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Matt Damon Discusses Keeping His Personal Life to Himself as a Celebrity

Matt Damon Discusses Keeping His Personal Life to Himself as a Celebrity

Matt Damon arrives back in Los Angeles after landing at LAX Airport on Wednesday (February 24).

The 45-year-old actor recently opened up about keeping his public life separate from his private life.

“It is definitely a big part of the world we live in, and man, there are fewer and fewer outs for celebrities these days. It’s totally different than it was in the ’90s when I was starting out. But I don’t know if balancing it all is difficult, exactly. My friend Edward Norton does very little press. I’ve talked to him a lot about this topic, and he’s got a really good point about being in the spotlight all the time, which is this: as an actor, he feels he can play a wider range of characters because people don’t have any preconceived notions about him. The less people know about you, the more leeway you have as an actor. It’s preserving the mystery maybe or keeping your appearances ‘special’ by limiting your availability or . . .I don’t really know. It works for some actors. It definitely works for him. He is so damned good!” Matt explained to Biography.

“So I understand his theory, but – for me anyway – there’s also the realistic side of this business, which is: you’ve got to go tell people about your movie. You have a contract that requires you do that. It’s my job. So I don’t know: maybe it is hard to find the balance. I’m still working on it. But it’s not the worst thing in the world, people wanting to talk to you. It’s not like having teeth pulled. Talking with you, it beats a root canal,” Matt added.

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