|Net Worth:||$40.0 Million|
|Born:||Feb 18, 1964|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor, Voice Actor, Film director|
What is Matt Dillon’s Net Worth?
Matt Dillon is an American actor, director, producer, and writer who has a net worth of $40 million. Matt Dillon was cast in the 1979 film “Over the Edge” when he was 14, and he has gone on to appear in more than 60 films and television shows. Today Matt is best known for films such as “The Outsiders” (1983), “The Flamingo Kid” (1984), “Drugstore Cowboy” (1989), “Singles” (1992), “Wild Things” (1998), “There’s Something About Mary” (1998), and “Crash” (2004).
He played Ethan Burke on the Fox series “Wayward Pines” in 2015. Dillon wrote, directed, and starred in the 2002 film “City of Ghosts,” and he produced and directed the 2020 documentary “The Great Fellove.” He also narrated the audiobook of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album in 2001.
Matt Dillon’s Net Worth, Career, and Success Story (2023 Update)
Matt Dillon was born Matthew Raymond Dillon on February 18, 1964, in New Rochelle, New York. His mother, Mary Ellen, was a homemaker, and his father, Paul, was a portrait painter who also worked as a sales manager for toy bear manufacturer Union Camp.
Matt grew up in a Roman Catholic household in Mamaroneck, New York, with five siblings, Kevin, Brian, Timothy, Katy, and Paul. Kevin Dillon is an actor best known for the HBO series “Entourage.” Dillon attended Hommocks Middle School, and while cutting class one day, he was discovered by Jane Bernstein, who was helping director Jonathan Kaplan cast the film “Over the Edge.”
After his 1979 debut in “Over the Edge,” Matt soon appeared in the films “My Bodyguard” (1980), “Little Darlings” (1980), and “Liar’s Moon” (1982) and the 1982 TV movie “The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters.” In 1982, he appeared in his first S.E.
Hinton adaptation, playing the title role in “Tex,” followed by “The Outsiders” and “Rumble Fish” in 1983. Dillon then starred in 1984’s “The Flamingo Kid and 1985’s “Target” and “Rebel,” and he co-starred with Oprah Winfrey in the 1986 drama “Native Son.” He starred in a 1985 Broadway production of “The Boys of Winter” and played Robert “Bob” Hughes in the critically-acclaimed 1989 film “Drugstore Cowboy.” In the early ’90s, Matt starred in the films “A Kiss Before Dying” (1991), “Fishing with John” (1991), “Mr.
Wonderful” (1993), and “The Saint of Fort Washington” (1993), and he played grunge musician Cliff Poncier in Cameron Crowe’s “Singles” in 1992. He co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Joaquin Phoenix in 1995’s “To Die For,” then he appeared in “Grace of My Heart” (1996), “Albino Alligator” (1996), “Beautiful Girls” (1996), and “In & Out” (1997).
In 1998, Dillion starred in “Wild Things” and co-starred with Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz in “There’s Something About Mary,” which grossed $369 million against a $23 million budget. After the massive success of “There’s Something About Mary,” Matt appeared in “One Night at McCool’s” (2001), “Deuces Wild” (2002), and “Employee of the Month” (2004), and he earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Officer John Ryan in the 2004 film “Crash.” In 2006, he starred in “You, Me and Dupree” alongside Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson and hosted “Saturday Night Live,” and the following year, he lent his voice to the “Midnight Towboy” episode of “The Simpsons.” Dillon appeared in “Nothing But the Truth” (2008), “Old Dogs” (2009), and “Takers” (2010), and he guest-starred on “Modern Family” in 2011.
He co-starred with Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening in 2012’s “Girl Most Likely,” then appeared in “Pawn Shop Chronicles” (2013), “The Art of the Steal” (2013), and “Bad Country” (2014). In 2015, Matt played Secret Service agent Ethan Burke on “Wayward Pines,” appearing in all 10 episodes of the first season.
In 2017, he voiced Trey the snow leopard in the animated film “Rock Dog” and co-starred with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, and Christopher Lloyd in “Going in Style.” In recent years, Dillon has starred in the films “The House That Jack Built” (2018), “Running for Grace” (2018), “Head Full of Honey” (2018), “Proxima” (2019), and “Capone” (2020).
Matt was in a relationship with his “There’s Something About Mary” co-star Cameron Diaz from 1995 to 1998, and he previously dated Heather Graham and Brooke Shields. In 2014, he began a relationship with choreographer Roberta Mastromichele. Dillon is a fan of Latin music, and a 2007 “Times Herald-Record” article stated that “he has one of the biggest Latin vinyl record collections in the world.” In late 2008, Matt was pulled over in Vermont while driving 106 miles per hour on the highway.
After pleading guilty to speeding, he was ordered to pay a fine of $828.
Awards and Nominations
In 2006, Dillon was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for “Crash.” His performance also earned him an Independent Spirit Award, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, and Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award as well as nominations from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Awards, Empire Awards, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Gold Derby Awards, and Online Film & Television Association Awards.
The “Crash” cast won ensemble awards from the Awards Circuit Community Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. For “There’s Something About Mary,” Matt won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy, an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, and a Teen Choice Award for Film – Funniest Scene.
Dillon won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead for “Drugstore Cowboy” in 1990, and he was named Best Actor for “The Saint of Fort Washington” at the 1993 Stockholm Film Festival and “The House That Jack Built” at the 2019 Black Sea Film Festival.
He received a Lifetime Success Award at the 2017 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, a Tribute Award at the 2005 Gotham Awards, a Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 San Sebastián International Film Festival, a Taormina Arte Award at the 2007 Taormina International Film Festival, and an Espiga de Honor (Honorary Spike) at the 2018 Valladolid International Film Festival.
In 2012, Dillon was honored for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema at the Baja International Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Cinema at the Savannah Film Festival.
With a career spanning more than four decades, Matt Dillon is one of the most recognizable and accomplished actors in Hollywood. After appearing in a wide variety of films and television shows, he is now concentrating on building his reputation as an award-winning director.
With his latest films receiving positive feedback from critics and fans alike, he seems set to make as much of a success in his new role as he did as an actor. As of November 2023, Matt Dillon’s net worth is estimated to be $40 Million.