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Matt Dillon

Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, gaining fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s. 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. 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. In 1978, Jane Bernstein and a friend were helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the violent teen drama Over the Edge when they found Dillon cutting class at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Dillon auditioned for a role and made his debut in the film. The film received

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Matt Dillon Aids in Airport Medical Emergency

Matt Dillon Aids in Airport Medical Emergency

Matt Dillon sprung into action at LAX yesterday -- when a woman waiting in line in front of him suddenly collapsed and slammed her head on the terminal floor. Dillon helped the woman over to a… READ MORE >

Matt Dillon: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Matt Dillon
Good Genes or Good Docs?

There's something about Matt Dillon.Here's the 23-year-old "Flamingo Kid" back in 1987 (left) - and 22 years later, the 45-year-old version at some event in NYC last week (right).He's to die for.… READ MORE >

- 1674 days ago
Matt Dillon -- Code Name Joe

Matt Dillon -- Code Name Joe

Maybe Matt Dillon should have been considered for the "Mission Impossible" spy role instead of Tom Cruise -- because he's gone undercover!The normally serious and always depressed-looking actor… READ MORE >

- 2316 days ago
Matt Dillon Snaps at the Pint-Sized Pap

Matt Dillon Snaps at the Pint-Sized Pap

Matt Dillon decided not to shoot his snide remarks at one of the adult photogs at Il Fornaio -- instead spewing an insult to the only underaged snapper on the sidewalk,… READ MORE >

- 2323 days ago
Janice Dickinson: Bitch Activist

Janice Dickinson: Bitch Activist

TMZ caught Janice Dickinson attempting to "save" the world's critters from Paris and Britney -- well, at least the puppies in the Malibu Country Mart! Also in L.A, hunky Matt Dillon drivin' his… READ MORE >

- 2326 days ago
Dillon Pulls a Dourdan

Dillon Pulls a Dourdan

Matt Dillon isn't familar with how TMZ treats people who like to hit.Without saying a solitary word, the other Dillon brother walked right up to a TMZ photog in New York this weekend and smacked… READ MORE >

- 2547 days ago
There's Something About Matt

There's Something About Matt

After nearly 30 years in the business, Matt Dillon finds himself suddenly at the top of his game.Dillon tells Parade magazine that his Oscar nomination for "Crash" earlier this year… READ MORE >

- 2916 days ago
Owen "Crashes" Again

Owen "Crashes" Again

In "You, Me and Dupree" Owen Wilson once again plays the uninvited guest, only instead of crashing weddings this time he's a really annoying guy crashing on a friend's couch. Wilson plays Dupree… READ MORE >

- 2924 days ago
Get to Know "You, Me and Dupree"

Get to Know
"You, Me and Dupree"

Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon and funny man Owen Wilson are grouping together for a summer laughfest in their new movie "You, Me and DuPree."Matt Dillon plays Carl Peterson, Kate Hudson's husband in… READ MORE >

- 2931 days ago
Star Catcher NY: Entourage

Star Catcher NY: Entourage

The cast of 'Entourage' showed up Wednesday night at Buddha in New York to celebrate the launch of the HBO show's third season. TMZ's cameras caught up with 'Entourage's' Jeremy Piven, Kevin… READ MORE >

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