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.