At eighteen, Matt Keeslar moved from Adrian, Michigan to New York City to attend the drama division of The Juilliard School. The Juilliard faculty had selected him to fill one of twenty spots in "Group 24", the twenty-forth class to participate in Juilliard's rigorous acting program. Along with the group projects Matt performed at Juilliard, he also played the title role in a touring production of Moliere's Don Juan, directed by Joseph Chaiken; produced and starred in a student production of "Waiting for Godot; and participated in several interdepartmental productions, including playing the title role in Igor Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale. Matt signed with ICM in his second year at Juilliard and immediately won roles in Quiz Show (1994), directed by Robert Redford, and Renaissance Man (1994), directed by Penny Marshall. In his third year, Matt won a lead role in the movie Safe Passage (1994), in which he played the son of Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard. He finally dropped out of Juilli

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