Ten fun facts about Matt Dillon


Fact 1
He began acting in the late 1970s.

Fact 2
He gained fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s.

Fact 3
He has appeared 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).


Fact 4
In 2002, he wrote and directed the film City of Ghosts.

Fact 5
On Sept. 29, 2006, Dillon was honored with the Premio Donostia prize in the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Fact 6
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 Sebastián International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime Archievement Award.

Fact 7
Dillon contributed his voice as the narrator, Sal Paradise, in an audiobook version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road.

Fact 8
In 2011 he received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at Avvantura Festival Zadar (Croatia) upon his presence at the filmfestival.

Fact 9
His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon.

Fact 10
He has Irish, and some Scottish and German, ancestry.


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