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Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, gaining fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s, appearing in films such as Little Darlings (1980), My Bodyguard (1980), Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983), The Outsiders (1983), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Singles (1992), Beautiful Girls (1996), There's Something About Mary (1998), Wild Things (1998), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), Crash (2005),You, Me, and Dupree (2006), and Armored (2009). In 2013, he will appear in the comedy film The Art of the Steal as an art thief alongside Kurt Russell.

In 1990, he won the Independent Spirit Award For Best Male Lead for Drugstore Cowboy and in 2006 won the Independent Spirit Award For Best Supporting Male for Crash and the  San Sebastian International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime  Achievement Award. "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005

Early life

Matthew Raymond Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York , to second-generation Irish American parents Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for Union Camp, a packing material manufacturer. He was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family as the second of six children. Dillon's paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon. Dillon has one sister and four brothers, one of whom, Kevin Dillon, is also an actor and appeared on the hit TV series Entourage, which earned him several Emmy nominations in the supporting actor comedy category. Dillon grew up in Mamaroneck, New York, and before dropping out in junior year, he attended mamaroneck High School.

Personal life

Dillon had a three-year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz in the late 1990s.


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Over the Edge Richie White
1980 My Bodyguard Melvin Moody
1980 Little Darlings Randy Adams
1982 Tex Tex McCormick
1982 Liar's Moon Jack Duncan
1982 The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters Ralph TV movie
1983 Rumble Fish Rusty James
1983 Amazed Ewan Willson
1983 The Outsiders Dallas 'Dally' Winston
1984 The Flamingo Kid Jeffrey Willis
1985 Target Chris Lloyd/Derek Potter
1986 Native Son Jan
1986 Rebel Rebel
1987 The Big Town J. C. Cullen
1988 Kansas Doyle Kennedy
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Bob
1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway Regret
1991 A Kiss Before Dying Jonathan Corliss
1991 Fishing with John
1991 Women & Men 2 Eddie Megeffin TV movie
1992 Singles Cliff Poncier
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Matthew
1993 Mr. Wonderful Gus
1994 Golden Gate Kevin Walker
1995 To Die For Larry Maretto
1995 Frankie Starlight Terry Klout
1996 Grace of My Heart Jay Phillips
1996 Albino Alligator Dova
1996 Beautiful Girls Tommy 'Birdman' Rowland
1997 In & Out Cameron Drake
1998 There's Something About Mary Patrick (Pat) Healy
1998 Wild Things Sam Lombardo
2001 One Night at McCool's Randy
2002 Deuces Wild Fritzy
2002 City of Ghosts Jimmy Also director and writer
2003 Abby Singer Himself
2004 Employee of the Month David Walsh
2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded Trip Murphy
2005 Crash Sgt. John Ryan
2006 Factotum Henry Chinaski
2006 You, Me and Dupree Carl Peterson
2006 Loverboy Mark
2007 The Simpsons Louie (voice) TV series (1 episode: Midnight Towboy)
2008 Nothing But the Truth Patton Dubois
2009 Old Dogs Barry
2009 Armored Mike Cochrane
2010 Takers Det. Jack Welles
2011 Modern Family Robbie Sullivan TV series (1 episode: Princess Party)
2012 Girl Most Likely
2013 The Art of the Steal Nicky Calhoun post-production
2013 Whiskey Bay Jesse Weiland post-production
2013 Sunlight Jr.