||.||Matt Dillon, born on February 18, 1964, a multi-talented actor, is
considered one of the most underrated actors of our time.
Born and raised in New Rochelle, New York. Matt is the second-eldest in a large Roman Catholic family. He boasts four brothers and one sister. Dillon attended Hommocks Junior High until his junior year. He was discovered in the halls of the school, offered a screen test and thus began his acting career.
Dillon was cast as Richie, a tough street-wise teen hoodlum, in the 1979 youth in crisis film, "Over the Edge".
Dillon became an immediate teen idol after his debut film. He retained this status for years and was most popular with the young girls. His acting was becoming more refined and his characterizations more believable. In 1989 Dillon was cast as a drug-addicated loser going nowhere in the Gus Van Sant film "Drugstore Cowboy". Dillon won critical acclaim for his portrayal of 'Bob' and was recognized as a serious actor.
Dillon's father is an investment manager and also a portrait painter. His mother is a homemaker, and of his four brothers and one sister, brother Kevin is also an actor. Dillon's significant other is Cameron Diaz.
1990 - Independent Spirit Award - Best Male Lead - "Drugstore Cowboy"Films
1998 - There's Something About Mary .... Pat HealyTV
1991 - Fishing with John - TV SeriesBio
|.||"Starkers, Texas" - slated for release in 2000.
Cast to date: Matt Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton.
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