Celebrity Name: Matt Damon
Full Name: Matthew Paige Damon
Birth Date: October 8, 1970
Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Age: 50 years old
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Luciana Barroso (m. 2005)
Children: Isabella Damon, Stella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon
Profession: Film actor, Voice actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Philanthropist
Net Worth: $170 Million
Who is Matt Damon?
A renowned American actor, screenwriter, and producer, Matt Damon is one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors of all time.
With his record of over $3.12 billion which he collectively earned at the North American box office with his films, Matt Damon has been ranked as one of Forbes’ Magazine’s most bankable stars.
Being active since the mid-1990s in the film industry, Matt Damon has set himself as a major box office draw all throughout the years.
Born on October 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Matthew Paige Damon or “Matt Damon” is the son of a stockbroker, Kent Damon, and a professor, Nancy Carlson-Paige. His parents got divorced when he was two years old.
Together with his brother, Kyle, they lived in a six-family communal house in Cambridge where they were raised by their mother. Co-star Ben Affleck has been one of Matt Damon’s childhood best friends where they found profound merit in acting since they were young.
Damon studied from 1988 to 1992 at Harvard University with a BA in English but soon dropped out 12 credits due to cutting class for auditions.
Matt Damon Career
Matt Damon was able to land a few roles in movie films during the late 80s to early 90s in movies like Courage Under Fire, Mystic Pizza, and School Ties. He chose to leave school in 1992 for the film “Geronimo: An American Legend’ after seeking a greener pasture.
However, it was not until 1997 when Damon and Ben Affleck wrote and starred in the romantic drama film “Good Will Hunting” did Damon have his big break in the film industry. The movie all started out as Damon’s school project, later redefined as a screenplay, and soon became a hit.
The film earned Damon and Affleck an Academy Award and the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and a nomination for Matt Damon as Best Actor which surprisingly put them out from obscurity to fame in just a single night. Both were mesmerized by the achievement they got.
Following his success, Damon was able to hit blockbusters such as The Rainmaker, Saving Private Ryan, and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
However, during the late 1990s to early 2000, Damon’s films were not able to gain as much credit as those from his previous films, but his performances were still highly-acclaimed.
Damon hit it big by joining in George Clooney’s “Ocean’s” trilogy as conman Linus Caldwell along with other big names in the movie industry. Some of his fellow casts were able to cut serious paychecks from their salary to make the all-star trilogy films.
Matt Damon also found fame and fortune in the Jason Bourne franchise with all four out of five films. Damon received critical acclaim for being an upcoming action hero after starring in 2002 The Bourne Identity film.
He took a break for the fourth film The Bourne Legacy and soon had his comeback for the last film Jason Bourne in 2016. All-in-all, Damon was able to cash out an estimated amount of $87 million for all four films.
Matt Damon Achievements
In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Damon has been nominated in the Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Picture, and has won Best Original Screenplay in 1998 with Good Will Hunting.
Damon also became a nominee three times for the British Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Leading Actor, and Best Film.
He also paved his way for the Golden Globe Awards and has become a nominee for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, Best Motion Picture – Drama, and won the Best Screenplay – Motion Picture in 1998 with Good Will Hunting, and The Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2016 with The Martian.
Damon also received credits for the Primetime Emmy Awards after becoming a nominee for the Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
Aside from having been nominated and won various awards, Damon also received recognition in the Screen Actor Guild Awards and became a nominee for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
Not to mention, Matt Damon also became popular with various associations in line with the film industry such as the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, American Cinematheque Award, Australian Film Institute / AACTA, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Chicago Film Critics Association, Empire Awards, Florida Film Critics Circle Award, Humanitas Prize, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, London Film Critics’ Circle, MTV Movie Awards, National Board of Review, Online Film Critics Society, People’s Choice Awards, Phoenix Film Critics Society, Producers Guild of America, San Diego Film Critics Society, Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, ShoWest Convention, USA, Spike Guys’ Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Western Heritage Awards, Writers Guild of America, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he became a commencement speaker for the school’s 2016 commencement exercises.
Damon is an avid philanthropist who supports 37 charitable organizations and serves as an ambassador for ONEXONE, a nonprofit organization that aims to enhance the lives of children in North America, founder of the H2O Africa Foundation, and co-founder of the Not On Our Watch Project which aims to stop mass genocide.
Matt Damon Total Net Worth
Having achieved multitudes of awards and recognitions, Matt Damon was able to amass an estimated net worth value of $170 million.