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Matt Damon Knows 'The Great Wall' Isn't That Great

Matt Damon Knows 'The Great Wall' Isn't That Great

Matt Damon is admitting that The Great Wall wasn’t the best movie.

The 50-year-old actor starred in the 2016 film, which was met with a lot of backlash about whitewashing among other things.

Click inside to see what Matt Damon shared about The Great Wall

During his appearance on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Matt knew that the film wasn’t going to be a box office hit.

“I was like, this is exactly how disasters happen,” he said, and noted he realized “The Great Wall” was doomed after witnessing the movie’s Hollywood backers pressuring Zhang Yimou to sacrifice his vision. “It doesn’t cohere. It doesn’t work as a movie.”

He added, “I came to consider that the definition of a professional actor; knowing you’re in a turkey and going, ‘OK, I’ve got four more months. It’s the up at dawn siege on Hamburger Hill. I am definitely going to die here, but I’m doing it.’”

“That’s as shitty as you can feel creatively, I think. I hope to never have that feeling again.”

To this day, Matt is still speaking out about whitewashing claims, and points out atht he was thinking about race when he read the script.

“I saw the movie as the exact same plot as Lawrence of Arabia, Dances with Wolves, [and] Avatar. It’s an outsider comes into a new culture, finds value in the culture, brings some skill from the outside that aids them in their fight against whatever and they’re all changed forever.”

If you didn’t see, Matt‘s 15-year-old daughter has a good joke about the movie.

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