by Larry Murray
Matt Damon got an early shot at acting on the screen as an extra, playing a Red Sox fan in Field of Dreams. I haven’t gone back to see if I could pick him out in the crowd at Fenway Park, but visibility has never been a problem for the Cambridge, MA actor since Good Will Hunting. It put him on the map with an armful of awards that he and Ben Affleck shared for that film, both as actors and screenwriters.
Damon is the thinking man’s actor, and a political being, and his broad world view informs his personal creative work. An Über talented multi-tasker, Damon is also an inveterate collaborator, able to set aside ego to ferret out the best creative solutions to an artistic challenge.