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Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

Birthday: 11 October 1977, Webster Groves, Missouri, USA
Birth Name: Matthew Staton Bomer
Height: 182 cm

Matthew Staton Bomer was born in Webster Groves, Greater St. Louis, Missouri, to Elizabeth Macy (Staton) and John O'Neill Bomer IV, a Dallas Cowboys draft pick. Matt was raised in Spring, Texas, ...Show more

Matt Bomer
I'd inhabit a character until I saw another one. That accessed part of my imagination. I'd inhabit a character until I saw another one. That accessed part of my imagination.
[on performing in 'Magic Mike'] It was like a stripper boot camp. We embarrassed ourselves in our ow Show more [on performing in 'Magic Mike'] It was like a stripper boot camp. We embarrassed ourselves in our own rehearsal room. But the best part of it was that it became this ensemble-building experience. We all knew we were terrified, but we manned up together to get it done. Hide
It was an amazing experience, I think the last time I sang on stage was 10 years ago. It was an amazing experience, I think the last time I sang on stage was 10 years ago.
I get to leave the nest and do things here and there. I get to leave the nest and do things here and there.
[on The Normal Heart] There was a moment when Mark [Ruffalo] and I just held on to each other and so Show more [on The Normal Heart] There was a moment when Mark [Ruffalo] and I just held on to each other and sobbed for a good 15 minutes. Not because of anything we had done but because we were a part of this story that was so much bigger than us, and because we knew that this was how a generation of people had to say goodbye to each other. Taking in the gravity of that moment was really overwhelming. It was just one of those things you don't ever forget. Hide
I feel like I learn more from our kids than I could ever hope to teach them. I love the rare quiet m Show more I feel like I learn more from our kids than I could ever hope to teach them. I love the rare quiet moment of spoken or unspoken love at the end of a great day, and knowing that no matter what, you will always be there for each other. Hide
When you are singing Journey, you have to commit. When you are singing Journey, you have to commit.
[on auditioning for his role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)] "I'm a New York a Show more [on auditioning for his role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)] "I'm a New York actor, so I heard about the project, and I put myself on tape twice from New York. And they said they were interested in me, so I flew myself out to L.A. to test for it with Michael Bay. And a great thing about this movie and, another way I think it's unique, is that there is more exposition. You really get to know the protagonists of this movie a lot more in the beginning and, hopefully, invest in them somehow so that, when bad things go happen to them, you really care. And I think that Michael Bay just wanted to make sure - there wasn't a lot of screaming and yelling. I think they could figure out from the scenes whether or not you could pull that off. I think he wanted to just see more of whether or not I understood the character's duality - how he could be a nice guy with his girlfriend, but how ultimately he is this military guy who has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders". Hide
I wanted to go to Northwestern and become a serious journalist, but I think there was some divine ha Show more I wanted to go to Northwestern and become a serious journalist, but I think there was some divine hand leading another way. Hide
Sometimes shows appear before their time. As an actor, all you can control is what you do. Sometimes shows appear before their time. As an actor, all you can control is what you do.
[on being introduced to the plays of Bertolt Brecht, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Miller in high s Show more [on being introduced to the plays of Bertolt Brecht, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Miller in high school] I think growing up in the suburbs can be this safe haven where you're sheltered from a lot of things. Obviously there's a shadow that comes with that, but I wanted to know about my world and I don't think I would have had I not been able to read those plays. It certainly wasn't going to be from reading 'Jane Eyre' in English class. Hide
I'm a creature of comfort. When I'm around the house, it's jeans, T-shirts, old jackets. I'm a creature of comfort. When I'm around the house, it's jeans, T-shirts, old jackets.
[on his role in The Normal Heart] I don't want to let go of Felix. Usually by the time I'm done [wit Show more [on his role in The Normal Heart] I don't want to let go of Felix. Usually by the time I'm done [with a role], I'm like, 'OK, let's close that chapter and move on,' but I don't want to let go of him because I think he changed me for the better. I grew from getting to play him. Hide
One thing I hope that the younger generation will take from watching [The Normal Heart] is how much Show more One thing I hope that the younger generation will take from watching [The Normal Heart] is how much we owe to these people who banded together when it was not an easy thing to do. I wouldn't be able to call Simon my husband if it weren't for these people... To get to tell the story is a gift, and something I feel that I owe to them. Hide
I just do my work and live my life. There's always that volume knob of people's voices and speculati Show more I just do my work and live my life. There's always that volume knob of people's voices and speculation. But I found you can turn it as low as you want. I have a great family and people in my life. I don't focus on other parts of the business. Hide
That gives me some variety so I'm not pigeon-holed as con artists and swindlers. That gives me some variety so I'm not pigeon-holed as con artists and swindlers.
So many things are zeitgeist dependent, it's how they're marketed, what kind of love they're given, Show more So many things are zeitgeist dependent, it's how they're marketed, what kind of love they're given, who's in control. Hide
I've never cared about how successful or how big I was going to be. I just wanted to be part of a st Show more I've never cared about how successful or how big I was going to be. I just wanted to be part of a story that affected people, made them laugh or cry. To me, that was more important than having my face on some billboard. Hide
[on the film version of 'The Normal Heart'] I think that this movie will be incredibly powerful and Show more [on the film version of 'The Normal Heart'] I think that this movie will be incredibly powerful and influential for many generations. I think it's gonna be therapeutic for one generation. I think it's going to be clarifying for my generation who came onto the scene going, 'What happened here?' This is like we're dealing with war widows, but nobody knew there was a war going on. Hide
[on playing 'Felix' in 'The Normal Heart'] It was a gift to get to play a gay role that was written Show more [on playing 'Felix' in 'The Normal Heart'] It was a gift to get to play a gay role that was written in a three-dimensional human way. You read so many things that are these stereotypes that I find offensive. Hide
I feel comfortable in old clothes, anything that has gotten me through a traumatic experience I hold Show more I feel comfortable in old clothes, anything that has gotten me through a traumatic experience I hold on to. Hide
[on working with R. Lee Ermey] "R. Lee's great. I've learned a lot from working with him. He's a tre Show more [on working with R. Lee Ermey] "R. Lee's great. I've learned a lot from working with him. He's a tremendous actor, and he brings so much to the character and so much to the set. And we're very fortunate, 'cause he's one of those guys who actually, when he comes to the set in the morning, he just wants to make the scene the best it can possibly be, and he figures all that stuff out. And those are my favorite kind of people to work with. I've really enjoyed it. He's thoroughly entertaining and really does different stuff every take, and just really embodies the character". Hide
They rightfully believe the trade-off is you and your show get publicity. They rightfully believe the trade-off is you and your show get publicity.
Matt Bomer's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (46)
Matt Bomer Matt Bomer'S roles
Henry Hamilton
Henry Hamilton

Ken
Ken

Felix Turner
Felix Turner

Donovan, Andy
Donovan, Andy

Bryce Larkin
Bryce Larkin

Ted
Ted

Matthew Cullen
Matthew Cullen

Eric
Eric

Young Man
Young Man

Cooper Anderson
Cooper Anderson

Cal
Cal

Monty
Monty

Superman
Superman

John Boy
John Boy

Andy
Andy

Eric
Eric

Neal Caffrey
Neal Caffrey

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