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Matt Dillon ACTOR


Matt Dillon was born on February 18th, 1964 in New Rochelle, New York with the birth name Matthew Raymond Dillon, born to Mary Ellen and Paul Dillon into a family with six children total. 

While attending Hommocks School, he was seen by a talent scout who asked him to attend a casting call.  He was cast in his first film role in 1979 appearing in, "Over the Edge" starring along with Michael Eric Kramer, Ellen Geer, Harry Northup, Andy Romano and Vincent Spano.  Soon he began to embark on a career as an actor and was adding such credits as, "My Bodyguard" (1980) with Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Martin Mull, Joan Cusack, John Houseman and Ruth Gordon, "Little Darlings" (1980) starring Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol and Armand Assante and "Liar's Moon" (1982) starring Cindy Fisher, Yvonne DeCarlo, Christopher Connelly, Broderick Crawford and Hoyt Axton.  
Now he had earned his place in Hollywood and was an idolized teenage star.  More successful film roles soon followed such as, "Tex" (1982) also starring Frances Lee McCain, Jim Metzler, Meg Tilly, Emilio Estevez, Nell Carter, Bill McKinney and Ben Johnson, "The Outsiders" (1983) starring wit other members of the 'Brat Pack' C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio and Diane Lane, "Rumble Fish" (1983) co-starring Mickey Rourke, Dennis Hopper, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Penn and William Smith, "The Flamingo Kid" (1984) with Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, Jessica Walter and Janet Jones, "Target" (1985) opposite Gene Hackman, "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) also starring Kelly Lynch, Heather Graham, James Remar, James Le Gros and William S. Burroughs, "Singles" (1992) with Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Skerritt and Sheila Kelley, "The Saint of Fort Washington" (1993) with Danny Glover and Ving Rhames, "Mr. Wonderful" (1993) co-starring Annabella Sciorra, Vincent D'Onofrio, William Hurt, Mary-Louise Parker and James Gandolfini and "To Die For" (1995) Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Illeana Douglas, Wayne Knight, Casey Affleck, Kurtwood Smith, Dan Hedaya and Alison Folland. 

Along with working in films he made his stage Broadway debut in 1985 on, "The Boys of Winter".  Along with film and stage work he also added the television credits, "American Playhouse" (1982) and the television movie, "Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules" (1991).

Not showing any attempt to slow down in the film industry he continued to appear in more films, "Wild Things" (1998) co-starring Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards, Theresa Russell, Robert Wagner and Bill Murray, "There's Something About Mary" (1998) also starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott and Lee Evans, "One Night at McCool's" (2001) starring with Liv Tyler, Michael Douglas, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, Reba McEntire and Andrew Dice Clay, "Employee of the Month" (2004) with Christina Applegate and "Crash" (2004) starring alongside Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Esposito, Terrence Howard, Larenz Tate, Brendan Fraser, Michael Pena, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe and Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, a film for which he earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Along with working as an actor with no formal education as a director, he was given a chance to direct an episode of the television series, "Oz" in 1999 followed by directing the film, "City of Ghosts" (2002). 

Other more recent film roles include, "You, Me and Dupree" (2006) co-starring Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Michael Douglas, Amanda Detmer and Harry Dean Stanton, "Nothing but the Truth" (2008) alongside Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga, Alan Alda, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, Preston Bailey and David Schwimmer, "Armored" (2009) co-starring Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Milo Ventimiglia, Skeet Ulrich and Columbus Short, "Imogene" (2012) and soon to release in 2013, "Whiskey Bay", "The Black Marks", "Seconds of Pleasure" and "Inferno: Linda Lovelace Story".
Matt Dillon has yet to marry or have any children of his own and was in the media for having a three year relationship with actress, Cameron Diaz.


2013         Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story
2013         Seconds of Pleasure
2013         The Black Marks
2013         Pawn Shop Chronicles
2013         Whiskey Bay
2012         Sunlight Jr.
2012         Imogene
2011         Fish Gun
2011         Modern Family 
2010         Takers
2009         Armored
2009         Old Dogs
2008         Nothing But the Truth
2007         The Simpsons
2006         You, Me and Dupree
2005         Herbie Fully Loaded
2005         Factotum
2005         Loverboy
2004         Crash
2004         Employee of the Month
2002         City of Ghosts
2002         Deuces Wild
2001         One Night at McCool's
1998         There's Something About Mary
1998         Wild Things
1997         In & Out
1996         Albino Alligator
1996         Grace of My Heart
1996         Beautiful Girls
1995         Frankie Starlight
1995         To Die For
1994         Golden Gate
1993         Mr. Wonderful
1993         The Saint of Fort Washington
1992         Singles
1991         Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules
1991         A Kiss Before Dying
1989         Drugstore Cowboy
1989         Bloodhounds of Broadway
1988         Kansas
1987         The Big Town
1986         Native Son
1985         Rebel
1985         Target
1984         The Flamingo Kid
1983         Rumble Fish
1983         The Outsiders
1982         Liar's Moon
1982         Tex
1982         American Playhouse
1980         My Bodyguard
1980         Little Darlings
1979         Over the Edge

Matinee Classics - The Outsiders starring C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Emelio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Glenn Withrow, Diane Lane, Leif Garrett, Darren Dalton, Michelle Meyrink, Tom Waits, Gailard Sartain, S. E. Hinton and William Smith

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