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Matt Damon

Damon in 2009
Born Matthew Paige Damon
October 8, 1970 (1970-10-08) (age 39)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Actor, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Luciana Bozán Barroso (2005–present)
.Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck.^ Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter and actor.
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^ Matt Damon is moving to California so he can be closer to Ben Affleck.

^ Damon is a reasonably talented actor, and a reasonably talented screenplay writer.
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    The Website that Created The "Sarah Palin Quotes" Even Identified Them as Parodies That Had Been Made Up
    Very Smart Sophisticate Fell for the Obvious Goof, Too
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.The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the work and Damon garnered multiple nominations for Best Actor, including the Academy Award, for his lead performance in the same film.^ Golden Globe nominations: Streep, Bullock, Clooney & Damon are faves .
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^ Official 2009 Golden Globe Nominations .
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^ I do agree that it’s Damon best performance.
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Damon went on to star in films such as Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Ocean's series, the Bourne series, Syriana, The Good Shepherd, The Departed, The Informant! and Invictus. .He has received multiple award nominations for his film performances and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.^ Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (26 July 2007).
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^ The script eventually became Good Will Hunting, and received nine Academy Awards nominations, earning Damon and Affleck Oscars for Best Original Screenplay.
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^ Los Angeles - Oscar winners Matt Damon and Jamie Foxx are among the 23 media and entertainment people who will be honoured with gold stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame this year, the award-givers said Friday.

.Damon is one of the top thirty-five highest grossing actors of all time.^ Matt Damon is already thirty-five.
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^ Hollywood actor Matt Damon has revealed that he was not at all surprised to discover that he is related to his best friend Ben Affleck .

^ The Good Shepherd, currently released and starring Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro and Angelina Jolie, had a close call in one scene with one of the supporting actors while filming.

.In 2007, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.^ Matt Damon has been named the Sexiest Man Alive 2007.

^ People magazine has named actor Matt Damon as its Sexiest Man Alive for 2007.

^ Named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2007.
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.Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.^ Damon, who became focused on Africa’s glaring water troubles after a visit arranged through Bono’s One Campaign , has co-founded a nonprofit group, H20 Africa Foundation , to work on water-supply projects.
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^ The rap star is one of the most active voices in campaigning for assistance in Haiti — especially in the wake of natural disasters.
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^ A report on water.org and founder Gary White is at Pitch.com , including: Today, White is the executive director and co-founder of a standard-setting nonprofit called Water.org.

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Early life

.Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Kent Telfer Damon, a stockbroker, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University.^ He was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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^ Matt Damon was born in 1970.
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^ Well, I mean, she's a professor of early childhood education.
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[1][2] .Damon is of English, Scottish, Finnish, and Swedish ancestry, and is a distant cousin of actor Ben Affleck.^ The 5'10" star is of English, Finnish and Scottish ancestry.
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^ As far as normality goes, Damon has a girlfriend, has no plans for immediate fatherhood and laughs when reminded of friend Ben Affleck's woes of turning 30.
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^ Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society recently uncovered family lines that link Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as 10th cousins, once removed.
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[3][4] .He has a brother, Kyle, who is an accomplished sculptor and artist.^ Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor.
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^ His brother Kyle was born in 1967, and is a sculptor.
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[2][5] .He and his family lived in Newton for the first two years of his life, but after his parents divorced, Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge.^ While his parents were still together, their family lived in Newton, before eventually settling for a divorce, where Damon and his brother moved with his mother to Cambridge.
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^ When he was 2, though, his parents divorced and he moved, with Nancy, to nearby Cambridge.
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^ For the first two years of his life, Matt lived in the seriously expensive Newton district of Boston.
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[2][6]
.Damon grew up near Ben Affleck, a close friend since childhood and collaborator on several films, and historian and author Howard Zinn,[7] whose biographical film You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train and audio version of A People's History of the United States Damon narrated.^ Grew up next door to radical historian Howard Zinn .
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^ Matt Damon is moving to California so he can be closer to Ben Affleck.

^ You wanna read a real history book, read Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.

[8] .He attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, and performed in several theater productions before graduating in 1988.[2] He attended Harvard University from 1988 to 1992 but did not graduate.^ Matt attended Cambridge Ridge and Latin School which is located in Cambridge and he performed in a number of theater productions during his time there.
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^ He, too, attended Harvard University – ultimately receiving a PhD in government.
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^ And, I saw recently that the Free Nelson Mandela ribbon was in there from 1986 or 1988, probably 1988 when I graduated high school, and all the kids were wearing those ribbons.
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[9] .He instead pursued acting projects, including the TNT original film Rising Son and ensemble prep-school drama School Ties.^ While in Harvard, kept on skipping classes to pursue acting projects, which included the TNT original film, Rising Son, and prep-school drama, School Ties.
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^ In 1991, Damon ditched Harvard 12 credits shy of his bachelor's degree in English, choosing instead to co-star opposite Brian Dennehy as a medical school dropout in the made-for-cable movie, "Rising Son" (TNT, 1990).

^ He made his feature film debut in " Mystic Pizza ," followed by the TNT telefilm "Rising Son."
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[10] While at Harvard, he studied English and lived in Lowell House. He did not take part in student theater generally, but did appear in A... My Name is Alice (in one of the three male roles usually performed by women).[11] .Damon dropped out of the university to pursue his acting career in Los Angeles when Geronimo: An American Legend was expected to be a big success.^ It was until his film, Geronimo: An American Legend, was expected to be a big success that he decided to drop out of university completely.
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^ He attended this university from 1988 to 1991 and dropped out his Junior year to pursue acting.
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^ Dropped out of Harvard 12 credits short of graduating to pursue his acting career.
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[12]

Acting career

Early years

.His first film role came in 1988 when he was eighteen, with a single line of dialogue in the romantic comedy Mystic Pizza.^ Matt's first film role was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza (1988).
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^ One of his first movie roles was a one-line part in Mystic Pizza (1988) starring Julia Roberts .
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^ After making his feature debut (with one line) in 1988's Mystic Pizza, Damon performed with the prestigious American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and with various Harvard theater groups.
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[13] .Damon appeared in small roles before landing a big part in Geronimo: An American Legend with Gene Hackman and Jason Patric.^ Matt Damon will appear again (and again) as Jason Bourne.

