Date of Birth : Feb 18th 1964
Matt Dillon and his dark-browed good-looks caught the eye of critics in “Drugstore Cowboy” (1989) as more than just a glowering teen heart-throb. The turning point in his career may have been the light, witty role in “The Flamingo Kid” (1984) which showed a side to him previously unexplored in “Over the Edge” (1979), “Little Darlings” (1980) and “My Bodyguard” (1980).
His feature film career continued to widen with the comedic role in “There’s Something About Mary” (1998) and recent releases include “Deuces Wild” (2001) and “Beneath the Banyan Trees” (2001).
One of his best early roles was in the Jean Shephard PBS special “The Great American Fourth of July.” The only available copies of this film are stored at UCLA where a legal dispute makes it unavailable to the public.
Dillon’s most recent role is in the comedy You, Me and Dupree, opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson. The film opened on July 14, 2006.