Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor and philanthropist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his screenwriting in Good Will Hunting, and was nominated for his lead performance in the same film. Growing steadily in popularity from the 1997 film, he has since matched up with A-list actors in mainstream films, and today is rated among the top actors in Hollywood.
Damon has starred in popular films such as Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ocean's Eleven, The Bourne Identity, Ocean's Twelve, The Bourne Supremacy, Syriana, The Brothers Grimm, The Good Shepherd, The Departed, Ocean's Thirteen and The Bourne Ultimatum. He has won multiple awards for his film performances and has received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Damon is one of the top twenty-five highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
Damon has been actively involved in several charitable organizations,