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Actor and screenwriter Matt Damon was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 8, 1970. He became friends with actor Ben Affleck, with whom he has collaborated on several movies. He was a student at Harvard, majoring in English, from 1988 until 1992 but left just 12 credits short of graduating in order to take a role in "Geronimo." He and his friend Matt Damon wrote the screenplay to "Goodwill Hunting," in the early 1990s, and in 1997, they won 9 nominations for Academy Awards, winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He married Luciana Barroso in December of 2005 and renewed their vows in 2013. They have three daughters and Matt is the stepfather of Alexia, Luciana's daughter from her first marriage.

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