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|Birth Place:||Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in Newton and Cambridge, MA
Lived in a commune-like house in Cambridge with his mother and older brother
Met and became friends with Ben Affleck, who lived two blocks away (date approximate)
Made feature film debut in "Mystic Pizza"; had one line
TV acting debut in the TV-movie "Rising Son" (TNT)
Acted with the prestigious American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and with various Harvard theatre groups
Played first prominent screen role in "School Ties," also featuring Affleck
Appeared in the TNT movie "The Good Old Boys," directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Landed a supporting role in "Courage Under Fire"
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
Made cameo appearance in "Chasing Amy," starring Affleck and directed by Kevin Smith
Starred in "John Grisham's 'The Rainmaker,'" directed by Francis Ford Coppola
With Ben Affleck, formed Pearl Street Productions
Had titular role in Steven Spielberg's WWII drama "Saving Private Ryan"
Played leading role of a reformed gambler in "Rounders"
Reteamed with Affleck to play a pair of renegade angels in Kevin Smith's "Dogma"
Co-starred with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in "The Talented Mr Ripley," scripted and directed by Anthony Minghella
Formed LivePlanet with Affleck and producers Sean Bailey and Chris Moore
LivePlanet sponsored Project Greenlight, an Internet screenwriting competition created in partnership with HBO and Miramax
Portrayed a 1930s golfer in "The Legend of Bagger Vance," directed by Robert Redford
Starred in the film version of "All the Pretty Horses," scripted and directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Appeared in the ensemble of "Ocean's Eleven"
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)
With Casey Affleck, co-wrote and co-starred in the Sundance-screened "Gerry"
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
Won lead role of Jason Bourne, a spy with amnesia, in "The Bourne Identity," based on the Robert Ludlum novel
Co-starred with Greg Kinnear in the comedy "Stuck on You," directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Reprised role of Jason Bourne in "The Bourne Supremacy" based on the Robert Ludlum novel
Returned with the original cast for "Ocean's Twelve," directed by Steven Soderbergh
Cast in Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" opposite Heath Ledger
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
Executive produced "Feast" a horror film, which is a result of the third season of the Project Greenlight contest
Cast as a criminal who has infiltrated the police department in Martin Scorsese's mob drama "The Departed"
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
Re-teamed with the original cast for "Ocean's 13"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Reprised role of Jason Bourne in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
Portrayed Mark Whitacre, the ADM executive turned whistle-blower in Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant"
Portrayed Francois Pienaar, the South African Rugby team captain, opposite Morgan Freeman as former President Mandela in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus"
Re-teamed with director Paul Greengrass for the war thriller "Green Zone"
Guest starred as a pilot named Carol on the season finale of "30 Rock," starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin
Played an American factory worker who communicates with the dead in "Hereafter," a film written by Peter Morgan and directed by Clint Eastwood
Played Texas Ranger La Boeuf in the Western written and directed by the Coen brothers, "True Grit"
Starred opposite Emily Blunt in the romantic thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"
Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"
Co-starred with Anna Paquin and Mark Ruffalo in "Margaret"; filming began in 2005, but spent five years in post-production
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
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
Featured in the HBO TV movie "Behind the Candelabra"
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