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Matt Damon

Damon at the Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, 7 December 2001
Birth name Matthew Paige Damon
Born October 8, 1970 (1970-10-08) (age 36)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Flag of United States United States
Years active 1988 - present
Spouse(s) Luciana Bozán Barroso (2005-)
Notable roles Charlie Dillon in
School Ties
Specialist Ilario in
Courage Under Fire
Will Hunting in
Good Will Hunting
Tom Ripley in
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Jason Bourne in
The Bourne Identity,
The Bourne Supremacy and
The Bourne Ultimatum
Linus Caldwell in
Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen
Colin Sullivan in
The Departed
Edward Wilson in
The Good Shepherd
Academy Awards
Best Original Screenplay
1997 Good Will Hunting
Nominated: Best Actor
1997 Good Will Hunting
Golden Globe Awards
Best Screenplay
1998 Good Will Hunting
Nominated: Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1998 Good Will Hunting
2000 The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Early life

Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Kent Telfer Damon, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. His maternal grandfather, John Walter Paige,[1] was of Finnish descent.[2] Damon has a brother, Kyle, who is an accomplished sculptor and artist. Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... A real estate broker is a party who acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate and attempts to find sellers who wish to sell and buyers who wish to buy. ... Tax preparation is the act of preparing the filing of income taxes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lesley University is a private university with campuses at Boston and Cambridge, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Sculptor redirects here. ...


Damon graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in 1988, the only public high school in Cambridge. He began Harvard University in the fall of 1988 and could have graduated with the class of 1992, but kept leaving classes to pursue acting projects, including the TNT original movie Rising Son and ensemble prep-school drama School Ties. While at Harvard, he concentrated in English and lived in Lowell House. He did not take part in student theatre generally, but did appear in A... My Name is Alice (in one of the two male roles usually performed by women). Damon dropped out of university to pursue his acting career in Los Angeles after Geronimo: An American Legend was expected (incorrectly) to be a big success. Name Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Address 459 Broadway Town Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 Established See Article Community Urban Type Public Secondary Religion Secular Students Coeducational Grades 9 to 12 Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) District Cambridge Public School District Nickname CRLS or Rindge Mascot Falcon Colors... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A public high school is a secondary school that is financed by tax revenues and other government-collected revenues, and administered exclusively by, and at the discretion of, state and local officials. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... School Ties was a 1992 film directed by Robert Mandel that launched the acting careers of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris ODonnell. ... The sky-blue bell tower of Lowell House Lowell House is one of the twelve undergraduate residential houses at Harvard University for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Career

Damon's first film role came in 1988 with one line in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza. Mystic Pizza is a 1988 film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor as the three main characters: Kat, Daisy, and Jojo. ...


Damon appeared in small roles before landing a big part in Geronimo: An American Legend with Gene Hackman and Jason Patric. He next appeared as a heroin-addicted soldier in 1996's Courage Under Fire. The war film was an opportunity for Damon to show his dedication by undergoing an extensive weight loss to help portray his character, as he was required to lose 40 pounds (18 kg) in 100 days (for only two days of filming). After following a self-prescribed diet and fitness regimen to lose the weight, Damon was advised after the filming that he was fortunate his heart did not shrink. Damon was required to be on medication for several years to correct the stress inflicted on his adrenal gland, but maintains it was worthwhile to properly reflect his character's anguish and to show the industry how committed he was to the role. Gene Hackman (born Eugene Allen Hackman[1] on January 30, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Roger Ebert, Peter OToole, and Jason Patric at the 2004 Savannah Film Festival. ... Heroin ((INN) Diacetylmorphine, (BAN) diamorphine) is an opioid synthesized directly from the extracts of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. ...


Damon and actor Ben Affleck, close personal friends as well as co-stars in several films, developed a thriller about a young math genius, which they pitched around Hollywood. Receiving advice from writer/director/actor Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, and their friend writer/director Kevin Smith, the two changed the script around to focus on a young math genius trying to make his way in the world. Goldman's only advice was to agree with Reiner in that the script should lose its early thriller focus. This script eventually became Good Will Hunting, which earned both Damon and Affleck Oscars for Best Original Screenplay. Damon was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the same film (which netted an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for co-star Robin Williams). Damon parodied this as a fictional version of himself in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ... Incorrect shortening of Mathematics. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ... Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director and the founder of View Askew Productions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... // The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Robin McLaurin Williams (born July 21, 1951 or 1952)[1] is an Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) is a film written by, directed and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. ...


