Matt Dillon
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"Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon" is an American actor and film director. He began acting in the late 1970s, and gained fame as a teenage idol during the 1980s. He has appeared in films such as Little Darlings (1980), My Bodyguard (1980), Tex (film)/Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983), The Outsiders (film)/The Outsiders (1983), Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Singles (1992 film)/Singles (1992), Beautiful Girls (film)/Beautiful Girls (1996), There's Something About Mary (1998), Wild Things (1998), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), Crash (2004 film)/Crash (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), and Armored (film)/Armored (2009). In 2013, he appeared in the comedy film The Art of the Steal (2013 film)/The Art of the Steal as an art thief alongside Kurt Russell.

In 1990, he won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for Drugstore Cowboy and in 2006, he won the San Sebastián International Film Festival#Donostia Honorary Award/San Sebastián International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for Crash (2004 film)/Crash. In 2011, he received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at [ Avvantura Festival Zadar] (Croatia) upon his presence at the filmfestival.

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But when I go really far back in time, to the days when everyone was dying of cholera and syphilis and bubonic plague, I want nothing to do with those periods. I mean, nobody showered. That's why perfume became such a popular item.

It was being young and sensitive and an actor. There was a lot of pressure, everything was a hurdle.

From a Dowling standpoint, what's happened there over the past three years is Dowling just hasn't had the size and the strength and the people up front to compete with what Valley's putting out there.

You can take the car out of the junkyard, but you can't take the junkyard out of the car.

There was a bit of a backlash against Francis at that point.

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. [Reflecting on his former status as a teen idol].

I just don't know how anyone on the western half of the state can compete with them.

Wickedest Town in the West.