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Actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter (with fellow actor Ben Affleck for 1997's Good Will Hunting), Matt Damon exudes a boyish charm that's vaulted him to the front rank of bankable stars in Hollywood.

Born Oct. 8, 1970, in Cambridge, Mass., Damon befriended neighbor Affleck in 1981. After making his feature debut (with one line) in 1988's Mystic Pizza, Damon performed with the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and various Harvard theater groups.

By the early 1990s, Damon began to focus on his film career, which soon was soaring. His notable movies include The Rainmaker (his first starring role, in 1997); Saving Private Ryan (1998, playing the titular soldier); The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999); and Ocean's Eleven (2001). A double Golden Globe nominee in 2009, Damon received nods for his lead role in The Informant and his supporting turn in Invictus, for which he also copped an Oscar nomination.

Matt Damon in The Great Wall

The Great Wall

2017 PG-13

Set in 15th-century China, this epic tale follows a pair of traveling British warriors who discover that the Great Wall being erected isn't to keep out the Mongols: It's to repel a horde of rampaging supernatural creatures.

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  • Matt Damon in Green Zone Green Zone
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  • Matt Damon in The Monuments Men The Monuments Men
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  • Matt Damon in The Departed The Departed
  • Matt Damon in Elysium Elysium
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  • Matt Damon in Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Eleven
  • Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau The Adjustment Bureau
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  • Matt Damon in Courage Under Fire Courage Under Fire
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  • Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Matt Damon in The People Speak The People Speak
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  • Matt Damon in The Brothers Grimm The Brothers Grimm
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