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Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Birthday: 1970-10-08 | Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist. His career launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997) from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work. Damon alone received multiple Best Actor nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for his lead performance in the film. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the first three films in the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top 40 highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2019
Ford v Ferrari

as    Carroll Shelby

2018
Unsane

as    Detective Ferguson

2017
Suburbicon

as    Gardner

2017
Downsizing

as    Paul Safranek

2016
Jason Bourne

as    Jason Bourne

2016
The Great Wall

as    William Garin

2015
The Martian

as    Mark Watney

2014
Interstellar

as    Dr. Mann

2014
The Monuments Men

as    James Granger

2013
The Zero Theorem

as    Management

2013
Elysium

as    Max

2013
Behind the Candelabra

as    Scott Thorson

2012
Promised Land

as    Steve Butler

2011
We Bought a Zoo

as    Benjamin Mee

2011
Happy Feet Two

as    Bill the Krill (voice)

2011
The Adjustment Bureau

as    David Norris

2011
Contagion

as    Mitch Emhoff

2011
Margaret

as    Mr. Aaron