He joined Harvard University and dropped out with just 12 credits to clear when he was selected for a role in “Geronimo: The American Legend” with a star cast of Gene Hackman, Jason Patric, Wess Studi and Hill as the director. Damon gifted his father blades of grass plucked for the Boston Red Sox Legendary Fenway Park when he was shooting as an extra in Field of Dreams.
His dad, also a great fan, was delighted by this gift.
Finally Harvey Weinstein of Miramax took up the offer. Damon shot into stardom, winning an Oscar for the best original screen play and nomination for Best Actor. There was one incident when he called his father over for shooting of The Legend of Bagger Vance, on a golf field.In fact, at the age of 16 Damon left for New York to look for roles in movies by attending several auditions.When nothing worked he returned back to his studies and joined the Harvard University.Kid Affleck’s parents with contacts in the film industry got him roles in Ads and movies.This intrigued studious young Matt about drama and its worthiness as a fruitful career.
He worked hard to put on muscles after losing 40 pounds for his short role in “Courage Under Fire”.