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, My Bodyguard, Tex, Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, Drugstore Cowboy, Singles, Beautiful Girls, There's Something About Mary, Wild Things, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Crash,You, Me and Dupree, and Armored. In 2013, he appeared in the comedy 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 won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for Crash and the San SebastiÃ¡n International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2005. In 2011 he received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at Avvantura Festival Zadar upon his presence at the filmfestival.