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Matt Damon

Actor, Writer Date of birth 8th October 1970
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Year of debut 1988
First feature film Mystic Pizza

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated3
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated5
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Biography

Matt Damon met Ben Affleck at school and they became close friends. He studied English Literature at Harvard University. He left college to pursue his acting career. After a series of minor stage roles and movie parts, his performance in Courage Under Fire brought him recognition. He earned international success after co-writing and co-starring alongside Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting. He has become a well-known movie star appearing in the Ocean’s and Bourne series.

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Matt Damon's films

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Packshot for the film Ocean's Eleven (2002)
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2002

George Clooney and his crew plan to rob three casinos in Las Vegas. With Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. Mild violence and infrequent strong language.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Ocean's Twelve
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
121 Mins
Released
2004

George Clooney and his crew plan the biggest heist of their lives. With Brad Pitt. Contains some strong language.

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Packshot for the film Green Zone
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2010

An army officer (Matt Damon) finds a government cover up while searching for weapons of mass destruction. Strong language, bloody war violence and injuries.

Rent for £3.99
Packshot for the film Happy Feet Two
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
104 Mins
Released
2011

Animated. A family of penguins join forces to save their home. With Brad Pitt, Elijah Wood, Pink and Robin Williams. With mild threat and fight scenes.

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Packshot for the film Contagion
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
106 Mins
Released
2011

The world is threatened by a deadly virus with no cure. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow. Moderate physical and psychological threat and brief medical gore.

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Packshot for the film The Adjustment Bureau
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2010

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt go on the run from mysterious men in suits. With John Slattery and Terence Stamp. Occasional strong language and one discreet sex scene.

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Packshot for the film Invictus
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
130 Mins
Released
2009

Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) unites a divided nation with rugby. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Co starring Matt Damon. Infrequent strong language.

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Packshot for the film Behind The Candelabra
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
116 Mins
Released
2013

The true story of flamboyant pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his relationship with a younger man (Matt Damon). Strong language, sex, sex references and drug use.

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Packshot for the film The Brothers Grimm
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
114 Mins
Released
2005

Heath Ledger and Matt Damon play fairytale fraudsters who rid villagers of evil in exchange for money. Contains moderate fantasy violence and horror.

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Packshot for the film The Good Shepherd (2006)
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
160 Mins
Released
2006

Directed by Robert De Niro. A CIA agent (Matt Damon) is asked to join a secret society. With Angelina Jolie. Strong language, violence, and one torture/ interrogation scene.

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Did you know?

  • Matt Damon lost forty pounds for his role as a heroin addict in Courage Under Fire without a dietician. He later regrets losing so much weight because it led to health problems.
  • He shaved his head for his role in The Brothers Grimm, to make it easier to wear a wig. His shaved head can be seen in his cameo appearance in EuroTrip.
  • He co-produced the reality contest, Project Greenlight. The TV series focused on nurturing amateur filmmaking talent.
  • While filming Stuck On You in Miami, he met Luciana Barroso who was working at a bar. They married in 2005 and have two children.
  • His uncle, George Brunstad, is famous for swimming the English channel at the age of 70.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 1997 Writing - Good Will Hunting
  • 3 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2009 Actor in a Supporting Role - Invictus
    • 1997 Actor in a Leading Role - Good Will Hunting
    • 1997 Writing - Good Will Hunting
  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Supporting Actor - Behind The Candelabra
  • 5 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2014 Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie - Behind The Candelabra
    • 2010 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Informant!
    • 2010 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Invictus
    • 2000 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Talented Mr. Ripley
    • 1998 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Good Will Hunting