Matt Dillon (b. 1964)
Brooding teen idol of Little Darlings, etc.
Brooding leading man of Drugstore Cowboy, etc.
Nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Crash (2006).
Made writing-directing debut with City of Ghosts (2002).
Made film debut, at age 16, in teen-sex comedy Little Darlings (1980).
Other key credits from his teen-idol years: My Bodyguard, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish.
Slightly older brother of Kevin Dillon (Entourage), who, before you ask, is not a former child star on account of he's more like a former young adult star. (Translation: Kevin Dillon was 18 when his first movie was released.)
Sightings (submitted by you, the fans):
There's Something About Facials
"In 1997, I went to the HBO filming of Denis Leary's Lock 'N' Load show at the Angel Orensantz Center in NYC. Sitting right in the row right in front of my friends and I was Matt Dillon and Cameron Diaz. They spent a good part of the show making out. We were a little confounded as to where to direct our attention. Denis Leary was doing a killer show on a stage about 50 feet in front of us, when at the same time Matt and Cameron were three feet away incessantly sucking face directly in out line of sight to Denis -- what do you look at? I figured that I would be able to see Denis Leary's HBO special eventually, so I spent much of my time drooling over Cameron Diaz's beauty (no makeup), and wishing I was Matt Dillon with my tongue down her throat. By the way, Matt Dillon has the most perfect skin on his face. He must see a dermatologist twice a week!" (Posted: March 2002)
Not Just the Guy from Gunsmoke: A Matt Dillon Website
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