Matt Dillon is one of the most well-known teen idols in the history of American cinema. He is a well-known actor and well-praised director. He is popular for his roles in films like ‘My Bodyguard’ in 1980 and ‘The Outsiders’ in 1983. He was born on the 18th of February in the year 1964. He was born in Paul Dillon and Mary Ellen in the city of New Rochelle in
in the US. His father was a Sales Manager working with Union Camp and also a portrait painter, and his mother was a homemaker. He was one amongst six children.
Dillon got his big break while he was still pursuing his high school education. He was seen bunking his classes in Hommocks Middle School, Larchmont, by filmmaker Jonathan Kaplan. He was asked to audition for the role of a violent young teenager, and he finally ended up being offered the role. He was cast in ‘Over the Edge’ in 1979, and that was Dillon’s debut into the field of feature films. After his success in the movie, he was cast in a bunch of movies such as ‘Little Darlings’ in 1980, ‘Liar’s Moon’ in 1982, ‘The Flamingo Kid’ in 1984, etc.
In the year 1991, Matt was called the best actor in his age group compared to actors like
, by Roger Ebert, one of the most well-known film critics. Matt made his debut as a director with the film ‘City of Ghosts’ which was released in the year 2002. He has been nominated for dozens of awards and has won plenty including, MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Award, Satellite Award, Cairo International Film Festival Special Award, etc.