Matt Damon, born in 1970, is an American actor, screenwriter and film producer. Damon has worked with important directors of modern cinema, among others, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Gus Van Sant, Robert Redford, the Coen brothers, Steven Soderbergh and Cameron Crowe, going from brilliant comedy to action films, up to the modern western.
In 1998, together with his friend Ben Affleck, he won the Golden Globe for best screenplay and the Oscar for best original screenplay, also being nominated in the best leading actor category at the Oscars for Will Hunting. In 2010 he received his second Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his performance in Invictus. He later won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for the film The Martian in 2016. For the same film, he received his fourth nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Damon has become known for his versatility, starring in commercially and critically successful films such as the killer Jason Bourne in The Bourne series, an anti-hero in The Talented Mr. Ripley, an angel in Dogma, a young soldier in Saving Private Ryan. He has won critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana, The Good Shepherd, The Departed, The Informant! and Hereafter. In 2016 he was one of the producers of the film Manchester by the Sea, with which he obtained an Oscar nomination for best film.