^ Onscreen, he'd be lampooned when a Matt Damon puppet appeared in the South Park team's big hit Team America: World Police.
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^ There was Hill, director of 48 Hours and The Warriors: there were Gene Hackman and Jason Patric: there was Wes Studi who'd just broken through in Dances With Wolves and Last Of The Mohicans: AND there was the eco-friendly, deeply spiritual, pro-Native American message.
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[10] .He next appeared as an opiate-addicted soldier in 1996's Courage Under Fire.^ Courage Under Fire 1996 R , 155 min.
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^ Courage Under Fire (1996) 7.
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^ Before Good Will Hunting was released in 1997, Damon won some measure of recognition for his role as a drug-addicted soldier in Courage Under Fire ; various industry observers praised his performance and his dedication to the part, for which he lost forty pounds and suffered resulting health problems.
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.He was required to lose 40 pounds (18 kg) in 100 days (for only two days of filming).^ He'd suffered for the part, rather dangerously losing 40 pounds without the help of a professional nutritionist (it took years for his metabolism to return to normal), but his efforts were worthwhile.
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^ Damon has nine $100 million-plus films on his résumé — two of which have crossed the $200 million level.
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^ Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, doesn't have the blockbuster background that Damon does (only "The Day After Tomorrow" topped $100 million), but he's undeniably one of the biggest stars in Ho...
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[14][15] .After following a self-prescribed diet and fitness regimen to lose the weight, Damon was told after filming that he was fortunate his heart did not shrink.^ Matt Damon has taken up boxing in a bid to lose weight.

.Damon took medication for several years afterwards to correct the stress inflicted on his adrenal gland, and has stated that it was worthwhile to properly portray his character and show the industry how committed he was to the role.^ Damon was required to be on medication for several years to correct the stress inflicted on his adrenal gland, but maintains it was worthwhile to properly reflect his character's anguish and to show the industry how committed he was to the role.
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^ The war film was an opportunity for Damon to show his dedication by undergoing an extensive weight loss to help portray his character, as he was required to lose 40 pounds in 100 days (for only two days of shooting).
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^ He'd suffered for the part, rather dangerously losing 40 pounds without the help of a professional nutritionist (it took years for his metabolism to return to normal), but his efforts were worthwhile.
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[13][15] .In 1995, he auditioned for a small role in Cutthroat Island, but was turned away.^ Auditioned for a role in To Die For (1995) which was eventually given to Joaquin Phoenix .
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^ Turned down the lead role in The Quick and the Dead (1995).
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[16]

Breakthrough

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts (the cast of Ocean's Eleven), with director Steven Soderbergh in December 2001
.Damon and Affleck wrote a screenplay about a young math genius, which they had pitched around Hollywood.^ They run a successful diner on Martha's Vineyard but Kinnear has ambitions to be an actor and drags a reluctant Damon off to Hollywood.
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^ Damon and Affleck collaborated on the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), in which they co-star.
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^ Casey Affleck and Matt Damon talk about their childhood friendship.
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.Receiving advice from writer/director/actor Rob Reiner, screenwriter William Goldman, and their friend writer/director Kevin Smith, the two made changes to the script.^ That writer is william goldman, the film we all saw was his script.
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^ For years, rumors have swirled that Matt Damon and his co-writer Ben Affleck received more than just advice and “notes” from Kevin Smith and/or Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman, but did you know Damon grew up next door to Zinn – the same Zinn mentioned in the film?

^ Why do you all think these two haven’t written another script and made it????
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[12] .The script eventually became Good Will Hunting, and received nine Academy Awards nominations, earning Damon and Affleck Oscars for Best Original Screenplay.^ Damon and Affleck collaborated on the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), in which they co-star.
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^ Good Will Hunting was nominated for 9 Academy Award s, one of which, Matt won for Best Original Screenplay along with Ben Affleck.
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^ Damon and Affleck, fittingly, were honoured together, sharing the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
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[17][18] .Damon was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the same film and the film netted an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for co-star Robin Williams.^ Filmography Biography Awards Worked With Photos Born: October 8, 1970 Occupation: Actor, Executive Producer Biography: Going from obscure actor to Hollywood golden boy in just a handful of years, Matt Damon became an instant sensation when he co-wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting .
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^ The Oscar-winning actor got to the finish line a couple of minutes ahead of his dad and was, of course, sporting a Boston Red Sox hat to support his favorite team.
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^ For years, rumors have swirled that Matt Damon and his co-writer Ben Affleck received more than just advice and “notes” from Kevin Smith and/or Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman, but did you know Damon grew up next door to Zinn – the same Zinn mentioned in the film?

