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Matthew Ryan Phillippe (; born September 10, 1974) is an American actor. After appearing as Billy Douglas on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s with starring roles in films including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, and 54. In the 2000s, he appeared in several films, including Gosford Park (2001), Crash (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Breach (2007), Stop-Loss (2008), MacGruber (2010), and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). In 2010, Phillippe played photographer Greg Marinovich in The Bang Bang Club, and then in the lead role of Bob Lee Swagger in the USA Network thriller drama Shooter (2016–2018). Early life Phillippe was born in New Castle, Delaware. His mother, Susan, ran a day care center in the family's house; his father, Richard Phillippe, was a chemist. Phillippe has three sisters, and is of part French descent. He graduated from Barbizon in Wilmington, Delaware.Phillippe earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do in his youth. Career Early career (1990–1999) Phillippe's acting career began after being signed to Cathy Parker Management in Voorhees, New Jersey. Shortly after, he made an appearance in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. His character Billy Douglas, whom he played from 1992 to 1993, was the first gay teenager on a daytime soap opera. After leaving the show, Phillippe moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in a number of small parts in various television series including Matlock, Due South, the TV miniseries The Secrets of Lake Success, and movies, including the 1995 film Crimson Tide and the 1996 film White Squall. He was cast in the 1997 horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, which co-starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The film was a success, and led to Phillippe gaining wider renown and being cast in a few more high-profile films, including 54 in 1998 opposite Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek and Mike Myers. In 1999 he starred in Cruel Intentions, a modern retelling of the Choderlos de Laclos novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, which also starred Phillippe's future wife Reese Witherspoon, as well as his I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar. It was a success among its intended teenage audience, cementing Phillippe's ability to play characters that require sex appeal. Phillippe can also be seen in the Marcy Playground music video "Comin' Up From Behind", which appears on the film's soundtrack. Critical success and later work (2000–2011) In the years following, he appeared in the crime drama The Way of the Gun, starred as a famed software engineer in the thriller Antitrust, and co-starred in Robert Altman's Gosford Park, which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. Subsequently, Phillippe had supporting parts in the films Igby Goes Down (2002) and Crash (2005), which won the Oscar for Best Picture. His 2003 film The I Inside premiered on cable. In 2006, Phillippe played real-life Navy corpsman John Bradley in the war film Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood and following the journey of the United States Marines who lifted the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Phillippe has said that the film was the "best experience" of his career because of its "personal meaning" to him, and that he would have "given [his] life" to fight in World War II, noting that both of his grandfathers fought in the war. His performance was positively received by film critic Richard Roeper, who thought it was Phillippe's best performance to date. Phillippe's next role was in the thriller Breach, in which he played FBI investigator Eric O'Neill opposite Chris Cooper. He has since commented that he believes Cooper to be "the best actor America has to offer". He then starred in Chaos, in which he plays a police officer, Five Fingers, a drama set in Morocco, Kimberly Peirce's Iraq war film Stop-Loss, and the futuristic Franklyn. Next up for Phillippe was a rare comedic role as Lt. Dixon Piper in MacGruber, a film based on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit of the same name. It was released in the US and Canada on May 21, 2010. As part of the film's promotion, Phillippe made his SNL hosting debut on April 17, 2010, along with first-time musical performer Kesha. Two days later, on April 19, 2010, Phillippe co-hosted WWE Raw with Jonathan Swift and Charo, also in support of MacGruber.That same year, Phillippe starred in the Canadian/South African production The Bang-Bang Club, which tells the real-life story of the Bang-Bang Club, four South African photographers whose images documented the bloody end of apartheid. Phillippe stars as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Greg Marinovich. Filming for the movie took place in South Africa, beginning in March 2009. Phillippe described the filming process as "really run-and-gun. There were no comforts, and I actually appreciate that." He noted that the experience affected him, explaining that "we were shooting during the day in Soweto, and it was an endless procession of funerals—death is so common. Kids there have no quality of life. It has made me want to get more involved in Africa-based charities." An early cut of the film was shown at Cannes Film Festival in May 2009, with the final version shown at Cannes in May 2010. The film officially premiered in September 2010 at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The US rights to the movie were picked up by Tribeca Film, which premiered the movie at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and opened the movie in limited release on April 22, 2011.In the summer of 2010, Phillippe began filming the adaptation of popular crime novel The Lincoln Lawyer, taking on the role of Louis Roulet, a wealthy Los Angeles playboy accused of a crime for which his culpability is unclear. The movie, which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy, opened on March 18, 2011, and was generally well received by critics, scoring 82% on Rotten Tomatoes as of late March 2011. Phillippe filmed his next project, heist action film Setup, in December 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also starring Bruce Willis, Jenna Dewan, and 50 Cent, the movie focuses on a group of young men from Detroit whose attempt at a diamond heist goes awry and brings them into conflict with a mob boss. The movie had a straight-to-DVD release on September 20, 2011.Phillippe next filmed the dramatic dark comedy Revenge for Jolly!, alongside Elijah Wood, Kristen Wiig and Adam Brody, in the summer of 2011. The movie, which tells the story of a man set on finding his dog's murderer, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Phillippe subsequently began work on another movie, Straight A's, in August 2011. Filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana, the movie stars Phillippe as a man who has been in and out of rehab for years and is now haunted by his mother's ghost, and also features Anna Paquin and Luke Wilson. Return to television and focus on directing and producing (2012–present) Starting in Nov.... Discover the Matthew Ryan popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Matthew Ryan books.

