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American actor, writer and philanthropist

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Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, writer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the work and Damon garnered multiple nominations for Best Actor for his lead performance in the same film.

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Birth nameMatthew Paige Damon
Date of BirthOctober 8, 1970
Place of BirthCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
OccupationsActor, screenwriter, producer
Spouse (s)Luciana Barroso (2005–present)
Years active1988–present
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 If people come out with the notion that public health is everyone’s responsibility, than that’s a good take away, 
— Matt Damon about his upcoming movie / September 09, 2011
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 It's for a movie I'm doing. I did shave my head once, when I did The Brothers Grimm. I had a wig and it made it easier to get the wig on. 
— Matt Damon is enjoying going bald in summer / August 29, 2011
 I was reminded of just how amazing she is, she’s a really special actress. More so than anybody I’ve ever worked with, she’s got an ability to turn it on and off. Like she can just be talking about anything and then when they say, ‘Rolling,’ it’s like she snaps, she just locks in, in a way that I don’t understand, ‘cause I can’t do it, 
— Matt Damon said of Gwyneth Paltrow / August 29, 2011
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 I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, for instance. They can’t just go someplace, If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident. 
— Matt Damon / July 19, 2011
 That is not a life I would like. It’s not that I’m not interested in politics; I am very interested in politics. I am just not interested in being a politician. I just wouldn’t want that job 
— Matt Damon doesn't want to become a politician / March 08, 2011

 I would have done Daredevil. Ben and I loved that comic book but I just didn't quite believe in the script or the director at the time. 
— Matt Damon saying he almost signed up for the lead role in Daredevil / February 27, 2011
 The reality is that if Michael Bay had offered me Armageddon when Good Will Hunting was in the can, which was when Ben got offered the role, I would have taken it too. I would have taken any job that any director offered me at that point. And if Ben had been offered Saving Private Ryan he would have done it, but suddenly I became the serious one. It's all bull***t. 
— Matt Damon / February 27, 2011
 We shot that big love scene at the Statue of Liberty, and you can’t shut down the Statue of Liberty. So there were with hundreds of people watching us. Then they’d yell, ‘Cut’ and there would be a pause and everyone there would start clapping! 
— Matt Damon about his most embarrassing moment / February 16, 2011

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