Matt Damon was voted #2 on AskMen’s Top 49 Men 2007 edition, runner-up only to soccer star David Beckham.
Matt has gone from an obscure actor to a Hollywood golden boy in just a few of years. He became an instant star when he co-wrote and starred in “Good Will Hunting” with his longtime friend, Ben Affleck. Matt won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar and it’s been a rocket ride ever since.
Matt Damon was born in the Cambridge area of Boston. Matt Damon has starred in a variety of hit Hollywood movies including The Talented Mr Ripley, Ocean’s Eleven, The Brother’s Grimm, and The Bourne Identity.
“Success is not something I’ve wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that’s true, big-time success. If not, it’s much ado about nothing.”When Damon was asked about dealing with fame, “I think you can control the effect that fame has on your life by the way you choose to live … Not dating a celebrity is big.”The Bourne Identity trilogy has had tremendous success. When Matt was asked what’s next, he jokingly replied, “Bourne the musical. That was my suggestion. I think you have to kind of change the genre. It’s either got to be porn or a musical to re-ignite the franchise.”
“Right before The Bourne Identity came out, I hadn’t been offered a movie in a year. Because The Legend of Bagger Vance had come out and bombed and All the Pretty Horses had come out and bombed.”
Matt does worry about being typecast. “I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I’m just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing.”