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Matt Dillon is an American actor known for his tough guy roles, particularly the adaptations of S.E. Hinton's books including Rumble Fish and The Outsiders.
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The film explored several intersecting storylines set in Los Angeles and the drama unfolds over the course of a few days. For the first time in his career, Dillon netted an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the film. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his complex portrayal of the prejudiced police officer. All of the lead actors on Crash won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
After Crash, Dillon continued to make toward some unusual choices in films. He played the fictional alter ego of writer Charles Bukowski in Factotum (2006). Tackling much lighter fare, Dillon played a rival race car driver in the family comedy Herbie Fully Loaded (2005) with Lindsay Lohan and a husband caught between his wife and his deadbeat friend in You, Me and Dupree (2006) with Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson.
Dillon went on to appear in the legal drama Nothing But the Truth (2008) with Kate Beckinsale, the comedy Old Dogs (2009) with John Travolta and Robin Williams and the thriller Takers (2010) with Paul Walker and Chris Brown.
One of six children, Dillon is not the only member of his family in the entertainment business. Younger brother Kevin Dillon starred in the hit HBO comedy series Entourage.
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