Matthew Paige Damon was born on 8th October 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA. He is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. Forbes magazine have ranked him one of the most bankable actors and he has won numerous awards including an Oscar, two Golden Globes and has been nominated for two BAFTAs and six Emmys.
Matt started acting while he was studying at Harvard, appearing in various student plays. He left the university just 12 credits short of graduating with a BA in English to pursue acting; he was noticed for his performance in “Courage Under Fire”.
In the early ‘90s he wrote “Good Will Hunting” with Ben Affleck, which they then both starred in, in 1997. The film received nine Oscar nominations, with both Matt and Ben winning an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.
From then Damon went on to huge success in films such as: “The Rainmaker”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “The Talented Mr Ripley”, “The Departed” and the box office smash The Bourne Series.
His most recent successes include “Invictus”, “The Monuments Men” and “The Martian”.
Matt Damon Religion
Matt keeps his religion very close to his chest and it is not something that he has discussed in public. In spite of that, judging by all his public statements, we can speculate he is close to being agnostic.
Matt Damon Political Views
Matt is a Democrat and in 2012 he, alongside Ben Affleck and John Krasinkski, hosted a fundraiser for the Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren.
He criticized Obama during his presidency for compromising with Republicans in Congress.
In 2006 when discussed the war in Iraq, Matt expressed his concern regarding inequalities across different social and economic classes regarding those who are sent to war for the USA.
He is close friends with Jason Furman, who was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to President Obama.
Matt Damon Hobbies
Matt is a massive Boston Red Sox fan and attends their games as often as possible.
He has competed in several World Series of Poker Events.
He and Ben Affleck are best friends and grew up near one another, they have often made cameos in each other’s’ films.
He lost 47 pounds for his role in “Courage Under Fire”.
He used to smoke but quit after seeing an LA hypnotist.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 26th July 2007.
Matt Damon Horoscope
Matt is a Libra.
Who is Matt Damon dating?
Matt met Luciana Bozan Barroso in 2003 while he was filming “Stuck on You”. They were engaged by 2005 and married later that same year, in December.
The couple have three daughters together and Matt also became step-father to Luciana’s daughter from a previous marriage.