vain. Almost a decade, he ultimately has soared to shine under the spotlight, going from an obscure actor to Hollywood's substantial thespian of his generation.

Born on October 8, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, Matthew Paige Damon is the second son of Kent Telfer Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige. Coming from an upper-class family of a tax preparer and a college professor, he pleasantly spent his early life in the high-class society of Newton before his parents decided to split up in 1973. Her mother afterwards took along little Matt and his older brother, Kyle, to the modest neighborhood of Cambridge where he grew up properly into an adolescent. A bright student who began to grow a profound interest in acting, he tried to develop his skills with the help from his drama teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School while also took part in several local theater productions.

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Jeremy Renner Still Hopes for Matt Damon 'Bourne' Crossover Movie

August 01, 2015 05:56:48 GMT

As the production of action movie "" approaches, ", who plays the lead role in "", shared his thought regarding "Bourne" film franchise. The actor said that he was still hoping that a crossover movie with would really happen.
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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon in 'Bourne 5'

July 28, 2015 20:08:22 GMT

"" adds "Men in Black" star to the cast ensemble. Variety reports the 68-year-old actor is expected to play a superior officer at the CIA in the next Jason Bourne movie which will see returning as the male lead. The likes , , , and played similar roles in the past installments.
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Matt Damon Rocks New Ponytail for His New Movie 'Great Wall'

July 02, 2015 21:36:20 GMT

debuted a new hairstyle. The 44-year-old actor was seen rocking a ponytail when speaking to reporters with his co-stars at a recent press conference at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Beijing, China for his new movie "".
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Produce FIFA Scandal Movie

June 26, 2015 20:56:55 GMT

FIFA scandal is going to be turned into a movie, The Hollywood Reporter learns. and team up to produce the true-story soccer drama for Warner Brothers. It's based on "", a book by BuzzFeed's reporter Ken Bensinger.
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'The Martian' First Official Trailer: Matt Damon Tries to Return to Earth

June 09, 2015 02:39:49 GMT

It is just a day after the promo video for "" arrived, and now the first official trailer of the film has been released. The trailer gives fans glimpses of the outer space and the characters in astronaut costumes.
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Matt Damon Introduces His Crew in 'The Martian' Viral Promo

June 07, 2015 22:24:26 GMT

The first official promo footage for "" has arrived, showing as astronaut Mark Watney. Before taking off to Mars, he introduces the crew of Ares 3 including the characters played by , , , and .
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First Look at Matt Damon as Astronaut in 'The Martian'

May 24, 2015 19:28:21 GMT

The first stills from "" have arrived, giving some sneak peeks at donning a spacesuit for his role. Courtesy of PEOPLE, there is also a first look at , , , and .
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First Look at Matt Damon on 'The Martian' Set

March 21, 2015 04:02:49 GMT

Shooting on "" is still ongoing, and first on-set photo has surfaced. The photo shows the film's leading actor posing with Andy Weir, who wrote a novel on which the big screen feature is based.
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Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe Officially Cast in 'The Great Wall'

March 12, 2015 01:34:48 GMT

It's official; , , and have been cast for the upcoming action flick "". They join previously announced cast which among others include notable Chinese actors , Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Luhan, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xue Dong, Huang Xuan, and Wang Junkai. Newcomers Yu Xintian and Liu Qiong are on board for supporting roles.
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Matt Damon, Chris Evans Confess to Deflategate Scandal in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Skit

January 31, 2015 02:00:28 GMT

Many have come forward to take the blame for Deflategate and they include celebrities like , , and . These actors along with singer , director/producer , musician/actor Dicky Barrett and Bill Simmons appeared in a funny sketch for "" in which they admitted to deflating the balls.
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Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and More Stars Appear in Bono's Powerful Ebola PSA

November 20, 2014 03:57:46 GMT

The One Campaign, co-founded by 's frontman , released on its website on Wednesday, November 19 a powerful PSA about the growing Ebola crisis starring celebrities including Bono himself, and . In the chilling PSA, the stars appear completely silent as they stare into the camera.
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Matt Damon Confirms Return to 'Bourne' Franchise

November 09, 2014 14:52:04 GMT

The rumblings that suggested would reprise his role as Jason Bourne in a new movie turns out to be true. It was the actor's pal who first brought up the subject at the recent celebratory event of their "Project Greenlight" before Damon confirmed it.
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Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing' Captures Matt Damon as Lead Actor

November 06, 2014 02:33:07 GMT

Alexander Payne's social satire "" has secured its leading man. will star in the small-scale sci-fi drama after quitting Legendary Pictures' epic film, "".
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Supernatural Comedy Lands on FOX

October 29, 2014 08:38:36 GMT

and are teaming up for another TV show. The best pals, who recently brought back "Project Greenlight" on HBO, executive produce a single-camera comedy which has just been nabbed by FOX.
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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Developing 'Incorporated' for Syfy

