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Matt Damon Bio

Actor Matt Damon earned his way to fame playing difficult roles and writing a film that blew critics and audiences out of the water. Since breaking onto the scene he’s starred in tons of blockbusters (like The Bourne Supremacy and Ocean's 11) and his new feel-good family film We Bought A Zoo is in theaters now. Find out more in his Kidzworld bio!

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Made in Massachusetts

Matthew Paige Damon was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a stockbroker and realtor and his mother taught at a university, but both he and his older brother Kyle are artists, Matt as an actor and his brother as a sculptor. When they were young their parents separated and they moved to Cambridge, MA. It was there that Matt first realized he was interested in acting. He took part in as many theater productions as he could as a kid, but he was talented at both theater and academic subjects and was accepted into the prestigious Harvard University to study English .

Matt starred as Jason Bourne is the spy thriller blockbuster series The Bourne IdentityMatt starred as Jason Bourne is the spy thriller blockbuster series The Bourne Identity

Harvard Hottie

At Harvard Matt continued to pursue acting. In fact, he had to skip lots of classes for auditions, but it paid off. He scored roles in small films like the TV movie Rising Sun and the prep school drama School Ties. When he landed a part in Geronimo: An American Tale, Matt decided it was time to quit school for good and try to act full time. Although Matt was getting roles and working hard, he still hadn’t broken into the mainstream, even after playing a difficult (and critically applauded role) as a soldier in Courage Under Fire. Matt went so far as to lose 40 pounds for the part, which was not only hard but led to health problems.

Good Will and Private Ryan

One of Matt’s closest friends is fellow actor and Massachusetts-native Ben Affleck, and this friendship turned out to be the key to stardom for both of them. The friends co-wrote the script for the film Good Will Hunting, about a genius from a poor neighborhood who encounters two professors determined to help him. The movie was an unprecedented success, earning nine Academy Award nominations! They won that year for Best Original Screenplay. After the success of Good Will Hunting, doors opened for Matt everywhere. But he wasn’t content to play easy roles - he continued to pick challenging, artistic and meaningful roles. His next project was Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. More recently he has dominated the blockbuster genre with The Bourne Trilogy films as well as political thrillers like The Informant and even comedies!

Matt starred as Jason Bourne is the spy thriller blockbuster series The Bourne IdentityMatt starred as Jason Bourne is the spy thriller blockbuster series The Bourne Identity

Did You Know…

  • Matt is married and has four daughters
  • He is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan
  • Matt originally wrote the screenplay for Good Will Hunting for one of his classes at Harvard
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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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