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By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I've been left alone, even by the paparazzi, because what sells is sex and scandal. Absent that, they really don't have much interest in you. I'm still married, still working, still happy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Now that I have kids, I'm probably more overprotective than I've ever been. My wife's nickname for me is "red alert." I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

If Brad Pitt walked down the street, cars would crash into each other. I'm really lucky not to have to deal with that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Before the days of video village a director should stand right next to the camera, look with his naked eye and if he sees something that is real to him, he'd look up at the [camera] operator and if he gives the look to indicate he'd seen it to, then you print and you'd move on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Clint Eastwood expects you to know what you're doing. He's going to take two giant steps back and let you do it. I have such appreciation for that part of him.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

All you have in the end is to look back and like the choices you've made.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Liberty is a soul’s right to breathe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

My wife is my soul mate. I can't imagine being without her.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Most films and directors lose their nerve and want to indicate [emotions] a bit more, to show that their story is clear. I'm not saying that's a good thing; as an actor its anathema to good acting, but to have someone with the confidence to say that should I be utterly natural and minimalist is great.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

My heart goes out to the people of the city of Boston. My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in such a senseless and heartless way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I started really young, like 12 or 13, and then I started doing school plays. We had a really good drama department, so the kind of drama-geek stigma wasn't really there in my high school.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I think Clint Eastwood is a well oiled machine. Everyone that works with him has the same reaction, "Can I stay with you?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Sending our kids in my family to private school was a big, big, big deal. And it was a giant family discussion. But it was a circular conversation, really, because ultimately we don't have a choice. I mean, I pay for a private education and I'm trying to get the one that most matches the public education that I had, but that kind of progressive education no longer exists in the public system. It's unfair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

The first time I smoked was at home with my mother and stepfather; they were like, If you are going to do this, we'd rather you did this with us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It's just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

The director's in charge of every single decision [in film]. It's a dictatorship.It's a benevolent dictatorship, but it's true. It's every single shot. There's nothing arbitrary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Clint Eastwood enables and allows things to happen. You walk on some sets and it's like walking into an emergency room. It's like, "Come on guys, we're just making a movie here." That tension runs into the performances and into the movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

He's famous for being obsessive about details.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I think what's important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters and how you treat other people matters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The only way I can describe it-at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you know how his heart grows like five times? Everything is full; it's just full all the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

People do things in the names of good, and in the name of ideals, but the world isn't that simple. So they end up doing things that aren't necessarily good. Even if they think they're doing the right thing, but when viewed from a different perspective they can look barbaric and crazy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Life is on the wire. The rest is just waiting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Our problem is civil obedience

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I knew very little about Rugby. But, I think it helps in terms of an American audience the game is enough like football in that it's a battle for field position and you score by running into what looks a lot like an end zone. I think in terms the nuance of the game, Americans won't get that stuff. I think in terms of the peanut butter and jelly version of what you need to know, I think it's pretty clear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The very first big photo shoot I ever did was with Bruce Weber. I couldn't believe this guy was taking my picture, so when he told me to get in the bathtub, I just did. It's only now, looking back, that I realise, you don't have to do everything people tell you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No. 1.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Bond is part of the system. He's an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It'll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they're just very different things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

As actors, we react to the material that's out there, and I probably just react more strongly to things that I feel will have some social value.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Maybe if we sit out for the next few years and let Clint Eastwood get a little experience, he's going to be a good director.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I need to know if she [Sarah Palin] thinks dinosaurs were here four thousand years ago... because she's going to have the nuclear code.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I’ll play Pretty Pretty Princess with you if you just let me watch a little bit of March Madness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It was shameful and embarrassing that there were two years in a row without a single actor of color nominated. That's insane.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

There are a lot of things that I really question - the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said we don’t live in a democracy. That’s a little intense when an ex-president says that. So you know, he’s got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

We live in a world, it's very hard for Americans to understand that every 20 seconds a kid dies, a kid under the age of five, right, dies somewhere on the Earth because of lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Every 20 seconds that happens on our planet. It's just very hard for us to relate to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

I think it's something that the citizenry needs to be vigilant about - participating in democracy, and that includes issues like what's going on and how much secrecy and transparency there should be. That's an on-going thing - in a democracy you want checks and balances and oversight, but you need a covert agency to protect the country. It's a very tricky balance and I think it changes as the world changes and I think we all need to be mindful of that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It's usually the exact same three things which are, the Scripts, the Director and the Role those are the three things I look for and really any two of them, If I get two of them that's usually enough, but definitely those are the things I look for.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

We're here for such a short time. When your great-great-grandkids study history, don't you want them to be proud that you were part of the solution?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

My parents divorced when I was young but I was brought up in two really loving households. I didn't have a contentious relationship with my mom or dad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

I didn't grow up with great privilege, nor did I grow up wanting for anything. I was a middle-class kid and, relative to the rest of the world, that's great wealth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

Paranoid is what people who are trying to take advantage call you in an effort to get you to drop your guard.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

And you know, we were talking about American identity, and where we've come from and where we are and where we're headed. We knew that we wanted to have a hopeful ending and we wanted it to be pro-community, and a pro-democracy type of movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

Being known as a writer did change the relationships I had with directors. The rap on actors is that they always want to inflate their parts. But when directors know you write screenplays and have a different view of things, you really get invited into the huddle in a much fuller way. And those collaborations end in friendships.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matt Damon

It's intuitive in terms of when I read a piece of material or I hear about a project. I'm a writer, so I've written movies. I've read at this point thousands and thousands and thousands of screenplays. So if something gets me, then I don't ignore that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matt Damon

The only sci-fi movie that I've ever been offered that, had circumstances been different, I would have definitely done, was 'Avatar.' And I literally couldn't do it because of my schedule. But listening to James Cameron talk about 'Avatar' was so fascinating. Because he literally invented the world in his mind - and it literally existed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matt Damon

For a lot of actors, our biggest fear is that we're going to start talking about things we don't fully understand and sound like idiots.