Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon


2/18/1964, New Rochelle, New York, USA

Birth Name

Matthew Raymond Dillon



Also Known As

Matthew Raymond Dillon
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For a long time a teen idol known mostly for his Tiger Beat-ready looks, Matt Dillon was able to make a successful transition from pubescent star to adult actor. As he has grown older, his physical attributes--the dark, pretty-boy eyes and glacier-cut cheekbones--have matured with him, making him…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Matt: Sunsets are great. Sunrises are a mixed bag. You either got up way too early or you went to bed way too late.

    • Matt Dillon: New York is a vibrant city. There is so much to do here. It's so diverse. But in L.A., the whole town seems to revolve around the industry. That's a good thing when you need to go for work and stuff like that, and I have a lot of friends out there -- a lot of longtime friends -- but I don't want to live there. I just don't like it. In L.A. you can spend days without seeing another person. You see other people in your car, but without really making contact with them. I mean you really exist that way!

    • Matt Dillon: There were certain perceptions that people had of me, you know...'He's dumb,' or 'he's just got a pretty face,' or 'he's a thug,' or 'he can only do one thing.' I'm not so concerned with that now. Longevity's what it's about.

    • Matt Dillon: I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon. Sometimes I catch myself thinking, 'Oh, I'll be married with kids and I'll kiss my wife before I go to work.' But that's not the way it's gonna be for me. I have a very different life than my father had -maybe I'm gonna kiss my wife and kids goodbye before I go on location.

    • Matt Dillon: I don't think I've been anywhere in Ohio. I need to get down there...I understand there's organized crime up there in Cleveland.

    • Matt Dillon: Some people seemed to be searching for something. Some people seemed lost. I was interested in these people, and I was interested in an American cut off from America. I was interested in these characters, these ideas, and that's in the spirit of [City of Ghosts].

    • Matt Dillon (about why he didn't have a date for the Oscars): I'd hate to be sitting next to a girl and forget her name.

    • Matt Dillon: I think there are parallels between being good on the dance floor and being good in bed.

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    Matt Dillon has made some really good movies and has been around a long time now.

    He got some good breaks young with movies like The Outsides (Let's do it for Johnny!) and the Flamingo Kid.

    But he's steadily made lots of good movies. Something About Mary, Wild Things, Crash.

    Personally I thought he did a great job as the jerk in My Bodyguard.

    Surprisingly, Dillon has never done many big action movies or scifi flicks. Wonder why.

    Regardless, he's a solid actor with a several decade body of good work.moreless
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    Matt Dillon is a true actor. You really believe that he got into acting because he loves it for what it is. You'll never see him in any tabloids and you won't hear any gossip about him. In his roles, you sense more realism than many other actor's who are considered more talented than he. Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "Crash."moreless