[17] .Damon and Affleck were each paid salaries of $500,000; the film grossed over $100 million at the box office.^ A happier box-office fate met The Bourne Supremacy , Damon's return to the role of Jason Bourne in 2004.
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^ For the role of Jason Bourne, he was paid a whopping $10 million - a far cry from the $600,000 he got for Rounders.
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^ The executive producers of the series and the subsequent feature film, Stolen Summer , were actor/screenwriters Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and producer Chris Moore   Read More .
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[19] .Damon and Affleck parodied their roles in the film in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.^ After Rounders, he appeared briefly with Affleck in Kevin Smith's Dogma (they also turn up in Chasing Amy and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back), but his next big "solo" role was as the weird and sinister Thomas Ripley, murdering and taking the place of playboy Jude Law in The Talented Mr Ripley.
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^ Damon would also pop up very briefly in Jersey Girl, directed by old pal Kevin Smith and starring Ben Affleck .
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^ Forget pricey Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks, if you want to make some money as a film producer: Hire Matt Damon.

.After meeting Damon on the set of Good Will Hunting, director Steven Spielberg cast Damon as the titular character in the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan.^ The same could not be said of Damon's second film that year, Steven Spielberg 's Saving Private Ryan .
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^ Saving Private Ryan (1998) 26.
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^ Before the Oscars, before the big money, Steven Spielberg had already cast Matt in his forthcoming war epic, Saving Private Ryan.
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[12]

Hollywood star

Damon with Robert De Niro in Berlin in February 2007 for the premiere of The Good Shepherd
Damon has been known to choose a wide variety of film roles, from his portrayal of murderer Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley,[13] for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor,[20] to a fallen angel who discusses pop culture as intellectual subject matter in Dogma, in which he co-starred with Affleck (1999); from a conjoined twin in Stuck on You, to a film he co-wrote with friend Casey Affleck and Gus Van Sant with limited dialogue—the low budget experimental film Gerry. .Damon has been part of two major film franchises.^ Damon has nine $100 million-plus films on his résumé — two of which have crossed the $200 million level.
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^ This is probably going to be Matt Damon’s year in that he’s got two big films coming out – The Informant and Invictus, now that the Green Zone has been pushed to next year.
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.He played amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne in the successful action movies The Bourne Identity (2002), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007),[13] and starred as the youthful, optimistic thief Linus Caldwell, opposite George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts in Steven Soderbergh's 2001 remake of the Rat Pack's 1960 caper classic Ocean's Eleven.^ Read more from this blogger: Movie Review: Bourne Identity/Supremacy .

^ Damon next stars in " The Bourne Ultimatum ," in which he reprises the title role of Jason Bourne from the hit action thrillers " The Bourne Identity " and " The Bourne Supremacy ."
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^ George Clooney - Oceans 12 .
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.The successful crime dramedy spawned two sequels: Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).^ The successful crime comedy-drama eventually had two other sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen.
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^ Appears in two of the six summer 2007 "threequels": Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).
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^ Had never made a sequel until he made Ocean's Twelve (2004) and The Bourne Supremacy (2004), both in the same year.
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[13] .Entertainment Weekly placed Damon as an "action star" category on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "When he first signed on as the ass-kicking amnesiac Jason Bourne in 2002, no one would've predicted that Damon would become the decade's best mixer of brawn and brains.^ Are you saying it's Greengrass or no 'Bourne'?
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^ No Jason Bourne here!
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^ Matt Damon tired of Jason Bourne .

Shows what we know."[21]
.Among other roles, Damon played a fictionalized version of Wilhelm Grimm in Terry Gilliam's fantasy adventure The Brothers Grimm and an energy analyst in Syriana.^ Terry Gilliam wanted Damon for Brothers Grimm .

^ By Dorothy Damon met Beardon when he was working as a technical advisor on the grim Cold War spy film The Good Shepherd, in which Damon played a fictionalized version of legendary CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton.
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^ Click through for the large poster: Finally, a promotional poster for Terry Gilliam’s upcoming The Brothers Grimm which stars Matt Damon and Heath Ledger as travelling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires genuine courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

[22][23] .He joined Robert De Niro in The Good Shepherd as a career CIA officer, and played an undercover mobster working for the Massachusetts State Police in Martin Scorsese's The Departed, a remake of the Hong Kong police thriller Infernal Affairs.^ Robert De Niro 15 Minutes .
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^ In this sequel to Analyze This, mobster, Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro), is returned to the care of...
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^ The two movies virtually intersect at one point (in Berlin, 1945), but don't confuse Robert De Niro's lengthy, absorbing spy drama "The Good Shepherd" with Steven Soderbergh's black-and-white throwback "The Good German."
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[13] .He had an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (released in 2007), a cameo in the 2008 Che Guevara biopic Che, and a supporting role in Kenneth Lonergan's 2009 film Margaret.^ Damon's next appearance, a cameo in Youth Without Youth, would be a reunion with his Rainmaker director Francis Ford Coppola.
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^ Eventually, he found himself on a short-list of two to star in Francis Ford Coppola's take on The Rainmaker.
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^ Francis Ford Coppola cast him in The Rainmaker (1997) after seeing him in Courage Under Fire (1996).
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.Damon provided a voice for the English version of the film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, which was released in the United States in August 2009.[24] He next appeared in Steven Soderbergh's political dark comedy, The Informant! opposite Melanie Lynskey,[25] which began filming in Central Illinois on May 3, 2008. He also made a guest appearance in the sixth season finale of Entourage as himself, where he tries to pressure Vincent Chase into donating to his charity OneXOne (a real life foundation which Damon is ambassador for), and gets increasingly irritated when he does not seem to comply.^ July 24, 2009 at 8:25 am .
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^ Mark Whitacre Gake no ue no Ponyo (2008) (voice: English version) ....
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^ The English-language version of Ponyo is scheduled for a limited American release on August 14.
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[26][27]
.Damon portrayed South Africa national rugby union team captain François Pienaar in the Clint Eastwood-directed Nelson Mandela film Invictus, a film based on the 2008 John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation, and also featuring Morgan Freeman as Mandela.^ Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, and Francois Pienaar held a press conference for their new film " Invictus ."
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^ Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman acquired the film rights to the book, and he will play a post-prison Nelson Mandela with friend Eastwood directing.

