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Matt Dillon Biography

Birth Name:
Matthew Raymond Dillon
Birth Place:
New Rochelle, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was named after the protagonist in Gunsmoke
  • Was discovered by casting director Vic Ramos at age 14 while cutting class, which landed him a role in Over the Edge (1979)
  • Won the Independent Spirit Award for his role in 1989's Drugstore Cowboy
  • Co-owner of two New York City hot spots, The Whiskey, a bar located in the Paramount Hotel, and The Falls restaurant
  • Collects French and American antiques

Awards

  • 2019Robert Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2005Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2005Las Vegas Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2005Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1990Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner

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