Matt Damon – up to "2014" Lifestyle Updates.
Matt Damon (187 pounds, 5 feet 10 inches).

He’s a box office favourite and it’s no surprise when he’ll push his body to its limits for the art of portraying his character. In 1996 he lost 50 pounds to play a heroin addict in Courage Under the Bridge, which later caused him adrenal gland damage he had to repair. To play an overweight character in 2009’s The Informant Damon gained 30 pounds. Then in 2013’s Elysium he underwent a serious bulk up that required him to spend four hours a day in the gym!

Background:

Matt Damon was born on October 8, 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts in a traditional family. His father was a stockbroker and his mother was a professor at Lesley University. He comes from Scottish, and English Heritage from his father’s side and Finnish and Swedish descent on his mother’s side. Even today, Damon is close to successful actor Ben Affleck as they grew up together and are actually cousins, tenth removed. Looking the confidence emanating from Damon today, it is hard to believe he was very inverted due to his height and a feeling of isolation. He found peace in acting in theatre productions and went on to attend Harvard for a BA in English. With a promised role in Geronimo, the actor dropped out of university shy of graduating and only after the film did not become a big success realized his mistake. He was living in Los Angeles in shared housing, struggling financially but did not go back to school and instead took on the challenge of the industry head on.

Career:

Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is one of the highest grossing actors in the industry. His launched his own career in 1997 in the co-written film Good Will Hunting with friend Ben Affleck. The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor nominations. Damon demonstrated his ability to appeal to mass audiences in the action-thriller Bourne series, which led to more serious films such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). His performance as Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009) led to another Golden Globe nomination.

Health and Wellness:

For this actor, the type of role he is cast in determines his exercise routine. Yet, Damon tells MensHealth that his favorite type of exercise is sprint-drills, which he did when training for the film Invictus. He enjoyed the challenge of doing something over and over again so that you could track your progress and adapt the speed to your own fitness level. Often celebrities share exercise routines that are over the top and seem very difficult to copy into a normal lifestyle that is busy with work and family. That is why sprint-drills are helpful, as the speed and length can be adjusted to suit your own needs. The routine starts with a warm-up of jogging for about a mile, with a 5 minute rest and then followed by 4 400 laps that vary in intensity. The first 100 yards are done at 25% speed, the second 100 yards are at 75% speed, and the remaining 200 yards are done at 25% speed capacity. You can complement this with shorter dashes of 25 yards that are done back to back with only 12 seconds of rest between for a total of 20. Suicides of various lengths can follow with a final cool-down of half a mile jog and stretching. For his role in Elysium, the actor had to increase his gym time to four hours a day to prepare fro the role.

This actor is humble and charitable – often promoting his charities on the red carpet. He is an advocate for Water.org trying to get this basic necessity to all parts of the world. A quick search on the Internet pulls up his image in charity advocacy videos and interviews speaking about the cause close to his heart.

 




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