A Matt Dillon quiz might reveal that it was in working on the film translations of several S.E. Hinton works that he truly began to rocket to idol status. Those films were Tex, The Outsiders, and Rumble Fish, but special attention deserves to be given to the outsiders. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this film would serve as the launching pad for the lasting career of many of the most important and well known actors of the generation. The film starred Dillon as the tragic bad boy Dally, but also featured Ralph Macchio, Diane Lane, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, and Tom Cruise.
Matt Dillon trivia will show that he turned away from the spotlight for a few years, but would burst back powerfully onto the scene with his acclaimed performance in “To Die For” and his turn at comedy in “Something about Mary” in many ways a breakout that showed the actor did not take himself to seriously. His most critically acclaimed performance came in 2004. The Film was “Crash” and Dillon played a much discussed racist police officer. He was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his work on that Paul Haggis Film.
Dillon has continued to work prolifically over the last several years including work in films such as “You Me and Dupree” and has several films due to be released over the next several years including a bank heist flick entitled, “Takers”. An interesting point is that Dillon also has a brother who is an actor, and one who has risen recently to a fame all of his own. The brother is Kevin Dillon who is one of the stars of the hit Mark Walburgh produced television show, “Entourage”.
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