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From his beginnings as a teen heartthrob, Matt Dillon -- named after the hero of the television series "Gunsmoke" -- matured into an accomplished actor who can play roles across an array of genres.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Feb. 18, 1964, Dillon made his silver-screen debut at age 15 playing a school bully in Over the Edge (1979). Several similar teen films followed, including My Bodyguard (1980) and Little Darlings (1980). Dillon landed his breakout role in 1983's The Outsiders, and by the mid-1980s he'd transitioned into the adult sphere.

In 1989, Dillon gave a gritty, critically acclaimed performance as a junkie in Drugstore Cowboy. He also delivered memorable turns in A Kiss Before Dying (1991), Singles (1992), To Die For (1995), Albino Alligator (1997), In & Out (1997), Wild Things (1998) and There's Something About Mary (1998).

Matt Dillon in Takers

Takers

2010 PG-13

With their eyes on a huge payoff, a motley crew of bank robbers plan out their next heist. A former colleague convinces the boys to target an armored car carrying $20 million. But a detective tries to make sure the thieves never pull off the scheme.

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