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Matt Damon Discusses Openly Gay Actors in Hollywood

Matt Damon is opening up about his thoughts on gay actors being open about their sexuality in Hollywood.

The 44-year-old The Martian actor told The Guardian that there were once rumors about him and best friend Ben Affleck being gay and it put them “in a weird position of having to answer.”

“I don’t want to, like [imply] it’s some sort of disease – then it’s like I’m throwing my friends under the bus,” Matt added. “But at the time, I remember thinking and saying, Rupert Everett was openly gay and this guy – more handsome than anybody, a classically trained actor – it’s tough to make the argument that he didn’t take a hit for being out.”

“I think it must be really hard for actors to be out publicly,” Matt continued. “But in terms of actors, I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.”

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Matt Damon Reads Tweets About His Ponytail on 'The Graham Norton Show'

Matt Damon makes an appearance on an upcoming episode of The Graham Norton Show in London, England.

The 44-year-old actor stooped by to promote his latest film, The Martian, and was joined by his co-star Jessica Chastain.

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To the disappointment of some audience members, Matt was not rocking the ponytail he sported earlier this year while filming a movie in China.

“It took 700 extensions,” Matt explained, adding that a hair stylist from the US flew to China to attach them.

Graham took the chance to read some slightly suggestive appreciation tweets for the famed ponytail. Check out what people had to say in the video below…


Matt Damon & Jessica Chastain on The Graham Norton Show

Matt and Jessica‘s full interview will air on the season premiere of The Graham Norton Show on October 3rd at 10 PM.

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Matt Damon's 'Martian' London Premiere Brings Out Famous British Faces!

Matt Damon looks so handsome while showing off his smile on the red carpet at the premiere of The Martian on Thursday (September 24) at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

The 44-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Chiwetel Ejifor, Jeff Daniels, and Sean Bean (with girlfriend Ashley Moore).

Some famous British faces who stepped out to check out the new movie included James McAvoy, Taron Egerton, and Chris O’Dowd with wife Dawn O’Porter.

Make sure to check out The Martian when it blasts into theaters on October 2.

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Matt Damon Apologizes For His Comments About Diversity in Film

Matt Damon has just released a statement apologizing for the controversial comments he made on Project Greenlight about diversity in film.

“I believe deeply that there need to be more diverse filmmakers making movies. I love making movies. It’s what I have chosen to do with my life and I want every young person watching Project Greenlight to believe that filmmaking is a viable form of creative expression for them too,” the 44-year-old actor told Just Jared in a statement.

“My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of Project Greenlight which did not make the show. I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood. That is an ongoing conversation that we all should be having,” Matt concluded.

Matt Damon Under Fire for Comments About Diversity in Hollywood

Some comments Matt Damon made during the Sunday evening (September 13) premiere of his and Ben Affleck‘s show Project Greenlight on HBO have people very upset.

The 44-year-old actor was speaking with a group of filmmakers that included Effie Brown, the one black woman in the bunch.

Effie, who has produced dozens of films, explained that there is one black character in the film who gets hit by a white pimp, and spoke about her passion for representing marginalized groups in movies.

“You’re looking at this group right here and who you’re picking and the story that you’re doing,” Effie began, to which Matt interrupted, saying, that’s “not necessarily true.”

“When we’re talking about diversity you do it in the casting of the film not in the casting of the show,” Matt continued. Watch the moment below…

Jessica Chastain & Matt Damon Run Into Emily Blunt at EW's Must-List Party at TIFF 2015

Jessica Chastain looks as lovely as ever while stepping out for EW’s Must List Party held during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Thompson Hotel on Saturday evening (September 12) in Toronto, Canada.

The Oscar-nominated actress was joined at the event by her Martian co-stars Matt Damon and Kate Mara, as well as Sandra Bullock, Emily Blunt, Brie Larson, and new couple Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen.

The day before, Jessica, Matt, Kate, and the rest of the cast premiered the movie at Roy Thomson Hall.

The Martian hits theaters on October 2!

FYI: Jessica is wearing Prabal Gurung, a Piaget watch, and Jimmy Choo shoes. Emily is wearing a Saint Laurent suit, Christina Louboutin shoes, Rachel Katz earrings, and rings by Spinelli Kilcollin and Vita Fede. Sandra is wearing an A.L.C. sweater and pants with LFrank jewelry.

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Matt Damon Leads an All-Star Cast at 'Martian' TIFF Premiere!

Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain appear together on stage during the premiere of their movie The Martian held during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on Friday (September 11) at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada.

The star-studded cast in attendance at the event also included Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, Michael Pena, and Jeff Daniels.

Patrick Stewart stepped out to show his support, as did Matt‘s wife Luciana.

The Martian, about an astronaut (Damon) who is presumed dead and left behind on Mars by his crew, hits theaters everywhere on October 2.

FYI: Matt is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna suit and shirt. Jessica is wearing a Givenchy dress and shoes with Piaget jewelry. Kate is wearing a Valentino dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and a Rauwolf clutch.

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