Matt Damon Facts

Matt Damon Facts
Matt Damon is an American screenwriter, actor, and producer, who began his career in high school by acting in plays. He was born Matthew Paige Damon on October 8th, 1970, to Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Kent Telfer Damon. He was a good student in school and met his fellow actor and friend Ben Affleck in high school. Matt Damon went on to attend Harvard University but left before graduating to take the lead role in a film titled Geronimo: An American Legend. He also wrote an early treatment for the film Good Will Hunting while attending Harvard. In 1998 Matt Damon won the Oscar for Good Will Hunting.
Interesting Matt Damon Facts:
Matt Damon made his film debut with one line in the movie Mystic Pizza, at the age of 18.
In the early 1990s Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting from the treatment Matt Damon had worked on earlier.
Good Will Hunting had nine Oscar nominations and Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both won their first Oscars.
Steven Spielberg cast Matt Damon in Saving Private Ryan based on meeting him on the set of Good Will Hunting.
Matt Damon went on to play Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999.
Matt Damon co-starred in Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, and Ocean's Thirteen, a film franchise that brought him much more recognition.
Matt Damon became the lead in the film franchise about Jason Bourne, with the Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, the Bourne Ultimatum, and Jason Bourne.
Matt Damon was one of four of the founders of LivePlanet a production company that created Project Greenlight.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck created Pearl Street Films in 2010.
Matt Damon helped to create Not On Our Watch with other celebrities such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Don Cheadle. The project is meant to help prevent or stop atrocities that have occurred in countries like Darfur.
Matt Damon met his wife Argentine Luciana Bozan Barroso in 2003, and married her in 2005. They have three daughters together.
Matt Damon is an accomplished poker player and has competed in several World Series Poker events.
Matt Damon is the 2,343rd celebrity to receive a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he received in 2007.
Aside from the franchise films, Matt Damon has been involved in several high profile projects including Syriana, The Good Shepherd, Invictus, The Informant!, The Adjustment Bureau, The Monuments Men, and the Great Wall.
Matt Damon used to make money by breakdancing in Harvard Square for tips.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck sold the script for Good Will Hunting for $500,000.
Matt Damon dated several celebrities before meeting his wife, including Minnie Driver and Winona Ryder.
Matt Damon learned to play the piano for the role in The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Matt Damon was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine in 2007.
Matt Damon has won a Golden Globe, Oscar, and nominations for additional awards such as an Emmy nomination for Behind the Candelabra.

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