Matt Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. He has worked in a good number of movies and has more than 139 nominations, according to IMDb. The number of nominations for various awards show how talented and great Matt is. After working as an actor in so many movies, he also produced a few movies including Manchester by the Sea. He was also listed the Sexiest Man Alive in 2007 by People Magazine. He earns most of his wealth through movies and his current net worth is $200 million.
Matt was born on October 8, 1970 in Boston. He spent a few years over there and then moved to Cambridge after his father divorced his mom. He started living with his brother and mom. This was the place and time he met the actor, Ben Affleck, and they are still the best friends. He was just 10-year-old when he met Ben and they both always dreamed to be actors. Their dream came true and now they are the best actors in the industry. Matt is even one of the highest paid and most acclaimed actors in the world.
When he was in school, he appeared in various theater shows and dramas. He also went to Harvard University from 1988 to 1992 where his major was English. But he left the university without completing his graduation and decided to enter the entertainment industry. First, he got smaller roles and he was very discouraged. But he didn’t quit as he had already left the university without completing education. His first few works were smaller roles in “Mystic Pizza”, “Courage Under Fire” and “School Ties”.
He got a major breakthrough when he and Ben Affleck decided to write screenplay for the movie, “Good Will Hunting”. That movie bagged them both so much. Their script got the Best Original Screenplay Oscar award and Matt was also nominated for the best actor award. After the success of that movie, producers followed him. Then came another major success for him and that was a role in “Saving the Private Ryan” and few others.
After that, Matt has never looked back and worked in a number of best movies. He has also been a part of Jason Bourne franchise and played lead roles in first three parts. The series was blockbuster and brought him a lot of wealth. One of the most recent success was “The Martian” where he was also nominated for the best actor. This movie was a sci-fi movie and was a huge success, adding more to Matt’s net worth.
He produced “Manchester by the Sea” that had major roles for Ben Affleck’s brother Casey Affleck and he won Oscar for his role in the movie. That proved, Matt is an outstanding producer as well.
In the mid of his career, Matt got married to Luciana Barroso and they have three children together, one more from his ex-wife. Matt is a man who keeps himself busy, either in working as an actor or as a donator. He loves to donate and is interested in offering donations for clean water in the developing countries.