Following his passion for film, Matt began his directing career with City of Ghosts in 2002. The successful film career of Matt Dillon has spanned over three decades and has showcased his wide range of comedic and dramatic talents.
Between 19, Dillon was romantically attached to actress Heather Graham after starring together in the film Drugstore Cowboy.
Following their appearance in the film There’s Something About Mary, Dillon had a three year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz in the late 1990s.
His star has continued to soar, not only because of his staggering good looks, but because he's proved that he is an actor who takes his work very seriously. I met the people from the film and went through several callbacks before I finally got the part. When I first went in to read, I felt everything out, and I said to myself, I'm not going to let this pass me by.
The famous actor, Matt Dillon is an inspiring personality who believes that only tolerance and patience can keep an artist intact with success and fame.
"He's out there and it's comparatively a breeze for him, at 71, of course, because he's a guy.
We deal with that in the movie, and it is quite funny." The good news is that the movie has a happy ending.
Priding himself as an actor who values quality over monetary pursuits, Matt Dillon's selective nature has kept him out of the tabloids over the past two decades. DILLON: I'm not living at home now, but I had been up until now.
That doesn't mean, however, that Dillon isn't working or has lost his fan base; with five films due out this year, clearly the actor is doing something right.
We're looking forward to Matt channeling his comedic side alongside Kristen Wiig and Natasha Lyonne in his newest film, In celebration of its release this Friday, we decided to take a look back at Dillon 30 years ago, at the beginning of his acting career.