Matt Damon Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th February 2017

Fact: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's sci-fi drama series Incorporated has been axed after just one season. The show, which starred Dennis Haysbert and was executive produced by the Oscar winners, aired on America's Syfy network.

30th December 2016

Fact: Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon will present gongs at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on 8 January (17). The duo, who between them have three wins and seven nominations, join previously announced presenters Anna Kendrick and Steve Carell. The ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel, will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

19th September 2016

Fact: Matt Damon crashed comedian and on-screen rival Jimmy Kimmel's hosting duties at the Emmy Awards on Sunday (18Sep16), by casually rubbing it in that the late night host lost his category of Outstanding Variety Talk Show. The Bourne Identity star walked on stage eating an apple and said to the host, "I missed the last category. Did you win? ... I'm sorry this is so humiliating. You lost and now you gotta stand out here for the rest of the night in front of everybody. You probably just want to go home curl up and cry. He's a big loser, let's give him a round of applause!" Kimmel lost the trophy to British star John Oliver and his show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

24th May 2016

Fact: Best pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are to receive Guys of the Decade honours at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards this summer (16). The Good Will Hunting stars will join fellow honourees Anna Kendrick and Gigi Hadid at the ceremony on 9 June (16).

11th March 2016

Fact: Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg is heading back to school to give the commencement speech at Harvard University's graduation ceremony on 23 May (16). He's not the only Hollywood star heading to Massachusetts to speak to graduating seniors - Saving Private Ryan actor Matt Damon, a Cambridge native, will give the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a week after the filmmaker on 3 June (16).

30th September 2015

Quote: "I got out of losing weight and they doubled me with a Hungarian ballet dancer, which I strongly recommend if you're gonna get a body double to look thin. They're fantastic." Matt Damon is grateful for his unlikely body double in his new film The Martian. The actor was able to avoid shedding weight for his new film due to budget woes and scheduling logistics.

30th September 2015

Quote: "I've had a run of movies where I've had to be in shape, so I've had to be in shape for, like, a year. Which is really a bummer. Some people love it. I'm 44 now. It gets real." Matt Damon has found it more difficult to keep his muscular physique as he gets older.

30th September 2015

Fact: Matt Damon showed off his dancing skills on comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. chat show on Tuesday (29Sep15) by tackling the latest dance craze, the Whip/Nae Nae, to rapper Silento's Watch Me. The actor's moves earned him a $20,000 (£12,500) donation for his organisation, which provides aid to people in developing countries who have no access to safe drinking water.

29th September 2015

Quote: "I played a gay woman in Color Purple, a man in The Associate and we're actors. We're supposed to be able to play everything and play it convincingly. I don't think whether you know, or think or believe I'm gay has nothing to do with what my abilities are... People out you. People tell your business whether you tell your business or not." Whoopi Goldberg weighs in on Matt Damon's recent controversial comments, in which he suggested actors should keep their sexual preferences private for the sake of their careers.

20th August 2015

Quote: "I was 36 the last time I did it and I'm 44 now, so we'll see if the bumps and bruises are a little bit tougher to take this time. They take pretty good care of the actors on those (action) movies. Unless you're Tom Cruise and hanging off the side of an airplane - which I do not plan to do." Matt Damon is preparing to return to action as THE BOURNE IDENTITY's Jason Bourne after an eight-year absence from the blockbuster franchise.

29th July 2015

Fact: Tommy Lee Jones is joining Matt Damon in the upcoming installment of The Bourne Identity franchise. Details of the Oscar winner's role have yet to be revealed, but according to Variety, Jones is slated to play a "superior officer at the CIA" in the action series.

25th June 2015

Fact: Ex MAChina star Alicia Vikander has officially signed on to join Matt Damon and Julia Stiles in the fifth instalment of the Jason Bourne film franchise.

