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Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Matthew Raymond Dillon

Birth Date :

February 18, 1964

Birth Place :

New Rochelle, New York, USA

Claim to fame :

As Melvin Moody in "My Bodyguard" (1980)

Biography


Successfully made great transition from teen idol to fine adult thespian to keep shining for over 2 decades of his career, Matt Dillon indeed has scored a rare accomplishment many other actors of his generation can hardly match. Hailed from a tight-knit middle class Irish-American Catholic family, he was born Matthew Raymond Dillon on February 18, 1964 in New Rochelle, New York as the second son of Mary Ellen and Paul Dillon, a former Union Camp's sales manager turned portrait painter. Growing up in the neighborhood town of Mamaroneck, the star actually started his foray in professional acting by pure chance during his years at Larchmont's Hommocks School when he bumped into talent scouts sent by casting director Vic Ramos after cutting his math class. Barely 14 years old at that time, the teen wonderfully managed to leave such deep impression upon being called for an interview that Ramos without any hesitation then willingly gave him the third billing in Jonathan Kaplan's "Over the Edge" (1979).

Despite the movie's limited theatrical release, Matt's performance delightfully earned large attention from both critics and audience alike which subsequently led him to two more film appearances by the following year through "Little Darlings" and "My Bodyguard." While the former only saw him as a mere object of teenage female desire, the latter, on the other hand, really showed off his excellent acting knack in portraying vicious high-school bully Melvin Moody and so brought him to vast recognition almost immediately. Unmistakably deemed to be a bright teen star afterwards, the status satisfyingly was retained for the next few years with electrifying performances in other teenage-oriented flicks like "Tex" (1982), "The Outsiders" (1983), "Rumble Fish" (1983), also "The Flamingo Kid' (1984).

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Matt Dillon Helped Fainted Woman at Airport

January 20, 2011 09:02:24 GMT

Actor played hero while waiting to check-in for a flight at Los Angeles' LAX Airport on Tuesday, January 18, by helping a woman who fainted. The "Crash" actor was queuing at the passport control desk when a female in front of him collapsed.
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Matt Dillon Joins 'Modern Family', Brian Austin Green Gets New Pilot

December 18, 2010 04:55:48 GMT

In a slew of casting news coming out on Friday, December 17, and 's names have popped out. The former is heading to "" as a guest star while the latter is the star of a new TBS pilot "The Wedding Band".
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Matt Dillon Files Lawsuit Over 'Crash' Profit

October 02, 2010 02:52:07 GMT

Hollywood actor has filed suit against the producers of Oscar-winning movie "" over allegations he was cheated out of $100,000 in profits. Dillon appeared in the 2004 film alongside a star-studded cast including , , and , and the movie went on to win three Academy Awards, including the coveted Best Picture prize.
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Robert Pattinson and Kate Winslet Among Presenters at 2010 BAFTA

February 19, 2010 07:02:48 GMT

is slated to appear at 2010 BAFTA Film Awards which will be held on Sunday, February 21. On Thursday, February 18, the show organizer has taken it to BAFTA's Twitter page to confirm that the British actor is tapped to be presenter at the show.
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Matt Dillon Can't Stand Watching His Old Movies

January 28, 2010 04:27:11 GMT

finds it strange watching his breakthrough performance in 1983 movie "The Outsiders", because he was barely even an adult when he filmed the scenes. Dillon was 18 when he shot his part as a young troublemaker in the film, which also launched the careers of and .
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