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Matt Damon celebrates 44th birthday in LA

Matt Damon celebrates 44th birthday in LA

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) --Matt Damon celebrated his 44th birthday on Tuesday night with a dinner party at restaurant Madeo in LA.
Veronica Linares
Matt Damon says he owes 'everything' to Robin Williams

Matt Damon says he owes 'everything' to Robin Williams

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) --Matt Damon addressed Robin Williams' suicide in an interview with Katie Couric, and said he and Ben Affleck owe "everything" to the actor.
Annie Martin
George Clooney gets married in Venice

George Clooney gets married in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 27 (UPI) --George Clooney married British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice on Saturday.
Brooks Hays
Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston in talks for 'The Great Wall'

Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston in talks for 'The Great Wall'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) --Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston are being considered for a Zhang Yimou ("House of Flying Daggers") film about the Great Wall of China.
Annie Martin
Matt Damon re-teaming with 'Margaret' director for new film

Matt Damon re-teaming with 'Margaret' director for new film

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 7 (UPI) --Matt Damon to play a troubled plumber whose brother dies in Kenneth Lonergan's 'Manchester-by-the-Sea.'
Danielle Haynes
Susan Sarandon nominates ex David Bowie for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Susan Sarandon nominates ex David Bowie for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) --Susan Sarandon accepted Harry Styles' nomination to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sunday and in turn nominated her ex-lover David Bowie.
Veronica Linares
Matt Damon uses toilet water to perform Ice Bucket Challenge

Matt Damon uses toilet water to perform Ice Bucket Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Matt Damon used toilet water to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, in order to also raise awareness about the lack of clean drinking water worldwide.
Annie Martin
Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Ben Affleck had a little help from his wife Jennifer Garner while completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.
Veronica Linares
Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

Robin Williams dead at 63 from apparent suicide

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday morning at the age of 63.
JC Finley
'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

'Exodus' director Ridley Scott has another biblical epic in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --"Exodus: Gods and Kings" director Ridley Scott plans to make another biblical epic about David, who defeated Goliath and became the King of Israel.
Annie Martin
Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) --Joe Berlinger says even he's surprised by the number of people who cooperated with the making of his film "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger."
Karen Butler
Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

Whitey Bulger's lawyer denounces 'Black Mass' movie with Johnny Depp

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Whitey Bulger's defense attorney, Hank Brennan, has denounced as fiction "Black Mass," an upcoming movie starring Johnny Depp as the crime boss.
Karen Butler
'Project Greenlight' will return to television with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

'Project Greenlight' will return to television with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- "Project Greenlight," a series about aspiring filmmakers, will return to HBO with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
Annie Martin
Matt Damon in talks to play lead in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon in talks to play lead in 'The Martian'

HOLLYWOOD, April 13 (UPI) -- Director Drew Goddard drops project to take on "Sinister Six," while Matt Damon considers joining film.
Danielle Haynes
'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of "The Monuments Men" are to attend a screening of the World War II picture at the White House, Variety reported.
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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
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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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