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Full nameMatthew Raymond Dillon
Know asMatt Dillon, Dillon, Matt, Ullrich Conradie
Birth placeNew Rochelle, New York, USA
Birth dateFebruary 18, 1964
Age53 years, 0 month, 5 days
Star signAquarius
WorkAwards for Matt Dillon
OccupationActor, director
Height6' (1.83 m)

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Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, and gained fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s. He has appeared in films such as Little Darlings (1980), My Bodyguard (1980), Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983), The Outsiders (1983), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Singles (1992), Beautiful Girls (1996), There's Something About Mary (1998), Wild Things (1998), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), Crash (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), and Armored (2009). In 2013, he appeared in the comedy film The Art of the Steal as an art thief alongside Kurt Russell.In 1990, he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for Drugstore Cowboy and in 2006 won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for Crash and the San Sebastián International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005. In 2011 he received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at Avvantura Festival Zadar (Croatia) upon his presence at the filmfestival.
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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Kiss Before Dying1991Jonathan Corliss
Drugstore Cowboy1989Bob
Bloodhounds of Broadway1989Regret
Kansas1988Doyle Kennedy
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentaryMike (voice, unconfirmed)
The Big Town1987J.C. Cullen
Native Son1986Jan
Rebel1985Rebel
Target1985Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
The Flamingo Kid1984Jeffrey Willis
Rumble Fish1983Rusty James
The Outsiders1983Dallas Winston
Tex1982Tex McCormick
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesRalph
Liar's Moon1982Jack Duncan
My Bodyguard1980Moody
Little Darlings1980Randy
Over the Edge1979Richie
The House That Jack Built2018pre-productionJack
Going in Style2017completedHamer
Jo, the Medicine Runner2017post-productionDoc
Rock Dog2016Trey (voice)
Wayward Pines2015TV SeriesEthan Burke
Bad Country2014Jesse Weiland
The Art of the Steal2013Nicky Calhoun
Pawn Shop Chronicles2013Richard
Sunlight Jr.2013Richie
Girl Most Likely2012George / The Bousche
Fish Gun2011Short
Modern Family2011TV SeriesRobbie Sullivan
Takers2010Jack Welles
Armored2009Mike Cochrane
Old Dogs2009/IBarry
Nothing But the Truth2008/IPatton Dubois
The Simpsons2007TV SeriesLouie
You, Me and Dupree2006Carl
Herbie Fully Loaded2005Trip Murphy
Factotum2005Hank Chinaski
Loverboy2005Mark
Crash2004/IOfficer John Ryan
Employee of the Month2004David Walsh
City of Ghosts2002Jimmy
Deuces Wild2002Fritzy
One Night at McCool's2001Randy
There's Something About Mary1998Healy
Wild Things1998Sam Lombardo
In & Out1997Cameron Drake
Albino Alligator1996Dova
Grace of My Heart1996Jay Phillips
Beautiful Girls1996Tommy 'Birdman' Rowland
Frankie Starlight1995Terry Klout
To Die For1995Larry Maretto
Mr. Wonderful1993Gus
Golden Gate1993Agent Kevin David Walker
The Saint of Fort Washington1993Matthew
Singles1992Cliff Poncier
Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules1991TV MovieEddie Megeffin

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Survivor2001TV Series prop maker - 5 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City of Ghosts2002
Oz1999TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
City of Ghosts2002written by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Road2012thanks
A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
Leaves of Grass2009the director wishes to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man Who Built Cambodia2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Charlie Rose2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Executing the Heist: The Making of 'Takers'2011Video documentary shortHimself
Takers: Take Action!2011Video documentary shortHimself
In Search of Ted Demme2010Documentary
The City2010TV SeriesHimself - Audience
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Award Presenter
Hannity2009TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten2007DocumentaryHimself
Mon plus grand moment de cinéma2006TV Series shortHimself
The Making of 'Factotum'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Miradas 22006TV Series documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
...So Goes the Nation2006DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2006TV SeriesHimself
Headline News2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-2006TV SeriesHimself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentary voice
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos2006DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Behind the Metal & Glass: The Making of 'Crash'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Crash: Unspoken2006Video shortHimself
Saturday Night Live2006TV SeriesHimself - Host / Greg Anderson / Rod Serling
