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Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon young

Birth Date

February 18, 1964


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 11 in | 180 cm

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82 kg | 180 lbs


40 in | 101 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU


33 in | 83 cm

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Matt Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, U.S. on February 18, 1964, is an American actor. Young Matt Dillon made his big screen debut in crime drama film Over the Edge (1979) in role as Richie White. He made his Broadway debut in a play The Boys of Winter (1985). Matt's breakthrough role came as Dallas "Dally" Winston in drama crime film The Outsiders (1983) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sgt. John Ryan in drama crime film Crash (2004).

The Big Town (1987) thriller with Diane Lane and Tommy Lee Jones

Rumble Fish (1983) drama directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Factotum (2005) drama romance with Marisa Tomei

The Flamingo Kid (1984) comedy in role as Jeffrey Willis

Drugstore Cowboy (1989) crime drama directed by Gus Van Sant

City of Ghosts (2002) crime thriller opposite James Caan, GĂ©rard Depardieu and Rose Byrne

Singles (1992) romantic comedy opposite Bridget Fonda

There's Something About Mary (1998) romantic comedy opposite Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller

Wild Things (1998) thriller drama with Denise Richards and Neve Campbell

You Me and Dupree (2006) comedy with Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Michael Douglas

Armored (2009) crime thriller opposite Laurence Fishburne and Jean Reno

Albino Alligator (1996) crime thriller opposite Viggo Mortensen and Faye Dunaway

One Night at McCool's (2001) heist comedy opposite Michael Douglas and Liv Tyler

Sunlight Jr. (2013) drama with Naomi Watts

Nothing But the Truth (2008) thriller drama opposite Kate Beckinsale and Vera Farmiga

Takers (2010) action crime thriller with Chris Brown, Paul Walker and Idris Elba

Bad Country (2014) drama action with Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger

The House That Jack Built (2018) drama mystery opposite Uma Thurman and Riley Keough


He made his directing debut with film City of Ghosts (2002).

He portrayed Ethan Burke in first season of FOX television series Wayward Pines (2015), for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award.

He was in a three-year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz.

He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his role in film Drugstore Cowboy in 1990.

Huge fan of Cuban music.

He voiced Trey in film Rock Dog (2016).

He featured in Madonna's Bad Girl music video.

Lives in New York.


I think anytime you can do something you haven't seen or done in a film before, it's always a great day as an actor.

I don't worry about whether a character is likable, as long as the character is believable.

I like to do comedy, but I'll be perfectly honest, I prefer to do drama and more character-driven-based stuff, generally.

I think more in terms of the work. I don't think about being a celebrity. I don't preoccupy myself too much with being famous. I don't try to hold on to some kind of image. I remember sometimes thinking people thought of me this way or that. But I did not want to be considered a star. I always just wanted to be considered an actor. That is what I do and that is what I pride myself on--my work. That is what counts.

When I started out as an actor I knew very little, which was probably a good thing. I was totally open. You don't judge yourself, you do it.

I like to travel and I love absorbing other cultures.

I don't hide out. If you build a wall around yourself it draws people to invade it. Fear is the enemy.