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Birth information

8 October 1970 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Given Name

Matthew Paige Damon

How tall is Matt Damon?

1.78 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Luciana Barroso

Life Story of Matt Damon

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and Scottish descent, and his mother is of Finnish and Swedish ancestry. The family lived in Newton until his parents divorced in 1973, when Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge. He grew up in a stable community, and was raised near actor Ben Affleck.

Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and he performed in a number of theater productions during his time there. He attended Harvard University as an English major. While in Harvard, he kept on skipping classes to pursue acting projects, which included the TNT original film, Rising Son (1990), and prep-school drama, School Ties (1992). It was until his film, Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), was expected to be a big success that he decided to drop out of university completely. Arriving in Hollywood, Matt managed to get his first break with a part in the romantic comedy, Mystic Pizza (1988). However, the...

Significant features of Matt Damon

Often works with actors Ben Affleck and George Clooney
Frequently works with directors Paul Greengrass, Gus Van Sant, and Steven Soderbergh
His long running joke feud with Jimmy Kimmel

How much money has Matt Damon earned?

The Good Old Boys (1995) $20,000
Good Will Hunting (1997) $300,000 (split $600,000 script sale with Matt Damon)
Rounders (1998) $600,000
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) $5,000,000
The Legend of Bagger...

Publications and Magazines about Matt Damon

Kathleen Tracy Matt Damon: Hollywood's Hottest Young Superstar. 1998

Biographical movies about Matt Damon

E! True Hollywood Story: "Ben Affleck & Matt Damon" Episode #7.36 2003

What movies did Matt Damon play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Thirst , Witness for the Prosecution , The Last Duel , Green Beret's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse , City on a Hill (2019) , Incorporated (2017) , Bending the Arc (2017) , The Runner (2016) , Jason Bourne (2016) , Manchester by the Sea (2016) , The Leisure Class (2015) , Project Greenlight (2015) , More Time with Family (2014) , Promised Land (2012) , The People Speak UK (2010) , The People Speak (2009) , Running the Sahara (2007) , Feast (2005) , All Grown Up...

Birth information

8 October 1970 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Given Name

Matthew Paige Damon

How tall is Matt Damon?

1.78 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Luciana Barroso

Life Story of Matt Damon

Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother, Kyle, a sculptor. His father was of English and Scottish descent, and his mother is of Finnish and Swedish ancestry. The family lived in Newton until his parents divorced in 1973, when Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge. He grew up in a stable community, and was raised near actor Ben Affleck.

Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and he performed in a number of theater productions during his time there. He attended Harvard University as an English major. While in Harvard, he kept on skipping classes to pursue acting projects, which included the TNT original film, Rising Son (1990), and prep-school drama, School Ties (1992). It was until his film, Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), was expected to be a big success that he decided to drop out of university completely. Arriving in Hollywood, Matt managed to get his first break with a part in the romantic comedy, Mystic Pizza (1988). However, the...

Significant features of Matt Damon

Often works with actors Ben Affleck and George Clooney
Frequently works with directors Paul Greengrass, Gus Van Sant, and Steven Soderbergh
His long running joke feud with Jimmy Kimmel

How much money has Matt Damon earned?

The Good Old Boys (1995) $20,000
Good Will Hunting (1997) $300,000 (split $600,000 script sale with Matt Damon)
Rounders (1998) $600,000
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) $5,000,000
The Legend of Bagger...

Publications and Magazines about Matt Damon

Kathleen Tracy Matt Damon: Hollywood's Hottest Young Superstar. 1998

Biographical movies about Matt Damon

E! True Hollywood Story: "Ben Affleck & Matt Damon" Episode #7.36 2003

What movies did Matt Damon play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Thirst , Witness for the Prosecution , The Last Duel , Green Beret's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse , City on a Hill (2019) , Incorporated (2017) , Bending the Arc (2017) , The Runner (2016) , Jason Bourne (2016) , Manchester by the Sea (2016) , The Leisure Class (2015) , Project Greenlight (2015) , More Time with Family (2014) , Promised Land (2012) , The People Speak UK (2010) , The People Speak (2009) , Running the Sahara (2007) , Feast (2005) , All Grown Up...

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

1998: Played in $10,000 buy-in Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the World Series of Poker (www.wsop.com) in Las Vegas. He was knocked out in the first day by poker legend Doyle Brunson. Damon had kings, Brunson aces.

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Chosen as one of "the 50 Most beautiful people in the world" by People magazine (1998).

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Matt Damon in Saturday Night Live (1975)

Dropped 47 pounds for his role as a Gulf War vet in Courage Under Fire (1996).

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

His parents divorced when he was two and he spent part of his childhood in a commune in Boston with his mother.

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

Dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating to pursue his acting career.

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

To perfect his Southern accent for his role as Rudy Baylor in The Rainmaker (1997), he tended bar in Knoxville, TN, for free. Later he hired one of the customers to serve as his dialect coach.

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

Auditioned for a role in To Die For (1995) which was eventually given to Joaquin Phoenix.

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Christian Bale and Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

Audtioned for a part in Primal Fear (1996) that was eventually played by Edward Norton. He and Norton starred together two years later in Rounders (1998).

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Matt Damon in Le Mans 66: Gegen jede Chance (2019)

Both he and Ben Affleck worked as extras on the film Field of Dreams (1989). At one point during the shoot, Matt took some blades of grass from the field as mementos for his father.

