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MATT DAMON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Matt Damon was born on October 8th, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts with the birth name Matt Paige Damon to parents Kent Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige.  In 1973 his parents divorced and his mother raised him and his brother Kyle who is a sculptor.  They lived in Cambridge where he went to school at Cambridge Ridge and Latin School.  He first developed an interest in acting while in school participating in a number of stage school productions.
 
He went on to study English at Harvard University, however he kept skipping classes to pursue an acting career.  His first film role was in 1983 in the film, "Mystic Pizza" followed by roles in, "School Ties" (1992), "Rising Son" (1993) and "Geronimo: An American Legend" (1993).  After completing this film he decided to drop out of college and focus 100% of his efforts on acting.
 
As his career progressed he starred in such films as, "Courage Under Fire" (1996) and  "Good Will Hunting" with his friend Ben Affleck.  This film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and Matt won for Best Original Screenplay along with his friend and costar Ben Affleck.  
 
He was a highly successful actor and continued to get cast in A rated films such as, "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), "Rounders' (1998), "Dogma" (1999), "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999), "All the Pretty Horses" (2000), "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000), "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), "Stuck on You" (2003), "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), "Ocean Thirteen's" (2007), "The Informant!" (2009) and his latest work, "Liberace" (2013).
 
Along with a highly successful acting career, Damon along with his friend Ben Affleck and producers Chris Moore and Sean Bailey founded a production company, LivePlanet.  They have created four documentary series, Project Greenlight and have also funded such projects as Plush, Nevada. 
 
Matt Damon has married only once to Luciana Barraso whom he married on December 9th, 2005.  The couple has four daughters, 3 biologically his and one from his wife's previous relationship. 

Damon is very involved in charitable work along with two of his closest friends, Brad Pitt and George Clooney.  He was the founder of H2O Africa Foundation and Not on Our Watch which is an organization that focuses global attention and resources to prevent mass atrocities.  He is also a spokesperson for, Feeding America with is a hunger relief organization.   
 
He has also received a number of honors such as being chosen as one of, "the Most Beautiful People in the World" by People's magazine in 1998.  He was also named as one of E's, "25 Most Eligible Bachelors" in 2002.  Matt Damon was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 and people's magazine named him as, "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2007.   
 

Filmography

2013 Liberace
2013 Elysium
2011 We Bought a Zoo
2011 Happy Feet Two
2011 Margaret
2011 Contagion
2011 The Adjustment Bureau
2010-2011 30 Rock
2010 True Grit
2010 Hereafter 
2010 Green Zone 
2009 Cubed 
2009 Invictus 
2009 Entourage
2009 The Informant! 
2008 Ponyo 
2008 Che: Part Two
2007 Youth Without Youth
2007 Arthur
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum
2007 Ocean's Thirteen 
2006 The Good Shepherd 
2006 The Departed 
2005 Syriana
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
2005 The Brothers Grimm
2004 Ocean's Twelve 
2004 The Bourne Supremacy 
2004 Jersey Girl
2004 EuroTrip 
2003 Stuck on You 
2003 Reel Comedy 
2002 The Bourne Identity 
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2002 The Third Wheel
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
2002 Will & Grace
2002 Gerry 
2001 The Majestic
2001 Ocean's Eleven 
2000 All the Pretty Horses 
2000 Finding Forrester
2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance 
2000 Titan A.E. 
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley 
1999 Dogma 
1998 Rounders 
1998 Saving Private Ryan 
1997 Good Will Hunting 
1997 The Rainmaker
1997 Chasing Amy
1996 Courage Under Fire 
1995 Glory Daze
1995 The Good Old Boys 
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 
1992 School Ties 
1990 Rising Son 
1989 Field of Dreams
1988 The Good Mother
1988 Mystic Pizza 





Matinee Classics - Ocean's 13 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Don Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Andy Garcia, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Vincent Cassel, Bob Einstein, Olga Sosnovska, David Palmer, Julian Sands, Angel Oquendo, Jerry Weintraub, Scott L. Schwartz, Oprah Winfrey and Noureen DeWulf
Matinee Classics - Ocean's 12 starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Vincent Cassel, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Albert Finney, Eddie Izzard, Jeroen Krabbe, Bruce Willis, Cherry Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Topher Grace, Candice Azzara, erry Weintraub, Mini Anden and Jared Harris


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