A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

Today’s source of Inspiration is a celebrity known for being an actor and filmmaker.  He has written a screenplay and has a production company with Ben Affleck.  This talented man is Matt Damon.


Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  His parents divorced when he was two years old and he lived with his mother and brother in Cambridge.  He acted in high school theater productions.  He met Ben Affleck in school.  After high school, he attended Harvard University.  He appeared in theater plays.  He was just eighteen when he made his film debut in Mystic Pizza.  He ended up leaving just shy of graduating from Harvard to star in Geronimo: An American Legend.  He then caught critical acclaim with his role in Courage Under Fire.  His breakthrough really came with he and Affleck’s screenplay for Good Will Hunting.  They both won Oscars and Golden Globes for Best Screenplay.


Matt Damon has gone on acting in critically acclaimed films, as well as, other films.  He is known as an award winning and bankable star.  He is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.  He has won awards for his work behind the camera, as well as, in front of the camera as an actor.  His production company, LivePlanet, founded with partners, has been nominated for awards.


Matt Damon has become known for his humanitarian work as well.  He founded H2O Africa Foundation.  It merged with WaterPartners to create Water.org in 2009.  He, and other celebrities, founded Not On Our Watch Project.  Matt supports the ONE Campaign.  He is an ambassador for ONEXONE Foundation, which helps children, and is a spokesman for Feeding America.


Matt Damon is busy and has accomplished a lot and given back.  He can be seen and heard in films and more.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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