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Matt Damon

Knowledge Identifier: +Matt_Damon


Matt Damon

American actor, screenwriter, producer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1970.

Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (11%), (7%)

Main connections: Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Paul Greengrass

Linked to: Entertainment Weekly, People, American Broadcasting Company, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School




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Damon attended Harvard University from 1988 to 1992, but did not graduate add something


Damon made his film debut in 1988 at the age of 18, with a single line of dialogue in the romantic comedy "Mystic Pizza" add something


During the early 1990s, Damon and Affleck wrote a screenplay about a young math genius, which they pitched around Hollywood for a long time add something


Lena Headey - After working steadily as an actress getting small and supporting roles in films throughout the 1990s, she found fame for her lead performances in big-budget films that became well-known like the fantasy film "The Brothers Grimm" , in which she acted opposite Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, the action period film "300" , portraying the role of Queen Gorgo and the adventure and biographical feature "The Red Baron"


Kevin Tighe - Tighe, whose voice and delivery reminds many of the late actor Richard Widmark, portrayed Coach McDevitt in the 1992 film, "School Ties", alongside Matt Damon, Ben_Affleck and Brendan Fraser


Adjoa Andoh - The film tells of how Mandela brought the Afrikaner population on side for Project Rainbow Nation through his support and inspiration for the World Cup-winning 1995 South African Springbok Team, and his moving relationship with Team Captain Francois Pienaar, played by Matt Damon


Damon next appeared as an opiate-addicted soldier in 1996's "Courage Under Fire" add something


In 1996, he auditioned for a small role in "Cutthroat Island", but was turned away add something


Also in 1997, Damon was the lead in the critically acclaimed drama "The Rainmaker", where he was recognized by the "Los Angeles Times" as "a talented young actor on the brink of stardom add something


Gus Van Sant - In 1997, the director gained mainstream acceptance thanks to "Good Will Hunting", starring and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck


Good Will Hunting - "'Good Will Hunting"' is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Robin_Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård


After meeting Damon on the set of "Good Will Hunting", director Steven Spielberg cast Damon as the titular character in the 1998 World War II film "Saving Private Ryan" add something


Joe Hachem - Actor Matt Damon, who starred in the 1998 poker film "Rounders", is a fan of Hachem and has played poker with him


Edward Norton - Also in 1998, Norton starred opposite Matt Damon in "Rounders", a movie following two friends who need to quickly earn enough cash playing poker to pay off a huge debt


Jude Law - For "The Talented Mr. Ripley" in 1999, he learned to play saxophone and earned a MTV Movie *award nomination with Matt Damon and Fiorello for performing the song "Tu vuò fà l'americano" by Renato Carosone and Nicola Salerno


Purple Noon - The film's source novel was adapted again in 1999, under the original title, directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon , Jude Law , and Gwyneth Paltrow


Damon's attempts at essaying leading characters in romantic dramas such as 2000's "All the Pretty Horses" and "The Legend of Bagger Vance" were commercially and critically unsuccessful add something


From 2001 to 2003, he dated Odessa Whitmire, a former personal assistant of Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck add something


From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained wider international recognition as part of two major film franchises add something


He co-starred as thief Linus Caldwell, alongside George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts, in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the Rat Pack's 1960 caper film of the same name; the successful crime dramedy spawned two sequels, "Ocean's Twelve" and "Ocean's Thirteen" add something


The two later parodied their roles from the film in Kevin Smith's 2001 movie "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" add something


Melissa Stark - In addition to her sports casting career, Stark has appeared as a guest host on "The View" and was the co-host of ABC Entertainment's 2001 pilot presentation of "The Runner", a prime-time reality-based program conceived by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck


"Entertainment Weekly" placed Damon as an "action star" on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list, saying, "When he first signed on as the ass-kicking amnesiac Jason Bourne in 2002, no one would've predicted that Damon would become the decade's best mixer of brawn and brains add something


"Project Greenlight" was nominated for Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002, 2004 and 2005 add something