30th January 2015

Fact: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Evans and Steven Tyler were among the stars who took part in a Super Bowl-related skit on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night U.S. chat show. The celebrities all tried to convince Tv viewers that the Bostonian characters they had created were responsible for deflating footballs for the New England Patriots' NFC Championship clash with the Indianapolis Colts. Quarterback Tom Brady has denied reports he asked equipment bosses to let air out of game balls so he and his teammates could get a better grip. The Patriots won the game and will take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday (01Feb15).

6th January 2015

Fact: Actor Casey Affleck has been cast as pal Matt Damon's replacement in Manchester-By-The-Sea. The Bourne Identity star was cast in the film last year (14), but is now unable to take on the role.

13th August 2014

Quote: "Robin brought so much joy into my life and I will carry that joy with me forever. He was such a beautiful man. I was lucky to know him and I will never, ever forget him." Matt Damon pays tribute to his Good Will Hunting co-star Robin Williams following his death on Monday (11Aug14).

12th August 2014

Fact: The park bench used in Robin Williams' film Good Will Hunting has become a memorial site for the late actor, who was found dead on Monday (11Aug14). The bench in Boston, Massachusetts was the setting for a key scene between Williams and his co-star Matt Damon. Fans flocked to it following the news and laid flowers and wrote quotes in chalk on the pavement. Williams won an Oscar for his role in the drama.

27th June 2014

Quote: "He's obviously the most important life partner that I've had in my life." Ben Affleck on his longtime best friend Matt Damon, with whom he's reviving their filmmaking reality Tv series Project Greenlight.

20th June 2014

Quote: "I’m not Brad Pitt or George Clooney. When those guys walk into a room, everything changes. There’s something more 'everyman' about me." Matt Damon on hanging out with his superstar pals.

4th May 2014

Quote: "I'm just thrilled that he met Amal and that they're as happy as they are. He deserves it." Matt Damon is thrilled about his pal George Clooney's engagement news. The movie star proposed to London lawyer Amal Alamuddin last month (Apr14).

28th February 2014

Quote: "I know all the songs to The Little Mermaid. Only because I have four daughters, you understand." Matt Damon on his secret love for the Disney classic.

7th February 2014

Quote: "He got on a plane, personally, to hand deliver the script to Cate. That's true. I got an email, one line: 'What are you doing in the spring?' and I just wrote back, 'Nothing.'" Matt Damon admits he wasn't exactly wooed to join the cast of George Clooney's new film The Monuments Men, unlike their co-star Cate Blanchett. Clooney flew to Australia and spent a day with the Oscar winner to persuade her to join the cast.

7th February 2014

Quote: "He's a fun guy. He's a child, in many ways... I've never done a prank to him. I have four kids, I don't have time to (prank him). He's got nothing but time!" Matt Damon has no plans to get his revenge on George Clooney, despite becoming a regular target of the Hollywood prankster's practical jokes. Clooney had costume designers continually take in the waist of Damon's pants on the set of new movie The Monuments Men and recently ordered stationery personalised with his pal's name so he could send out notes to their famous friends.

6th February 2014

Quote: "I've seen a picture. It's excellent. And I've talked to him about the storyline, and it's great... Look, I've known him for 30-something years. I'd be the first guy being like, 'Buddy, what are you doing?' But I think the movie is going to be great." Matt Damon offers pal Ben Affleck his support as he prepares to don the Batsuit for the Man of Steel sequel.

6th February 2014

Quote: "She's Australian and she'll sit there and talk in her regular voice and then, in this film she plays a French woman, and she just turns into a French woman when they say action! (Jean Dujardin) showed up one day to watch a scene and literally, I came over to say hi to him and he said, 'But I do not understand, she is French?' Cate doesn't speak a word of French, but the line she says in French in the movie, he said it's perfect." Cate Blanchett's co-stars Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin couldn't believe how accurate the Aussie star's French accent was in World War Ii movie The Monuments Men.

15th January 2014

Quote: "I had that beautiful tuxedo on, and I didn't want to ruin it." Matt Damon on choosing not to put his arm in a sling for the Golden Globes on Sunday (12Jan14) after shattering his collarbone in a bicycle accident.

