MATT DAMON (Linus Caldwell) is one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He most recently starred again as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy, the second installment in the series, following The Bourne Identity.
Next year, Damon will star with Heath Ledger in The Brothers Grimm for director Terry Gilliam and Dimension Films.
The talented and versatile actor most recently completed production on the geopolitical thriller Syriana for director Stephan Gaghan. The film is produced by Section Eight Films for Warner Bros Pictures.
Last year Damon starred opposite Greg Kinnear in the Farrelly Bros. comedy Stuck On You, and in 2002, he starred in Gerry with Casey Affleck for director Gus Van
In 2000, audiences saw Damon star in The Legend of Bagger Vance for director Robert Redford and in the film version of the Cormick McCarthy book All the Pretty Horses for director Billy Bob Thornton.
In 1999, Damon starred in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. That same year he rejoined Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith and pal Ben Affleck in Dogma, a film about a pair of outcast angels.
In 1998, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with longtime friend Ben Affleck for the critically-acclaimed drama Good Will Hunting, a coming-of-age story about a young mathematical genius who, due to his upbringing in inner-city Boston, can't live up to his potential. Damon also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his work in the title role. In addition, both he and Affleck received a Golden Globe Award for their screenplay, and Damon also garnered a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. The film, directed by Gus Van Sant, received seven additional Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture and a win for Robin Williams for Best Supporting Actor.
In the same year, Damon starred in the title role of the World War II drama Saving Private Ryan for Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg and in John Dahl's Rounders, about a reformed gambler who is drawn back into New York's underground poker world to help a recently paroled friend pay off loan sharks.
In 1997, Damon made a cameo appearance in Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy. In the same year, he starred as an idealistic young attorney in Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker, based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham.
But Matt Damon is no overnight sensation. He first gained the public's eye in 1996, when he gave a vivid performance in Fox's Courage Under Fire, in which he portrayed a guilt-ridden Persian Gulf War soldier tormented by an incident that happened in the heat of battle.
The versatile young actor made his feature film debut in 1988 in a small role in the critically well-received Mystic Pizza. He went on to play Brian Dennehy's medical school dropout in the TV movie Rising Son (TNT, 1990) and gained further attention when he returned to the big screen as a fascist preppy in Paramount's School Ties (1992).
For director Walter Hill, Damon enjoyed a sizeable supporting role as the green second lieutenant new to the West who narrates Geronimo: An American Legend (1993). In 1995, he appeared in The Good Old Boys, directed by Tommy Lee Jones for TNT. Set in turn of the century Texas, Damon portrayed a forward thinking and mechanically inclined young man who leaves his family behind to follow his heart and pursue his passion for automobiles.
In 1998, Damon and Affleck partnered with Good Will Hunting Associate Producer and longtime friend Chris Moore to form Pearl Street Productions, now known as LivePlanet. This unique company created integrated media, a new kind of entertainment experience that combines traditional media, new media and the physical world. LivePlanet created and oversees Proj
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