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Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor whose career was launched following the success of the film ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', from a screenplay he co-wrote with [[HeterosexualLifePartners BFF]] Creator/BenAffleck. The pair won the AcademyAward 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.

Damon has gone on to star in films such as ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'', ''Film/TheTalentedMrRipley'' and [[Film/OceansEleven the Ocean's series]], but it wasn't until playing [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]] that he became a bankable, legitimate star. Since then, he has gone on to other acclaimed roles such as ''Film/{{Syriana}}'', ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'', and ''Film/TheDeparted'', ''Film/{{Invictus}}'', ''Film/{{Hereafter}}'', and ''Film/TrueGrit''. He also showed an aptitude for comedy when he starred in ''Film/TheInformant!'' and ''Stuck On You'', plus his memorable cameo in ''Film/{{Eurotrip}}''. He was also one of the two actors in ''Film/{{Gerry}}''.

When he first started out acting he said that his desire was to have everyone look at him and say "Matt Damon, now there's a hard working guy." He has received multiple award nominations for his film performances and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Damon is one of the top thirty-five highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Even he claimed to be scratching his head over that one. Of course, it should be noted [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench Boston guys having been getting laid a whole lot more since he's been around]].

He was also one of the celebrities mocked in ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''. [[PokemonSpeak Matt Damon!]] Somewhat amusingly, he was actually supposed to be portrayed favorably in it. Then the puppet came out looking the way it did...
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