Matthew Ryan Phillippe
is an American actor, director, and screenwriter.
For Disney, he portrayed Seaman Grattham in Crimson Tide, Gil Martin in White Squall, Keenan in Playing by Heart, and Ben Crawford in Secrets and Lies.
- Phillippe originally auditioned for the role of Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, but Chris Evans was cast instead.
- He was considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones along with Paul Walker, Colin Hanks, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson, Eric Christian Olsen, Erik von Detten, Chris Klein, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonathan Brandis.