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  • Matt Damon

    Born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

awards & nominations

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Matt Damon as "Scott Thorson"

World-famous pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) takes much-younger Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) as a lover, but the relationship deteriorates when Liberace takes other bedmates and Thorson becomes addicted to drugs.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Emmy (Primetime) (2013) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Invictus (2009)

Matt Damon as "Francois Pienaar"

Following the fall of apartheid, newly elected President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) faces a South Africa that is racially and economically divided. Believing he can unite his countrymen through the universal language of sport, Mandela joins forces with Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), captain of the rugby team, to rally South Africans behind a bid for the 1995 World Cup Championship.

Academy Award (2009) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

The Informant! (2009)

Matt Damon as "Mark Whitacre"

Though a rising star in the ranks of Archer Daniels Midland, Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) suddenly exposes a price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, agreeing to wear a wire and gather evidence against ADM and other agribusinesses. However, the FBI agents get a rude surprise when they learn that Whitacre has embezzled heavily from the firm.

Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Departed (2006)

Matt Damon as "Colin Sullivan"

South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). As Billy gains the mobster's trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must figure out each other's identities to save their own lives.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Matt Damon as "Tom Ripley"

To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950s; that's la dolce vita Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) craves- and Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) leads. When Dickie's father asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own.

Golden Globe (1999) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Matt Damon as "Private James Francis Ryan"

Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Matt Damon as "Will Hunting"

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

Academy Award (1997) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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