26 Facts About Matt Dillon


Matthew Raymond Dillon was born on February 18,1964 and is an American actor.


Matt Dillon has received various accolades, including an Academy Award nomination and Grammy nomination.


Matt Dillon had earlier been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac's On the Road.


Matt Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York to homemaker Mary Ellen and Paul Matt Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for toy bear manufacturer Union Camp.


Paul Matt Dillon was the long-time golf coach at Fordham University, having been enshrined in the school's Hall of Fame in 2019 His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon.


Matt Dillon is the second of six children with one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Kevin Matt Dillon.


Matt Dillon was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family of Irish descent.

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In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the teen drama Over the Edge when they found Matt Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont.


Matt Dillon auditioned for a role and made his debut in the film.


The Outsiders and Rumble Fish had Matt Dillon working with Francis Ford Coppola and Diane Lane.


Matt Dillon followed those up with The Flamingo Kid in 1984.


Matt Dillon made his Broadway debut with the play The Boys of Winter in 1985.


Matt Dillon did voiceover work in the 1987 documentary film Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam.


In 1985, Matt Dillon was namechecked in the lyrics of the Roger Daltrey song 'After The Fire'.


In 1989, Matt Dillon won critical acclaim for his performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.


Matt Dillon continued to work in the early 1990s with roles in films like Singles.


Matt Dillon had a resurgence when he played Nicole Kidman's husband in To Die For, as well as starring roles in Wild Things and There's Something About Mary, for which he received an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.


In 2005, Matt Dillon co-starred in Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded and on March 11,2006, hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he impersonated Greg Anderson and Rod Serling in sketches.


Matt Dillon starred in the comedy You, Me and Dupree, opposite Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson.


On September 29,2006, Matt Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastian International Film Festival.


Matt Dillon contributed his voice as the narrator, Sal Paradise, in an audiobook version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road.


Matt Dillon made a cameo appearance as a detective in Madonna's Bad Girl music video which stars Christopher Walken.


Matt Dillon appeared in 1987 in the music video for "Fairytale of New York" by the Irish folk-punk band The Pogues, playing a cop who escorts lead singer Shane MacGowan into the "drunk tank".


In 2018, Matt Dillon played the lead role in the Lars von Trier thriller The House That Jack Built.


Matt Dillon was in a relationship with Cameron Diaz from 1995 to 1998.

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Matt Dillon is an aficionado and collector of Latin music, with a large collection of vinyl, including a notable library of Cuban 78s.