20 Fun Facts About Matt Damon

Matt Damon, the Hereafter star has more to him than you ever knew!
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20 Fun Facts About Matt Damon

The Hereafter star has more to him than you ever knew!

-Brooke Sager

Matt Damon

Hereafter opened this weekend with audiences lining up to see Matt Damon summon the deceased. His acting ability is definitely otherworldly and to show our awe we bring you a list of 20 things about the talented Mr. Damon you may not have known.

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1. His biggest influence was probably his best friend, Ben Affleck. They became friends when their families both moved to the same neighborhood in Boston. According to a genealogical report, the boys are actually distant cousins.

2. When Matt was sixteen he headed off to find fortune and fame as an actor in New York City. His well-educated parents frowned on the trip so they wouldn’t finance it.

3. He went to Harvard but dropped out with just 12 credits left needed to graduate because he got the lead role in Old West, Geronimo: An American Legend.

4. He used to smoke cigarettes, but he kicked the habit with the help of a hypnotist.

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