Matt Damon

Actor/Producer

"It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants"

Matt Paige Damon is an actor originating from Boston Massachusetts, but moved to Cambridge when his parents got divorced in 1973. Matt is an actor that has starred in movies and films from Glory Daze, to Bring Him Home Martian. In order to pursue his dream or acting he would have to skip classes when he was an English major at Harvard, in order to pursue acting projects.

One of Matt's important roles, were in the Bourne movie, when he had a very serious underwater scene, that scared him enough to make him regret doing it.

Acting had begun for him, when Ben Affleck became a rising star, therefore influencing young Matt. Until now, he looks up to Ben greatly.

Matt had gone into acting because of Ben, but would always skip classes in Harvard to pursue his acting career. Being only 12 credit short studying English, he left inorder to do what he had a true passion for.

Even after having such big roles, and being in such big projects, formal training was never given to him. He was only influenced by other actors to lead towards this monumental decision

Awards:


  • NBR Award for Special Achievement in Filmmaking// 1997
  • Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay// 1998
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay- Motion Picture// 1998
  • Broadcast Film Critics Assosication Award for best Screenplay-Motion Picture// 1998
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay// 1998
  • Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay// 1998
  • BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Breakthrough Performer// 1998
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Newcomer of the Year// 1998
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor// 1998
  • Silver Berlin Bear// 1998
  • Humanitas Prize for Feature Film Category// 1998
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Most Promising Actor// 1998
  • Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture// 2003
  • Empire Award for Best Actor// 2005
  • Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble// 2006
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast// 2006
  • People's Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor// 2008
  • MTV Australia Movie Star Award// 2008
  • BFCA Critics' Choice Joel Siegel Award// 2011
  • Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award// 2012
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Cast// 2006

Interesting Facts:

  • Matt's from a Scottish, Finnish, and English descent
  • Damon dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating to pursue his acting career. He was studying English.
  • He used to break dance in the middle of Harvard Square for money as a teenager.
  • He was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1998.
The Martian Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig Movie HD
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