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MATT DAMON (George) has been honored for his work on both sides of the camera, most recently earning Academy Award® and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of South African rugby hero Francois Pienaar in Clint Eastwood's true-life drama "Invictus.” In addition, he garnered dual Golden Globe Award nominations earlier this year: one for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Invictus” and one for Best Actor for his starring role in Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!” Earlier in his career, Damon won an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor, both for his breakthrough feature "Good Will Hunting.”

He also has a wide range of projects upcoming, including the Coen brothers' remake of the classic Western "True Grit,” which opens this Christmas, and George Nolfi's thriller "The Adjustment Bureau,” opposite Emily Blunt, to be released in March 2011. He also lends his voice to the animated feature "Happy Feet 2,” slated for November 2011. Later this fall, Damon reunites with Soderbergh to join the ensemble cast of the thriller "Contagion,” and he will then begin work on "We Bought a Zoo,” for director Cameron Crowe.

In 2002, Damon originated the role of Jason Bourne in the blockbuster actioner "The Bourne Identity.” He went on to reprise his role in the two hit sequels, "The Bourne Supremacy” and "The Bourne Ultimatum,” both directed by Paul Greengrass. He recently reunited with Greengrass to star in the 2010 action thriller "Green Zone.” He has also repeatedly collaborated with Steven Soderbergh in such films as the "Ocean's” trilogy, joining an all-star ensemble cast, and in a cameo role in the second part of the director's two-part biopic "Che.”

Damon's other recent film credits include Martin Scorsese's Oscar®-winning Best Picture "The Departed,” with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg; Robert De Niro's dramatic thriller "The Good Shepherd,” with De Niro and Angelina Jolie; and Stephen Gaghan's geopolitical thriller "Syriana,” with George Clooney.

In addition, for the small screen, Damon both executive produced and appeared in the History Channel project "The People Speak,” based on a book co-written by famed historian Howard Zinn and featuring dramatic readings and performances from some of the most famous names in the entertainment industry.

Hailing from Boston, Damon attended Harvard University and gained his first acting experience with the American Repertory Theatre. He made his feature film debut in "Mystic Pizza,” followed by roles in "School Ties,” Walter Hill's "Geronimo: An American Legend,” and the cable projects "Rising Son” and Tommy Lee Jones' "The Good Old Boys.” He first gained attention with his portrayal of a guilt-ridden Gulf War veteran tormented by memories of a battlefield incident in 1996's "Courage Under Fire.”

Together with his lifelong friend Ben Affleck, Damon co-wrote the acclaimed 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting,” for which they won an Oscar® and a Golden Globe Award, as well as several critics groups awards for Best Original Screenplay. Damon also garnered Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations, in addition to his Oscar® nomination, for Best Actor. Additionally in 1997, Damon starred as an idealistic young attorney in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rainmaker” and made a cameo appearance in Kevin Smith's "Chasing Amy.”

The following year, Damon played the title role in Steven Spielberg's award-winning World War II drama "Saving Private Ryan” and also starred in John Dahl's drama "Rounders,” with Edward Norton. Damon earned his third Golden Globe nomination for his performance in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley,” under the direction of Anthony Minghella. He also reunited with Ben Affleck and director Kevin Smith to star in the controversial comedy "Dogma.”

Damon's subsequent film credits include starring roles in Robert Redford's "The Legend of Bagger Vance”; Billy Bob Thornton's "All the Pretty Horses”; the Farrelly brothers' comedy "Stuck on You,” opposite Greg Kinnear; Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm,” with Heath Ledger; and a cameo in George Clooney's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.”

Damon and Affleck formed the production company LivePlanet to produce film, television and new media projects. LivePlanet produced three Emmy-nominated seasons of "Project Greenlight,” chronicling the making of independent films by first-time writers and directors. The "Project Greenlight” films produced to date are "Stolen Summer,” "The Battle of Shaker Heights” and "Feast.” LivePlanet also produced the documentary "Running the Sahara,” directed by Oscar® winner James Moll.

In addition, Damon co-founded H20 Africa, now known as Water.org, and is an ambassador for the children's foundation ONEXONE.

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