Casey Affleck - Affleck co-wrote the screenplay for the 2002 film "Gerry" with Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon


Bourne Series - In the 2002 - 2007 films, the character of Jason Bourne, portrayed by Matt Damon, differs from the character described in the novels


Jason Bourne - The novel was very loosely adapted in 2002 into a feature film under the same name and starred Matt Damon in the lead role


Bourne Series - The novel was very loosely adapted in 2002 into a feature film under the same name and starred Matt Damon in the lead role


Infernal Affairs - In 2003, Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment acquired the rights for a Hollywood remake, named "The Departed", which was directed by Martin Scorsese, and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack_Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg, set in Boston, Massachusetts, roughly based on the life of famed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger


The couple married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall add something


Kenneth Lonergan - In 2005, filming took place for his second film as writer/director, "Margaret", starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Matthew_Broderick, and his wife, J. Smith-Cameron


Lena Headey - Headey co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm", which was released in August 2005


In 2006, Damon joined Robert De Niro in "The Good Shepherd" as a career CIA officer, and played an undercover mobster working for the Massachusetts State Police in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", a remake of the Hong Kong police thriller "Infernal Affairs" add something


On September 12, 2006, after a segment highlighting the running gag and a lengthy introduction by Kimmel, Damon finally appeared on the show, only for Kimmel to apologetically cut his interview and head to credits, as Damon cursed him add something


Damon appeared on "Hardball with Chris Matthews" in December 2006 and, while discussing the ongoing war in Iraq, he stated: "It seems like we have a fighting class in our country that's people who have to go for financial reasons add something


The Good Shepherd (film) - "'The Good Shepherd"' is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina_Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast


Damon had an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's " Youth Without Youth" and another cameo in the 2008 Che Guevara biopic "Che" add something


In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by "People" magazine add something


Appearing on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on April 20, 2007, Damon promoted the organization's efforts to prevent the trees used for junk mail letters and envelopes from being chopped down add something


In August 2007, financial magazine "Forbes" created a list of actors who generated the best box-office performance related to their salaries; the list placed Damon as the most bankable star of the actors reviewed, revealing that Damon had averaged 29 US dollars at the box office for every dollar he earned for his last three films add something


Donovan Webster - The expedition was filmed and edited into a documentary film, "Running the Sahara", narrated by Matt Damon and released in 2007 with the logistics support of Sam Rutherford at www


The Bourne Ultimatum (film) - In May 2007, prior to the release of "The Bourne Ultimatum", Matt Damon claimed that he would not be interested in returning for a fourth "Bourne" film, stating : "We have ridden that horse as far as we can


The video aired on February 24, 2008, and featured Affleck along with a host of celebrities, including Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford, and Robin Williams add something


Celebrity - For example, Matt Damon expressed his displeasure with 2008 US vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, as well as with the 2011 United States debt-ceiling crisis


Behind the Candelabra - In September 2008, the project was officially announced with Matt Damon close to signing on to play Thorson and Douglas in talks to portray Liberace


Also in 2009, Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed film "Invictus", which is based on the 2008 John Carlin book "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation" and features Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela add something


He made a guest appearance in 2009 on the sixth season finale of "Entourage" as himself, where he tries to pressure Vincent Chase into donating to his charity OneXOne a real foundation for which Damon is an ambassador and gets increasingly irritated when Chase does not seem to comply add something


He lent his voice to the English version of the animated film "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea", which was released in the United States in August 2009 add something


Michael Muhammad Knight - Knight's 2009 novel, "Osama Van Halen," features "The Taqwacores"' Amazing Ayyub and Rabeya, who take Matt Damon hostage and demand that Hollywood depict Muslims in a more positive light, while Damon argues that they are "playing into that same terrorist paradigm and furthering a neo-conservative perception of Islam


Kurt Eichenwald - The movie, a dark comedy directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, was released in 2009


Invictus (film) - "'Invictus"' is a 2009 biographical sports drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon


WaterPartners - In July 2009, WaterPartners International merged with H2O Africa to form, co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White


Bryce Dallas Howard - In December 2009, Howard was cast in Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" , as a burgeoning love interest of Matt Damon's character


Francois Pienaar - Pienaar is portrayed by Matt Damon in the movie "Invictus", released in December 2009, which focuses on the story of the 1995 World Cup.


