MATT DAMON’S LIFESTYLE AND BIOGRAPHY:
Mathew Paige Damon known as Matt Damon, 49, born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. is a very famous American actor, screenwriter, and producer. Damon was one of the highest-grossing actors of the North American box office, and his movies earned a total of $3.12 billion. He has a lot of fan following and has received a bunch of awards and nominations for his great performances and hit movies.
Damon was the second son of the late actor, Kent Telfer Damon, and Carlsson Paige who is a professor at Lesley University. When Damon was only two years old, his parents got divorced and he along with his younger brother Kyle, who is a sculptor and artist, moved in with their mother in Cambridge. Both brothers had a rough childhood due to a lack of attention from their parents.
He completed his high school from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and was a very bright student. He was an all-rounder, good in studies as well as extracurricular activities. Due to his passion for acting from the very beginning, he took part in many theatre plays. Later on, in 1988, he attended Harvard University but left in 1992 before even completing his degree because he was offered his first film Geronimo: An American Legend.
He started his acting career with theatre, in his high school days. In 1997, Damon starred in his first film, Good Will Hunting, which became the source of his popularity and helped him win two awards and a nomination, and many people started loving him.
After that, he appeared in a number of movies including Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019), Syriana (2005), The Departed (2006), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Invictus (2005), and The Martian (2015. Damon is also popular for the roles he played in a number of series like Bourne (2002-2016), The Ocean’s Trilogy (2001-2007), and Project Greenlight (2001-2015).
MATT DAMON’S CAREER:
Matt was kind of an all-rounder, who not just give back to back great and hit movies, but also produced many of them. He also did a voiceover of many movies.
Damon had a passion for becoming an actor from a very young age and to pursue his passion, he played many roles in theatre during his time at Harvard and his high school. He got his first role in a movie when he was studying at Harvard and for that, he left Harvard before even completing his degree.
In 1996, Damon appeared in a very big film, Courage Under Fire, for which he received a lot of praise since he worked hard to get himself in that character. He lost almost 18kg in 100 days for that role. Later, in 1990, Damon along with his friend Affleck wrote a screenplay Good Will Hunting (1997), as an assignment when he was at Harvard.
He and his friend played the roles in that script and received Oscars and Golden Globe Academy Award for Best Screenplay. After that, both of them did a lot of work together for which they were praised a lot.
Before his outstanding performance in Good Will Hunting, Damon appeared a drama, The Rainmaker (1997), which caught the attention of many producers and directors because of his brilliant performance.
Later on, he made and appeared in many movies like The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Bourne Identity (2002), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Stuck on You (2003), The Brothers Grimm (2005), and The Pirates of Penzance. Damon also appeared in a number of series like Ocean’s Trilogy (2001-2007), Bourne (2002-2016), Project Greenlight (2001-2015).
In 2005, he appeared in different movies including Syriana, Rolling Stone, The Good Shepherd, Internal Affairs. and The Departed, in which he was seen playing very different roles like energy analyst, CIA officer, undercover mobster, etc. Damon was declared as one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, by Forbes. In the next couple of years, Damon gave a lot of hit movies and even won awards for them. Later in 2019, he appeared in Ford v Ferrari that was a big hit.
DAMON’S PRODUCTION WORK:
Damon’s production career is not very extensive but the little work he did was outstanding. He and his other three producer friends Ben Affleck, Chris Moore, and Sean Bailey founded the production company, LivePlanet, under which they produced famous series Project Greenlight, which was nominated for an Emmy.
They also produced Push, Nevada, which was also a popular series. After that, they did many other projects. Later on, in 2010, Damon and Affleck went on to make another production company, Pearl Street Films.
Apart from acting in all the films, dramas, and series, Damon was also known for his voice-over in many projects including the animated film Ponyo, American Teacher (a documentary), Titan A.E., Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Happy Feet Two.
He also did a voice-over in a couple of advertisements like the voice of TD Ameritrade (2012), and The Monuments Men (2013), from which he earned around $3 million. At one point, Damon also did a voice-over for United Airlines.
MATT DAMON’S PERSONAL LIFE:
Damon met his soulmate and life partner, Luciana Bozan Barroso in April 2003, on the sets of Stuck on You, in Miami. The couple got engaged in September 2005 and after two months of being engaged to each other, they got married in Manhattan Marriage Bureau, in December 2005.
The power couple has four daughters together, out of which three of them are their own biological daughters and one of them is Barroso’s daughter from her first husband. They previously lived in Miami, and moved to Pacific Palisades in 2012 and have been living there since then.
Damon is considered one of the richest celebrities out there, and this helped him buying the most expensive luxury penthouse worth $16.5 million, in New York’s City, Brooklyn Heights. Matt is a huge fan of an American Baseball team, Boston Red Sox, and has always been a big supporter of them. Another one of Matt’s interests is Poker. He competed in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) events many times.
As discussed above, Matt has given a number of hit movies and received many awards and nominations for his outstanding performances. He starred in at least 75 movies. Some of his most-watched and famous movies are;
MATT DAMON’S TOP 10 MOVIES LIST:
According to the IMDb ratings, Damon’s top 10 movies are;
- Saving Private Ryan: (1998)
- Interstellar: (2014)
- The Departed: (2006)
- Good Will Hunting: (1997)
- The Martian: (2015)
- The Bourne Ultimatum: (2007)
- The Bourne Identity: (2002)
- Ocean’s Eleven: (2001)
- The Bourne Supremacy: (2004)
- True Grit: (2010)
MATT DAMON’S AWARD LIST:
The popular actor received countless awards for his outstanding performances. Some of them are;
- Academy Award for Writing (original screenplay): Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Empire Award for Best Actor: The Martian (2015), The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor: The Martian (2016)
- Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Bronze Wrangler for Theatrical Motion Picture: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2003)
- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Most Promising Actor: Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Most Promising Actor: The Rainmaker (1997)
- Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay: Good Will Hunting (1997)
- Satellite Award for Best Ensemble-Motion Picture: The Departed (2006)
- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor: Good Will Hunting (1997)
MATT DAMON’S NET WORTH:
Damon is said to be one of the highest-grossing actors of Hollywood, who earned most of his money through his films in which he invested most of his life. His estimated net worth is about $160 million. He mostly earned from his movies Good Will Hunting, Interstellar, and The Martian.
Damon has a lot of personal property and luxurious cars. He also bought the most expensive penthouse in Brooklyn Heights, New York, which is worth $16.5 million.