Matthew Raymond Dillon was born on 18 February 1964, in New Rochelle, New York USA of Irish, Scottish and German descent. Matt is perhaps best known for his roles in such movies as “Little Darlings” (1980), “The Outsiders’ (1983), “Beautiful Girls” (1996), and “Armored” (2009).
So just how rich is Matt Dillon? As he has been active in his career as an actor and film director since 1979, it is not surprising that Matt Dillon has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Matt Dillon Net Worth $35 Million
Matt Dillon debuted, and started his net worth growing, in “Over the Edge” in 1978, which grossed the modest amount of $200,000, but it was a successful beginning for Dillon, and was followed by his appearances in “My Bodyguard” (1980), “Tex” (1982) and “Liar`s Moon” (1982).
During the production of “The Outsiders” and “Rumble Fish” (1983), Matt Dillon worked with the famous director Francis Ford Coppola, a collaboration which considerably helped Matt Dillon to increase his net worth as well as visibility. Then Matt appeared in such movies as “The Flamingo Kid” (1984); “Rebel” (1985) “Drugstore Cowboy” (1989) for which Matt won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and which added a great sum to Matt Dillon’s net worth.
Other major movies in which Matt has appeared include “A Kiss Before Dying” (1991), “Singles” (1992), “Golden Gate” (1994); “To Die For” (1995) in which Matt played opposite Nicole Kidman;“Grace of My Heart” (1996); “In & Out” (1997); “Wild Things” (1998), and many others.
Until the 2000’s, these movies were the main sources of income for Matt Dillon net worth. Then, written and directed by himself, “City of Ghosts” in 2002 included such stars as James Caan and Gerard Depardieu in its cast, and boosted Matt’s net worth considerably. Matt Dillon is also known for “Abby Singer” (2003); “Employee of the Month” (2004); and the 2004 crime drama directed by Paul Haggis, “Crash”, which won an Academy Award for the Best Picture, and for which Dillon was rewarded with an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. For the comedy “You, Me and Dupree” (2006), Dillon received the Premio Donostia prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Matt Dillon is perfect at voice acting too: he contributed to the audiobook version of Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road”, as well as narrating “Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos” (2006).
Most recently, Matt Dillon’s net worth has been enlarged with revenues from such movies as “Nothing But the Truth” (2008), “Takers” (2010), “Girl Most Likely” (2012), “Whiskey Bay” (2013), and “Sunlight Jr.” (2013). In total, Matt has appeared in over 50 films during a career stretching over more than 35 years.
As regards Matt Dillon’s personal life, the celebrity was in a relationship with the famous actress Cameron Diaz in the late 1990s, but the couple broke up after three years. Otherwise Matt is a very private person, and little is known of his life off-screen.
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