Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting, Behind the Candelabra, Emmys, Directorial Debut)
Matt Damon attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School where he was proudly a disciplined student. But his first two years was “terrifying” because of his shortness during that time. Though he did well at school, there were lonely periods in his adolescence. He has described feeling “such pain in wanting to belong somewhere and not belonging.” When he was 14, he dreamed of going to the Yale School of Drama to become an actor, but he ended up at Harvard instead. He found joy in performing as an actor in some high school theater productions, citing his drama teacher at Rindge and Latin, Gerry Speca, as an artistic influence. After high school, Matt was accepted into Harvard University as an English major in the fall of 1988. He was supposed to graduate with the class of 1992, but he had an idea that he wouldn’t actually graduate. Aside from appearing in school plays such as 'Burn This in Winthrop House', Matt usually skipped classes to pursue minor acting projects, including 'Rising Sun' (1993) and prep-school drama, 'School Ties' (1992).
After 'True Grit,' Matt Damon starred in the 2011 romantic action thriller 'The Adjustment Bureau' based on the Philip K. Dick short story, “Adjustment Team.” Here he takes on the role of Brooklyn Congressman David Norris who unsuccessfully runs for the United States Senate. And then David met Elise, a character played by Emily Blunt.