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Matt Damon in Der Soldat James Ryan (1998)

Turned down a role in The Quick and the Dead (1995). Leonardo DiCaprio was cast instead.

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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Edward Burns in Der Soldat James Ryan (1998)

Turned down the lead role in The Majestic (2001).

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Matt Damon in Saturday Night Live: Cut For Time (2013)

Was named as one of E!'s "25 Most Eligible Bachelors" in June, 2002.

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Matt Damon and Tian Jing in The Great Wall (2016)

Shaved his head for the movie The Brothers Grimm (2005) (to assist in the wearing of a wig for that role). The shaved head was shown in the movie EuroTrip (2004), which was filmed in Prague at the same time.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Had a cameo as a waiter in the film The Sum of All Fears (2002), but it was cut from the final film.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Is the real-life best friend of Ben Affleck. Each has starred together or had cameos in each of the other's films.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Has starred in 10 movies where the title contains some part of his character's name in that movie: Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Gerry (2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), The Bourne Identity (2002), and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Brothers Grimm (2005), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and Jason Bourne (2016).

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

While promoting The Bourne Supremacy (2004) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), he revealed that when he was a college freshman his agent from a "ma and pa agency" inadvertently sent him and Ben Affleck to an audition for The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977). They were under the impression that they were going to meet the head of Touchstone Pictures.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

His uncle, George Brunstad, swam the English Channel at the age of 70. He completed the 21-mile swim in 15 hours and 59 minutes, making him the new world record holder as the oldest person to complete the swim. In the process, he raised $12,000 for a Haitian children's group (29 August 2004).

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Quit smoking after visiting a hypnotist in L.A.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Grew up next door to radical historian Howard Zinn. Damon references Zinn's seminal work "A People's History of the United States" as Will in Good Will Hunting (1997).

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

1998: Formed Pearl Street Productions with Ben Affleck and Chris Moore.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Lost 30 pounds for his role in the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Learned to play piano for the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Was considered for the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Daredevil (2003). The role eventually went to his best friend Ben Affleck.

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

One of his first movie roles was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza (1988) starring Julia Roberts. Later, he starred with Roberts in Ocean's Eleven (2001).

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Matt Damon in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

After a notable weight gain for Stuck on You (2003), he lost 22 pounds training for The Bourne Supremacy (2004), eventually having six-pack abs.

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Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Had never made a sequel until he made Ocean's Twelve (2004) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), both in the same year. In 2007, the third parts of those series, Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), opened, making the first trilogies he's starred in.

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Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in Der Marsianer - Rettet Mark Watney (2015)

Became stepfather to girlfriend Luciana Barroso's daughter, Alexia, when he married Luciana at City Hall in New York City (December 9, 2005).

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Matt Damon and Philip Baker Hall in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Met his wife, Luciana Barroso, in Florida, while he was filming Stuck on You (2003) and she was working as a bartender.

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Matt Damon and Philip Baker Hall in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Was once offered the chance at playing Daredevil when it was in production at Miramax in 1999. This version would have starred Damon and been written by Kevin Smith and directed by Robert Rodriguez. However, Marvel Comics wanted too large a budget for the filmmakers' tastes.

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Matt Damon and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Has English and Scottish ancestry on his father's side, and Finnish and Swedish ancestry on his mother's side. His maternal grandfather had changed his surname from "Pajari" (a Finnish surname) to "Paige".

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Matt Damon and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Turned down the part of Bobby Mercer in Four Brothers (2005), as he found the script to be "ultra-violent". The part eventually went to Mark Wahlberg.

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Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, and Celia Weston in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Francis Ford Coppola cast him in The Rainmaker (1997) after seeing him in Courage Under Fire (1996).

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Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Turned down the role of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (2008).

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Jude Law and Matt Damon in Der talentierte Mr. Ripley (1999)

Appears in two of the six summer 2007 "threequels": Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). He also appeared in the second; movies of the "Bourne" and "Ocean" franchises in the same year (2004).

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Matt Damon, Mary Jo Faraci, and Stef Tovar in Contagion (2011)

Both he and best friend, Ben Affleck, spent Father's Day 2007 with their wives and children together on vacation in Hawaii.

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Matt Damon and Laura T. Fisher in Contagion (2011)

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (26 July 2007).

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Matt Damon and Annabel Armour in Contagion (2011)

Is only 11 years older than Eddie Redmayne who plays his son in The Good Shepherd (2006).

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Matt Damon in Contagion (2011)

Named Hollywood's "best value" by Forbes Magazine, with his films making $29 (US) for each dollar he is paid (2007).

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Matt Damon in Contagion (2011)

Named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2007.

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Matt Damon in Contagion (2011)

He gained over 30 pounds to play Mark Whiteacre in The Informant! (2009), which he dieted off as soon as the shoot was complete.

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Matt Damon in Interstellar (2014)

He and Ben Affleck lived two blocks away from each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when they were children.

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Matthew McConaughey and Matt Damon in Interstellar (2014)

Has an older brother named Kyle, who is a sculptor.

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Matt Damon in Interstellar (2014)

Visited Haiti with Wyclef Jean to deliver food to hurricane victims. [September 2008]

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Matt Damon in Suburbicon (2017)

Originally cast as Dan White in Milk (2008), but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Green Zone (2010).

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Matt Damon in Suburbicon (2017)

Participated in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town, South Africa. [March 2009]

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