Fact: Al Pacino, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Courtney Love and Matt Dillon were among the stars who turned out to celebrate actor/moviemaker Fisher Stevens' birthday on Tuesday (27Nov12). The group joined the Short Circuit star for dinner at Pravda restaurant in New York City.
Quote: "I was more ready for marriage in my twenties than I am now. I'm a single guy and I enjoy being single... I don't feel the need to populate the planet for my own ego." Matt Dillon, who was recently linked to fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, is still resolutely single.
Quote: "I was watching this movie on a plane and I'd never seen this guy in anything before but he looked like this really interesting kid - Zac Efron. He definitely had some good moves." Matt Dillon predicts big things for the High School Musical star.
Fact: Mariah Carey is climbing the ranks in Hollywood with her widely-praised performance in PRECIOUS - she's the latest recipient of the Capri-Hollywood Film Festival's Best Supporting Actress award. Carey follows past supporting actor honourees including Dennis Hopper, Amy Ryan and Matt Dillon, and will be presented with the accolade at the 14th annual festival's ceremony on 28 December (09).
Quote: "I always remember Joe Strummer once said to me, 'I'll stop making movies when Eddie Murphy stop making records!' So I took the hint." Actor and music aficionado Matt Dillon has never been tempted to form his own band.
Quote: "Believe it or not, the ladies like the teeth... Every once in a while a friend will come over and pop them in." Matt Dillon on keeping hold of the fake teeth he wore as Pat Healy in 1998 comedy THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY.
Quote: "My next project is to find a girlfriend." Actor Matt Dillon on his next move.
Quote: "I'd hate to be sitting next to a girl and forget her name." Matt Dillon on why he chose not to take a last-minute date to the Oscars.
Quote: "I got my tuxedo from a place where they rent tuxedos to certain mariachi orchestras - it went with a different shirt." Matt Dillon left his tuxedo rental for the Oscars until the last minute.
Fact: <p>British writer/director PAUL HAGGIS saved money on the set of hit film CRASH by filming intimate domestic scenes between Matt Dillon's character and his father and a fight scene between Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard's characters in the same Los Angeles house. </p>
Fact: <p>CRASH star Matt Dillon got a special surprise when he appeared on ELLEN DeGENERES' US chat show yesterday (11JAN06) - the comedienne paid for a sign firm to fly a 'Good Luck Matt Dillon' banner over Burbank, California, where the show is filmed. DeGeneres is championing Dillon for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination. </p>
Quote: <p>"He's one of the greatest living actors, for sure. And one of the things I've learnt as an actor growing up, from people like him, is the importance of a work ethic, commitment, focus." Actor Matt Dillon hails his TARGET co-star Gene Hackman. </p>
Fact: <p>Matt Dillon will be honoured in New York City with a Gotham Award on 30 November (05) for his independent film work. </p>