Cupid's Pulse Article: Matt DamonCupid's Pulse Article: Matt Damon

Known as one of Hollywood’s “pretty boys” with his blonde hair and blue eyes, Matt Damon has a universal appeal: Women want him, and men want to be him. He continues to prove that he’s more than just a pretty face by taking the acting and film industry and showing the world exactly what he can do with it. He was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At age 10, he met a kid in his neighborhood named Ben Affleck, and the two soon became inseparable. They both attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin prep school, where Damon really took to acting. He also went to Harvard as an English major, but he skipped classes to pursue acting projects, which eventually caused him to leave the prestigious university. He went on to gain starring roles in the films such as The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting, for which he shared an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with fellow co-star Affleck. Later films include Saving Private Ryan, The Talented Mr Ripley, and The Bourne Identity and its sequels The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Matt Damon’s list of celebrity exes include Minnie Driver, whom he met while filming Good Will Hunting. The two dated for a year before he announced their celebrity break-up on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He then dated Winona Ryder; People magazine even declared them Hollywood’s “It Couple.” After three years, the pair split up. Damon also dated Penelope Cruz and Odessa Whitmire, and celebrity gossip rumored him to be with Eva Mendes before meeting his current wife Luciana Barroso. They met while he was filming the comedy Stuck on You in Miami, where Barroso worked as a bartender. They wed in a small ceremony on December 9, 2005 at New York City Hall and have four daughters: Alexa (from a previous relationship of Barroso’s), Gia, Stella, and Isabella.

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