Damon also founded Project Greenlight with Affleck and Chris Moore to find and fund worthwhile film projects from novice filmmakers. The televised documentary about the making of the film projects has been nominated for an Emmy three times. Project Greenlight is a contest and documentary series focusing on amateur filmmaking. ... Christopher Moore may refer to: Christopher Moore (author) (born 1957), American author Christopher John Moore (born 1970), English musician and painter Christopher G. Moore (born 1952), Canadian author Christopher Moore, assistant professor MIT, propounder of the Hemo-Neural Hypothesis. ...


Damon has been known to stray from the mainstream in his choice of roles, such as his portrayal of bisexual murderer Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He has also played a fallen angel who discusses pop culture as intellectual subject matter in Dogma, in which he costarred with Affleck (1999), a conjoined twin in Stuck on You, and he co-wrote with friend Casey Affleck and Gus Van Sant the minimalist dialogue for the low budget and experimental film Gerry. Damon's been part of two major film franchises. He played amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the successful action movies The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, with another Bourne sequel, The Bourne Ultimatum, expected on August 3, 2007. He also starred as a youthful, optimistic thief Linus Caldwell opposite, among others, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, a frothy crime dramedy which was successful and has spawned two sequels: Ocean's Twelve and the upcoming Ocean's Thirteen, set to release on June 8, 2007. In human sexuality, bisexuality describes a man or woman having a sexual orientation to persons of either or both sexes (a man or woman who sexually likes both sexes; people who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both males and females). ... Thomas Ripley is the name of a literary character, and also the name of an English architect. ... The Talented Mr. ... A Gothic angel in ivory, c1250, Louvre An angel is a supernatural being found in many religions. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 Conjoined human fetuses Conjoined twins can occur in non-human animal species. ... Stuck On You is a 2003 Farrelly brothers comedy film starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. ... Caleb Casey Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975 in Falmouth, Massachusetts) is an American actor. ... Spoiler warning: Gerry is a 2002 film directed by Gus Van Sant starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. ... Amnesia or amnæsia (from Greek ) (see spelling differences) is a condition in which memory is disturbed. ... Jason Bourne is a fictional character in a series of novels by Robert Ludlum and later Eric Van Lustbader, who picks up where Ludlum left off. ... The Bourne Identity is a 2002 movie based on the book of the same name by Robert Ludlum. ... For the 1988 novel by Robert Ludlum, see The Bourne Supremacy. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... For the 1990 novel by Robert Ludlum, see The Bourne Ultimatum. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... George Clooney (born May 6, 1955) is an Academy Award and ten-time Golden Globe winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first ten seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star in... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... Julia Fiona Roberts (October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Oceans Thirteen is the third film and (according to Director Steven Soderbergh) final film in the Oceans trilogy. ...

Martin Scorsese and Damon on the set of The Departed.

Among other high profile roles, Damon played a fictionalized version of Wilhelm Grimm in Terry Gilliam's fantasy adventure The Brothers Grimm and an energy analyst in Syriana. He was recently onscreen in Robert DeNiro's The Good Shepherd as a career CIA agent, and played an undercover mobster working for the Massachusetts State Police in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning The Departed, a remake of the Hong Kong police thriller Infernal Affairs. He also has a supporting role in Kenneth Lonergan's film Margaret and an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth, both due in 2007. Image File history File links Departed_onset_7. ... Image File history File links Departed_onset_7. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America award winning American film director, writer and producer. ... The Brothers Grimm on a 1000DM banknote. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 film directed by Terry Gilliam. ... Life cycle energy analysis (LCEA) is an approach in which all energy inputs to a product are accounted for, not only direct energy inputs during manufacture, but also all energy inputs needed to produce components, materials and services needed for the manufacturing process. ... Syriana is a 2005 Academy Award-winning geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. ... Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence agency of the United States government. ... Mobster is a slang term for a person who participates in organized crime, which is known as belonging to the Mob. In western stories and movies, cowboys as mobsters are known as outlaws. ... The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America award winning American film director, writer and producer. ... The Departed is an Academy Award-winning 2006 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring an ensemble cast. ... Infernal Affairs (Chinese: 無間道; Jyutping: mou gaan dou; Mandarin Pinyin: ) is a 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller. ... Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter, and director born in 1963 in New York City, New York. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ...


