Matt Dillon is a talented film director and an actor. He started his acting career from ‘Over the Edge’ in the year 199 and became a teen idol after he was seen in the movies like; S.E. Hinton, My Bodyguard, Little Darlings, The Flamingo Kid, The Outsiders, etc. He got great fame and success after 1980 as he got to act in films like Beautiful Girls, Drugstore Cowboy, Singles, Wild Things, and many more. Roger Ebert claimed in 1991 that Matthew is the best actor in his age group and compared him to Sean Penn. Matt directed his first film in the 2000s, and it was titled; City of Ghosts. After that, he went on to direct several more movies like The House That Jack Built, Factotum, and for ‘Crash’ he even got the Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe Award Nomination. He has received several prestigious awards throughout his career.
The original name of Dillon was Matthew Raymond Dillon, and February 18, 1964, was his birthday. He was born in New York. His mother, Mary Ellen, was a housewife, and his father, Paul Dillon, worked as a sales manager at a toy bear producer and was also a talented portrait painter. Matt has four brothers and one sister, and one of his siblings is the popular actor; Kevin Dillon. He has a mixed descent, including German, Irish as well as Scottish. He spent most of his childhood in Mamaroneck, New York, and was raised in a family of Roman Catholic culture.
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He used to help the director Jonathan Kaplan in the year 1978 for the popular teen drama ‘Over the Edge.’ Matt auditioned for the role, and it made his debut in the film industry. The film performed well and earned over $200000 at that time. Matt’s performance was highly appreciated, which helped him to get two more roles in the next year. In the year 2002, Dillion directed a film titled; City of Ghosts, and it was also written by him. He was also seen in the autobiographical movie by Charles Bukowski in 2005, which was titled, Factotum. In the year 2007, Matt received a Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actor and also got nominated in the Oscars for his role in the film Crash.
Along with films, Dillion has worked in several music videos, too, as he was seen in Madonna’s Bad Girl alongside Christopher Walken. In the year 2007, the band Dinosaur Jr. hired him as a director for the music video of their single, ‘Been There All the Time.’ He also played an interesting role in the FOX series; Wayward Pines.
Matt Dillon is not married, but he has dated a lot of female actresses. His love life has been quite interesting as he has several relationships with numerous beautiful ladies. He has dated Roberta Mastromichele, Hallie Eisenberg in the year 2009, Cameron Diaz back in 1995-1998, etc.
Matt Dillon has achieved incredible success in his career, which has helped him earn a net worth of $40 million.