Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Date of Birth

Birthday: October 8
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Matt Damon has been honored for his work on both sides of the camera, most recently earning Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award® and Critics’ Choice 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 also recently garnered dual Golden Globe Award nominations: one for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Invictus and one for Best Actor for his starring role in The Informant! Earlier in his career, Damon won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and received an Oscar® nomin

Matt Damon has been honored for his work on both sides of the camera, most recently earning Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award® and Critics’ Choice 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 also recently garnered dual Golden Globe Award nominations: one for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Invictus and one for Best Actor for his starring role in 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.

Most recently, Damon starred with Michael Douglas in HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, marking his seventh collaboration with Soderbergh, following such films as The Informant!, Contagion, Che, the Ocean’s Eleven film trilogy.

Damon starred in such films as Promised Land, We Bought a Zoo, True Grit, The Adjustment Bureau; and lent his voice to the animated feature Happy Feet 2. In 2002, Damon originated the role of Jason Bourne in the blockbuster actioner The Bourne Identity, and went on to reprise his role in the two hit sequels, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum. Other film credits include Hereafter, Green Zone, The Departed, The Good Shepherd, and Syriana.

Damon recently starred in Elysium and completed filming Monuments Men.

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Matt Damon, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Matt Damon"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Matt Damon, Executive Producer
  • Project Greenlight
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Pearl Street Films, Adaptive Studios, Magical Elves, Miramax
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Matt Damon, as Scott Thorson
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • HBO
  • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Matt Damon, as Carol
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Reality Program - 2005
Outstanding Reality Program - 2004
Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) - 2002
Matt Damon and host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Robin Williams and Matt Damon share a moment in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
Matt Damon backstage at the 65th Emmys
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas backstage at the 65th Emmys
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on stage at the 65th Emmys
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Matt Damon and host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Matt Damon and host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.


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Robin Williams and Matt Damon share a moment in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Matt Damon backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas on stage at the 65th Emmys
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