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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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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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'Star Wars Episode 7' Looking for 'Military Man a la Matt Damon in 'Elysium' '

November 26, 2013 06:01:01 GMT

Another main role in "Star Wars Episode 7" may have been revealed. The Hollywood Reporter gets a scoop from an insider that the filmmakers, following the script rewrite by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, are now in search for the right actor to play a new role of "a 40-something military man a la in ''."
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Adapt Comic Book 'Sleeper'

November 22, 2013 04:33:50 GMT

and are teaming up to produce a big-screen adaptation of "", a comic book series written by Ed Brubaker with illustration by Sean Phillips. The two actors will produce the project along with Jennifer Todd through their Pearl Street Films.
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FX Orders Miniseries From Danny Boyle, CBS Nabs Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Sitcom

October 12, 2013 06:06:15 GMT

FX has landed a miniseries from Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy. Titled "", the show is based on the true story of the British-trained Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear development program during World War II.
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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon Tapped as Emmy Presenters

September 04, 2013 06:27:07 GMT

and are slated to reunite onstage of the forthcoming Primetime Emmy Awards. The actors, who play a couple in HBO's "", are set to present an award at the 65th annual prize-giving event.
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Matt Damon Gets Small Role in 'Interstellar', Eyes 'The Foreigner' as Directorial Debut

August 29, 2013 04:32:41 GMT

Christopher Nolan's next movie gets much starrier with the arrival of another high-profile actor. The Playlist learns that has joined "" for a small, undisclosed role. The Oscar-winning actor, who also plays small role in Terry Gilliam's "", is said to film his part for only two weeks in Iceland.
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Confirmed: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Not Coming Back for New 'Bourne' Film

August 27, 2013 01:37:43 GMT

With the fifth installment in the "Bourne" film series being developed at Universal Pictures and having not found its director yet, Twitch reported earlier today that the franchise's original star would most likely take part since director Paul Greengrass, the only man Damon is interested to work with in "Bourne" pic, entered talks along with Damon himself to return. As interesting as it sounds, the report is unfortunately not true.
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Mark Wahlberg Getting Mistaken for Matt Damon by Fan

August 09, 2013 07:09:03 GMT

What do and have in common? Both are top action stars and Boston natives with the latter known as a big fan of the Boston Red Sox. Apparently, for two girls Wahlberg has recently bumped into, the two Hollywood stars also closely resemble each other.
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'Monuments Men' First Trailer: Matt Damon and George Clooney Against Adolf Hitler

August 09, 2013 02:34:24 GMT

First trailer for "" has made its way out online. Set during World War II, the drama stars as one of "8 unlikely heroes who will save history." What kind of history these men are tasked to save and from whom the history is protected are later revealed through the promo video.
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Matt Damon Turns Up the Heat at 'Elysium' World Premiere

August 08, 2013 04:45:00 GMT

"" had its world premiere on Wednesday, August 7, taking place at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California. Leading actors and were on hand for the promo effort of their sci-fi movie which is directed and penned by Neil Blomkamp, and will grace big screens nationwide this Friday.
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Brad Pitt Calls Matt Damon 'Bast*rd' Over Jealousy for His More Private Life

July 09, 2013 08:49:05 GMT

This may perhaps be the only instance being married to may be considered as a disadvantage to . Academy Award-nominated actor , a friend of the "" star, says in a new magazine interview that his being married to non-showbiz wife Luciana Barroso allows him to enjoy a level of privacy that eludes his pal.
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Matt Damon Defies Authority in New 'Elysium' Trailer

June 14, 2013 02:00:12 GMT

A second trailer for Neill Blomkamp's "" has just arrived online via Yahoo! Movies. It offers further details about why leading man insists on breaking into utopian space station. It is revealed that Damon, in his role as blue-collar worker Max, only has five days left to live due to cancer. With a young girl's life at stake too, he is more determined to do the seemingly impossible mission.
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New 'Divergent' Pic Shows Off Dauntless Symbol

May 22, 2013 07:41:35 GMT

It is already known that the main character in "", Beatrice "Tris" Prior, has chosen to be a part of the Dauntless among five factions out there. How the symbol for the chosen faction looks like is now unveiled in the new pic, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, for the fantasy film from director Neil Burger.
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Jesse James Accidentally Cuts Off Finger

May 22, 2013 07:14:38 GMT

Motorcycle customizer Jesse James had a bad day at work. He accidentally chopped off his right pinky finger when manning a machine in his shop in Texas on Tuesday, May 21. The 44-year-old TV personality then called in to TMZ to chat about the incident when waiting at a local hospital for a surgery.
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Rosario Dawson Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction, Flashes Her Panties at Cannes

May 22, 2013 07:02:05 GMT

showed off more than she intended when attending 2013 Cannes International Film Festival recently. The "" actress accidentally flashed her underwear when her thigh-high slit slightly shifted as she walked down the red stairs.
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Possible Main Villain in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Revealed

May 22, 2013 07:00:58 GMT

is indeed on board "", a sci-fi flick from director James Gunn, to take on a villainous role. However, the name of the Marvel character has been unknown until JoBlo finally brings up a possible figure that 34-year-old Pace will likely play in the upcoming film.
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Premiere 'Behind the Candelabra' at Cannes

May 22, 2013 06:54:57 GMT

"" got a red carpet treament just days before it has its debut on HBO. The stars and the crew were flying to France to support the biopic premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, May 21.
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Fearless Katniss Is Up for Another Battle in New 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Poster

May 15, 2013 01:52:54 GMT

A recently-debuted poster for Lionsgate's highly-anticipated film "" teases fierce Katniss Everdeen, famously played by . With a quote that reads, "The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand," Katniss stands tall on a cliff with a bow and an arrow on her hands.
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