Damon is expected to start filming in October, 2007 Steven Soderbergh's true story, The Informant. Damon will play the role of Mark Whitacre, a corporate whistleblower who wore a wire for 2 & 1/2 years for the FBI as a high-level executive at a Fortune 500 company, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), in one of the largest price-fixing cases in history.[1][2] Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and Oscar-winning director. ... Dr. Mark Whitacre (born May 1, 1957 in Morrow, Ohio) was one of the Presidents of the Fortune 100 company, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), where he was the key insider informant responsible for the 1996 conviction of the company in a price fixing conspiracy centered on lysine, a food additive. ... A whistleblower is an employee, former employee, or member of an organization who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power and presumed willingness to take corrective action. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), based in Decatur, Illinois, operates more than 270 plants worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into numerous products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial and animal feed markets worldwide. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


It has recently been rumored that producer J.J. Abrams is trying to get Damon to play James T. Kirk in the eleventh Star Trek feature film, which has been rumored to be either a prequel to, or a reboot of, the original Star Trek series. Damon told journalists at a press conference on September 16, 2006 that he has not been approached about the film. (Previously rumored for the part was Damon's long-time friend Ben Affleck.) Damon has said that he would accept the role of Kirk if he liked the script. Jeffrey J. Abrams (usually credited as Jeffrey Abrams or J.J. Abrams) (born June 27, 1966) is an American film and television producer, writer, actor, composer and director. ... James Tiberius Kirk, played by William Shatner, is the main character in the original Star Trek television series and the films based on it. ... Star Trek XI is the working title of the planned eleventh entry in the Star Trek film series, based on Gene Roddenberrys science fiction franchise. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ...


Personal life

While filming Stuck on You in 2003, Damon met Argentine-born Luciana Barroso in Miami, where she was working as a bartender. They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005 in New York City Hall. Damon became stepfather to Bozan's young daughter, Alexia, from her previous marriage. The couple's first child together, daughter Isabella, was born on June 11, 2006, in Miami, where they live when not filming on location. Stuck On You is a 2003 Farrelly brothers comedy film starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. ... For the song by Dave Matthews Band, see Bartender (song). ... A civil ceremony is a non-religious legal marriage ceremony normally conducted by a registrar. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ...


Prior to meeting Bozan, Damon had dated actresses Claire Danes, Minnie Driver and Winona Ryder, as well as model Bridget Hall and Ben Affleck's former personal assistant, Odessa Whitmire. He wrote the female lead character of Skylar in 1997's Good Will Hunting based on his real-life former girlfriend, Skylar Satenstein (who married Metallica's Lars Ulrich a few years later), whom he dated while attending Harvard University. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Claire Catherine Danes (born on April 12, 1979) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American film, television, and theater actress. ... Minnie Driver (born Amelia Fiona J. Driver on 31 January 1971) is an Academy award nominated English actress and singer-songwriter, born in London to Ronnie Driver and his wife Gaynor. ... Winona Ryder (born October 29, 1971) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Bridget Hall Bridget Hall is an American supermodel. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer and co-founder of Metallica. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Matt Damon and his best friend Ben Affleck are die-hard Boston Red Sox fans. Benjamin Géza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American film actor, director, and Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning screenwriter. ...


Interests and notable events

Damon, along with frequent co-stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt, supports ONE, a campaign fighting AIDS and poverty in Third World countries. He has appeared in their print and television advertising. George Clooney (born May 6, 1955) is an Academy Award and ten-time Golden Globe winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, known for his role in the first ten seasons of the long-running television drama ER (1994–99), and his rise as an A-List movie star in... William Bradley Brad Pitt(born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and film producer. ... ONE Campaign logo. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ...


Comedian Jimmy Kimmel often says: "Our apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time" near the end of his ABC television show Jimmy Kimmel Live, a gag lampooning instances where shows cannot feature their last guest due to time constraints. On September 12, 2006, after a segment highlighting the running gag and a lengthy introduction by Kimmel, Damon appeared on the show, only to be turned away by Kimmel as part of a skit. Kimmel told USA Weekend that it was planned for Kimmel to run out of time as Damon sat down and for Damon to curse him.[3] A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... James Christian Jimmy Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television comedy talk-show host, comedian, and producer. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... An Issue of USA WEEKEND USA WEEKEND Magazine is a national publication distributed through more than 600 quality newspapers in the United States. ...


