Matt Dillon Biography

Birthday: 1964-02-18
Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Originally a teen star (generally in "troubled youth" roles), who has since matured into one of Hollywood's most enjoyable actors to watch on screen with a wonderful versatility in his acting range, tall, lean and handsome Matt Dillon was born in February 1964 in New Rochelle, New York, and was discovered by pure chance. Talent scouts were roaming the halls of Hommocks School, spied the good-looking Dillon, and asked him to attend a casting call. He showed up, put on a swagger and petulant attitude for the casting director and landed his first film role, appearing in Over the Edge (1979), a "troubled-youth" film about bored Colorado teenagers fighting developers, their parents and the police. His next role was as a teen bully who gets his comeuppance in the "feel-good" movie My Bodyguard (1980). He was the object of teenage female desire in Little Darlings (1980), and followed that as a poor boy eloping with a rich girl in Liar's Moon (1982). Dillon was now a hot property, and his next three film roles were in quality productions of best-selling novels, by author S.E. Hinton, that cemented him as the US' #1 teen star. First, he starred as a fatherless country boy in Tex (1982), then he headlined a cast of superb young actors, including Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze, in the moving The Outsiders (1983), and, finally, he was back in trouble once more in the superb Rumble Fish (1983). As his looks matured, Dillon moved into broader roles such as a Brooklyn teenager from a hard-working middle class family, who gets involved in the lives of the wealthy members of the "El Flamingo Beach Club" on Long Island, in 1963, in The Flamingo Kid (1984). He made his first foray into adult action with Gene Hackman in the thriller Target (1985), followed by several B-grade romantic efforts, before striking gold with the critics with his performance in the uncompromising 'Gus van Sant' film about drug addicts, Drugstore Cowboy (1989). Unfortunately, his next few films fell back into a degree of mediocrity until another intriguing performance as a young schizophrenic in The Saint of Fort Washington (1993), then another romantic comedy role in Mr. Wonderful (1993). He worked again with van Sant as naive husband "Larry Maretto" opposite murderous Nicole Kidman in the icy thriller To Die For (1995). Dillon remained busy and turned in excellent performances in the sexy thriller of murder and double-crosses, Wild Things (1998). He was hilarious as a sleazy private eye lovestruck by Cameron Diaz in the box-office smash There's Something About Mary (1998). He starred in the black comedy One Night at McCool's (2001), made his feature film directorial debut with City of Ghosts (2002), had a day that goes from bad to worse in Employee of the Month (2004). And, for his work in the Best Picture Academy Award winner Crash (2004/I), Dillon received a long-overdue Oscar nomination, as Best Supporting Actor.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Outsiders Dallas Winston 1983 Crime
Big Town 1987 Drama
Singles Cliff Poncier 1992 Comedy
Wild Things Sam Lombardo 1997 - 1998
Nothing But The Truth Patton Dubois 2007 Family
Crash Officer John Ryan 2008 - 2009 Drama
Collision Officer John Ryan 2009
Crash & Bernstein Officer John Ryan 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Little Darlings 1980 Comedy, Drama
My Bodyguard Moody 1980
Tex Tex McCormick 1982
Liar's Moon Jack Duncan 1982
Rumble Fish Rusty James 1983 Comedy, 0
The Outsiders Dallas Winston 1983 Comedy
Outsider Dallas Winston 1983 Crime, Drama
The Flamingo Kid 1984 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rebel Rebel 1986 Drama
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987
The Big Town 1987 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Kansas Doyle Kennedy 1988 Crime, Drama, Romance
Drugstore Cowboy Bob 1989 Comedy, 0
Bloodhounds of Broadway Regret 1989 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Kiss Before Dying 1991 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Singles Cliff Poncier 1992 0, Biography
Mr. Wonderful 1993 0
The Saint of Fort Washington Matthew 1993
Golden Gate 1994 Crime, Drama
To Die For Larry Maretto 1995 0, Game Show, 0, 0
Beautiful Girls Tommy 'Birdman' Rowland 1996 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Pitch 1997
Albino Alligator Dova 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
In & Out Cameron Drake 1997 Comedy
Wild Things Sam Lombardo 1998 Game Show, 0, 0
Wild Thing Sam Lombardo 1998 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
There's Something About Mary Pat Healy 1998
There's Something About Mary Healy 1998 Comedy, Romance
One Night at McCool's Randy 2001
Deuces Wild Fritzy 2002 Biography, 0, Comedy
City of Ghosts 2003 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Target Chris Lloyd 2004 Game Show
Employee of the Month David Walsh 2004 Comedy, Drama
Loverboy Mark 2005 Drama, Romance
Factotum Hank Chinaski 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Crash Officer John Ryan 2005 Drama
Herbie Fully Loaded Trip Murphy 2005 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Herbie: Fully Loaded Trip Murphy 2005 Adventure, Comedy, Family
...So Goes the Nation 2006
You, Me and Dupree Carl 2006 Comedy, Romance
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007 0
Nothing But the Truth Patton Dubois 2009 Drama, Thriller
Old Dogs Barry 2009 Comedy, Family
Armored Mike Cochrane 2009 Action, Crime, Thriller
Life at Grandpa's Nikolas McClatchy 2009 Romance
Girl Most Likely George / The Bousche 2012 0, 0
Sunlight Jr. Richie 2013
Pawn Shop Chronicles Richard 2013 Action, Comedy
The Art of the Steal Nicky Calhoun 2013 Comedy
The Outsider Dallas Winston 2014 0, Game Show
Bad Country Jesse Weiland 2014 0, 0, Comedy
Native Son Jan 2019