Damon's 2010 projects included Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" and the Coen Brothers' remake of the 1969 John Wayne-starring Western "True Grit"; the latter movie started filming in March 2010 and was released in December of that year add something


Los Alcazares - A partly disused historic military air base at the southern end of the town was used for location filming for the 2010 war movie, "Green Zone" featuring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Jason Isaacs


Terence Stamp - Entering in the 2010s, Stamp appeared in "The Adjustment Bureau" , an American romantic science fiction thriller film loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team", opposite Matt Damon


Edmund Kirby Smith - In the 2010 film, True Grit, LaBoeuf, played by Matt Damon, states that he served in the Army of Northern Virginia, and was at Shreveport with Kirby Smith


John Krasinski - The couple married on July 10, 2010, in Italy with celebrity friends George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jimmy_Kimmel, Stanley Tucci, David Schwimmer, and Meryl Streep in attendance


Bill Hader - Hader played Kevin, Matt Damon's co-pilot, in the live episode of "30 Rock," recorded October 14, 2010


Sean Huze - Sean has appeared in several feature films since returning to Los Angeles including the Paul Haggis written and directed drama, "In the Valley of Elah" with Tommy Lee Jones, John Erick Dowdle's horror film "The Poughkeepsie Tapes", Paul Greengrass' "Green Zone" starring Matt Damon, and Paul Haggis' "The Next Three Days", released November 19, 2010 and starring Russell Crowe


As of 2011, Damon and his family reside in Manhattan add something


In 2011, he starred in "The Adjustment Bureau", "Contagion", "We Bought a Zoo", and voiced a krill in "Happy Feet Two" add something


In 2011, the documentary which he narrated, "American Teacher", opened in New York prior to national screening add something


Beth Winslet - Also in 2011, Winslet appeared in Steven Soderbergh's disaster film "Contagion", featuring an ensemble cast consisting of Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Gwyneth_Paltrow and Jude Law. The thriller follows the rapid progress of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus that kills within days


Anthony Mackie - He appeared in the 2011 Matt Damon film "The Adjustment Bureau" where he plays Harry Mitchell, a sympathetic member of a shadowy supernatural group that controls human destiny


Hult International Business School - The 2011 event partnered with Matt Damon's to focus on provision of clean water


Cameron Crowe - Crowe changed the location to the U.S.A. The 20th Century Fox film received a wide release on December 23, 2011, with Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson starring


In 2012 Damon, Ben Affleck, and John Krasinski hosted a fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren add something


In January 2012, it was announced that Damon had signed a multi-year deal to be the voice of TD Ameritrade advertisements, replacing Sam Waterston as the discount brokerage's spokesman add something


In April 2012, Damon filmed "Promised Land", directed by Gus Van Sant, which he co-wrote with John Krasinski add something


World War Z (film) - In January 2012, director Forster and Paramount said that "each view "World War Z" as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of Matt Damon's "Jason Bourne" series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of &AMC (AMC_(TV_channel))'s "The Walking Dead"


John Krasinski - Krasinski co-wrote "Promised Land" with Matt Damon and will appear in the film, set to begin production in April 2012


John Krasinski - Krasinski is a Democrat and on May 21, 2012 in Santa Monica, California he, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren


Bourne (film series) - In a December 2012 interview, Matt Damon has revealed that he and Paul Greengrass are interested in returning for the next film as Jason Bourne and the director respectively


John Krasinski - Krasinski co-wrote "Promised Land" with Matt Damon and appeared in it, filmed in April 2012 and released on December 28, 2012


Frances McDormand - She starred in "Promised Land" with Matt Damon, filmed in April 2012 and released on December 28, 2012


