List of famous people named Matthew, along with photos. How many celebrities named Matt can you think of? The famous Matthews below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Matthew, athletes named Matt, and even political figures named Matthew. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Matthew? Add them to the list.Matthew McConaughey is definitely an actor to look out for. He first started in romantic comedies, such as Failure to Launch and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. In 2013, he won an Academy Award for his lead role in Dallas Buyers Club. Since then, he's been in the film Interstellar and has starred in Lincoln commercials. Matt Damon is another award winning actor. He teamed up with Ben Affleck and wrote the Academy Award winning Good Will Hunting. He's also starred in Saving Private Ryan and The Departed. He has also been an active humanitarian, helping with the ONE foundation and Feeding America.