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    Matt Damon - Top 10 Fun Facts

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    Matt Damon - Top 10 Fun Facts - as part of the celebrities series by GeoBeats.

    10 - Matt and Ben Affleck are childhood friends, and are also 10th cousins.
    9 - He went along with police on a real life drug bust while researching for his role in "The Departed".
    8 - He lost over 40 lbs for his role in "Courage Under Fire", which led to health issues, almost costing him his life.
    7 - His first encounter with wife Luciana Barroso happened while he was hiding behind the bar where she worked.
    6 - He was once a smoker, then finally kicked the habit after seeing a hypnotist.
    5 - Matt's middle name is Paige.
    4 - He learned to play the piano for his role in "The Talented Mr. Ripley".
    3 - He dated Minnie Driver and then publicly dumped her on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
    2 - He is extensively involved in charity work, founding "H2O Africa" and co-founding "Not On Our Watch".
    1 - He dropped out of Harvard University, 12 credits short of graduating.