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The Box book summary, reviews and downlod

The Box


NEW for 2022 - THE BOX is animated! — Patrick, Kevin and Arty are the best of friends, so when Kevin takes a trip to the Waffle Jungle, Arty and Patrick are very sad to see him...

Patrick Builds a Birdhouse book summary, reviews and downlod

Patrick Builds a Birdhouse


Patrick is building a bird house for his friends Mr and Mrs Bird. Just one problem: Patrick doesn't know anything about building birdhouses. Can you help Patrick build the bird...

Penelope Pineapple (the pineapple) book summary, reviews and downlod

Penelope Pineapple (the pineapple)


Pineapple was a pineapple. She looked like a pineapple, walked like a pineapple, talked like a pineapple, and played tennis like a pineapple. Until pineapple decided she wasn’t just a pine...

The Haircut book summary, reviews and downlod

The Haircut


It might be time for a haircut Patrick… ————  NOT YOUR REGULAR STORYBOOKS RubbishBooks offers short, simple, engaging stories for children of all...

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Patrick is on an epic journey. He will travel far, he will travel wide. He has to get to where he is going! But what is it that has Patrick so determined? ———...

Hello Niblit book summary, reviews and downlod

Hello Niblit


Have you ever met a Niblit? Patrick loves his pet Niblit, and he takes good care of it. If his Niblit needs to be walked, he will walk it (well, sort of), and if his Niblit wants...

Just Because book summary, reviews and downlod

Just Because


Kevin is a very clever little monster, he always knows the answers to all of Arty’s questions. Which is a very good thing since Arty has so very many questions to ask! ——...

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The Eloquent Penguin


RubbishBooks returns with a whole new series to entertain little monsters everywhere! In episode two we meet one of Professor Penguin's dearest friends: The Eloquent Penguin. He ...

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Patrick was making a very special cake for Arty’s birthday. It had to be *perfect*. Just one cup of flour? That can’t be right. Two eggs? Nah. This cake will be the BEST in town.

Sports Day book summary, reviews and downlod

Sports Day


And for the first event, Patrick will be competing in the egg and spoon race against a literal egg with a spoon taped to their chest.  Hang on a minute. 

Let's Taco Bout It book summary, reviews and downlod

Let's Taco Bout It


Mr Taco is feeling sad, it’s not easy being a little taco when everything around you is so BIG! Luckily, Patrick has a few ideas to help his friend... ————&...

丢失香蕉的例子 book summary, reviews and downlod



有人偷了帕特里克的香蕉!但是在他的朋友凯文和阿特的帮助下,他开始追查他的失踪的水果(和偷走它的胆怯的小偷)。 凯文和阿特扮起...

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Patrick Takes Off


Ever since Patrick was a very, very little monster, he has wanted to visit space! He would talk about it at breakfast, he would talk about it at lunchtime, he would talk about it at diner ti...

Brave book summary, reviews and downlod



One brave adventurer! Battling dragons! Riding his steed! Protecting the castle! Kind of… ————  NOT YOUR REGULAR STORYBOOKS RubbishBooks offers s...

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Patrick vs. Cake


Patrick has visited his friend Arty’s house. Arty isn’t home, but a giant delicious cake is. Can Patrick resist? ————  NOT YOUR REGULAR STORYBOOKS

The Case of the Missing Banana book summary, reviews and downlod

The Case of the Missing Banana


Someone has stolen Patrick's banana! But with the help of his friends Kevin and Arty, he's set out to track down his missing fruit (and the cowardly thief who took it).    &#...

