Matthew Raymond Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an American actor and film director. He made his feature film debut in Over the Edge (1979) and established himself as a teen idol by starring in the films My Bodyguard (1980), Little Darlings (1980), the three S. E. Hinton book adaptations Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983), The Outsiders (1983) and The Flamingo Kid (1984). From the late 1980s onward, Dillon achieved further success, starring in Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Singles (1992), The Saint of Fort Washington (1993), To Die For (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), In & Out (1997), There's Something About Mary (1998), and Wild Things (1998). In a 1991 article, famed movie critic Roger Ebert referred to him as the best actor within his age group, along with Sean Penn.In the 2000s, he made his directing debut with City of Ghosts (2002) and went on to star in the films Factotum (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Nothing but the Truth (2008), Sunlight Jr. (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018). For Crash (2004), he won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He had earlier been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac's On the Road. In 2015, he starred in the first season of the FOX television series Wayward Pines, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award.
Dillon is an aficionado and collector of Latin music, with a large collection of vinyl, including a notable library of Cuban 78s.
Dillon was born in New Rochelle, New York, to Mary Ellen, a homemaker, and Paul Dillon, a portrait painter and sales manager for Union Camp, a toy bear manufacturer. His paternal grandmother was the sister of comic strip artist Alex Raymond, the creator of Flash Gordon. Dillon is the second of six children with one sister and four brothers, one of whom is actor Kevin Dillon. He is of mostly Irish descent, with some Scottish and German ancestry. Dillon was raised in a close-knit Roman Catholic family. He grew up in Mamaroneck, New York.
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Land of Dreams
Land of Dreams is a satire about America closing its borders and becoming more isolated in the future. Simin, an Iranian American woman, is on a journey to discover the core of what it means to be a f...
Roy's World: Barry Gifford's Chicago
Author Barry Gifford's gritty autobiographical stories of growing up in 1950s Chicago provide the backdrop for an impressionistic documentary portrait of a vanished time and place.
After 10 years in prison, Al Capone begins to suffer from dementia and is haunted by his violent past.
El Gran Fellove
Chronicles the musical career of Cuban scat singer and showman Francisco Fellove and the recording of his last album.
Sarah is training at the European Space Agency. She is the only woman in the program. She lives alone with her daughter. Sarah feels guilty that she can't spend more time with her child. Her love is f...
A professional cellist has an encounter with a stranger on the subway which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.
Running for Grace
An orphan boy of mixed race finds a family in Hawaii. The boy can run and bring medicine to coffee pickers in the mountains. A forbidden, young love blossoms like the white "Kona Snow" of the surround...
Head Full of Honey
A young girl tries to help her grandfather, who is suffering from Alzheimer's, navigate his increasing forgetfulness, and ends up going on a remarkable adventure with him.
The House That Jack Built
Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.
When Howard Brookner lost his life to AIDS in 1989, the 35-year-old director had completed two feature documentaries and was in post-production on his narrative debut, Bloodhounds of Broadway. Twenty-...
Going in Style
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that robbed them of their money.
When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unforeseen events....
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Imagine a perfect American town. Children are playing in the streets. Imagine not being able to leave. You don't have any communication with the outside world. You think you're insane. Wayward Pines i...
Bud Carter, a police detective in Baton Rouge, convinced Jesse to become an Informant and rat out the most powerful crime ring in the South.
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart
In an extraordinary and tragic American story, a small town murder becomes one of the highest profile cases of all time. The film looks at the impact of the media on the case, from its historic role a...
A Quickie-mart employee and a paraplegic are very much in love. They are thrilled to hear that Melissa is pregnant. Their financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down as their...
Pawn Shop Chronicles
The stories of a missing wife and a couple of meth heads are connected by items found in a pawn shop.
The Art of the Steal
A third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief teaming up with his brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. He wants to rewrite some chapters of his past as well, so it...
Gordon, John, and A.J were involved in a bank robbery. Brothers Jake, Jesse, and Chris Brown are planning their next job after successfully completing their latest robbery. Tip T.I has a ghost. A form...
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A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate robbery against their own company. The men plan on making off with a fortune with no harm to ...
A large and blended family is what the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is. They show us a sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family.
Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to ...
Nothing But the Truth
The government demands that Rachel reveal her source when she writes a story about a covert CIA officer. She was thrown in jail for disobeying the special prosecutor. Albert Burnside argued her case a...
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
People's lives were forever changed by Joe Strummer as the front man of the Clash. Four years after his death, his influence is stronger than ever. In the film "The Future Is Unwritten", Joe Strummer ...
Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
In the 1970s the North American Soccer League marked the first attempt to introduce soccer to American sports fans. While most teams had only limited success at best, one managed to break through to g...
You, Me and Dupree
After standing in as best man for his friend, Randy Dupree lost his job, became a barfly and became a houseguest for the newlywed couple. The closer Dupree gets to Molly, the more frustrated the groom...
The Story of Fairytale of New York
A look at the creation of The Pogues' song "Fairytale of New York".
A neglected daughter becomes a possessive mother in an emotional journey into the heart and mind of a woman who loved too much.
Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. ...
Herbie Fully Loaded
Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, is being put through its paces by the new owner, who wants the car to become a NASCAR competitor.
In the month of September. In 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers, and a Korean ...
Employee of the Month
A guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is dumped by his fiancée is the Employee of the month. When bank robberies and millions of dollars becom...