Damon appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews in December 2006 and discussed the ongoing war in Iraq. Responding to Chris Matthews, Damon stated: "I don't think that it's fair, as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country that's comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons, or, I don't think that that is fair and if you're gonna send people to war ... then that needs to be shared by everybody." Hardball with Chris Matthews is a talk show on MSNBC hosted by Chris Matthews. ... There have been three conflicts in the late 20th century and early 21st century called Gulf War, all of which refer to conflicts in the Persian Gulf region: Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) (aka First Gulf War). ... Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American journalist and political commentator. ...


Damon grew up next door to historian and author Howard Zinn. Damon worked Zinn's popular book A People's History of the United States into his character's dialogue in the movie Good Will Hunting, saying: "That book will knock you on your ass." Later he did the narration for Zinn's own biographical film You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train[4] and an audio version of A People's History of the United States. Howard Zinn (born August 24, 1922) is an American historian, social critic, playwright and political scientist and author of the book A Peoples History of the United States. ... A Peoples History of the United States, 2003 hardcover edition A Peoples History of the United States is a nonfiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn, in which he seeks to present U.S. history through the eyes of groups he says are rarely heard... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Damon is a board member of GreenDimes.com, an organization that attempts to halt the tons of junk mail delivered to American homes each day. Appearing on the Oprah Winfrey show on 20 April 2007, Damon promoted the organization's efforts to prevent the trees used for junk mail letters and envelopes from being chopped down. "For an estimated dime a day they can stop 70 per cent of the junk mail that comes to your house. It's very simple, easy to do, great gift to give, I've actually signed up my entire family. It was a gift given to me this past holiday season and I was so impressed that I'm now on the board of the company."


Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1988 Mystic Pizza Steamer One line
1992 School Ties Charlie Dillon
1996 Glory Daze Edgar Pudwhacker Cameo
Courage Under Fire Specialist Ilario
1997 Good Will Hunting Will Hunting Also co-writer
The Rainmaker Rudy Baylor
Chasing Amy Shawn Oran Cameo
1998 Rounders Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan Private James Francis Ryan
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley
Dogma Loki
2000 Finding Forrester Steven Sanderson Cameo
All the Pretty Horses John Grady Cole
The Legend of Bagger Vance Rannulph Junah
Titan A.E. Cale Tucker Voice
2001 The Majestic Luke Trimble Voice only
Ocean's Eleven Linus Caldwell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Himself Cameo
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Matt, bachelor #2 Cameo
The Bourne Identity Jason Bourne
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirit Voice
Gerry Gerry Also co-writer
2003 Stuck on You Bob
2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train Narrator Voice
Ocean's Twelve Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy Jason Bourne
Jersey Girl PR Exec #2 Cameo
Eurotrip Donny Cameo
2005 Syriana Bryan Woodman
The Brothers Grimm Will Grimm
2006 The Good Shepherd Edward Wilson
The Departed Colin Sullivan
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Jason Bourne Post-production
Running the Sahara Narrator, Executive Producer Post-production
Margaret Mr. Aaron Post-production
Ocean's Thirteen Linus Caldwell

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mystic Pizza is a 1988 film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, and Lili Taylor as the three main characters: Kat, Daisy, and Jojo. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... School Ties was a 1992 film directed by Robert Mandel that launched the acting careers of Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Chris ODonnell. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Glory Daze is a low-budget movie starring Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, and French Stewart. ... Courage Under Fire is a motion picture, released in 1996, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Syriana is a 2005 Academy Award-winning geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. ... The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 film directed by Terry Gilliam. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Departed is an Academy Award-winning 2006 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring an ensemble cast. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the 1990 novel by Robert Ludlum, see The Bourne Ultimatum. ... Jason Bourne is a fictional character in a series of novels by Robert Ludlum and later Eric Van Lustbader, who picks up where Ludlum left off. ... A 2007 docudrama produced by Jim Van Eerden and Matt Damon and filmed on location in Africa. ... 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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/celeb/damon.htm
  2. ^ "Matt Damon", Mail on Sunday, 2001-06-10. Retrieved on 2006-11-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.usaweekend.com/06_issues/061217/061217whosnews.html
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000354/bio

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