Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 Miami list is Matt Damon, one of the sexiest A-listers whose acting, political views, and philanthropic efforts are recognized as top-notch work.
What Made Him Haute: The A-list actor (named “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2007 by People) settled down in Miami Beach with a former bartender from a South Beach hot spot. The couple has two girls, and Damon is also stepfather to another from his wife’s first marriage, meaning he’s the only male in his household. Maybe that accounts for the action-packed, explosion-riddled flicks he stars in, such as the Bourne series and his latest film, The Green Zone. In addition to being a box-office draw, the Harvard-educated Damon is a liberal activist, philanthropist, and Miami triathlon competitor. He co-founded LivePlanet production company with Ben Affleck in 2000 with the mission of creating media that can be enjoyed across a variety of platforms, and while the company has been “resting” for a bit, in February, it was announced that the two Oscar winners are teaming up again to produce films for Warner Bros.
What Makes Him Haute Now: There’s no denying that the Oscar-winning actor, who is a Miami-Beach native, is constantly bringing A-list performances to the big screen. He is set to work on another slew of flicks such as The Adjustment Bureau, the Phillip K. Dick derived sci-fi romance with co-star Emily Blunt. Other films the star will grace are True Grit by the Coen brothers and a Clint Eastwood thriller, Hereafter. Damon, and his friend Ben Affleck, are currently in talks with Warner Bros. to sign a first-look production deal and in March of 2010, the actor received the 24th Annual Cinematheque Award.
Along with the actor’s busy schedule, Damon and his wife are expecting their fourth child this fall and may be joining friend George Clooney in Italy. The actor was reportedly seen with a property consultant and is looking to purchase an Italian villa in Lake Como.