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MATT DAMON is one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents. He will next star for director Martin Scorsese on "The Departed" alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson. This fall he will star in "The Good Shepherd," which will co-star Robert DeNiro who also directs. Most recently the talented and versatile actor completed shooting the geopolitical thriller "Syriana" for director Stephan Gaghan. The film, which has been produced by Section Eight Films for Warner Bros., will be released this year.

Audiences recently saw Damon reprise his roles as Linus Caldwell in "Ocean's Twelve" for director Steven Soderbergh and as Jason Bourne in the box office hit "The Bourne Supremacy," the second installment in the series following "The Bourne Identity." He has also been seen with Greg Kinnear in the Farrelly Bros. comedy "Stuck On You," in "Gerry" for director Gus Van Sant, in "The Legend of Bagger Vance" for director Robert Redford and in the film version of the Cormac 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. 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." In 1997, Damon made a cameo appearance in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy" and 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 "Courage Under Fire," in which he portrayed a guilt-ridden Persian Gulf War soldier. The versatile young actor made his feature film debut in 1988 in the well-received "Mystic Pizza." He went on to star in the TV movie "Rising Son" and gained further attention when he returned to the big screen as a preppy in "School Ties." For director Walter Hill, Damon appeared in "Geronimo: An American Legend"; and he appeared in "The Good Old Boys," directed by Tommy Lee Jones for TNT.

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. LivePlanet created and oversees, Project Greenlight Ô , where filmmaking hopefuls submitted their original scripts to Affleck, Damon and Moore via an Internet competition. A 13-episode documentary series chronicling the making of the "Project Greenlight" independent feature film, debuted on HBO in December 2001 and the film, "Stolen Summer," was released in March 2002. The second Project Greenlight film, " The Battle of Shaker Heights" opened in select theatres in August 2003 and was featured on HBO in a 13-episode documentary series chronicling the making of the film. The third Project Greenlight is currently underway with the film "The Feast" due for release from Dimension Films in 2005 and Bravo set to chronicle the making of the film in a 9-episode series due to begin airing in April 2005.

Damon, who attended Harvard University, first gained acting experience at the Ameri

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