Matt Damon :
Matt Damon is a renowned actor from the American film industry who achieved great success after cementing his place in Hollywood. He had an affinity towards acting from his childhood and used to forgo classes in high school because of his involvement in plays. He performed well as an actor and had many plays to his credit when he was still a student. His passion for acting made him drop out from the university and follow his dream of becoming an actor.
Early life :
Damon was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and attended the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where he took drama classes. At age 18 he landed a small part in Mystic Pizza (1988) and also enrolled in Harvard University as an English major. After appearing in the television movie Rising Son (1990), he left Harvard to pursue an acting career just 12 credits short of graduation.
Personal life :
Name: Matthew Paige Damon
Other name: Matt Damon
Born: October 08, 1970
Star Sign: Libra
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Profession: Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
Language: English, Finnish and Scottish
Wife: Luciana Barroso
Children: Alexia Damon, Isabella Damon and Gia Zavala Damon
Father: Kent Damon
Mother: Nancy Carlsson-Paige
His first film role came in 1988 when he was eighteen, with a single line of dialogue in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza. Damon appeared in small roles before landing a big part in Geronimo: An American Legend with Gene Hackman and Jason Patric. He next appeared as an opiate-addicted soldier in 1996's Courage Under Fire. He was required to lose 40 pounds (18 kg) in 100 days (for only two days of filming). After following a self-prescribed diet and fitness regimen to lose the weight, Damon was told after filming that he was fortunate his heart did not shrink.
Damon took medication for several years afterwards to correct the stress inflicted on his adrenal gland, and has stated that it was worthwhile to properly portray his character and show the industry how committed he was to the role. In 1995, he auditioned for a small role in Cutthroat Island, but was turned away.amon has been known to choose a wide variety of film roles, from his portrayal of murderer Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, to a fallen angel who discusses pop culture as intellectual subject matter in Dogma, in which he co-starred with Affleck (1999); from a conjoined twin in Stuck on You, to a film he co-wrote with friend Casey Affleck and Gus Van Sant with limited dialogue—the low budget experimental film Gerry. Damon has been part of two major film franchises.
He played amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the successful action movies The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, and starred as the youthful, optimistic thief Linus Caldwell, opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 remake of the Rat Pack's 1960 caper classic Ocean's Eleven. The successful crime dramedy spawned two sequels: Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).Damon provided a voice for the English version of the film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, which was released in the United States in August 2009. He next appeared in Steven Soderbergh's thriller, The Informant! opposite Melanie Lynskey, which began filming in Central Illinois on May 3, 2008. He also made a guest appearance in the sixth season finale of Entourage as himself, where he tries to pressure Vincent Chase into donating to his charity OneXOne (a real life foundation which Damon is ambassador for), and gets increasingly irritated when he doesn't seem to comply.