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shootout2006TV SeriesHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture & Presenter: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Story of Fairytale of New York2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hiatus: St. John's BMX 2004-20052005ShortHimself
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The View2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Barry Z Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHimself
Først & sist2005TV SeriesHimself
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Närbild2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Film Trix 20042004Documentary shortHimself
Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Abby Singer2003Himself
Getting Behind Mary: A Behind the Scenes at 'There's Something About Mary'2003Video documentaryHimself
There's Something About Mary: Exposing Themselves - Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, and Chris Elliott2003Video documentaryHimself
Breakfast with Hunter2003DocumentaryHimself
Rockets Redglare!2003DocumentaryHimself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Contest Searchlight2002TV SeriesHimself
Gran premio internazionale della TV2002TV SeriesHimself
Orientations: Chris Doyle - Stirred But Not Shaken2001DocumentaryHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1998TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central Canned Ham1998TV SeriesHimself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Good Will Hunting' Film Clip
Pitch1997DocumentaryHimself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Inside the Actors Studio1996TV SeriesHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Look What Love Has Done' Song
Hollywood Waterloo1994DocumentaryHimself
Madonna: Truth or Dare1991DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Fishing with John1991TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1990TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film & Best Animated Short Film
Wild Rides1982Documentary shortHost

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Uncle Howard2016/IDocumentaryHimself
Sounds of the 80s2015TV SeriesNYPD Cop
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesNicky Calhoun in 'The Art of the Steal'
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart2014DocumentaryLarry Maretto
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself / Officer John Ryan
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Colors en sèrie2007TV SeriesRusty James
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryPat Healy
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryPat Healy
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:991999VideoDetective (segment "Bad Girl") (uncredited)
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993TV SeriesJonathan Corliss

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Outstanding Achievement in CinemaSavannah Film Festival
2007Special AwardCairo International Film Festival
2007Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleCrash (2004)· Brendan Fraser
· Larenz Tate
· Sandra Bullock
· Ludacris
· Ryan Phillippe
· Terrence Howard
· Thandie Newton
· Jennifer Esposito
· Don Cheadle
· Shaun Toub
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastCrash (2004)· Ludacris
· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Loretta Devine
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Terrence Howard
· Thandie Newton
· Michael Peña
· Ryan Phillippe
· Larenz Tate
· Shaun Toub
2006Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleCrash (2004)
2006Donostia Lifetime Achievement AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureCrash (2004)· Ludacris
· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Terrence Howard
· Thandie Newton
· Ryan Phillippe
· Larenz Tate
· Shaun Toub
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleCrash (2004)· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Thandie Newton
· Ludacris
· Larenz Tate
· Ryan Phillippe
· Terrence Howard
· Shaun Toub
· Jennifer Esposito
· Michael Peña
· Brendan Fraser
· William Fichtner
· Nona Gaye
· Loretta Devine
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2005Tribute AwardGotham Awards
2005Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearCrash (2004)· Terrence Howard
· Ludacris
· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Thandie Newton
· Ryan Phillippe
· Larenz Tate
· Shaun Toub
2005Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - ComedyThere's Something About Mary (1998)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainThere's Something About Mary (1998)
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Funniest SceneThere's Something About Mary (1998)
1993Best ActorStockholm Film FestivalThe Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
1990Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadDrugstore Cowboy (1989)
1980Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor on TelevisionWayward Pines (2015)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleCrash (2004)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureCrash (2004)