13th January 2014

Fact: Matt Damon smiled through the pain at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (12Jan14) after shattering his collar bone while mountain biking. The movie star appeared on the red carpet without his support but told reporters, "I'm a little banged up tonight. I'm literally gonna put the sling on right after the ceremony".

31st October 2013

Quote: "I barely manage. I do have a little 'man area' ... like a closet where I go and shut myself in if the estrogen gets too crazy." Matt Damon admits he gets overwhelmed being the sole man of the house with his wife and four daughters.

29th August 2013

Fact: Matt Damon has been added to the cast of Christopher Nolan's new movie Interstellar just days after his best pal Ben Affleck was cast as the first Batman since the filmmaker's The Dark Knight trilogy.

6th August 2013

Quote: "You know they - Google or whoever - they're at this place where face-recognition software is at 84-94 per cent. Soon you'll be able to walk into a bar and look around and your glasses will tell you who everybody is. So, yeah, it's going to get weird... And some of it's certainly creepy. But exciting. I think it's an incredible thing." Matt Damon can't wait to see what the future holds for new technology.

3rd August 2013

Quote: "I really want him to win. He should. It's just such a great story and given his recent years... to whoop cancer's a** and then do that; he should have some kind of trophy, right?" Matt Damon will be cheering for his Behind the Candelabra co-star Michael Douglas at the Emmy Awards. Both are nominated in the same category - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - opposite Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End), Toby Jones (The Girl) and Al Pacino (Phil Spector).

31st July 2013

Quote: "We bought a house right down the street from them... We can go bring milk and eggs over to them in the morning... We love New York but we're gonna give L.A. a shot." Matt Damon is following through with plans to relocate to California so his children can play with his pals Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's young kids.

31st July 2013

Quote: "There was one location that was actually nicknamed Poo River. I can't imagine why! But the sequence looks really great and thematically it's what we needed to do." Actor Matt Damon had to grin and bear it while filming a big action sequence for new sci-fi film Elysium in a huge garbage dump in Mexico City, Mexico.

30th July 2013

Quote: "I read it too, which I didn't know. It's the kind of thing, like asking your girlfriend about her ex-boyfriends; you don't want to know and it doesn't have any bearing on your relationship, so it doesn't even matter." Actor Matt Damon was surprised by reports director Neill Blomkamp originally wanted rapper Eminem to lead the cast of his new sci-fi movie Elysium.

26th July 2013

Fact: Comedian and U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has whisked his new wife, Molly Mcnearney, off to Portofino, Italy for their honeymoon. The couple wed in California on 13 July (13) in front of pals including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston.

16th July 2013

Quote: "My favourite outfit was my green Speedos. I also had a black and white bejewelled mankini and those I would have loved to have kept but you're not allowed to take anything in case there needs to be re-shoots. Otherwise there'd already be paparazzi shots of me on the beach in them!" Matt Damon wishes he had been allowed to keep some of the outlandish costumes he wore to play Liberace's lover in Behind The Candelabra.

30th May 2013

Quote: "I now have things in common with Sharon Stone and Glenn Close. We can... trade stories." Matt Damon jokes about sharing sex scenes with his Liberace co-star Michael Douglas and joining the actor's list of on-screen lovers.

24th May 2013

Quote: "The challenge was making it as real as possible. But I would tease Matt about which flavour lip gloss he'd like for me to use." Michael Douglas loved to poke fun at his Behind The Candelabra co-star Matt Damon before kissing scenes for their new Liberace film. The Wall Street veteran portrays the flamboyant pianist, with Damon as his young lover, Scott Thorson.

22nd May 2013

Quote: "She’s awesome. There are a lot of women who are struggling with medical decisions, and when they hear that the undeniably most sexy woman on planet Earth, as far as we know, is willing to take control of her health and be public about it, I think it gives other people courage to do that, too." Matt Damon salutes Angelina Jolie after she opted to go public with news she had undergone a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of breast cancer last week (ends17May13).