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Patrick Found a Something


Patrick has found something special. But what is it? It isn’t very good at doing the dishes. And it doesn’t taste very good either… ————  NOT YOUR REGULA...

El caso del plátano desaparecido book summary, reviews and downlod

El caso del plátano desaparecido


Alguien ha robado plátano Patricio! Pero con la ayuda de sus amigos Kevin y Arty, él se dispuso a localizar a su fruta que falta (y el ladrón cobarde que lo llevó). Depende d...

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The Big Blueberry


Arty is busy in his garden planting some new seeds. He has some delightful carrots and some lovely tomatoes, and even a super special secret seed! What could this mysterious seed grow to be?...

Colonel Gooseberry and the Raiders of the New Light book summary, reviews and downlod

Colonel Gooseberry and the Raiders of the New Light


The gooseberries are about to make a *BIG* discovery: It gets dark after bedtime! So dark in fact that some little gooseberry toes have already been stubbed. This will not do. Co...

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Big Fish


Arty won a special prize at the fair: a new pet fish! He named him Francois. But Francois was a chunky fish. He kept outgrowing his fish bowls. This was a very chonky problem. ...

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Nothing to Worry About


Patrick was bored. He wondered what his friends were doing. Maybe making soup, or going for a run, or catching a big fish. But then again, what if…? — SUBSCRIBE TO BOXFORT.CO...

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Huff & Puff


Patrick finds a cloud who has fallen out of the sky. Can he get the little cloud back home? ————  NOT YOUR REGULAR STORYBOOKS RubbishBooks offers s...

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The Only Explanation


Patrick has lost his other sock! There must be a sock thief on the loose, it’s the only explanation… ————  NOT YOUR REGULAR STORYBOOKS RubbishB...

Big Scary Monsters book summary, reviews and downlod

Big Scary Monsters


Patrick, Kevin, and Arty head a scary sound. What could it be? It was time to be brave! — Read 30+ Patrick, Kevin, and Arty storybooks at BoxFort.co —

Something to do with Pumpkins book summary, reviews and downlod

Something to do with Pumpkins


Kevin has just returned from a trip to a far, far away land. A land where October was a very special month indeed. Pumpkins were everywhere, and people were dressing up and getti...

The Expert book summary, reviews and downlod

The Expert


Arty was going camping with Patrick. Patrick thought he knew all about camping. Which may have been a *slight* exaggeration. — Unlock 30+ storybooks at BoxFort.co —

The Stopped Clock book summary, reviews and downlod

The Stopped Clock


The Rubbish Town clock has stopped and now all the residents have overslept! It’s up to Patrick to fix the clock and save the town - he’s tried turning the cogs, he’s tried...

Forget Me Not book summary, reviews and downlod

Forget Me Not


Patrick had something very important to ask Arty. There was just one problem, he couldn’t remember what it was…

The Move book summary, reviews and downlod

The Move


The same old Rubbish Town, the same old waffles. Arty is getting a little bit bored of the daily grind. He fancies a change. Yes, Arty has made up his mind, he is leaving Rubbish...

A Very Hairy Little Monster book summary, reviews and downlod

A Very Hairy Little Monster


When it comes to little monster hair, Kevin has the best mop in all of Rubbish Town. He's been crowned 'Greatest Hair' 28 consecutive times at the Rubbish Town Fair and if things go well tod...

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A Trip to the Doctor


Arty isn't feeling very well. There's a rumbling in his tummy, but what could that mean? Like all the residents of Rubbish Town, there's only one Toast to turn to at times like t...

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The Impossible Door


Patrick has just brought home his very heavy shopping bags and is looking forward to a delicious waffle-jam sandwich. There's just one problem - Patrick can't seem to open his front door!

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** Unlock 30+ Delightful Storybooks for less than a juice box at www.BoxFort.co ** Patrick and Arty are headed to the beach when - dun dun derrr - disaster strikes! Arty has…TH...

An Arty For All Seasons book summary, reviews and downlod

An Arty For All Seasons


It had been an exceedingly grey day in Rubbish Town, and Arty knew why: Winter was coming.  Arty does not like winter, he does not like winter At All. The cold air, the fros...

Stories in 5 Minutes Meet Patrick book summary, reviews and downlod

Stories in 5 Minutes Meet Patrick


Meet Patrick. Big heart, tiny brain. Download the Patrick storybook collection. Five delightful short stories for your little monsters, all featuring our intrepid hero Patrick.

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