Born: October 8th, 1970 (age 45)
Height: 1.78m (5ft 8inch)
Known For: Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Invictus (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), The Monuments Men (2014), The Martian (2015), Jason Bourne (2016)
Early Success (1997-2001)
Damon had appeared in some films in the early 90’s but came to success in 1997 when he starred with FUTURE HOLLYWOOD STAR BEN AFFLECK IN gOOD wILL hUNTING. dAMON WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTOR AT THE OSCARS AND HE AND bEN AFFLECK WON THE AWARD FOR bEST sCREENPLAY.
He then appeared in the amAZING sTEVEN SPIELBErg film Saving private ryan in 1998 for which he gained even more fame. In 1999 he starred in The talented mr. ripley where he would soon become a hollywood superstar. Damon was in two romantic drama’s in 2000 but they were unsuccessful.
Breakthrough & Hollywood Star (2001-2007)
From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained wider international recognition as part of two major film franchises. he co-starred in Oceans Eleven in 2001 with big stars like george clooney, brad pitt and andy garcia. The successful franchise spawned into another two squels in 2004 and 2007.
He played jason bourne in the spy thiller The Bourne Identity in 2002. The franchise continued with the second in 2004, the third in 2007, the fourth (where he didn’t star) in 2012, and now the fifth coming out in the summer.
In 2006, he starred with Oceans co-star Geroge Clooney in the critically acclaimed drama syriana. also that year, he starred with legend robert di nero in the cia thiller the good SHEPHERD.
Critically Acclaimed Roles (2008-Present)
He made a guest appearance in 2009 on the sixth season finale of Entourage as himself, where he tries to pressure Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) into donating to his real foundation ONEXONE. His next role was in The Informant! directed by oceans director Steven soderbergh. Also in 2009, Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Invictus.
in 2011 damon starred in three films! he starred in The Adjustment Bureau with english sensation emily blunt. next he stared in the APOCALYPTIC thiller Contagion alongside kate winslet and Lauren fishburne. Finally he appeared in we bought a zoo. In April 2012, he starred with office star john krasinski in the promised land.
in 2013 he starred in the science-fiction THRILLER elysium. in 2014, he starred in George clooney’s The Monuments Men with possibly one of the best line-ups that i’ve seen. The cast was George Clooney, Matt Damon, john goodman, hugh bonneville, bill murray and cate blanchett. in 2015 he appeared as astronout Mark Watney in Ridley Scott’s The Martian. in 2016 he is set to appear in The Great Wall and in 2017 Downsizing.