1st May 2013

Fact: Actor Matt Damon has placed his Mediterranean-style mansion in Miami Beach, Florida on the market for $20 million (£12.5 million). The waterfront estate features seven bedrooms, a theatre room, sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and a boating dock.

21st April 2013

Quote: "(It was) beautiful. It was great that they did it, you know? Because I think they did a sort of justice-of-the-peace thing (the first time), so I think they deserved a big bash with all the people that love them." Emily Blunt gushes about her pal Matt Damon's vow renewal ceremony with his wife Luciana Barroso last weekend (13-14Apr13). The pair wed in 2005.

19th April 2013

Fact: One of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings went to the same high school as Hollywood stars Matt Damon and BEN AFFLECK - Cambridge Rindge & Latin School. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is currently at the centre of a massive manhunt in Massachusetts as police close in on his whereabouts, putting the city of Boston on lockdown. A second suspect, his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout in the early hours of Friday (19Apr13).

13th April 2013

Quote: "My family and I are moving to L.A. from New York this summer, which is a really big event for us. We've actually bought a house just down the street from Ben. We own a production company together, and we're going to rent some offices, and so yes, hopefully we'll be cooking things up together soon." Matt Damon is looking forward to being productive with his pal Ben Affleck after buying a home in the same area of California as his friend.

8th March 2013

Quote: "The scene where I'm behind him and going at him, we did that in one take: We do it. Cut. There's a long pause, and then you just hear Steven (Soderbergh) go, 'Well... I have no notes'." Matt Damon admits his Behind The Candelabra director was impressed with his gay lovemaking scene with Michael Douglas in the Liberace biopic.

27th December 2012

Quote: "I'm s**tty at that. I wish I were better because my wife deserves somebody who surprises her with a gift or flowers or some wonderful idea. I've never been good at that, and she's really good at it, which makes me feel even more like s**t." Matt Damon wishes he was more romantic.

27th December 2012

Quote: "I've never had a woman say, 'Sign my a**,' but I've drawn the line at autographing women's skin." Matt Damon on what he won't sign.

14th December 2012

Quote: "I wish I were better because my wife deserves somebody who surprises her with a gift or flowers or some wonderful idea. I've never been good at that, and she's really good at it, which makes me feel even more like s**t." Actor Matt Damon isn't great at romantic gestures.

11th December 2012

Quote: "It's my favourite movie this year... I saw a rough cut and just was like, 'This thing's best picture, Ben'." Matt Damon is very impressed with pal Ben Affleck's new movie Argo, which he insists is Oscars material.

5th December 2012

Quote: "It was re-shoots. I had to shave my head again. Well they gave me the option of wearing a bald cap, but they said you have to sit in a chair for three-and-a-half hours. At this age, I'll take the sleep." Actor Matt Damon is trying to grow back his hair again after shaving his head for upcoming movie Elysium.

4th December 2012

Fact: Actor Matt Damon helped U.S. breakfast show viewers plan for awkward holiday situations during an appearance on Today on Tuesday (04Dec12) by offering up advice on how to handle everything from in-laws to gift-giving.

28th November 2012

Quote: "As I was putting it on 15 years ago I realised... If I added up what all the clothes in my life were worth, they wouldn't be as much as the suit I was putting on... That was kind of the first moment my life got really surreal." Matt Damon was thrilled when designer Calvin Klein sent him a free suit to wear to an awards ceremony following the actor's breakthrough in Good Will Hunting.

27th November 2012

Quote: "We both decided that the ideal career to have was Robert Duvall's." Ben Affleck and his childhood pal Matt Damon both wanted to emulate The Godfather star when they were both starting out as child actors.

27th November 2012

Quote: "I grew up watching him. Who Shot J.R.? was more than a Tv event. It made its way into my consciousness at a very young age. I was probably 10 or 11 when all that was going on. He was certainly impactful in a way that is probably much harder to be now... He's a huge part of American culture." Matt Damon feels honoured after learning Larry Hagman named him as the Hollywood star he would most like to work with. The Dallas icon passed away on Friday (23Nov12) after suffering complications from his battle with cancer.