On 24 January 2013 Damon finally got his revenge on Jimmy Kimmel by taking over his entire show add something


On April 13, 2013, Damon and his wife renewed their wedding vows in 2013 after eight years of marriage add something


The film premieres on HBO on May 26, 2013 add something


The movie is written, co-produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp of "District 9", and is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2013 add something


Michael Douglas - Douglas latest work with collaborator Steven Soderbergh is the 2013 film "Behind the Candelabra", playing Liberace, opposite Matt Damon, centered on the pianist's life


Cheyenne Jackson - In 2013, he will star in the HBO biopic of Liberace, "Behind The Candelabra" with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon


Tom Papa - Tom completed the role of Ray Arnett alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in "Behind the Candelabra" for HBO Films, due to be released May 2013


Simon Kinberg - He is producing "Elysium" directed by Neill Blomkamp, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, which will be released August 9, 2013


In 2014, he starred in George Clooney's "Monuments Men" add something


The Martian (film) - In May 2014 it was reported that Ridley Scott was in negotiations to direct an adaptation that would star Matt Damon as Mark Watney


Ridley Scott - In May 2014, it was reported that Ridley Scott was in negotiations to direct an adaptation that would star Matt Damon as Mark Watney


Paul Greengrass - On 10 October 2014 it was confirmed by Matt Damon that he is returning for the fifth Jason Bourne movie with Paul Greengrass in the directors seat


Fritz Peterson - As of 2015, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were developing a movie based on Peterson and Kekich, and owned the rights to "The Trade," based on a book by Allen


Reese Witherspoon - In January 2015, it was announced that Witherspoon will collaborate again with "Election" director Alexander Payne in his upcoming project "Downsizing" which will star Matt Damon


The Imitation Game - In February 2015, Matt Damon, Michael_Douglas, Jessica Alba, Bryan Cranston, and Anna Wintour among others joined the petition at s://www


The Martian (film) - On June 7, 2015, NASA astronaut Michael J. Massimino shared via Twitter an in-universe video diary depicting Matt Damon's character and the other crew members


Damon reprised his role in 2016's "Jason Bourne", reuniting with Paul Greengrass add something


Dennis Haysbert - As of late autumn 2016, Haysbert co-stars in the new critically acclaimed, futuristic Canadian-produced, mind-bending thriller, "Incorporated", on Syfy, which is co-executive-produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon


Max Casella - December 5, 2016 He grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended the same school as Traci Bingham and Matt Damon


Zhang Yimou - His highest budgeted film to date is the 2016 monster film titled "The Great Wall", set in Imperial China and starring Matt Damon


Alicia Vikander - In 2016, she is set to appear in three films, including the action film "Jason Bourne", where she will appear alongside Matt Damon


In 2017, Damon played the lead role in Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall", an hit at international box offices but a flop at the domestic box office add something


He will next appear in Clooney's "Suburbicon" which is scheduled to be released in October 2017, and in Alexander Payne's "Downsizing" which is set for release in December 2017 add something


In October and December 2017, Damon made headlines when he made a series of comments regarding a large movement of backlash against sexual harassment and misconduct add something


Gavin O'Connor (director) - In 2017, he will replace Matt Damon as director of "Father Daughter Time"


Bourne (film series) - However, in March 2017, Matt Damon cast doubt upon a sequel, hinting that people "might be done" with the character


On January 17, 2018, Damon apologized on "The Today Show" for his social commentary stating: "I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while add something


In March 2018, a false report stating that Damon and his family will be moving to Australia to leave a Trump Presidency was circulated on tabloids such as Page Six and the New York Post add something


On 13 March 2018, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck announced they will adopt the Inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street Films add something


James Mangold - Later in February 2018, it was announced that Mangold was set to direct a film about the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Christian Bale and Matt Damon starring as Ken Miles and Caroll Shelby respectively, and Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth writing the script


Ben Affleck - On 13 March 2018, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck announced they will adopt the Inclusion rider agreement in all their future production deals through their Pearl Street Films