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  • . Matt Dillon, born on February 18, 1964, a multi-talented actor, is considered one of the most underrated actors of our time. 

    Background  

    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. 

    First Role  

    Dillon was cast as Richie, a tough street-wise teen hoodlum, in the 1979 youth in crisis film, "Over the Edge". 

    Critical Acclaim  

    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. 

    Family  

    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. 

    Bio  

    Matt Dillon 
    February 18, 1964 
    New Rochelle, NY 
    Aquarius
    Awards  
    1990 - Independent Spirit Award - Best Male Lead - "Drugstore Cowboy"
    Films  
    1998 - There's Something About Mary  .... Pat Healy 
    1998 - Wild Things  .... Sam Lombardo 
    1997 - In & Out .... Cameron Drake 
    1996 - Beautiful Girls .... Tommy "Birdman" Rowland 
    1996 - Albino Alligator .... Dova 
    1996 - Grace of My Heart .... Jay Phillips 
    1995 - Frankie Starlight .... Terry Klout 
    1995 - To Die for .... Larry Maretto 
    1994 - Golden Gate .... Kevin Walker 
    1993 - Mr. Wonderful .... Gus 
    1993 - The Saint of Fort Washington .... Matthew 
    1992 - Malcolm X (uncredited) .... Disc Jockey 
    1992 - Singles .... Cliff Poncier 
    1991 - A Kiss Before Dying .... Jonathan Corliss  
    1989 - Bloodhounds of Broadway .... Regret 
    1989 - Drugstore Cowboy .... Bob 
    1988 - Kansas .... Doyle Kennedy 
    1987 - The Big Town .... J.C. Cullen 
    1986 - Native Son .... Jan 
    1985 - Rebel .... Rebel 
    1985 - Target .... Chris Lloyd 
    1984 - The Flamingo Kid .... Jeffrey Willis 
    1983 - The Outsiders .... Dallas Winston 
    1983 - Rumble Fish .... Rusty James 
    1982 - Tex .... Tex McCormick 
    1981 - Liar's Moon .... Jack Duncan 
    1980 - Little Darlings .... Randy 
    1980 - My Bodyguard .... Moody 
    1979 - Over the Edge .... Richie
    TV  
    1991 - Fishing with John - TV Series  
    1991 - Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules .... Eddie Megeffin 
    1989 - When He's Not a Stranger 
    1987 - Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam .... Co-narrator 
    1982 - The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters
    Bio 
    • Matt Dillon
    • February 18, 1964
    • New Rochelle, NY
    • Aquarius
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    Future 
    Films 
    Status
    . "Starkers, Texas" - slated for release in 2000.  Cast to date:  Matt Dillon, Billy Bob Thornton. 
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