Matt Dillon young
February 18, 1964
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
40 in | 101 cm
12 US | 45 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Matt Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, United States, on February 18, 1964, is an American actor.
Young Matt Dillon was discovered by talent scouts during his years at the Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, at the age of 14.
He made his big screen debut in crime drama film Over the Edge (1979) in role as Richie White.
He got his television debut in PBS anthology series American Playhouse (1982) in episode "The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters", in role as Ralph.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Boys of Winter" (1985).
Matt's breakthrough performance came as Dallas "Dally" Winston in drama crime film The Outsiders (1983) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
He made his directorial debut with crime thriller film City of Ghosts (2002), he also starred in role as Jimmy Cremming.
Capone (2020) biographical crime in role as Johnny, opposite Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini and Kyle MacLachlan
Proxima (2019) action drama in role as Mike, with Eva Green and Zélie Boulant
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sgt. John Ryan in drama crime film Crash (2004).
He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for his role as Robert "Bob" Hughes in crime drama film Drugstore Cowboy (1989), directed by Gus Van Sant.
The Big Town (1987) thriller opposite 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
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 was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for his role as Ethan Burke in FOX television series Wayward Pines (2015).
Attended Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont.
Attended Mamaroneck High School in New York.
Has Irish, Scottish and German ancestry.
Has one sister and four brothers.
Huge fan of Cuban music.
Has a vinyl record collection.
He voiced Trey in animated comedy film Rock Dog (2016).
Fan of New York Mets.
Featured in music video for Madonna "Bad Girl" (1993).
He was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
Lives in Mamaroneck, New York, U.S. and New York City, New York U.S.
He dated Roberta Mastromichele (2014), Hallie Eisenberg (2009), Eliza Dushku (2006), Cameron Diaz (1995-1998), Heather Graham (1988-1989) and Brooke Shields (1980-1981).
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.