On august 6, 2020 american actor and film director Matt Dillon gave us his time in a private signing session where he signed new material for our charity auctions aimed at sustaining next school year’s projects. He made his feature film debut in Over the Edge (1979) and established himself as a teen idol by starring in the films My Bodyguard (1980), Little Darlings (1980), Tex (1982), Rumble Fish (1983), The Outsiders (1983) and The Flamingo Kid (1984). From the late 1980s onward, Dillon achieved further success, starring in Drugstore Cowboy (1989), Singles (1992), The Saint of Fort Washington (1993), To Die For (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), In & Out (1997), There’s Something About Mary (1998), and Wild Things (1998). Dillon made his directing debut in the 2000s with City of Ghosts (2002) and went on to have a part in the films Factotum (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Nothing but the Truth (2008), Sunlight Jr. (2013) and The House That Jack Built (2018). He also won an independent Spirit Award for the film Crash (2004) and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He had earlier been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for narrating Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. In 2015, he starred in the first season of the FOX television series Wayward Pines, for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award.
We thank Matt for supporting our cause and wish him the best in his career!