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Damon's 'born' identity

india Updated: Oct 07, 2009 17:55 IST

Matthew Damon wears many hats as he is an actor, writer and philanthropist. He has earned tremendous 'goodwill' in Hollywood with films like Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, The Departed and the Bourne and Ocean's series.

The actor shot to fame with the movie Good Will Hunting. He wrote the screenplay of the movie along with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the work. Damon garnered multiple nominations for Best Actor for his lead performance in the same film.

Damon's other movies include Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr. Ripley, the Ocean's series, the Bourne series, Syriana, The Good Shepherd, and The Departed.

Matt Damon is also considered one of the top thirty-five highest grossing actors of all time. In 2007, he was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

Apart from movies, the actor has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org.

Matt Damon tied the knot with Luciana Bozán Barroso in a private civil ceremony on December 9, 2005. He has two daughters, Isabella and Gia, and stepdaughter Alexia from Barroso's previous marriage.