8th November 2012

Quote: "I was always open to doing it with (director) Paul Greengrass and they never had a script... What happens in these big budget movie is they'll get a release date and they'll book everybody's time and they'll just send you off to a location with no script and that's your problem and you've gotta figure it out... I didn't want to put myself in that situation again because that takes years off your life." Matt Damon on turning down the latest Bourne franchise movie.

1st October 2012

Fact: Matt Damon and filmmaker David O. Russell are to be honoured at the 22nd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards next month (Nov12). Both will be presented with career tributes at a gala on 26 November (12).

29th December 2011

Quote: "My wife gave me a beautiful dog tag. It's got St. Christopher on it - and all the kids' birthdays! On the other side it says, 'In case of emergency, call Lucy.' Pretty great." Actor Matt Damon on his Christmas gift from wife Luciana.

21st December 2011

Quote: "I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, 'Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician.' You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better." Hollywood actor Matt Damon continues to slam U.S. President Barack Obama after being left unimpressed by his efforts since being voted into the White House in 2008.

9th December 2011

Quote: "On the first Bourne movie, I was in the best shape of my life, and we purposely never did a shot of me with my shirt off. I try to stay away from the beefcake shots." Hollywood star Matt Damon doesn't like showing off his toned body on film.

9th December 2011

Quote: "It's funny, (my wife) Lucy and I went out the other night for John Krasinski's birthday. We had dinner and then went out to a bar and ended up at a karaoke place. We sang everything; we hadn't been out like that in a long time. And Lucy told me the next day, 'Our whole night was tweeted by people.'" Matt Damon is not a fan of the rise of social networking sites.

30th August 2011

Quote: "I was reminded of just how amazing she is, she’s a really special actress - more so than anybody I’ve ever worked with. She’s got an ability to turn it on and off... She can just be talking about anything and then when they say, 'Rolling,' it’s like she snaps, she just locks in, in a way that I don’t understand, because I can’t do it. I’ve worked with a lot of great actors and one thing that happens for me is that a great actor is so good that they pull me right in... That’s how I feel when I do a scene with her." Matt Damon coos about Gwyneth Paltrow, his co-star in 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley and new film Contagion.

6th August 2011

Quote: "I met Matt Damon and it was ridiculous. I've met people more famous than he is and been fine. But with him I got all giggly and went red with embarrassment." Harry Potter actress Emma Watson was star-struck when she met Matt Damon.

23rd March 2011

Fact: Stars including Bruce Willis, Matt Damon and Sylvester Stallone turned out to honour legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub at the Los Angeles premiere of a new documentary about the movie mogul's career. His Way, which was screened in Hollywood on Tuesday night (22Mar11), chronicles the Ocean's Eleven producer's starry career and airs in the U.S. on 4 April (11).

4th March 2011

Quote: "Not at all. I'm really interested in politics... and have opinions... but I'm not at all interested in being a politician. I love making movies." Matt Damon has no plans to move from Hollywood to Washington, D.C.

4th March 2011

Quote: "Not at all. I'm really interested in politics... and have opinions... but I'm not at all interested in being a politician. I love making movies." Matt Damon has no plans to move from Hollywood to Washington, D.C.

3rd March 2011

Fact: Matt Damon gifted Betty White with a bunch of flowers in celebration of the Golden Girl's recent 89th birthday when they both appeared as guests on U.S. TV's Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday (01Mar11).

2nd March 2011

Quote: "I was an English major. I felt like I was writing professionally, so I didn't need to go back and get my degree. I got a lot out of the experience though. It really was a great experience for me. I spent more than four years there... Compared to some of the other drop-outs, like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, I've got some work to do." Matt Damon on ending his college days at Harvard University just before graduating.

2nd March 2011

Quote: "George Clooney used to have a joke. When people would say, 'Are you going to have kids?' he'd say, 'No, but I'm going to adopt an 18-year-old Russian girl.' He was younger - it wasn't so weird then." Matt Damon on bachelor pal Clooney's traditional answer to baby questions.