^ So it is that Invictus, the new Clint Eastwood film about Nelson Mandela and the 1995 Rugby Worl...

[28]

Upcoming films

.Damon's projects that are set for release in 2010 include Green Zone, The Adjustment Bureau, and Clint Eastwood's Hereafter.^ Originally cast as Dan White in Milk (2008/I), but had to back out due to scheduling conflicts with Green Zone (2010).
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^ Belgian actress Cecile de France will star opposite Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's supernatural drama 'Hereafter' for Warner Bros.

^ Matt Damon wants to have Clint Eastwood's career.

.In March 2010, he is scheduled to start shooting the Coen Brothers remake of the 1969 John Wayne-starrer True Grit, which is scheduled for release in December 2010.[29] He will next team up with frequent collaborator Steven Soderbergh on two projects: as the longtime Liberace love interest, Scott Thorsen, opposite Michael Douglas in an upcoming film centered on the pianist's life[30] and as part of an ensemble cast in Contagion.^ Steven Soderbergh working on Liberace film and wants Michael Douglas .

^ Jeff Bridges discussed True Grit at the Miami Herald : True Grit starts filming in March.

^ Then I'll make a film with the Coen brothers, True Grit, with Jeff Bridges.

[29] Damon has also performed the role of Mr. Aaron in the drama Margaret, which was scheduled for a theatrical debut in 2007 but is yet to be released due to production conflicts.

Box office performance

.In motion pictures that feature him as a leading actor or supporting co-star, his films have grossed a total of US$1.94[31] to US$2.30 billion[32] (based on counting his roles as strictly lead or including supporting roles) at the North American box office, placing him in the top thirty-five grossing actors of all time.^ Horror films Paranormal Activity and Saw XI topped the box office last weekend and should continue doing well over the holiday with no new scary movies going wide.
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^ The all-star cast and the filmmakers from the much-anticipated caper comedy 'Ocean's Thirteen' will be crossing the country for major events leading up to the June 8th release of the film.

^ A happier box-office fate met The Bourne Supremacy , Damon's return to the role of Jason Bourne in 2004.
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.In August 2007, financial magazine Forbes created a list of actors who generated the best box office performance related to their salaries; the list placed Damon as the most bankable star of the actors reviewed, revealing that Damon had averaged US$29 at the box office for every dollar he earned for his last three films.^ Guess who’s the most bankable of the lot..

^ I do agree that it’s Damon best performance.
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^ But in that film he probably had the 4th best performance.
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[33][34]

Producing career

.Along with Affleck and producers Chris Moore and Sean Bailey, Damon founded the production company LivePlanet, through which the four created the documentary series Project Greenlight to find and fund worthwhile film projects from novice filmmakers.^ The film’s producer Chris Moore: .

^ When Live Planet, the production company he shared with Ben Affleck , made Running The Sahara, a documentary about endurance runners, he visited Africa and, learning of the horrific lack of fresh water, set up H2O Africa, a project to raise awareness of the problem.
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^ His desire to help others get their careers off the ground led he and Affleck to create the HBO reality series, "Project: Greenlight" (2001- ), which documented and bankrolled untried aspiring filmmakers' attempts to create a motion picture to be released by Miramax - the show resulted in the films "Stolen Summer" (2002) and "The Battle of Shaker Heights" (2003), both executive produced by Affleck and Damon.

[35] .The company produced and founded the failed mystery-hybrid series Push, Nevada among other projects.^ The duo also created and produced the short-lived "Push, Nevada" (ABC, 2002-03), an interactive mystery show that gave viewers the chance to solve the crime and win $1 million.

^ Push, Nevada [TV Series] .
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Project Greenlight was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2002, 2004, and 2005.[12]
In March 2010, Damon and Affleck teamed up again to sign a first-look production deal with Warner Bros..[36]

Humanitarian work

Damon at the OneXOne benefit in San Francisco, October 2008
.Damon, along with frequent co-stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt, supports ONE, a campaign fighting AIDS and poverty in Third World countries.^ George Clooney mocks 'unsexy' co-stars .

^ The third roll of the dice for George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and their merry band of...
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^ George Clooney to direct Damon .

He has appeared in their print and television advertising. .Damon is also an ambassador for OneXOne, a non-profit foundation committed to supporting, preserving and improving the lives of children at home in Canada, the United States, and around the world.^ As part of his advocacy work on behalf of clean water and sanitation around the world, actor and advocate Matt Damon recently visited new water projects in India.
  • Thanks from Matt Damon | ONE 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.one.org [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Steve Clemons, Sep 11 2008, 10:58AM - Link rich -- matt damon is not in line to be president of the united states.
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^ "The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor terrorists.
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[37]
Damon is a board member of Tonic Mailstopper (formerly GreenDimes), a company that attempts to halt junk mail delivered to American homes each day.[38] .Appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show on April 20, 2007, Damon promoted the organization's efforts to prevent the trees used for junk mail letters and envelopes from being chopped down.^ Matt Damon was shocked SHOCKED that Oprah Winfrey is quitting her show in 2011.

^ In an effort to promote “The Bourne Ultimatum,” Universal Studios hung a 50 ft billboard of Matt Damon’s face on the side of the NYC building where Matt lives with his family.

