Matthew Raymond Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an American actor and film director.
Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him nominations for an Academy award, Golden Globe...
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Matt Dillon's successful film career has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of dramatic and comedic talents. Dillon displayed his versatility with an arresting performance co-starring as a racist cop in the critically acclaimed Paul Haggis film Crash. This role earned him nominations for an Academy award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics Choice Award, BAFTA Award and won him an Independent Spirit Award. In addition, the film earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics Choice Award for Best Ensemble. As the New York Times' Film Critic A.O. Scott put it, \\"He seems to be getting better with every film.\\" He starred opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson in Universal Pictures' comedy, You, Me and Dupree and in Factotum for which he received glowing reviews for portraying Charles Bukowski's alter ego when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. From his breakthrough performance in The Outsiders to his hilarious turn as an obsessed private investigator in There's Something About Mary, he has proven himself to be one of the most diverse actors of his generation. In 1990 Dillon won an IFP Spirit Award for his gritty performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. From there he went on to star in such films as Ted Demme's Beautiful Girls opposite Uma Thurman and Natalie Portman, Cameron Crowe's Singles, In & Out with Kevin Kline, Kevin Spacey's Albino Alligator, Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, Garry Marshall's Flamingo Kid, Van Sant's To Die For with Nicole Kidman, and John McNaughton's Wild Things. He starred in Nothing But The Truth, opposite Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga, Disney's Old Dogs, opposite John Travolta, Robin Williams and Kelly Preston, and the Screen Gems films Armored and Takers.
Aside from being an accomplished actor, Dillon wrote, and made his feature film directorial debut with City of Ghosts, in which he also starred with Gérard Depardieu, Stellan Skarsgård, and James Caan. Prior to City of Ghosts, Dillon made his television directorial debut in 1997 with an episode of HBO's gritty prison drama Oz.
Dillon's achievements continued with television appearances in an HBO adaptation of Irwin Shaw's Return To Kansas City and a part co-narrating the documentary Dear America: Letters From Home.
Dillon's multi-talents have also landed him on stage starring on Broadway in The Boys In Winter as well as the PBS/American Playhouse production of The Great American Fourth Of July And Other Disasters. His recent film credits include the comedy Girl Most Likely opposite Annette Bening and Kristen Wiig; the drama Sunlight, Jr. opposite Naomi Watts, and the heist comedy The Art Of The Steal opposite Kurt Russell. Dillon most recently starred in M. Night Shyamalan's hit television event series Wayward Pines for FOX.
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Matt Dillon was born on February 18, 1964, in New Rochelle, New York in a Roman Catholic family. He is the son of Mary Ellen, a homemaker and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager. He was raised along with his five siblings: one sister and four brothers. He is American by nationality and belongs to the Irish descent with some Scottish and German ancestry. He attended Hommocks Middle School and during that time he luckily got a chance to work in the teenage movie Over the Edgein 1978. He dropped out of school for some time and later joined the Mamaroneck High School.
Matt Dillon began his acting career as a child artist in Over the Edge. After making the successful debut he was offered with two movies; Little Darlings and My Bodyguard, both the movies did an excellent job at the box office. In 1983, his Hollywood venture, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish succeeded to win the heart of audiences. He worked on many films such as; Tex (1982), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), To Die For (1995), Wild Things, There's Something About Mary (1998), The Art of the Steal (2013), Bad Country(2014) and much more. In 2002, he enrolled himself in directing too with the movie, City of Ghosts where he acted and wrote the screenplay. In 2004, he was cast in the Academy Award-winning movie Crash of Paul Haggis. He also got his first nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He even hosted the Saturday Night Live in March 2006. The same year, he appeared in the movie,You, Me and Dupree which received a critical acclamation. He also appeared in several TV series, including The Simp...
Matt Dillon is romantically involved with choreographer, Roberta Mastromichele since 2014. Previously he was in a relationship with actress,Cameron Diaz. The duo dated in 1995 and after three years of relationship, they split in 1998. His younger brother, Kevin Dillonis also a popular Hollywoods actor who is best known for his role in HBO comedy series, ‘Entourage’. Alex Raymond is the sister of his grandmother who is the famous cartoonist and the creator of the comic strip ‘Flash Gordon’, ‘Jungle Jim’ and ‘Rip Kirby’.
Matt Dillon stands at the height of 6 feet (1.82m). The Heartthrob actor has earned an astonishing net worth of $40 million form his acting and directing career. His net worth is likely to increases in upcoming days. In 1998, his movie, There's Something About Marywas a blockbuster hit and made $3,698,84651 at the box-office as well received critical acclamation and numerous awards. Dillion's most successful movie, Crashwas nominated for six Oscar awards and bagged three out of them. The movie was made with the budget of $7 million and earned more than $98 million at the box office.
Matt Dillon On 18-2-1964 Matt Dillon (nickname: Matt) was born in New Rochelle, New York, United States. He made his 35 million dollar fortune with Reservoir Dogs, Drugstore Cowboy & Crash. The actor is dating Roberta Mastromichele, his starsign is Aquarius and he is now 57 years of age.
Aug 28, 2020 · Ciao Bella: Matt Dillon, 56, and his longtime girlfriend Roberta Mastromichele attended the premiere of City of Ghosts at Rome's Timvision Floating Theatre on Thursday Dillon cut a smart-casual...
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Jun 03, 2011 · James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. The actor died in his...