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Matt Damon's Physical Evolution

From 'Elysium' to 'Courage Under Fire,' the actor drastically changes his appearance for his memorable roles
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Matt Damon in School Ties
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'School Ties'

In one of his first significant roles, Matt Damon played a rich, anti-semitic bigot in the beloved School Ties. Portraying an elite New England prep school student may not have been a physical stretch for the young, Boston-bred Damon, though the role of entitled Charlie Dillon required him to tap into a background and upbringing different than his own. Then a student at Harvard, Damon looked to his fellow students with prep school experiences to convincingly play a character with tremendous wealth and privilege.

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