Matt Damon. biography
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts and first began acting at the age of 10 while attending Rindge & Latin prep school alongside his neighborhood friend Ben Affleck. Soon after enrolling to Harvard, Matt dropped out to focus on acting and quickly landed two career-changing roles in Francis Ford Coppola's drama thriller The Rainmaker (1997) with Danny DeVito and Claire Danes, and Good Will Hunting (1997) in which he and co-star Ben Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Once a boy from Massachusetts, Matt had instantly turned into a Hollywood star with starring roles in Steven Spielberg's war film Saving Private Ryan (1998) with Tom Hanks, Rounders (1998), the comedy Dogma (1999) alongside Ben Affleck, the crime drama The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law, and the sport drama The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).
He then transformed into a sought after celebrity and gained an army of followers when he starred in the crime comedy remake Ocean's Eleven (2001) and its sequels Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). He also made various TV appearances in Will & Grace (1998), HBO's Entourage (2004) and 30 Rock (2006) in which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Guest Actor.
Matt gained additional critical acclaim with his performances in the drama thriller Syriana (2005) alongside George Clooney and Amanda Peet, Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson, the history thriller The Good Shepherd (2006) and the biopic Invictus (2009) in which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Currently, his most well known character is the assassin Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity (2002) and its sequels The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), which pulled in $125 million on opening weekend. He went on to star in the action film Green Zone (2010) and the Coen brothers' western True Grit (2010) with Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld.
Matt's most recent projects include, the sci-fi thrillers The Adjustment Bureau (2011) alongside Emily Blunt and Contagion (2011) with Kate Winslet and Jude Law, the drama Margaret (2011) opposite Anna Paquin, the animated family comedy Happy Feet Two (2011), the family drama We Bought a Zoo (2011) opposite Scarlett Johansson, the drama Promised Land (2012), the made-for-TV film Behind the Candelabra (2013), the sci-fi action flick Elysium (2013) alongside Jodie Foster and The Zero Theorem (2013).
Is Matt Damon Gay?
Gay rumors hovering over Matt Damon initially originated from an interview in which Matt opens up about his upcoming biopic Behind the Candelabra, based on Scott Thorson's book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace, in which he and Michael Douglas play gay lovers. When it was revealed that the two stars were to share many passionate kisses, many were quick to confront Matt in hopes of getting a comment hinting at his gayness.
He later discussed the kiss in a 2011 interview with People.com, saying, "I never thought I would get to kiss Michael Douglas. I kind of think of it in algebra terms, back to my high-school days. It's like the transitive property - by kissing Michael Douglas, I am making out with Catherine. I was actually kind of upset that I never got to kiss Catherine. But now I get to kiss Michael. I thought it would have been better if I could have at least kissed them both."
The speculations continue to linger despite the fact that Matt and his Argentinean girlfriend Luciana Bozán Barroso married in December 2005 in New York City Hall and later welcomed their three daughters; Isabella (Born 11 June 2006), Gia Zavala (Born 20 August 2008) and Stella Zavala (Born 20 October 2010).