Director: Timing right for 'United 93'

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The director of "United 93" says he considered making a film about the Sept. 11 U.S. terrorist attacks two years ago, but decided that was too soon.

Marky Mark has a new baby babe

LOS ANGELES, March 29 (UPI) -- Actor Mark Wahlberg and his longtime girlfriend, model Rhea Durham, had their second child together Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Ellen Barkin joins the 'Oceans' crowd

BURBANK, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones will not be back for "Ocean's Thirteen," which starts shooting in Burbank, Calif., in July.

Affleck and Damon together again

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Best buddies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are about to hit the big screen together again for the first time since "Dogma" in 1999.

Redford: 'Cassidy' redux idea 'depressing'

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Robert Redford says the notion of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in a remake of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is "depressing."

Jolie, Pitt cheered in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Actors, activists and parents-to-be Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were cheered by crowds as they toured Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Angelina Jolie is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting a child together in the summer.

Mark Wahlberg to be a dad again

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg and his girlfriend, Rhea Durham, are reportedly expecting their second child.

Matt Damon marries in New York

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon married his presumed pregnant girlfriend, Luciana Barroso, at New York City Hall Friday. The only witness to the ceremony conducted by a justice of the peace was Barroso's daughter, Alexia, 6, TMZ.com reported.

Matt Damon's fiancee is pregnant

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon and fiancee Luciana Barroso are expecting their first child together, it was reported Thursday.

Damon: Clooney was depressed over weight

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon says an injury and a 30-pound weight gain kept George Clooney from having much fun while making their new film, "Syriana." Clooney packed on 30 pounds to play a CIA operative in the political thriller in theaters Wednesday.

Damon, Clooney laugh off 'sexy' snub

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Matt Damon says he harbors no ill will towards Matthew McConaughey, the actor who beat him out for People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" title.

Monty Python stars reunite for 'Grimm'

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A "Grimm" occasion reunited three stars of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" -- the premiere of Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" in London.

Big screen's Weinsteins go a bit smaller

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. is spinning its movies into TV series starting with "Sin City" and "Rounders," it was reported Monday.

The Almanac

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Matt Damon
Ben Affleck (L) presents the 24th annual American Cinematheque Award to Matt Damon at the 24th annual American Cinematheque Award Ceremony in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 2010. UPI/ Phil McCarten

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, screenwriter, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997), from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work and Damon garnered multiple Best Actor nominations, including the Academy Award, for his lead performance in the film.

Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award as a supporting actor in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top forty highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

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