Matt Damon


Biography

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.


2018Ocean's Eight as Linus Caldwell
2017Downsizing as Paul Safranek
2017Suburbicon as Gardner Lodge
2017Thor: Ragnarok as Actor Loki
2017Boston as Narrator
2016The Great Wall as William Garin
2016Backpack Full of Cash as Narrator
2016Jason Bourne as Jason Bourne
2016Ares III: Refocused as Mark Watney
2015The Martian as Mark Watney
2014Interstellar as Dr. Mann
2014The Man Who Saved the World as
2014The Monuments Men as James Granger
2014The Zero Theorem as Management
2013Elysium as Max
2013Behind the Candelabra as Scott Thorson
2012Promised Land as Steve Butler
2011We Bought a Zoo as Benjamin Mee
2011Happy Feet Two as Bill the Krill (voice)
2011Margaret as Mr. Aaron
2011Contagion as Mitch Emhoff
2011American Teacher as
2011Plan B as Narrator (voice)
2011His Way as
2011The Adjustment Bureau as David Norris
2010True Grit as LaBoeuf
2010Hereafter as George Lonegan
2010Inside Job as Narrator
2010Green Zone as Roy Miller
2010Teenage Paparazzo as
2009The People Speak as
2009Invictus as Francois Pienaar
2009The Informant! as Mark Whitacre
2009Live from Studio Five as
2009Che: Part Two as Fr. Schwarz
2008Prince: 21 Nights in London as
20072007 World Series: Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies as narrator
2007Youth Without Youth as Life Magazine Reporter
2007The Bourne Ultimatum as Jason Bourne
2007Ocean's Thirteen as Linus Caldwell
2006The Good Shepherd as Edward Bell Wilson
200630 Rock as
2006The Departed as Staff Sgt. Colin Sullivan
2005Syriana as Bryan Woodman
2005De Wereld Draait Door as
2005The Brothers Grimm as Wilhelm Grimm
2005Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon as
2004Ocean's Twelve as Linus Caldwell
2004Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as
2004The Bourne Supremacy as Jason Bourne
2004Entourage as Matt Damon
2004Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train as
2004Jersey Girl as PR Exec #2
2004EuroTrip as Donny
2003Stuck on You as Bob
2003Saltlake Van Sant as Himself
2003Celebrities Uncensored as
2002Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as Matt, 2nd Bachelor
2002The Bourne Identity as Jason Bourne
2002American Idol as
2002The Third Wheel as Kevin
2002Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron as Spirit (voice)
2002Gerry as Gerry
2001The Majestic as Luke Trimble (voice)
2001Ocean's Eleven as Linus Caldwell
2001The Bernie Mac Show as
2001Law & Order: Criminal Intent as
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Himself
2001Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma as Himself (Interviewee)
2000Finding Forrester as Steven Sanderson
2000All the Pretty Horses as John Grady Cole
2000The Legend of Bagger Vance as Rannulph Junuh
2000Titan A.E. as Cale Tucker
1999The Talented Mr. Ripley as Tom Ripley
1999Dogma as Loki
1999The Early Show as
1998Will & Grace as
1998Rounders as Mike McDermott
1998Saving Private Ryan as Private James Francis Ryan
1997Good Will Hunting as Will Hunting
1997The Rainmaker as Rudy Baylor
1997Chasing Amy as Shawn Oran
1996The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as
1996Courage Under Fire as Ilario
1995Glory Daze as
1995The Good Old Boys as Cotton Calloway
1994Inside the Actors Studio as
1993Geronimo: An American Legend as 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1992School Ties as Charlie Dillon
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1990Rising Son as
1989Field of Dreams as Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
1988Mystic Pizza as Steamer
1975Saturday Night Live as
1953The Academy Awards as
1953The Academy Awards as Matt Damon
1952Today as
2018Ocean's Eight as Linus Caldwell
2017Downsizing as Paul Safranek
2017Suburbicon as Gardner Lodge
2017Thor: Ragnarok as Actor Loki
2017Boston as Narrator
2017Bending the Arc as Executive Producer
2016The Great Wall as William Garin
2016Incorporated as Executive Producer
2016Manchester by the Sea as Producer
