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Matt Damon - "GQ" August 2007

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Bourne-again hottie Matt Damon takes the August 2007 cover of GQ magazine and expresses Barack >>> Hilary.

On his 08′ political preferences: If [Barack] was the face of America, it would mitigate a lot of problems in the world. [Clinton] so f***ing smart, isn’t she? I always liked her. But I’m just not interested in a leader who can’t admit that they even made a mistake in the first place. That’s what we’ve been dealing with for seven years now.

On wishing her could vote for Al Gore: “[An Incovenient Truth producer] Scott Burns told me he sat in a room with Gore, and Gore was talking about the state of the world and actually started crying. Like, literally.”

On he and Ben Affleck getting their first big paycheck after selling the script for Good Will Hunting: We both bought Jeep Grand Cherokees. It was funny, because Ben and I, we both always wanted a Jeep Grand Cherokee for some reason. That was the car. We always talked about it but never could afford one. So when we suddenly had the money, we each instantly started trying to convince each other to get a different car. We’d say, ‘Hey, have you seen the Explorer? The Ford Explorer is really cool.’ Because we knew it would just be so gay to get the same car.

On why not commenting on his personal life makes him a better actor: The better the actor, the less you know about his life. “I mean, nobody’s better than De Niro, and you don’t know anything about him, right?” Look at Meryl. We don’t know st about Meryl. Look at Clint. And Jack. And Brando. Marlon Brando—who f*ing knows, right?

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  • Babysis

    Wow i didn’t know he was that stupid!
    But i still kinda like him
    And am i first? or second?

  • Jolie/Pitt Fan

    Luv Matt, great actor an friend to good people.
    Go Matt I will be there to see your movie always.

  • live and learn

    “On his 08′ political preferences: If [Barack] was the face of America, it would mitigate a lot of problems in the world.”

    I like Matt but this quote is just plain STUPID. Exactly what problems does Matt think would lessen because a man of color is president?

  • Randy

    Loves that he keeps his private life private!

  • sweet Matt

    Matt,looks so handsome on the cover especially when he smiles.
    Sounds like a very intelligent guy..xoxoxoxo

  • Jake

    I stopped being a fan of his when he hooked up with that fugly-looking horse-faced man-thing Gisele, made him look too stupid for his own good to want to f@ck something thst ugly.

  • will

    re: the best actors keeping personal life out of the press — So what kind of actor does that make Ben??

  • Re:#6

    Matt didn’t date gisele. Or did he? I think that was leonardo dicaprio that dated a model named gisele.

  • delilah

    Is Matt saying that Brad is not a good actor since the public knows all about his personal life?

  • JustJared Regular

    I stopped being a fan of his when he hooked up with that fugly-looking horse-faced man-thing Gisele, made him look too stupid for his own good to want to f@ck something thst ugly.

    ———–
    Since when did he hook up with Gisele? Matt’s married.

  • Ann

    I don’t think Matt is that good of an actor- I find his acting stoic. He will not be remembered as one of the greats.

  • laur

    i think he is great! hes so cute too!

  • Samantha

    He’s not interested in a leader who is a woman. Sexist pig.

  • A Certain Smile

    First, the public does not know Brad’s personal life, they know the made-up, speculative tabloid crap.

    Second, a man of color being President is unprecedented. It would say a lot about this country if people could truly look at what the person could truly bring. A man who was the first African-American editor of Law Review at Harvard. For you kiddies, being editor for law review in law school is a prestigious honor and only those w/ the intellectual grades are even considered.
    Third, Matt is an intelligent man and he is right about the Obama comment. Also he is not a backstabber so this was not a comment on B & A.

    Fourth, Matt is a great actor and can’t wait for The Bourne Ultimatum even though it has nothing to do w/ the books. For those who like to read (which is becoming a lost art) the bourne books are a great read.

  • http://! LisaM2

    Doesn’t he know Marlon Brando is dead?

    He didnt date Gisele he dated Minnie Driver and Winona Ryder.

  • peace

    1.He’s not stupid. He went to Harvard.
    2.He never dated Gisele.
    3.He likes Obama because of his views and what he plans to do.
    4.He doesn’t not like Hilary because she is a woman, read the article before you automatically asume things.
    5.He’s good friends with Brad. Why would he insult him?

  • matt so smart

    Matt is so Hot,he’s married now and I’m happy for him,but I would have dated him if gven a chance. He has only grown as an actor.
    Love his movies.Good thing he is so smart about his life and people that he associates himself with.
    Live and learn Matt that’s right. Think 4 your own dam self,form your own opinions. And don’t cry or tell all to Oprah.
    Luv Matt his movie will be fab.

