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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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  • leocantlose

    Nobody cares about Matt Damon’s private life.

  • disqus_tu0VPi4B9Z

    People need to respect private life, even if we’re talking about an artist or a famous person. But it’s true that many celebrities likes to exhibit their life, the minimum sort of things appear in Facebook or Instagram, etc. And the ironic thing is that every word is written by themselves. Every photo or video is posted for them. It’s a way to promotes and keep the fans attention. It is so sick and ridiculous. It’s like their talent isn’t enough or maybe many of them don’t have a talent and use this strategy to gain fame.

  • Guestz

    Watch the media twist around his comments again or misquote him out of context to make this appear controversial or terrible. This is what Matt tried to say before but the media really incorporated misleading headlines about it. They will add fabricated inferences or spin a soundbyte as problematic or offensive to pander to a certain crowd. It is a shame because he is a decent guy.

  • kinky bunny

    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo jello of Luciana!

  • kinky bunny

    Agree, he is a great and always was!

  • kinky bunny

    Matt is not an attention ho as the most of Hollywood’s freaks.

  • kinky bunny

    I care and many more normal girls with brain cuz it’s cool to see a mentally healthy hot actor. However Matt is not an attention ho as the most of LA/Hollywood’s freaks, he doesn’t like gossip sh*t so he doesn’t give many reasons for talks. Funny how his friend Clooney tries to play a political role while Matt would be much better as a politician. He’s educated, intelligent, stable, honest. People trust him for sure.

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