Matt Dillon

Movie Actor

Matt Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, United States on February 18th, 1964 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 59, Matt Dillon biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
February 18, 1964
United States
Place of Birth
New Rochelle, New York, United States
59 years old
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$40 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter, Television Actor
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Matt Dillon Career

In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Dillon auditioned for a role and made his debut in the film. The film received a regional, limited theatrical release in May 1979, and grossed only slightly over $200,000. Dillon's performance was well-received, which led to his casting in two films released the following year: the teenage sex comedy Little Darlings, in which Kristy McNichol's character loses her virginity to a boy from the camp across the lake, played by Dillon, and the more serious teen dramedy My Bodyguard, where he played a high-school bully opposite Chris Makepeace. The films, released in March and July 1980, respectively, were box office successes and raised Dillon's profile among teenage audiences.

Another of Dillon's early roles was in the Jean Shepherd PBS special The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters. The only available copies of this film are stored at UCLA, where a legal dispute makes it unavailable to the public.

One of his next roles was in Liar's Moon, where he played Jack Duncan, a poor Texas boy madly in love with a rich banker's daughter. In the early 1980s, Dillon also had prominent roles in three adaptations of S. E. Hinton novels: Tex (1982), The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983). All three films were shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hinton's hometown. The Outsiders and Rumble Fish had Dillon working with Francis Ford Coppola and Diane Lane. He followed those up with The Flamingo Kid in 1984. He made his Broadway debut with the play The Boys of Winter in 1985. Dillon did voiceover work in the 1987 documentary film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. In 1985, Dillon was namechecked in the lyrics of the Roger Daltrey song 'After The Fire' (written by Pete Townshend). In 1989, Dillon won critical acclaim for his performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.

Dillon continued to work in the early 1990s with roles in films like Singles (1992). He had a resurgence when he played Nicole Kidman's husband in To Die For (1995), as well as starring roles in Wild Things (1998) and There's Something About Mary (1998), for which he received an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.

In 2002, he wrote and directed the film City of Ghosts, starring himself, James Caan and Gérard Depardieu. In 2005, he starred in Factotum, a film adaptation of an autobiographical work by Charles Bukowski. Two years later he received critical praise and earned Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for his role in Crash, a film co-written and directed by Paul Haggis. In 2005, Dillon co-starred in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded and on March 11, 2006, hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he impersonated Greg Anderson and Rod Serling in sketches.

Dillon starred in the comedy You, Me and Dupree, opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson. The film opened on July 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006, Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Dillon contributed his voice as the narrator, Sal Paradise, in an audiobook version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. In 2006, he narrated Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos.

Dillon appeared in several music videos during his career. He made a cameo appearance as a detective in Madonna's Bad Girl music video which also stars Christopher Walken. Dillon appeared in 1987 in the music video for "Fairytale of New York" by the Irish folk-punk band The Pogues, playing a cop who escorts lead singer Shane MacGowan into the "drunk tank". In 2007, the band Dinosaur Jr. hired Dillon to direct the video for their single "Been There All The Time" from the album Beyond. That year, he guest-starred on The Simpsons episode "Midnight Towboy". Early in 2015, he played the role of a Secret Service agent in the FOX 10-episode series Wayward Pines.

In 2018, Dillon played the lead role in the Lars von Trier thriller The House That Jack Built.


Angelina Jolie's musical version of The Outsiders which was an Eighties film starring Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe 'will debut in March 2024', August 21, 2023
Angelina Jolie 's Broadway-bound new musical The Outsiders has an opening date. On Monday it was revealed the show will kick off in the spring of 2024. Deadline reported that the show will start previews on March 16, 2024, with opening night scheduled for Thursday, April 11, 2024. Casting is set to be announced at a later date and tickets will go on sale to the general public on November 1. It is a show based on S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 coming-of-age crime drama. That film starred a who's who of young Hollywood at the time: Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, C Thomas Howell and Ralph Macchio.

Angelina Jolie producing for Broadway musical version of Outsiders, August 9, 2023
Add Angelina Jolie to the growing list of celebrities lately dipping their toes into producing on Broadway. The Oscar-winning Girl, Interrupted actress has become a lead producer on the Broadway-bound new musical The Outsiders. It is a show based on S.E. Hinton's novel and Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 coming-of-age crime drama. That film starred Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon and Ralph Macchio. The Outsiders had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year. The Broadway cast and dates have not been revealed yet. 'I hope to be able to contribute while continuing to learn from this amazing team, who I have been working with since my daughter brought me to see the show at La Jolla Playhouse,' Jolie said in a statement. 'I can´t begin to express how excited I am for this musical to make its Broadway debut and look forward to sharing this new adaptation of The Outsiders with the world.'

As fan favourite coming of age movie The Outsiders turns 40 - a look at the greasers now, April 16, 2023
As fan favourite coming of age movie The Outsiders celebrates its 40th birthday, many of its cast have gone on to forge very successful careers.  The Francis Ford Coppola-directed motion picture featured a lineup of future stars, including Tom Cruise, Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio and the late Patrick Swayze.  The 1983 mystery, which was based off of S. E. Hinton's 1967 novel, follows two rival gangs, divided by their socioeconomic status, the poor greasers and the upper-class Socs as they clash.