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PERSONAL DATA OF MATT DILLON
Age: 57 years old
Height: 183 cm
Born in: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Born on: 02/18/1964
BIOGRAPHY OF MATT DILLON
Matt Dillon, born Matthew Raymond Dillon, was born on February 18, 1964 in New Rochelle, New York. His career began in 1978, when writer Jane Bernstein and a friend of his were helping the director Jonathan Kaplan to look for faces for Young Warriors (1979). This is how they came across Dillon, a student at Larchmont’s Hommocks Middle School at the time. The young Matt receives the role of the problematic Richie, who opens the doors of great cinema to him. Only a year later, in fact, in 1980, the actor took part in two box office hits: Little Darlings, in which it is the love interest of one of the protagonists, and My bodyguard, where is the bully Melvin Moody. It is thanks to these two films that Dillon’s popularity spread, especially among the younger audience, to the point of becoming a true adolescent icon. Parallel to his fame, Dillon’s commitments also increase, and he begins to receive his first leading roles: A boy called Tex (1982) and American Blue Jeans (1982).
Francis Ford Coppola sees something in that face with a grim look, surrounded by thick black eyebrows, and with a pouting mouth and decides to entrust him with the leading role in The 56th street kids (1983) and in Rusty the savage (1983). He then detaches himself from the bad boy figure, immersing himself in other interpretations of various kinds. The spy story follows Target – Murder School (1985), the dramatic Fear (1986) and comedy The cursed ones of Broadway (1989). But it is thanks to the interpretation of the addict Bob in Cowboy Drugstore of Gus Van Sant who receives critical acclaim with the victory of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor. Comedy follows Singles – Love is a game (1992) by Cameron Crowe and the thriller To death (1995) also by Gus Van Sant.
In the nineties he was the star of sentimental comedy Mister Wonderful (1993), of the dramatic Unusual criminals (1996) and the erotic thriller Sex Crimes – Dangerous games (1998). In this decade he also held secondary roles of great importance, such as that of detective Pat in Everyone’s crazy about Mary (1998) – which earned him an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain – former student and novice comedy actor In & Out (1997) and the former high school star of Beautiful Girls (1996). The new Millennium opens with a new turning point for Dillon, who embarks on the path of directing and screenplay in City of Ghosts (2002), a drama film in which he is also the protagonist, the scammer Jimmy fleeing the States to Cambodia. A few years later a new milestone arrives for the actor with Crash – Physical contact (2004) of Paul Higgs, a film that garnered six Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Dillon. In addition to the Academy nomination, he also receives a Golden Globe nomination, BAFTA Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and many more.
In 2005 he is the protagonist of Factotum, based on the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski, in which the actor is Henry Chinaski, the poet’s alter ego; in the same year he is the champion Trip Murphy in Herbie – The super Beetle (2005). Later it is paired with Kate Hudson in comedy You, me and Dupree (2006), in which the couple must juggle the various antics staged by the character of Owen Wilson. The dramatic follow One truth (2008) and action thrillers Armored (2009), Takers (2010) and Family business (2014). In 2018 he is twice on the big screen with two very different films: the first is Jack’s house of Lars von Trier, in which the actor plays a serial killer with sadistic-artistic inclinations; The second one, An unforgettable journey of Til Schweiger, is a dramatic story in which Dillon is the son of an elder Nick Nolte, suffering from Alzheimer’s.
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MATT DILLON’S MOST RECENT MOVIES
City of Ghosts
Role: Film director
Al Capone (Fonzo)
The House That Jack Built
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MATT DILLON’S MOST RECENT TV SERIES
Role: Film director
Year: 2015 Go to all TV series
THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF MATT DILLON
Drama: 33% Comedy: 26% Thriller: 14% …