^ Tiffany Trees on the hills have been cut down,and waste water is being poured A&F continuously into rivers.
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.Damon stated: "For an estimated dime a day they can stop 70 per cent [sic] of the junk mail that comes to your house.^ Not worrying about any from the Saddam regime stopping by your house at any moment, to kill you, perhaps to rape your wife and/or daughter.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ RisingForce says on 10/Jan/10 Becaude downgrading other celebs to fit your incorrect estimate of 5'8" for Damon makes no sense.
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^ Come on, stop giving lipservice to this problem and start voting with your pocketbooks.
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.It's very simple, easy to do, great gift to give, I've actually signed up my entire family.^ The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)] We're all signed on in principle, in the sense that we've all agreed that we want to do it, but we're not going to do it unless we have a great script.
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^ Ben Dover - January 26th, 2009 at 12:22 pm Damon is a great example why my family and I do NOT spend any money on movies.
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^ I guarantee when he calls in, I will give him the message.” I hang up the phone and told my wife: that’s the dream right there: completely living his life on his terms.

It was a gift given to me this past holiday season and I was so impressed that I'm now on the board of the company."[39]
.Damon, along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, and Jerry Weintraub, is one of the founders of Not On Our Watch, an organization that focuses global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities such as in Darfur.^ George Clooney to direct Damon .

^ Matt Damon wants George Clooney and Brad Pitt to be abducted by aliens.

^ He's barely taller than Cheadle, unlike George Clooney and Pitt.
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[40] He was the founder of H2O Africa Foundation, the charitable arm of the Running the Sahara expedition,[12][41] which merged with WaterPartners to create Water.org in July 2009.[42]

In the media

Kimmel and Damon

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has often stated near the end of his ABC television show Jimmy Kimmel Live "My apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time." The line is a gag lampooning instances where shows cannot feature their last guest due to time constraints. .On September 12, 2006, after a segment highlighting the running gag and a lengthy introduction by Kimmel, Damon finally appeared on the show, only for Kimmel to apologetically cut his interview and head to credits, as Damon cursed him.^ No, I'M fucking MATT DAMON! Posted by: Spartacus at September 12, 2008 12:30 AM (qsGH+) .
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^ With this part in the bag, Damon quit Harvard with 12 credits still needed for graduation.
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^ Posted: September 16, 2006 Description: Matt Damon lets loose with a shocking string of profanities after getting...
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It was later determined that the skit was entirely planned by Kimmel and Damon.[43] .Kimmel's girlfriend at the time, comedian Sarah Silverman, also used this line at the end of the 2007 MTV Movie Awards.^ Hey Sarah - where’s the end of the line?
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^ Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have broken up, their publicists said Monday .
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^ I would also like to say that, in my oh, so humble, opinion, Sarah Silverman is one of the most entertaining comedian-types who are also female.
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[44] Silverman also aired a clip of her singing a song entitled "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" on January 31, 2008 on Jimmy Kimmel Live. .Damon appeared in the song with Silverman and at the end when she is apologizing to Jimmy, Damon interrupts her saying, "Jimmy, we're out of time.^ Jimmy's family bits (uncle, cousins) are played out; enough already, it was funny the first hundred times.
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^ Damon next to 5'6.5" Sarah Silverman: Click Here peteyork says on 29/Nov/09 Spacey and Mcgregor look noticeable taller against Clooney.
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^ For Matt Damon, being a family man means having less time to work out.
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Sorry."[45] .Kimmel himself later responded by showing a music video in which he announced, through song, that he is "fucking Ben Affleck". The video aired on February 24, 2008 and featured Affleck along with celebrities such as Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz, Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, and various others.^ PM on February 6, 2008 Jimmy Kimmel?
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^ PM on February 7, 2008 [ 1 favorite ] Jimmy Kimmel, now He's fucking Ben Affleck posted by Tenuki at 1:00 AM on February 25, 2008 [ 3 favorites ] « Older As national signing day approached, a small town i...
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^ Posted by: Alex at September 12, 2008 1:57 PM Ummm, except the difference here is "off topic" is that I'm not a celebrity, and I don't make money based off doing things other people like.
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[46]

Political views

.Damon appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews in December 2006 and discussed the ongoing war in Iraq.^ On the upcoming Hardball College Tour with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, Matt Damon and Robert De Niro speak at George Mason University, and reveal who they hope will be elected president in 2008, among other things.

^ And in all fairness, we didn’t win the Iraq war, which is what Damon was referring to with the “idiot” comment.
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^ Matt Damon: “He’s [Kristol] an idiot — he wrote that we should be grateful to George Bush because he won the Iraq war.
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Responding to Chris Matthews, Damon stated:
.
I don't think that it's fair, as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country that's comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons, or ...^ An extremely vocal critic of former President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, he said that it’s “not fair that we have a fighting class in our country that’s comprised of people who have to go for…financial reasons” and suggested that the Bush twins should be shipped off to war because their daddy started it.

^ I don't think in eight weeks I'm going to know anything about her.
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^ People who wear alot of boots, and keep measuring themselves, go by morning height, have "issues" with their height.
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.I don't think that that is fair, and if you're gonna send people to war, then that needs to be shared by everybody.^ You really think the war has been won?
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^ You people need help .
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^ Thank you ONE for caring and making a difference to people who are in need of your love and generosity.
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[47]
.On September 10, 2008 a video was released on YouTube by the Associated Press in which Damon criticized the Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.^ September 10, 2008 5:35 PM .
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^ September 10, 2008 1:29 PM .
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^ September 10, 2008 9:16 PM .
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.In the interview excerpt he expresses doubt on Palin's readiness to lead in case John McCain does not make it through his first term.^ Palin's first term.
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^ No, he made fun of Sarah Palin, and John McCain, and Alaska.
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^ You do the actuary tables, there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it’ll be President Palin….
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.Damon refers to it as a "...bad Disney movie...^ September 10th, 2008 4:33 pm ET Well Matt Damon should know bad movies, he's been in them!
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^ Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' .
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^ As far as "bad Disney movies", Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks are about the only movies I can take my grandchildren to, and even those have to be checked out first.
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.'I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska here to take on the White House'. It's absurd ...^ "I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska."
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^ Because she considers herself a hockey mom in no way means that that’s the only experience she brings to the job of Governor of Alaska every day.
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^ I'll take the hockey mom over the rich actor any day.
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.I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago.^ I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, that's an important...I want to know that.
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^ I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago.
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^ Of course dinosaurs were here only a few thousand years ago.
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.Because she’s gonna have the nuclear codes". He also says "You do the actuarial tables.^ Because she's going to have the nuclear codes.
  • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes."
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^ You see, he played a mathmatical genius once so he understands "the actuary tables" and how specific those "1 in 3" chances are.
  • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

