Matt-Dillon

Now & Then

MATT DILLON

May 2012

Matthew Raymond “Matt” Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an Academy Award Nominee American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, gaining fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s. In 1989, Dillon won critical acclaim for his performance as a drug addict in Gus Van Sant’s Drugstore Cowboy. Dillon continued to work in the early 1990s with roles in movies like Singles (1992). He had somewhat of a career resurgence when he played Nicole Kidman’s husband in To Die For (1995), as well as starring roles in Wild Things (1998) and There’s Something About Mary (1998), for which he received an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.

In 2005, he received critical praise and earned a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe along with Oscar nominations for his role in Crash, a film co-written and directed by Paul Haggis.

Matt Dillon has won several awards in his career including Screen Actors Guild Award, MTV Movie Award and Independent Spirit Award. He was also nominated for many awards which includes Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA with the film Crash. He was also honored in the San Sebastián International Film Festival where he received the “Donostia Lifetime Archievement Award.”

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Matt Dillon on IMDb

Photography by Patrick McMullan & ILIR BAJRAKTARI for Patrick McMullan.com

Design by Marie Havens

Captions:

NOW:

Matt Dillon, The New Group celebrates the Revival of Marie and Bruce by Wallace Shawn, Heartland Brewery, 625 8th Avenue at 41st Street, NYC, April 4, 2011, Photography by ILIR BAJRAKTARI for PatrickMcMullan.com

THEN:

Matt Dillon, at the Peace Party, Palladium, NYC, January 1986, Photography by Patrick McMullan for PatrickMcMullan.com

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