Matthew Paige “Matt” Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter and producer.
Damon and Ben Affleck wrote an Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good Will Hunting (1997), for which he also received a number of Best Actor nominations. He is among Forbes magazine’s most bankable stars and one of the top-40 highest-grossing actors of all time. In addition to the many awards and nominations Damon has received, such as Academy, Golden Globe and other industry awards, for his work in the film industry—in 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
Damon has become known for his versatility, starring in commercially and critically successful films such as the rogue secret agent Jason Bourne in the Bourne series, the youthful thief Linus Caldwell in the Ocean’s Trilogy, the anti-hero in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), a fallen angel in Dogma (1999), a morally divided young soldier in Saving Private Ryan (1998), a conjoined twin in Stuck on You (2003), and an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian (2015). He won further critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005) and The Good Shepherd (2006), as well as for his role as a villain in the crime drama The Departed (2006).