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Born: October 8, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Newton and Cambridge, MA
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Lived in a commune-like house in Cambridge with his mother and older brother
1981:
Met and became friends with Ben Affleck, who lived two blocks away (date approximate)
1988:
Made feature film debut in "Mystic Pizza"; had one line
1990:
TV acting debut in the TV-movie "Rising Son" (TNT)
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Acted with the prestigious American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and with various Harvard theatre groups
1992:
Played first prominent screen role in "School Ties," also featuring Affleck
1995:
Appeared in the TNT movie "The Good Old Boys," directed by Tommy Lee Jones
1996:
Landed a supporting role in "Courage Under Fire"
1996:
Sold script co-written with Ben Affleck, "Good Will Hunting"; Damon and Affleck co-starred in the feature which was released in 1997; received Oscar for Best Original Screenplay; had also been nominated as Best Actor
1997:
Made cameo appearance in "Chasing Amy," starring Affleck and directed by Kevin Smith
1997:
Starred in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker,'" directed by Francis Ford Coppola
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With Ben Affleck, formed Pearl Street Productions
1998:
Had titular role in Steven Spielberg's WWII drama "Saving Private Ryan"
1998:
Played leading role of a reformed gambler in "Rounders"
1999:
Reteamed with Affleck to play a pair of renegade angels in Kevin Smith's "Dogma"
1999:
Co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in "The Talented Mr Ripley," scripted and directed by Anthony Minghella
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Formed LivePlanet with Affleck and producers Sean Bailey and Chris Moore
2000:
LivePlanet sponsored Project Greenlight, an Internet screenwriting competition created in partnership with HBO and Miramax
2000:
Portrayed a 1930s golfer in "The Legend of Bagger Vance," directed by Robert Redford
2000:
Starred in the film version of "All the Pretty Horses," scripted and directed by Billy Bob Thornton
2001:
Appeared in the ensemble of "Ocean's Eleven"
2001:
Was an executive producer (with Ben Affleck and others) and appeared in the HBO series "Project Greenlight" which followed the making of the film "Stolen Summer" (2002)
2002:
With Casey Affleck, co-wrote and co-starred in the Sundance-screened "Gerry"
2002:
Guest starred on the NBC sitcom "Will & Grace," playing a heterosexual who poses as a gay man to land a spot in a chorale group
2002:
Won lead role of Jason Bourne, a spy with amnesia, in "The Bourne Identity," based on the Robert Ludlum novel
2003:
Co-starred with Greg Kinnear in the comedy "Stuck on You," directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
2004:
Reprised role of Jason Bourne in "The Bourne Supremacy" based on the Robert Ludlum novel
2004:
Returned with the original cast for "Ocean's Twelve," directed by Steven Soderbergh
2005:
Cast in Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" opposite Heath Ledger
2005:
Cast as an oil executive in the geopolitical thriller "Syriana," based on the real-life memoirs of CIA agent Robert Baer; produced by George Clooney
2006:
Executive produced "Feast" a horror film, which is a result of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest
2006:
Cast as a criminal who has infiltrated the police department in Martin Scorsese's mob drama "The Departed"
2006:
Portrayed CIA agent Edward Wilson in Robert De Niro's long-anticipated "The Good Shepherd," which recounts the history of the CIA from World War II through its involvement in the Bay of Pigs
2007:
Re-teamed with the original cast for "Ocean's 13"
2007:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2007:
Reprised role of Jason Bourne in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
2009:
Portrayed Mark Whitacre, the ADM executive turned whistle-blower in Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant"
2009:
Portrayed Francois Pienaar, the South African Rugby team captain, opposite Morgan Freeman as former President Mandela in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus"
2010:
Re-teamed with director Paul Greengrass for the war thriller "Green Zone"
2010:
Guest starred as a pilot named Carol on the season finale of "30 Rock," starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin
2010:
Played an American factory worker who communicates with the dead in "Hereafter," a film written by Peter Morgan and directed by Clint Eastwood
2010:
Played Texas Ranger La Boeuf in the Western written and directed by the Coen brothers, "True Grit"
2011:
Starred opposite Emily Blunt in the romantic thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"
2011:
Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"
2011:
Co-starred with Anna Paquin and Mark Ruffalo in "Margaret"; filming began in 2005, but spent five years in post-production
2011:
Played a father who moves his family to the countryside to renovate a struggling zoo in "We Bought a Zoo," directed by Cameron Crowe and co-starring Scarlett Johansson
2012:
Co-wrote screenplay for "Promised Land" with John Krasinski; film based on a story by Dave Eggers and directed by Gus van Sant; also starred as a corporate salesperson
2013:
Featured in the HBO TV movie "Behind the Candelabra"

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