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Damon was determined to get Hollywood’s attention, and his turn as Army Specialist Ilario, a tormented, heroin-addicted soldier (Damon shed a scary 40 pounds for the role) did the trick: Within the year, he was tabbed for the lead in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Rainmaker and the title role in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.

The cheesy Matt who likes the Starland Vocal Band’s 1970s hit “Afternoon Delight” enough to weave mentions of it into interviews and onto movie soundtracks. Maybe it’s because he’s reached that biological hour — he’ll be 34 this October — or because his involvement with Barroso and her daughter has brought family into the everyday foreground. “It was just a role I liked in a movie that I loved. I think some people take kind of a cynical view of their careers, and they go, ‘Well, now I need to take the next step, and now I need to play a father.’ That didn’t occur to me.” Don’t be fooled into thinking that Damon’s career path and the roles he’s chosen are left to circumstance, however.

The Matt who did an unbilled cameo as a lead singer of a garage rock band in the teen throwaway Eurotrip. He says he has always wanted to be an actor and has pursued that goal with a singular resolve.

Tom Ripley desperately wants to be someone other than who he is.

CIA operative Jason Bourne doesn’t even know his own name.

The mischievous Matt who torments Harvard Square smart-asses in Good Will Hunting.

The wry Matt who turned in a hilarious performance as a straight man pretending to be a gay man trying to win a spot on a choir trip to Europe on the television show Will & Grace. This summer, after Ocean’s Twelve wraps, he’ll begin filming the Steven Soderbergh–George Clooney-produced Syriana, in which he plays a man with a young child. “I hadn’t even thought of it,” he says quietly, reflecting.“There’s a lot of depth to Matt Damon,” Bourne executive producer Frank Marshall has said.“There’s a lot of stuff going on behind the eyes, and I think it’s important to this character because it’s not just an action part.” Damon himself obviously isn’t struggling with his identity.A day or so’s worth of scruff hardens his otherwise boyish face.But when he smiles that famous smile, with those almost perfectly straight teeth (up close, one bottom tooth is thankfully just out of alignment), his look transforms altogether, from serious and standoffish to carefree and engaged.They think that sells their magazine, so that’s why I’ll be in them for these couple of months. Normally, I kind of fade out of that.” This is especially true lately.

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