.There's a 1 out of 3 chance that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it'll be President Palin."^ You do the actuary tables, there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it’ll be President Palin….
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ Story Continues Below Ad ↓ You do the actuary tables and there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term and it will be President Palin.
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^ Palin's first term.
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[48]
Earlier, Damon read the audiobook version of historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, published in 2003.[49]

Personal life

Damon with wife Luciana Bozán Barroso at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival
.Damon dated his Good Will Hunting co-star Minnie Driver.^ Odessa Whitmire (Ben Affleck's former assistant), Winona Ryder (actress; dated 1998), Claire Danes (actress; dated 1997), Minnie Driver (actress; dated 1997) .
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^ Prior to meeting Barroso, Damon had dated actresses Claire Danes, Minnie Driver and Winona Ryder, as well as model Bridget Hall and Ben Affleck's former personal assistant, Odessa Whitmire.
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^ While shopping Good Will Hunting around for the last time (Damon claims he was on the verge of quitting), Matt's profile was raised considerably.
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[50] .He later had a two-year relationship with actress Winona Ryder.^ Because he ends up getting arrested by Robert E. Lee he releases a secession force two years later over this issue of slavery and John Brown predicted it.
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^ But Damon and Ryder kept it together for over two years.
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^ I found out, like, two years into my relationship that my boyfriend had never seen the movie and thus had no idea why I was always saying that.
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[13] .From 2001 to 2003, he dated Odessa Whitmire, who has worked as a personal assistant for Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck.^ Billy Bob Thornton The Man who wasn't there .
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^ Prior to meeting Barroso, Damon had dated actresses Claire Danes, Minnie Driver and Winona Ryder, as well as model Bridget Hall and Ben Affleck's former personal assistant, Odessa Whitmire.
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^ He did find love again fairly soon, becoming engaged to Odessa Whitmire, Ben Affleck 's Personal Assistant.
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  • Matt Damon - Biography 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.talktalk.co.uk [Source type: General]

[13]
.While filming Stuck on You in 2003,[51] Damon met Argentine-born Luciana Bozán Barroso in Miami, where she was working as a bartender.^ While filming Stuck on You in 2003, Damon met Argentine-born Luciana Bozán Barroso at Crobar in Miami Beach, where she was working as a bartender.
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^ EVA MENDES Stuck on You – 2003 .

^ Matt Damon engaged to Luciana Barroso .

[52] .They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005, at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau near New York City Hall.^ They married in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005 in New York City Hall.
  • Matt Damon - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

^ It was one of those movies that they were saying to me halfway through, 'This is already a legendary movie in the New York circle.'
  • INT: Matt Damon - JoBlo.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ White met Damon at a 2008 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City.

[52] .Damon became stepfather to Bozan's young daughter, Alexia, from her previous marriage.^ Damon became stepfather to Barroso's young daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.
  • Matt Damon - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

^ In December, 2005, Damon would marry his Argentinian girlfriend Luciana Barroso, who he'd met while filming Stuck On You in Florida, becoming stepfather to her daughter Alexia.
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  • Matt Damon - Biography 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.talktalk.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The couple has a 1 1/2 year old daughter named Isabella, and Luciana also has a 9 year old daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.

.The couple's first child together, daughter Isabella, was born in Miami, Florida on June 11, 2006.[53] On August 20, 2008, Bozan gave birth to the couple's second child, Gia Zavala Damon.^ September 11, 2008 7:20 AM .
  • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Terrifying': The Swamp 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ September 11, 2008 11:20 AM .
  • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Terrifying': The Swamp 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The couple's first child together, daughter Isabella, was born on June 11, 2006, in Miami.
  • Matt Damon - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

[54]
Damon's interests include his support of the Boston Red Sox.[55] .After the team won the 2007 World Series, he narrated the commemorative DVD release of the event.^ We have added a new set of pictures from the event 'Ante up for Africa 2009 World Series of Poker'.

[56]

Awards and honors

.
Matt Damon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Damon won multiple awards for Good Will Hunting, a film he co-wrote with Ben Affleck.^ Matt Damon is moving to California so he can be closer to Ben Affleck.

    ^ Matt Damon best bargain in Hollywood .

    ^ Matt Damon is planning to work with Ben Affleck again.

    .He was nominated for the Academy Award "Best Actor in a Leading Role" and won "Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen".[17][18]
  • On July 25, 2007, Damon became the 2,343rd person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.^ Damon was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the same film (which netted an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for co-star Robin Williams).
    • Matt Damon - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Academy Award nominations included Best Supporting Actor (Law).
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    ^ Damon and actor Ben Affleck, close personal friends as well as co-stars in several films, developed a thriller about a young math genius, which they pitched around Hollywood.
    • Matt Damon - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

    [57] .Damon reacted to the award, stating: "A few times in my life I've had these experiences that are just kind of too big to process and this looks like it's going to be one of those times."^ Just this one time.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I wouldn't waist my time on damon's height, its not a big mystery.
    • Matt Damon Height - how tall 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was just one of those movies.
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    [58]
  • .
  • Damon has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild awards and seven MTV Movie Awards for various films.^ Damon was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the same film (which netted an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for co-star Robin Williams).
    • Matt Damon - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The movie that won George Clooney a best supporting actor Academy Award is now out on DVD from Warner Bros.