  • http://GPost Team Lara Croft

    he never dated gisele.

    my boyfriend leo dicaprio did – and i am stil mad at that.

    matt said that about obama? i doubt that – if he did, then he needs to shut up.

    ok, p.s., brad is waaaaaaaaaaay cuter!

  • Shmoo

    Sweet Jesus. How is it that he got even better looking the minute he put that ring on? Love that he wears one.

  • amanda

    I love matt, but that cover pic is not so much, they should have used one of the other pics. And I agree I like that matt keeps his private life private.

  • nika

    I like matt, hes low-profile. I concur with some of his opinions, and hes a hottie.

    off-topic: when will we see more of jake gyllenhaal, I miss him.

  • Mark

    Matt Damon is very moley! He is just not my type. Sorry

  • Katie

    He’s always been my favorite. LOVE him.

  • Halli

    ” If [Barack] was the face of America, it would mitigate a lot of problems in the world. ”

    Dumb.

  • Stupid Matt

    Nobody cares about Deniro or streep because people they are not that interesting personalities, but it doesnt necessarily means becuse they are better actors. So he thinks he is like Deniro or brando or streep just because people dont really care bout him, i think this gut has got much of an ego as well and is being defensive why the tabs dont really write about him.

  • Halli

    Another thing. Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando certainly had their issues ( Clift killed himself and Brando had his demons – we know about that shit). What makes a great actor is if even if they are in the public eye a lot, the second you see them on screen, they make the character come alive and you forget about their real life for a few hours.

    I can’t believe THIS is the same guy that wrote Goodwill Hunting. I still love the Bourne movies, but that’s where my love stops.

  • PARASITE FILTHON

    @ #14

    The reason GWB is still in office is because of the types that don’t get Matt’s comments on Obama & Clinton!!

    American people need to learn to read and make intelligent and balanced decisions.. Read the entire article. And try to advance your lexion, therefore you wouldn’t get confused!

    Matt is a very intelligent guy, and believe it or not, so is BEN AFFLECK.. Has anyone ever seen Ben on Bill Maher show? He is hysterical..

  • http://justjared Sara

    I think JustJared Regular is talking about his wife, Luciana.

  • Jane

    Luciana’s gorgeous. Matt’s smart, has great taste in roles and says he tries not to be interesting so the media will leave him alone.

    He’s looking to have a long career and not be a paparazzi target, which would affect his ability to live his life in private.

  • Ben

    Kinda gay to get the same kind of car? Sorry, all respect gone. Why was that necessary????

  • Roxy

    I love Matt…luv his smile, and I always thought he is sexy. Read the entire article before you decide to call someone stupid. Obama becomimg President will infact change certain things in America. He’s a very good actor. I don’t think he was referring to B&A about the personal life in the public eye comment.

  • amanda

    You lost respect for Matt cause him and Ben got the same car? Um LAME!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/03/19/angelina-jolie-carrying-pax-thien-jolie/comment-page-3/#comments Jane

    Matt seems like one of the most normal people in Hollywood, and I respect that he’s trying to have a normal life despite the stardom.

    He’s right, a lot of the best actors aren’t in the tabloids, but it seems like the stars that get the most publicity either have controversial private lives and/or make themselves available to being photographed by papparazzi.

    Brad will never live it down that he left America’s sweetheart for bad-girl Angelina, who is now trying desperately for a halo herself with her UN and adoption efforts.

  • http://www.keepingupwithjonas.com Jonas

    Matt Damon is the greatest actor of our generation.

  • Roxy

    Brad will never live it down that he left America’s sweetheart for bad-girl Angelina, who is now trying desperately for a halo herself with her UN and adoption efforts.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==
    America’s sweetheart…are you kidding me. Now that’s sh (T is funny. I needed a good laugh to start my day. I’m not a guy, but i’m sure that any man will take a “bad-girl” with personality over a bore like your “America’s sweetheart”.

  • KW

    not to be a prude, but I wish I could read one interview where he doesn’t say f&^k. Lately, every one I read he uses it multiple times. I mean it’s like an adjective for him it seems…that gets old. Time to clean that mouth up a little especially with a baby in the house.

  • Observer2

    33 Jane : 07/20/2007 at 10:31 am
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL. You need to get your dates straight. Angelina adopted and started her work with the U.N. in 2001/2002. Quite a few years before she started a relationship with Brad. Not after the fact. You just didn’t pay attention to her until after they started a relationship. Huge difference. Get out more.