2006BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleCrash (2004)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2006Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest ActorCrash (2004)
2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActorCrash (2004)
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Crash (2004)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleCrash (2004)
2006VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceCrash (2004)· Sandra Bullock
· Don Cheadle
· Jennifer Esposito
· William Fichtner
· Brendan Fraser
· Terrence Howard
· Ludacris
· Thandie Newton
· Ryan Phillippe
· Larenz Tate
· Nona Gaye
· Michael Peña
· Shaun Toub
2005WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorCrash (2004)
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumFor "On the Road"
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissWild Things (1998)· Denise Richards
· Neve Campbell
1993CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Motion Picture ActorTex (1982)
1981Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor - Major Motion PictureMy Bodyguard (1980)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleCrash (2004)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actor of the YearCrash (2004)
1981Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Actor (Schauspieler)


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#Fact
1Attended the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest 2008 in Italy. [July 2008]
2Attended The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2010 in London, England. [February 2010]
3Attended the Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 1998]
4Attended the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in France. [May 2005]
5Attended the The 3rd Annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS in Dubai, UAE. [December 2009]
6Attended the 10th Annual Marrakech Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. [January 2010]
7Attended the The Irish Film & Television Awards in Dublin, Ireland. [February 2010]
8Attended the Deauville Film Festival 2002 in France to promote City of Ghosts. [September 2002]
9Attended The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2006 in London, England. [February 2006]
10Attended the She Hate Me special screening and dinner party in Rome, Italy on Oct. 10th. [October 2004]
11Attended the San Sebastian Film Festival 2006 in Spain. [September 2006]
12He traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with Amani Global Works, which aims to provide better health care to the most impoverished, forgotten areas of Africa. [2012]
13Quit smoking cigarettes in 1996.
14Has been good friends with Fisher Stevens since filming The Flamingo Kid (1984) together.
15Played a lead role in three of author S.E. Hinton's books made into movies consecutively: Tex (1982), The Outsiders (1983) and Rumble Fish (1983).
16Spent New Year 2005 in Brazil.
17He is of almost entirely Irish descent, with a small amount of German and Scottish, ancestry.
18Uncle of Kevin Dillon's daughters Amy Dillon and Ava Dillon.
19Is a runner, and regularly runs through Central Park in New York, where he lives. Usually he is not recognized.
20"Matt Dillon" is also the fictional name of the hero of Gunsmoke (1955), television's longest-running ever western series (20 years from 1955 to 1975). The hero, a U.S. Marshal for Dodge City, was played by James Arness.
21Is a New York Mets baseball fan and collects Mookie Wilson baseball cards.
22Has traveled extensively in Southeast Asia.
23Is a big fan of Cuban music.
24Has a large vinyl record collection.
25Enjoys frequenting flea markets.
26His parents are Mary Ellen and Paul Dillon
27He is the second child of six. His brothers and sisters are: Paul (born 1962), Kevin (born 1965), Katy (born 1966), Timothy (born 1969) and Brian (born 1972).
28Was the original choice for the role of Richard in The Blue Lagoon (1980), but turned the role down because of the nudity.
29Original choice for "Butch Coolidge" in Pulp Fiction (1994).
30Original choice for Frank Sangster role in Novocaine (2001).
31Was in a relationship with Cameron Diaz (January 1996-December 1998).
32Cites Gene Hackman as a major idol and influence on his work, especially after working with him in Target (1985).
33Brother of Kevin Dillon and Paul Dillon.
34His grandmother, Bea Dillon, is the sister of two famous artists: Alex Raymond and Jim Raymond. Alex Raymond was the creator of the cartoon strip, Flash Gordon; and also Jungle Jim and Rip Kirby. Jim Raymond drew Blondie for Chic Young for about 40 years.

#Quote
1When I was doing Over the Edge (1979) and was playing around, someone told me I was like Brando. I didn't take that as a compliment. I thought he was a fat old man - the only thing I'd seen him in was The Godfather (1972). Then I saw A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).
2I like vintage clothing, because it puts me in mind of another generation. You read things like "pleats are out." They're out? No way. They looked great in the forties-on Mitchum, Garfield, those guys. So why should it be different now? I've got a closet full of old suits, gabardine pants, hats.
3I don't hide out. If you build a wall around yourself it draws people to invade it. Fear is the enemy.