    ^ It's a performance that caps off a banner year for the actor, as detailed by Washington Post writer Ann Hornaday: "If 2009 had a most valuable player award for the movies, it would have to go to Matt Damon….

    .Additionally, he has three Emmy nominations for his work on the first three seasons of Project Greenlight.^ Finance would be raised by documenting the process and showing it as Reality TV. It was a huge success, with Project Greenlight 2 (which led to the making of The Battle Of Shaker Heights) gaining Damon and partner Affleck an Emmy nomination.
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    • Matt Damon - Biography 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.talktalk.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ By June of 2006 they'd have another child, Isabella - more joy on top of Damon's third Emmy nomination for his Project Greenlight reality TV show.
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    • Matt Damon - Biography 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.talktalk.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ The set is worth picking up if you dont already own them on DVD or want a complete collection of the first three films (a fourth one is in the works).

    [59]
  • Damon was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2007.[60]
  • Damon won 'Best Ass-Kicker' and 'Guy of the Year' at the Spike Guys' Choice Awards of 2008.[61]

Filmography

Handprints and footprints of Damon in front of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Year Film Role Notes
1988 Mystic Pizza Steamer
1992 School Ties Charlie Dillon
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 2nd Lt. Britton Davis
1996 Glory Daze Edgar Pudwhacker
Courage Under Fire Specialist Ilario
1997 Good Will Hunting Will Hunting Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Ben Affleck
Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award with Ben Affleck
The Rainmaker Rudy Baylor
Chasing Amy Shawn Oran Cameo
1998 Rounders Mike McDermott
Saving Private Ryan Private James Francis Ryan Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Tom Ripley Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Dogma Loki
2000 Finding Forrester Steven Sanderson Cameo
All the Pretty Horses John Grady Cole
The Legend of Bagger Vance Rannulph Junuh
Titan A.E. Cale Tucker Voice only
2001 The Majestic Luke Trimble Voice only
Ocean's Eleven Linus Caldwell
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Himself Cameo
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Matt, bachelor #2 Cameo
The Bourne Identity Jason Bourne
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirit Voice
Gerry Gerry Also co-writer
2003 Stuck on You Bob Tenor
2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train Narrator Voice
Ocean's Twelve Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Supremacy Jason Bourne
Jersey Girl PR Exec #2 Cameo
Eurotrip Donny Cameo
2005 Syriana Bryan Woodman
The Brothers Grimm Will (Wilhelm) Grimm
2006 The Good Shepherd Edward Wilson
The Departed Colin Sullivan Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast
2007 Ocean's Thirteen Linus Caldwell
The Bourne Ultimatum Jason Bourne
Youth Without Youth Ted Jones, Life Magazine Reporter Cameo
Arthur Himself Voice only
2008 Che: Part Two Fr. Schwarz Cameo
2009 Ponyo Koichi Voice
The Informant! Mark Whitacre Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Invictus Francois Pienaar Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Margaret Mr. Aaron completed
2010 Green Zone Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller Released in March
The Adjustment Bureau David Norris post-production
Hereafter George post-production

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Further reading

  • Altman, Sheryl and Berk, Sheryl. .Matt Damon and Ben Affleck: On and Off Screen.^ Damon and longtime friend Ben Affleck endorsed Obama last year and have been vocal in their support of the Illinois senator.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Damon rips Palin, calls her ‘terrifying’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But this genius, Matt Damon, who spends his off hours splitting atoms...
    • Matt Damon, Genius
      The Website that Created The "Sarah Palin Quotes" Even Identified Them as Parodies That Had Been Made Up
      Very Smart Sophisticate Fell for the Obvious Goof, Too
      13 January 2010 12:10 UTC minx.cc [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Attention, Matt Damon: BOOOOOOO! Get off the stage, clown.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Terrifying': The Swamp 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0061071455.
  • Bego, Mark. .Matt Damon: Chasing a Dream.^ That Matt Damon, anything for a good car chase!
    • Matt Damon: Movies: UGO 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Andrews Mcmeel Pub, 1998. ISBN 0836271319.
  • Diamond, Maxine and Hemmings, Harriet. Matt Damon a Biography. Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 1998. ISBN 0671026496.
  • Nickson, Chris. Matt Damon: An Unauthorized Biography. Renaissance Books, 1999. ISBN 1580630723.

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Preceded by
George Clooney
People's Sexiest Man Alive
2007
Succeeded by
Hugh Jackman

Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American film actor and screenwriter.^ Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter and actor.
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^ Born October 8, 1970 .
  • Matt Damon biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor) 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Matthew Paige Damon (October 8, 1970) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter and Academy Award-nominated actor.
  • Matt Damon biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor) 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

Sourced

  • It was offered to me. When Spielberg says jump, bitches say how high? .
  • I mean, I did ride the Paris subway in an attempt to get pick-pocketed in order to see how exactly they did it.^ Saving Private Ryan (1998) .
    • Matt Damon's year of goodwill - USATODAY.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]
    • Matt Damon's year of goodwill - USATODAY.com 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After meeting Damon on the set of Good Will Hunting, director Steven Spielberg cast Damon in the World War II film Saving Private Ryan (1998).
    • Matt Damon - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 1998, Damon played the title role in Steven Spielberg 's award-winning World War II drama " Saving Private Ryan ," for which he shared in another SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance.
    • Matt Damon Biography at CelebrityWonder.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