  • http://! me

    I read the article and two things bugged me: He is SO thin-skinned–he memorizes his bad reviews and obsesses over them. Even when they were from years ago. Even when just little thing was bad and the rest of the article was good. Can’t let go of anything. Next thing was that he told the same story in the same way that Ben A. did in that book that came out about Miramax a couple of years ago…hey Matt your friend told that story years ago think of another one. Also all those actors he said you never hear about are OLD. Believe me, in his day Marlon Brando and Clint Eastwood were in the tabloids constantly. Clint has like 6 kids and only 2 are not bastards back when people cared about that kind of thing. Same with Brando knocking up all his maids.
    He should realize people want to hear about his marriage and kid because hearing someone talk about their politics or the movie they just made is boring.

  • re:14

    we know brad had 4 kids, 3 adopted and 1 biological. he’s dating angelina jolie where they met on the set of mr. and mrs. smith i’d say we know a heck of a lot about his personal life. the tabloids surely didn’t make that up. they acutally new they were dating way before they made it known to the public that they were a couple. i rmemeber seeing tabloid covers with them on the front and at the time they both were denying it.

  • baifan

    I like Matt, but what’s with using ‘F’ word in every other response? Clean it up matt and this Fan will like you more.
    Thanks,

  • LilMe

    He looks amazing in those photos, damn fu*kin gorgeous, hes intelligent and i respect him and hes low-key which is which is v.good. My Fave Actor (along with Jake Gyllenhaal)

    and whoever said he dated Gisele, he never did that was Leo Dicaprio.

  • A Person

    A Certain Smile ditto on your post.

    On the Hillary comment it is not that he wont support a woman, he wont support someone that STILL believes we should be in the unjust war.

    I love me some Matt. And I mean Madly

    I love Luci too.

  • dianad1968

    to #39, we know brad and angie have four kids the same way we know how many kids jen garner, julia roberts and all the many other actors out there have. what should they do hide their kids to keep their lives private. as a matter of fact we know matt has i bio baby and a step-daughter. how does he think we knew these little snippets if he didnt talk. also, he was on david letterman recently and was relating a little anecdote about his daughter when they were travelling by plane. lets face it, matt knows that his life does not elicit a lot of interest, so he is just being a little bitchy, and probably envious too- who knows.

  • Lookwhaticando

    I love me some Matt Damon, He is an excellent actor, and not a media whore

  • Lookwhaticando

    Jane : 07/20/2007 at 10:31 am
    Matt seems like one of the most normal people in Hollywood, and I respect that he’s trying to have a normal life despite the stardom.

    He’s right, a lot of the best actors aren’t in the tabloids, but it seems like the stars that get the most publicity either have controversial private lives and/or make themselves available to being photographed by papparazzi.

    Brad will never live it down that he left America’s sweetheart for bad-girl Angelina, who is now trying desperately for a halo herself with her UN and adoption efforts.

    ————————————————

    Oh, please Bit#h, Angie was doing UN/Charity work, and adopting LONG before Brad kicked that Fug Man face Chinny to the curb

  • I like him but…

    30 Ben : 07/20/2007 at 8:07 am

    ITA with you. I’m surprised that no one else on this site caught on to him using that word in such a manner given that he seems to be the type of guy who would be more sensitive about such things.

    Matt and Ben are both intellegent guys and they’ve both made mistakes like all the rest of us, and like the rest of us everything they’ve done hasn’t been successful. I still love them.

    So glad I’m not the only one who dislikes Giselle.

  • mandy

    Well what so called actors do not keep their business to themself, I guess the winner would be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. If we get one more interview from Angelina talking about Brad and those kids, I think even Paramount will bar her from the grounds. There is nothing left to tell us about Brad, ok sweetie. So this would make the two of them the worse actors in hollywood. Can we finally get the next movie out there, so they can officially be thrown out of the business, once the movies bomb, again. Bring on their final coffin, Please, Please.

  • jen

    please he is not a good actor, in my opinion he has a very low selfsteem first he goes and marries a bartender from miami club bar, called crobar them he gets a baby with her.someone he meet in a bar .hello! how.my brother knows that women she is a h…. how can he there to have that stupid smile on his face.

  • jen

    oh by the way the horse look alike girl is not gisele.he looks like a pig with big nose and his girl looks like a rat…

  • milla

    i dislike him because he is a looser who goes and tells the world to give and think abaout the poor people of africa. the guy has a 10million dollar house in miami beach ,why can he give 9 million to the poor africans and buy a 1million dollar house.think abaout it hot shot .don’t be a shep like other actors who tell the world they give their share of the pie when in reality they wants others to do it. we the public have these idiots rich buying tickets to see there stupid muvies when they don’t deserve not even 2minutes of our time. wedon’t even know these people.please everybody give the price of ur ticket to his movie to the africans in africa.. he will be happy since he saids he cares abaout he poors.