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Matt Damon

Matt Damon has been referred to more than once as one of the hardest working actors in the industry, and this year that reputation became a little more official when he was ranked by Forbes as one of the 10 "Hardest Working Actors in Hollywood," which ranked actors based upon the number of non-animated feature films they had acted in over the last five years that each grossed more than $20 million. Matt Damon has made nine such movies in the last years, and in addition voiced a krill in Happy Feet 2. In 2011 alone Matt Damon gave performances in Contagion, Margaret, We Bought a Zoo, and The Adjustment Bureau, following a busy 2010 in which he acted in True Grit, Hereafter, and Green Zone. Since Good Will Hunting made him a star, Damon has also become one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, with everything from blockbusters like Ocean's Eleven to oddball comedies like Stuck on You under his belt.



Matt Damon (Matthew Paige Damon) was born on October 8, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, which would serve as the setting for the movie that made Matt Damon and his childhood friend Ben Affleck household names--Good Will Hunting. Damon began writing the script for Good Will Hunting at Harvard, where he had been accepted in 1988. After scoring a minor part in Mystic Pizza and a leading role in the 1992 film School Ties (in which Ben Affleck also played a role), Damon dropped out of Harvard to pursue a film career. Damon and Affleck collaborated to finish the script and make the movie, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and have collaborated on several projects since then.



After Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon starred in Saving Private Ryan in 1998 and The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999, along with the Kevin Smith comedy Dogma alongside Ben Affleck. The following year Matt Damon acted in All the Pretty Horses, Finding Forrester, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. In 2001, he played Linus Caldwell in Ocean's Eleven. He first played the role of Jason Bourne in 2002 in The Bourne Identity--a role he would take on again in The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Currently, according to G.Q. Magazine, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are currently working on an Affleck-directed movie about Whitey Bulger, a figure in organized crime in the Boston area.

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