    My buddy was videoing the whole thing. No one picked my pocket. We got bolder and bolder as we went, but it didn’t pan out for us. .
  • I think there is really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president and I think that is a scary thing, because I don't know anything about her.^ I don't think in eight weeks I'm going to know anything about her.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think there is a really good chance that Sarah Palin could president.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't pretend that Matt Damon's only reason for challenging Sarah Palin is "condescension."
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    .I don't think in eight weeks I'm going to know anything about her.^ I don't think in eight weeks I'm going to know anything about her.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t know about know.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We really don't know anything of substance about him?
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    .I know she was a mayor of a really, really small town, and she is governor of Alaska for less than two years.^ September 10th, 2008 4:27 pm ET "I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town, and she's been governor of Alaska for less than two years" .
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Damon rips Palin, calls her ‘terrifying’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And she's governor of Alaska for less than two years.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And she was governor of Alaska for less than two years.
    • Matt Damon on John McCain’s health, Palin’s knowledge of dinosaurs | A+E Interactive 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

    .I just don't understand.^ I just don’t understand.
    • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Blog Archive » Matt Damon’s Year 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ September 10, 2008 - 11:29 ET by Newsbusterbrown I just don't understand .
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The guy is very talented and I just don’t understand the bashing – well except for one poster who seems to hate anyone who get’s any kind of acclaim.
    • Awards Daily's Oscar Countdown--Watching Oscar 24/7 » Blog Archive » Matt Damon’s Year 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.awardsdaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I think the pick was made for political purposes, but in terms of governance it is a disaster.^ I think the pick was made for political purposes but in terms of governance it's a disaster.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think the pick was made for political purposes but in terms of governance it’s a disaster.” .
    • Matt Damon on John McCain’s health, Palin’s knowledge of dinosaurs | A+E Interactive 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

    .You do the actuary tables, you know there is one out of three chance or more that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it will be President Palin.^ You do the actuary tables, there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it’ll be President Palin….
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You do the actuary tables and there’s a one-out-of-three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it will be President Palin,” said Damon.
    • Matt Damon on John McCain’s health, Palin’s knowledge of dinosaurs | A+E Interactive 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You do the actuary tables, there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it'll be President Palin.
    • Matt Damon - Biography 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .It really...I was talking about it earlier, it is like a really bad Disney movie, you know.^ You know, things like that.
    • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 56: Matt Damon (23/08/2004) 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And also, can you talk about playing a killer.
    • INT: Matt Damon - JoBlo.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Can you talk about that journey?
    • Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman Interview, Invictus - MoviesOnline 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The hockey mom, I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she is the president.^ Because she considers herself a hockey mom in no way means that that’s the only experience she brings to the job of Governor of Alaska every day.
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s like a really bad Disney movie, ‘The Hockey Mom.’ Oh, I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she’s president.
    • Big Hollywood » Matt Damon 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s like a really bad Disney movie - the hockey mom…from Alaska, and she’s the president, and it’s like she’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Damon rips Palin, calls her ‘terrifying’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    .She is like facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink.^ She’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink.
    • Big Hollywood » Matt Damon 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]
    • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Iraq War Showdown: Bill Kristol Agrees to Debate Matt Damon After Actor’s “Idiot” Slam 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ September 10, 2008 - 15:13 ET by CobraMan " And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    You know it is absurd. .It is totally absurd, and I don't understand why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is.^ The Republicans don't want this talked about."
    • Brutally Honest: Meet Matt Damon... Idiot 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.brutallyhonest.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And I don't understand why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And it’s absurd, it’s totally absurd, and I don't understand why people aren’t talking about how absurd it is," Damon said.
    • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Damon rips Palin, calls her ‘terrifying’ « - Blogs from CNN.com 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

    .It is a really terrifying possibility.^ It's a really terrifying possibility.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    .The fact that we have gotten this far, and with that close being a reality is crazy.^ The fact that we've gotten this far and we're that close to this being a reality is crazy, crazy.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    .I need to know if [Sarah Palin] really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago.^ I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, that's an important...I want to know that.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Matt Damon wants to know if Sarah Palin believed dinosaurs lived 4000 years ago.
    • Matt Damon, Genius
      The Website that Created The "Sarah Palin Quotes" Even Identified Them as Parodies That Had Been Made Up
      Very Smart Sophisticate Fell for the Obvious Goof, Too
      13 January 2010 12:10 UTC minx.cc [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That's an important... I want to know that. I really do. .Because she's going to have the nuclear codes.^ She's going to have the nuclear codes!
    • Matt Damon, Genius
      The Website that Created The "Sarah Palin Quotes" Even Identified Them as Parodies That Had Been Made Up
      Very Smart Sophisticate Fell for the Obvious Goof, Too
      13 January 2010 12:10 UTC minx.cc [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Because she's going to have the nuclear codes.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes."
    • Jill Stanek - Matt Damon rips Sarah Palin 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.jillstanek.com [Source type: General]

    .I want to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago or whether she banned books or try to ban books.^ Matt Damon is correct in wanting to know if she believes that dinosaurs roamed the earth 4,000 years ago.
    • Matt Damon on Palin - Feministing 2 February 2010 8:54 UTC www.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, that's an important...I want to know that.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago.
    • Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: 'Like a Really Bad Disney Movie' | NewsBusters.org 13 January 2010 12:10 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

    I mean, we can't have that.

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Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his writing of the story for the film Good Will Hunting, and he was nominated for his star acting in the same film. He has also acted in famous movies like The Bourne Identity, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Syriana.

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