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Matt Damon

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

Born: October 8, 1970 (43)

Damon's career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The film was nominated for numerous awards, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Damon has gone on to star in many successful movies, including the Bourne series, the Ocean's trilogy and Saving Private Ryan. He is one of the top 40 highest grossing actors of all time, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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