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Matt Damon Opens Up About Heath Ledger: 'He Was Too Bright For This World'

Matt Damon Opens Up About Heath Ledger: 'He Was Too Bright For This World'

Matt Damon is dapper in a suit while attending the premiere of his latest film Jason Bourne held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday (July 18) in Las Vegas.

The 45-year-old actor was joined on the red carpet by his co-stars Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Riz Ahmed, and Tommy Lee Jones, Matt‘s wife Luciana and Maria Menounos.

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Matt, who serves as the cover star for GQ magazine’s August 2016 issue, recently opened up about working with Heath Ledger in The Brothers Grimm.

“He was too bright for this world. Coming off [The Brothers Grimm, I was] telling everybody that I just worked with the best actor I’ve ever seen,” Matt told the mag. “And people were like, ‘What are you talking about? The guy from A Knight’s Tale?’ And I was like, “You just wait. And wait until you see what kind of a director he’s gonna be.”

“There were things that he did where I couldn’t have got there in three lifetimes. And there were ways in which he was like a puppy dog. You wanted to protect him,” Matt added. “[His death was] just f***ing pointless. I called Terry when I found out, and he was like, ‘I’m sitting here in Vancouver. I’m looking out the window, and it’s a beautiful sunny day, and the lights are turning red, and the lights are turning green, and cars are stopping, and cars are driving. I am surrounded by mediocrity. And he’s gone.’”

FYI: Alicia is wearing a Louis Vuitton dress. Julia is wearing a Lela Rose dress, Neil J. Rodgers shoes, a Sylvia Collection ring, and a Beth Miller ring and earrings. Matt is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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Credit: Ethan Miller; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Luciana Damon, Maria Menounos, Matt Damon, Riz Ahmed, Tommy Lee Jones

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  • nicky

    Loved Heath and love what Matt said about him

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  • Freddy Tse

    heath drugs by olsen twin no go to jail

  • Cz Gem

    i dont know why i felt he just mentioned Heath because he wants more attention to his movie :/

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