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Matt Damon Timeline

Oct. 8, 1970
Born as Matthew Paige Damon in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Kent and Nancy Carlsson-Paige.
1974
His parents divorce.
1981
Meets Ben Affleck two blocks from his place and they quickly become the best of friends, watching X-Men and endless Godzilla reruns and playing Little League baseball together.
1986
His dad offers him Red Sox tickets but he decides to stay home and study. Sadly, he should have taken those tickets because history was made when Roger Clemens struck out twenty batters.
1988
Attends Harvard University, majoring in English and breakdancing. During this time, he works on a screenplay that later becomes Good Will Hunting. He also auditions to be a Mouseketeer but doesn't have the ears for it.
Oct. 21, 1988: Has his feature film debut in Mystic Pizza starring Julia Roberts. His one line is: "Mom, do you want my green stuff."
1991
Drops out of Harvard to become an actor.
1992
Damon and Affleck finish the screenplay for Good Will Hunting after many beers and numerous faxes.
Sept. 18, 1992
Stars in School Ties alongside Brendon Fraser and Ben Affleck.
1995
Begins dating Minnie Driver.
1996
Plays a heroin addict Courage Under Fire with Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan. He loses forty pounds for the part, eating only potatoes and boiled chicken, and almost dies in the process. Sells Good Will Hunting.
Dec. 5, 1997
Damon and Affleck star in Good Will Hunting and it gets immediate acclaim, becoming the highest grossing film in Miramax history.
Jan. 1998
Appears on the Oprah Winfrey show. When asked about Minnie Driver, he announces they have broken up. According to Minnie Driver, she knew nothing of this. According to Matt, they had broken up ten days before he appeared on Oprah Winfrey.
March 12, 1998
Finds himself in an awkward situation when he wins the ShoWest Award for Best Male Star of Tomorrow alongside his ex-girlfriend Minnie Driver, who wins Best Female Star of Tomorrow, forcing them to stand on stage together.
March 23, 1998
Wins the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Is seen with his future girlfriend Winona Ryder.
July 24, 1998
Plays Private James Ryan in Saving Private Ryan alongside Tom Hanks and Vin Diesel.
Dec. 25, 1999
Plays Tom Ripley in The Talented Mr. Ripley with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law.
Feb. 2000
Appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and informs everybody he and Affleck used to have pretend business lunches in the school cafeteria.
April 25, 2000
Breaks off his engagement with Winona Ryder.
March 2001
Begins dating Ben Affleck's personal assistant, Odessa Whitmire.
June 14, 2002
Plays Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity.
Oct. 2003
Breaks up with Odessa Whitmire.
Fall 2003
Not long after his relationship with Whitmire ends, Damon meets Luciana Barrosso at Crobar, a Miami club where Barroso is a bartender.
Feb. 2005
While filming The Bourne Supremacy in Italy, Damon takes time to do some sightseeing with Barroso. The two are spotted in Naples, where on tabloid reports that the two "visited the Castel dell'Ovo - a castle on an island - where 'they walked all around and Matt took pictures of Luciana,' says an eyewitness. Afterwards they dine at a cozy seaside restaurant."
May 14, 2004
Matt announces he would like to star in a porn movie entitled "The Porn Identity."
July 23, 2004
Appears as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Supremacy.
Oct. 4, 2004
Damon and Barroso celebrate his birthday in Prague, where he is filming the Brothers Grimm.
Dec. 16, 2004
Damon and Brad Pitt are evacuated from Claridges restaurant after a fire breaks out.
Early Sept.
Damon proposes to girlfriend Luciana Barroso.
Sept. 13 2005
Officially announces he is engaged to interior designer Luciana Barroso.
Dec. 2005
Access Hollywood reports that Damon and Luciana Barroso are expecting a child.
March 2005
When asked by In Style magazine if he's ever been fired, he says: "Yes - selling dance shoes. My boss said, 'Management wants to make a change.' We put that line in Good Will Hunting."






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