Happy 44th Birthday to Hollywood golden boy, Matt Damon! Since catapulting into stardom with his precocious role in Good Will Hunting (with that infamous “how do you like them apples?” scene) and receiving a series of Best Actor nominations, the celebrated actor known for his versatility has impressed in flicks from the Bourne series to Saving Private Ryan.
Nowadays, the former Harvard University student and recent star of The Monuments Men finds himself among the highest-grossing actors of all time and has even snagged People’s coveted Sexiest Man Alive award.
When he’s not preparing for his blockbuster-movie moments, such as his upcoming sci-fi drama The Martian with Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig, or running the production company LivePlanet he owns with actor pal Ben Affleck, Damon is busy saving the world one clean water well at a time with his worldwide clean-water initiative Water.org that he co-founded in 2009.
“So far we have helped more than a million people,” the father-of-four previously told InStyle, “and we believe we can reach millions more.”