MATT DAMON is Loki, the exiled angel of
death looking for a way home. Damon previously worked with director Kevin Smith
making a cameo appearance in "Chasing Amy." In 1998, Damon shared the
Best Screenwriter Academy Award with Ben Affleck for "Good Will
Hunting," and also garnered a Best Actor nomination. That same year, he
came to the fore in three other major feature films: Steven Spielberg's
acclaimed war classic "Saving Private Ryan"; the gambling world
thriller "Rounders" directed by John Dahl; and Francis Ford Coppola's
"The Rainmaker" based on the best-selling John Grisham novel. He will
next star in Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and is
currently shooting Billy Bob Thornton's "All The Pretty Horses."
Damon made his feature film debut in
1988 in the ensemble drama "Mystic Pizza." He went on to play Brian
Dennehy's medical school dropout son in the TV movie "Rising Son" and
gained further attention when he returned to the big screen as one of the
Fascist preppies in "School Ties." For director Walter Hill, Damon
portrayed the green second lieutenant who narrates "Geronimo: An American
Legend." He also appeared in "The Good Old Boys" directed by
Tommy Lee Jones for TNT. In 1996, Damon gave a riveting performance as a
guilt-ridden Gulf War soldier in Ed Zwick's "Courage Under Fire."
Damon, who attended Harvard University,
first gained acting experience at the American Repertory Theatre as well as
other Boston-based theatre venues.
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