October 14, 2014 03:20:43 GMT

Syfy announced on Monday, October 13 that they were developing a drama with Pear Street Films duo, and . "" is a futuristic espionage thriller which pilot is penned by writing brothers David and Alex Pastor.
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Jeremy Renner Confirms Possible 'Bourne' Crossover Starring Him and Matt Damon

October 03, 2014 07:35:56 GMT

comments on and Paul Greengrass' comeback to "Bourne" franchise. Renner teases what to expect from the saga now that the original Jason Bourne is back while his character Aaron Cross is still pretty much alive.
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Matt Damon Courted to Lead Zhang Yimou's 'The Great Wall'

September 22, 2014 00:47:12 GMT

is reportedly circling the lead role of Legendary Picture's "". Chinese director Zhang Yimou ("Hero", "") has signed on to direct.
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Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass May Bring Back 'Bourne Identity'

September 16, 2014 04:18:17 GMT

may after all slip in the role of Jason Bourne once again. A new report emerges that the actor is set to reunite with director Paul Greengrass for a third collaboration and a new "Bourne" movie.
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Robin Williams' Kids Break Silence After Father's Death, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Pay Tribute

August 13, 2014 01:57:27 GMT

' children have released statements hours after the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the actor died of asphyxia due to hanging. The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star had three children, Zachary Pym "Zak" Williams from his first marriage with Valerie Velardi, and Zelda Rae Williams and Cody Alan Williams from his second marriage with Marsha Garces.
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Matt Damon Won't Appear in New 'Bourne' Film

June 21, 2014 00:50:22 GMT

had revealed an interest to return to "Bourne" franchise and rumor recently floated around that he would reprise his role as Jason Bourne in the next "Bourne" film. Longtime producer of the franchise, Frank Marshall, was quick to squash the rumor.
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Matt Damon Is Open to Reprise Jason Bourne

May 06, 2014 00:49:27 GMT

is not over Jason Bourne. The actor revealed that he was open to reprise his famous role if Paul Greengrass was back as the director and the right screenplay came along.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Revive HBO's 'Project Greenlight'

May 01, 2014 07:28:56 GMT

and are bringing back "Project Greenlight". HBO has given a go to the revived series, with the best pals returning as executive producers. Adaptive Studios' Marc Joubert, T.J. Barrack, Perrin Chiles and Marshall Lewy and Miramax's Zanne Devine are also back on board for the new edition.
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George Clooney and Matt Damon Visit White House to Screen 'Monuments Men'

February 19, 2014 08:12:56 GMT

and brought their historical movie "" to the White House on Tuesday night, February 18 for a special screening. They were joined by co-star at the event that included a dinner with President Barack Obama.
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Matt Damon Sends Photo of His Butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel

February 17, 2014 07:43:14 GMT

has just sent a photo of his butt to and after the two stars poked fun at him on Twitter. Affleck, who recently promoted a contest benefitting two charities with his best friend, thanked Kimmel when he noticed that the late-night talk show host retweeted a message promoting the campaign.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Playfully Insult Each Other in Funny Video

February 14, 2014 06:48:18 GMT

A promotional video for a charity which features and has been released online. Promoting a donation drive, Affleck and Damon end up make fun of each other while encouraging fans to take part in the good cause which will also give a lucky fan a chance to hang out with them.
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Video: Matt Damon Gets Ignored and Mocked on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

February 07, 2014 09:30:11 GMT

was invited as guest along with his "" co-stars on "", but it wasn't as he had expected. A year after he hijacked the late-night talk show in January 2013, got his revenge on the actor on Thursday, February 6.
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George Clooney Uses Matt Damon to Prank Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

February 06, 2014 08:49:13 GMT

's playful revenge to and following their Golden Globe joke about him now involves too. Stopping by "" on Wednesday, February 5, Damon said that Clooney forged a letter to the two stars which supposedly was from him.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Eyed to Reunite for 'A Speck in the Sea'

January 16, 2014 03:48:52 GMT

and could reunite in a new movie, more than a decade after their brilliant pairing in "Good Will Hunting". Page Six reports that the two A-list actors are wanted to play the lead roles in "" about a real-life sea survival story.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Added as Presenters at 2014 Golden Globe Awards

January 09, 2014 08:13:45 GMT

A lot more of Hollywood stars on hand to present awards at the upcoming 71st annual Golden Globe Awards are announced by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. and are the latest addition to the line-up.
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Matt Damon Sports Arm Sling at LAX

January 06, 2014 09:10:04 GMT

was in high spirits despite his arm injury. The "" star was spotted at LAX on Saturday, January 4 wearing an arm sling. The actor, however, was all smiles when photographers took his photos. Wearing a black top, jeans, a cap and sneakers, Damon carried one of his daughters' Twinkle Toes backpack while making his way through the terminal.
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