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
A portrait of Rockets Redglare, the morbidly obese fixture of New York's underground until his death in 2001. Rockets was the sometimes bodyguard/drug dealer of Sid Vicious and Jean Michel Basquiat, a...
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
Breakfast with Hunter
Breakfast with Hunter is a film starring an outlaw journalist. The man is Hunter S. Thompson. The cinema verite film and digital video was shot over many years on the road with Dr. Thompson, Breakfast...
The life of a man who is torn between his love of life and his dream. The only clue that will save Clemins' life is when he calls his old college friend, Kevin Prouse, who is in the throes of a divorc...
New York City in the 50s. A gang war is about to start. The good guys are fighting the bad guys. During a hot summer in New York, Scott Kalvert directed a tale of lust, drugs, chaos and madness.
City of Ghosts
A con man on the run from law enforcement in the U.S. goes to Cambodia to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for.
Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99
Madonna's favorite videos from 1993-1999. There are 14 videos, including Bad Girl, Rain, Secret, Take A Bow, Bedtime Story, Human Nature, Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Frozen, Ray Of Light, Drowned Wo...
The Making of Drugstore Cowboy
Portland, 1988. Filmmaker Gus Van Sant shoots Drugstore Cowboy, the project that will bring he and his collaborators a formidable burst of mainstream attention. Starring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, and ...
A guidance counselor who was accused of rape by a teen and a bad girl is suspended by the school, rejected by the town and fighting to get his life back. A cop thinks there is a conspiracy.
There's Something About Mary
It was bad for Ted to go to prom. After 13 years, he gets another chance with his old prom date, only to run up against other men and a sleazy detective he hired to find her.
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The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where in groups of Muslims, Latinos, Italians, and Aryans stick close to their friends and enem...
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
In & Out
A teacher is questioning his sexuality after a former student made a comment about him.
Two writers are trying to get their work published.
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In a small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires during a s...
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.
While escaping from a failed robbery attempt, three thieves are surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar, only they are not the people the police are looking for.
Grace of My Heart
A singer who wants to be a singer sacrificed her own singing career to write hit songs that launch the careers of other singers The film follows her life from her first break, through the pain of reje...
To Die For
Suzanne Stone wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get that. She makes up for her lack of intelligence with cold determination. As she pursues her goal with rele...
The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and two very different men who love her.
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Inside the Actors Studio
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
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The Saint of Fort Washington
Matthew is on the street. He was threatened by a man who is a member of the Fort Washington Shelter for Men. Jerry is a streetwise combat veteran. The relationship between these two men grows as they ...
The FBI agent was charged with espionage against a Chinese laundryman. He wants to make up with the man and his daughter.
A childhood dream can be fulfilled by buying an old bowling alley with some of your friends.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
A romantic comedy about six young people in Seattle, most of whom live in the same apartment building and have their lives centered around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The stories about each...
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Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules
There are three stories about women and men.
A Kiss Before Dying
In order to get the approval of her father, Jonathan Corliss secretly dates the daughter of a wealthy father. She told Jonathan that her father would deny her inheritance if he found out, but he stage...
Madonna: Truth or Dare
From the rain of Japan to threats of arrest for public indecency in Canada, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white with the concert piece...
Fishing with John
John Lurie doesn't know much about fishing, but that doesn't stop him from going fishing with his friends.
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
Portland was founded in 1971 The charismatic leader of a peculiar quartet, formed by his wife, Dianne, and another couple, Rick and Nadine, who skillfully steal from drugstores and hospital medicine c...
Bloodhounds of Broadway
The musical is based on four short stories. Feet Samuels sold his body to science because he realized that he would rather live than die. In another story, she has problems dealing with the death of h...
A drifter becomes a hero in a crime film. Andrew McCarthy plays Wade, a man who takes a ride on a freight train already occupied by a charming ex-con who convinces him to accompany him to his hometown...
The Big Town
It is 1957. J.C. A young man from a small town with a talent for winning at craps leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at ...
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
Real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. The first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in t...
In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover...
In World War II Australia, an American Marine named Rebel is recovering from wounds. He wants to leave Australia. He fell in love with a local singer. Kathy is not interested in him initially. Kathy w...
A Texan with a secret past searches Europe with his son after his wife is kidnapped.
The Flamingo Kid
Jeffrey's summer job at the Flamingo Club gave him the other-world aspects of his job at a modest homestead. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of Phil Brody and is in love with a bikini-c...
When two poor greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are attacked by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulen...
For the days when gang warfare was going on, Rusty James was an absent-minded street thug who struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation.
The roller coaster is the fastest in the world.
The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters
Jean Shepherd is the author and narrator of A Christmas Story. Shep tells stories about his teen years in a steel town.
In East Texas, the summer after high school, Jack falls in love with Ginny, the daughter of the town's banker. Ginny is going to college and has been at boarding school. Despite her father's oppositio...
Coming-of-age story about two teenage brothers in rural Oklahoma and their struggle to grow up on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.
Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks are competing to be the first to lose their virginity at camp.
A tough-talking bully intimidates his classmates and extorts their lunch money at his new high school, which is making it hard for him to fit in. Refusing to pay up, Clifford enlisted the aid of an ov...
Over the Edge
This realistic tale of alienated suburban youth on the rampage is highlighted by the music of Cheap Trick, The Cars, and The Ramones. After a long time, the movie "Rebel Without a Cause" was released....
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.