1. Damon and Ben Affleck wrote an Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good Will Hunting , which he also starred in.
2. He won further critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana .
3. Damon has also performed voice-over work and established several production companies.
4. He has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org.
5. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and Damon and his brother returned with their mother to Cambridge,
6. Damon attended Harvard University, where he was a member of the class of 1992, but left before receiving his degree in order to take a lead role in the film School Ties.
7. While at Harvard he wrote an early treatment of the screenplay for Good Will Hunting as an exercise for an English class.
8. Damon attended Harvard University in 1988, where he appeared in student theater plays, such as Burn This and A…
9. He took medication for a year and a half afterwards to correct the stress inflicted on his adrenal gland and was told he was lucky his heart did not shrink.
10. Courage Under Fire gained him critical notice, when The Washington Post labeled his performance “impressive”.
11. From 2001 to 2007, Damon gained wider international recognition as part of two major film franchises.
12. The New Republic observed that he brought “it off with low-key charm and integrity.”
13. In 2011, he starred in The Adjustment Bureau, Contagion and We Bought a Zoo.