4(On making Over the Edge (1979)) There were five of us they brought out from New York. Only two of the young actors in the movie were actually professionals: Vincent Spano and Pamela Ludwig. The other three guys, Michael Eric Kramer, Tom Fergus, and myself, we were just guys they found. We auditioned and we got the job. It was great. We shot in Colorado, and I might as well have been on Mars. It was a whole different world out there for me, coming from back East. I just remembered thinking, "Oh God!" Looking back on that film, I think it really reflected the times in terms of attitudes toward drugs and youth. A lot of the kids that were extras in that film were out of juvenile hall, and there were drugs, everywhere. It was crazy. It was the '70s. I can really remember the '70s through that movie.
5(On Singles (1992)) Cameron Crowe came to me for that maybe eight months before he first had the film set up, and he talked to me about doing the role that Campbell Scott played. But, in the end, I couldn't do it, for a number of reasons. So, then, he came back to me later for "Cliff", the rocker. And I said, "Okay, Cameron, I'd love to work with you, but I don't even remember that guy in your script". And he goes, "Oh, don't worry about it, we're working on it". And, sure enough, the character was a nice, interesting character that weaved through the story.
6(On making There's Something About Mary (1998)) Well, that was probably the funnest time I ever had on a set. It was like a big party, in a way. It was the first time I'd ever worked with two directors, brothers, and it was really great. They're both so creative. A lot of what you see is stuff that came up on the spot. And I love to improvise. I like to get on a roll and have some fun, and they're really into that too, but they're also ad-libbing as they're going. So the camera would be rolling, and Bobby [Farrelly] would come up to me and throw a line at me, and then I'd have to get it together and stop laughing, and then do my part again with this new line. So it kind of kept things very alive. They're constantly creating. It was a great experience, and I remember it was like the shortest hours I've ever worked. I never remember ever working where we'd get done so early in the day.
7(On making Armored (2009)) It's a pretty good job being an actor, but it's work sometimes. And when I say work, I mean it's a job. You're going to a job. But this one, I was excited to go to work every day. I really love the cast, and you can feel it. If the director's committed, the actors will commit as well. If the director's going to be really committed and excited and determined to make something good, then it's contagious, and the actors jump right on board. And that's the way it was on that film. We had fun on that set. And when I went to the screening, I had fun. '(Laurence) Fishburne' and I were talking about it. "Hey man, it's a blast". If you had fun making it, then the audience will have fun watching it.
8(On what inspired him to base City of Ghosts (2002) in Cambodia) Because, when I traveled there, I would see foreigners and westerners who interest me as much as the place itself. These were people that had some kind of history and some kind of past that whom I felt were running from something. They were Americans, Europeans, and Australians who tended to be very secretive about what they were doing, where they were and there was this air of mystery about them; these sorts of people interested me and I found the end of the line kind of thing was something that I wanted to explore. These people, the guy that's on the run, existed and was not something I came up with because I had seen an old movie.
9I like to travel and I love absorbing other cultures.
10[on working with Gene Hackman on Target (1985)] Gene Hackman's good to work with. We really work together, y'know? He gives a lot and likes it when you give. It's hard to find actors you actually deal with, and he deals with you.
11I'm not particularly interested in my past. I'm interested in my life now. I'm into the future. I mean, I feel like every time I do one of these things [interview], everyone's always like, 'What was it like to be discovered?' When, sort of, like, really, at this point in time, I'm just here with you.
12Yeah, I was a little wild and on a course for misspent youth, you know what I mean? But my parents made it very clear what was unacceptable, and that saved me. I have to be honest. I got out lucky.
13You learn tolerance and patience when you become famous or you get in a lot of trouble. I work on my self-destructive behaviors. I try to get past them. There've been times when I'm very prone toward anger. And if I look at my anger, there's usually fear behind it. Some sort of fear of something.
14I don't worry about whether a character is likable, as long as the character is believable.
15Comedy is the hardest thing for me.
16I won an Indie Spirit Award a few years ago for Drugstore Cowboy (1989), but you never think about awards when you're doing a movie.
