Biography of Matt Damon
Matt Damon - famous Hollywood movie star, screenwriter, voice actor of animated films and movies, Oscar winner and recipient of other honorary awards.
Childhood and youth
The full name of the actor is Matthew Page Damon, which he subsequently reduced. Matt was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, USA. In the family, he is the youngest child. His father, Kent Telfer Damon, was stock broker and a tax inspector, and his mother, Nancy Karlsson-Page, was teacher junior classes at school.
Matt's brother is three years older than him and has been a true friend throughout his life. Very soon, two years after the birth of Damon, the parents divorced and the mother had to raise her sons alone, even despite the excellent relationship between the children and their father. It is a known fact that the mother of the boys turned out to be a real prophetess: she predicted future career children.
When Matt was six years old, he suddenly decided that he would be a basketball player. However, his father dissuaded him from this undertaking. After long arguments with relatives, Matty finally gave in and let go of his dream.
When Matt was 14 years old, he became friends with the boy next door - Ben Affleck, who later became a true friend for him, accompanying him all his life. Ben Affleck started acting at the age of eight. The burning eyes of a friend awakened in Matt an interest in acting and films.
The friends began attending drama club together, rehearsing skits and laughing at each other if something went wrong. Two years after the start of attending the acting section, the comrades emptied their piggy banks and bought two tickets directly to New York. Without saying anything to their parents, the tomboys went there Casting for The Mickey Mouse Show. However, without even passing the first stage, the guys returned home, where they were punished by frightened parents.
After this incident, the desire to become an actor subsided a bit in Matt, and he began to prepare for university admission. at the Faculty of Philology for learning English. Affleck, meanwhile, went to New York to pursue his dream.
First steps in filmography
In his spare time from college prep, Matt also continued to visit theater Club, wrote scripts. Soon the guy managed to get the first role in the film "Mystic Pizza", in which he had to say only one phrase.
After this event, a burning desire to become an actor was rekindled in Matt Damon, so he decided to go to New York to Affleck, who by that time had already played his first roles. Matt's parents left him without support, so he had to conquer the Big Apple with $200 in his pocket. In 1988, Matt played in the film "Good mother", after which finally dropped out of university.
We can only guess how much effort Damon had to make in order to improve relations with his parents, who were not happy with the decision of the youngest son. However, soon Matt, along with Ben, received main roles in the motion picture "School Connections". In 1996, Matt got a role in the film "Glory Danz" and "Courage Under Fire". During the filming of the last film, Matt Damon lost 40 kilograms, and not in vain. After the film's release, critics called Matt "breakthrough of the year".
more famous actor made a movie "Good Hunt for Will", which was co-written by Matt and Ben Affleck. After the release of the film, which collected $225 million, actor-friends were awarded "Oscar" for the best screenplay. After the premiere, the media named Damon conqueror of women's hearts. Critics also praised Matt, calling talented.
A year later, Damon starred in the film Steven Spielberg "Saving Private Ryan". The film also received high recognition and took well-deserved five Oscars. When another equally wonderful film came out with Matt in the lead role called "The Bourne Identification", the movie star almost immediately received about thirty job offers.
Of the latest illustrious works, the project is very interesting "Martian"released in 2015. The plot of the film is very exciting and interesting. Those who are interested adventure genreYou just have to watch and appreciate this movie.
Actor's personal life and relationships
For a long time, Matt Damon watched his old friend Ben Affleck suffer from a breakup with Jennifer Lopez, and promised himself never to allow such a situation in his life. To him had to leave with an old school friend, as with the growing popularity of the movie star, the girl began to demand more and more attention to herself. Damon didn't like it. He made a choice in favor of career and professional growth.
After this incident, the actor followed a series of fleeting novels. Matt fell in love with almost every girl that was on the set. However, disillusioned with the actresses, he vowed never to have anything to do with them again.
A completely different story was with the Spaniard Luciana, who worked as a bartender. It was with this girl that Matt Damon was able to build a strong healthy relationship, which the couple formalized.
In 2005, beloved got married. In 2006, their first child, Isabella, was born. In 2008, the girl Gia was born, and in 2010 - Stella. Matt also has a stepdaughter.