2016Backpack Full of Cash as Narrator
2016Jason Bourne as Jason Bourne
2016Jason Bourne as Producer
2016Ares III: Refocused as Mark Watney
2015The Leisure Class as Producer
2015The Martian as Mark Watney
2014Interstellar as Dr. Mann
2014The Man Who Saved the World as
2014The Monuments Men as James Granger
2014The Zero Theorem as Management
2013Elysium as Max
2013Behind the Candelabra as Scott Thorson
2012Promised Land as Writer
2012Promised Land as Producer
2012Promised Land as Steve Butler
2011We Bought a Zoo as Benjamin Mee
2011Happy Feet Two as Bill the Krill (voice)
2011Margaret as Mr. Aaron
2011Contagion as Mitch Emhoff
2011American Teacher as
2011Plan B as Narrator (voice)
2011His Way as
2011The Adjustment Bureau as David Norris
2010True Grit as LaBoeuf
2010Hereafter as George Lonegan
2010Inside Job as Narrator
2010Green Zone as Roy Miller
2010Teenage Paparazzo as
2009The People Speak as
2009The People Speak as Executive Producer
2009Invictus as Francois Pienaar
2009The Informant! as Mark Whitacre
2009Live from Studio Five as
2009Running the Sahara as Producer
2009Che: Part Two as Fr. Schwarz
2008Prince: 21 Nights in London as
20072007 World Series: Boston Red Sox vs. Colorado Rockies as narrator
2007Youth Without Youth as Life Magazine Reporter
2007Gone Baby Gone as Thanks
2007The Bourne Ultimatum as Jason Bourne
2007Ocean's Thirteen as Linus Caldwell
2006The Good Shepherd as Edward Bell Wilson
200630 Rock as
2006The Departed as Staff Sgt. Colin Sullivan
2005Syriana as Bryan Woodman
2005Feast as Executive Producer
2005De Wereld Draait Door as
2005The Brothers Grimm as Wilhelm Grimm
2005Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon as
2004Ocean's Twelve as Linus Caldwell
2004Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party as
2004The Bourne Supremacy as Jason Bourne
2004Entourage as Matt Damon
2004Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train as
2004Jersey Girl as PR Exec #2
2004EuroTrip as Donny
2003Stuck on You as Bob
2003Saltlake Van Sant as Himself
2003The Battle of Shaker Heights as Executive Producer
2003Celebrities Uncensored as
2002Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as Matt, 2nd Bachelor
2002Push, Nevada as Producer
2002The Bourne Identity as Jason Bourne
2002American Idol as
2002The Third Wheel as Kevin
2002The Third Wheel as Executive Producer
2002Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron as Spirit (voice)
2002Stolen Summer as Producer
2002Gerry as Screenplay
2002Gerry as Editor
2002Gerry as Gerry
2002Speakeasy as Executive Producer
2001The Majestic as Luke Trimble (voice)
2001Ocean's Eleven as Linus Caldwell
2001Project Greenlight as Executive Producer
2001The Bernie Mac Show as
2001Law & Order: Criminal Intent as
2001Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as Himself
2001Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma as Himself (Interviewee)
2000Finding Forrester as Steven Sanderson
2000All the Pretty Horses as John Grady Cole
2000The Legend of Bagger Vance as Rannulph Junuh
2000Titan A.E. as Cale Tucker
1999The Talented Mr. Ripley as Tom Ripley
1999Dogma as Loki
1999The Early Show as
1998Will & Grace as
1998Rounders as Mike McDermott
1998Saving Private Ryan as Private James Francis Ryan
1997Good Will Hunting as Will Hunting
1997Good Will Hunting as Writer
1997The Rainmaker as Rudy Baylor
1997Chasing Amy as Shawn Oran
1996The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as
1996Courage Under Fire as Ilario
1995Glory Daze as
1995The Good Old Boys as Cotton Calloway
1994Inside the Actors Studio as
1993Geronimo: An American Legend as 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1992School Ties as Charlie Dillon
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1990Rising Son as
1989Field of Dreams as Baseball Fan at Fenway Park (uncredited)
1988Mystic Pizza as Steamer
1975Saturday Night Live as
1953The Academy Awards as Matt Damon
1953The Academy Awards as
1952Today as