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There’s no doubt that Hollywood has garnered more than a few outstanding actors in the 21st century. Famous names like Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, and Brad Pitt all come to mind, but especially the notable actor, screenwriter, and producer, Matt Damon, who has participated in a wide range of films, from the classic Good Will Hunting to Rounders, in which he took us to know a great variety of bets in a plot full of drama. Below we’ll take a look at this star’s incredible life and career (so far) as he continues to make his name known throughout the world.
Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth
Matt Damon was born on October 8th, 1970 to Kent and Nancy Damon in the town of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was raised here with his only brother, Kyle; an older sibling with whom he was very close. Something that many people do not know about Damon is that he was actually friends with another famous Hollywood actor when he was growing up. This man’s name was Ben Affleck and he would come to star in a number of equally engrossing blockbuster films as Damon did. The award-winning actor and his friend each became involved with their high school’s theatre department where they were featured in a variety of productions led by Gerry Speca, the East Falmouth drama teacher.
Damon’s initial debut came with the release of Mystic Pizza in 1988, where he acted in only one scene as “Steamer Windsor”, the younger brother of Julia Roberts’ Daisy character. However, it wasn’t until nearly a decade later in 1997 that Damon got his big break as a writer and actor in Good Will Hunting, an absolute sensation for the film industry at the time. His friend Ben Affleck acted alongside him and their performances both rendered Academy and Golden Globe nods and awards.
Following his success in Good Will Hunting, Damon was cast as a lead actor in the poker movie, Rounders, which debuted in 1998. The film was met with rave reviews as the game’s popularity began to rise in the early 2000s. Looking back on the movie now, from the lens of 2022 where poker has become largely digitalized, it’s clear the industry has come a long way. One thing’s for sure – the world of poker that Damon helped bring to the screen back in the late 90s has evolved dramatically in the modern-day.
After this poker-themed hit, Damon came to star in a number of different successful movies from Saving Private Ryan to The Departed. The award-winning actor is perhaps most known for his role as Jason Bourne in the historic film franchise which tells the story of a CIA agent on a series of different missions. Together the movies have grossed millions of dollars with each new release, making Matt Damon a household name. Nowadays the 50-year-old and 5 feet and 10 inches in height actor is worth a grand total of $170 million. Although he’s no Bill Gates who has a net worth of $114.7 billion, Matt Damon is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. He is.
Matt Damon has been nominated four different times for an Oscar, and has won once in 1998 for his screenplay for Good Will Hunting
As far as his personal life is concerned, Matt Damon has had relationships with other names in the industry, from Winona Ryder to Penelope Cruz, and also Claire Danes. However, he’s been happily married to fellow actress Luciana Barroso since 2005. They are quite special compared to the typical Hollywood couple as they keep their love life largely under wraps and have an extremely tight bond. Damon lives with his wife in his mansion located in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, California.