17There is something about Cuba. There's no doubt. There's something romantic about the place, even now with everything going on. Just look at the music, among other things. Some of the greatest music ever came out of Cuba in the '50s, '40s and '30s.
18There's a lot more that I am capable of doing than I have done. There's a lot more that I have to offer people. Some people would be surprised. If you really look at my body of work, it's not nearly as typecast as one might think. I have done a lot of roles and not just played brooding, angry young men.
19I do a movie and I hope everybody gets to see it. I'm not somebody who only makes cult movies. Sometimes they become cult movies and that's fine, but that's not why I make movies. I would love to do a really good audience picture, but sometimes it just doesn't get offered to you and that's just the way the ball bounces. I want to do big movies. I like big escapist films, certain action films, like The Fugitive (1993).
20Some jobs, while you are making them, you find yourself living the part. You dream about them. You wake up thinking about it. That is a good sign. That was Drugstore Cowboy (1989). It was cool. It was fun to make. It was a small crew. The actors were great. It worked. It was one of those things where, if it worked, it would be one of those things that was different and unique. And it turned out that way. Gus Van Sant was great. He thought more like an artist than just a straight-headed filmmaker. It is great to work with someone like that.
21I think more in terms of the work. I don't think about being a celebrity. I don't preoccupy myself too much with being famous. I don't try to hold on to some kind of image. I remember sometimes thinking people thought of me this way or that. But I did not want to be considered a star. I always just wanted to be considered an actor. That is what I do and that is what I pride myself on--my work. That is what counts.
22"You can't get a place more conflicted than Cambodia. You come up with ideas as you go. Film ideas come into your head. Sometimes you write them down. Sometimes they just pass you by. This one goes back to '93 when I went to Phnom Penh. It was an extended vacation and I knew very little of Cambodia. What I knew of it was "The Killing Fields". What really opened my eyes and surprised me was how beautiful the country was. Phnom Penh was this partially destroyed city but a lot of it had been preserved. The royal palace is there and all the pagodas along the Mekong River. It was a real contrast from say, Bangkok. There was also this palpable sense of danger. There were a number of ex-pats I met, too, and these people were as interesting as the places. Guys that had opened bars and felt like they couldn't go back. About a year later, I read an article in the Tribune that Cambodia was being used as a fugitive haven. It sort of presented itself to me as an opportunity to do something really interesting" - On what inspired Dillon to base City of Ghosts (2002) in Cambodia.
23To be honest with you, there's nothing that bores me more than sitting around with a bunch of actors talking shop. I love actors and I've got friends that are actors. They're interesting people. But for some reason, usually when it comes round to talking shop, there's a part of me that doesn't like it.
24If there's something to work with that's good and if there's a conflict of the characters, that makes it more juicy, something colorful. A good script and director, of course, are the most important things. Sometimes I feel like I've done really good work, but it doesn't matter if the film doesn't work. The kind of films where I think the film worked, like The Flamingo Kid (1984) or Drugstore Cowboy (1989) or even Rumble Fish (1983) or The Saint of Fort Washington (1993) -- they didn't do that well at the box office.
25A lot of people say I've missed out on a lot because I started acting at such a young age. What's so obvious to me is that I actually was really lucky. I gained a lot and I got a head start in what I wanted to do in life. A lot of people in their late 20s, early 30s are just beginning to figure out where they want to go.
26New York is a vibrant city. There is so much to do here. It's so diverse. But in L.A., the whole town seems to revolve around the industry. That's a good thing when you need to go for work and stuff like that, and I have a lot of friends out there -- a lot of longtime friends -- but I don't want to live there. I just don't like it. In L.A. you can spend days without seeing another person. You see other people in your car, but without really making contact with them. I mean you really exist that way!
27There were certain perceptions that people had of me, you know...'He's dumb,' or 'he's just got a pretty face,' or 'he's a thug,' or 'he can only do one thing.' I'm not so concerned with that now. Longevity's what it's about.

#Trademark
1Low, thick eyebrows
2Dark brown hair
3Deep baritone voice

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