12th January 2011

Quote: "It's a very different way to live. I grew up with one brother and a very guy-type childhood so this is a whole new world for me. A lot of pink and purple." Matt Damon describes living in a household of females - the actor and his wife Luciana Barroso are parents to three young girls, as well as Barroso's daughter from a previous relationship.

10th January 2011

Quote: "I didn't drop out. I'm still on an extended leave of absence. But I don't know if I'd go back. I think I have a year's worth of courses left, and they're all requirements." Hollywood star Matt Damon doubts he'll return to America's prestigious Harvard University, after leaving to focus on his film career.

6th January 2011

Fact: Matt Damon is to be honoured with the Joel Siegel Award at next week's (14Jan11) Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards.

5th January 2011

Fact: Robert Pattinson, Matt Damon and Jennifer Lopez are the first round of Hollywood stars confirmed to hand out trophies at the 68th Academy Awards on 27 February (11).

27th December 2010

Quote: "My mother at one point said, 'Instead of giving you the gift, I gave it to someone else,' and I was like 'Why?' She said, 'Because we need to learn how to share with the world!'" Matt Damon on his worst Christmas.

24th December 2010

Quote: "I'm not getting her anything. She doesn't know the difference. I'll make it up on her second birthday." Actor Matt Damon plans to save his money when it comes to gifts for his baby daughter Stella this year (10).

22nd December 2010

Quote: "I do sometimes keep some of the wardrobe (but) there was nothing I could justify keeping... not even the spurs." Matt Damon couldn't justify taking his True Grit costume home.

20th December 2010

Quote: "I'm going to do nothing. My idea for the holiday is to relax totally. My wife, our kids and our little baby who's only nine weeks, we're all going to Florida. The game plan is to take it easy." Matt Damon is slowing down his schedule for a relaxing holiday season.

18th December 2010

Quote: "People are like, so your first Western! But it's not. I did a film called Geronimo: An American Legend. It was a hell of a cast. Jason Patric... Gene Hackman... Robert Duvall... and Wes Studi played Geronimo. I haven't seen it in years... It came out at Christmas in 1993 I think." Hollywood action man Matt Damon insists his new movie True Grit isn't the only Western he's starred in.

17th December 2010

Quote: "I wish I'd kept my old films, because our 12-year-old would now like to see them. Many of those I made earlier weren't fit for children. I wouldn't want my kids seeing them. Now I think the eldest's old enough to enjoy some of these stories. And none of those films are around the house... I'd like now for her to see things like Good Will Hunting." Matt Damon on sharing his acting work with his kids.

16th November 2010

Quote: "I was hiding behind the bar because I was getting hassled... I went (back) and (Luciana ) said, 'What the hell are you doing here?' because I didn't work there and I was behind her bar." Matt Damon recalls meeting his now-wife Luciana while hiding in a bar.

16th November 2010

Quote: "It's been pretty crazy. The baby came a couple of weeks early. It's our fourth, so we've done it before - but it's a whole new dynamic. (It will) take a little getting used to." Matt Damon has been overwhelmed following the recent birth of his daughter Stella.

22nd October 2010

Quote: "She thinks it's (celebrity) a little silly. We don't relate to each other on that level at all. We have a great life in New York, a really normal life. The more normal we feel, the more normal people treat us. We feel like a part of the community. That's what we want." Matt Damon on life at home with his wife Luciana.

22nd October 2010

Quote: "We hung out all the time. They're the coolest family." Emily Blunt has high praise for her The Adjustment Bureau co-star Matt Damon, his wife Luciana and their three daughters.

22nd October 2010

Quote: "If Brad Pitt walked down the street, cars would crash into each other. I'm really lucky not to have to deal with that." Matt Damon on his pal's crazy level of fame.

13th October 2010

Quote: "Four is plenty. I'm just hoping they will pair off and just leave us alone." Matt Damon won't try for a baby boy after his wife, Luciana, gives birth to the couple's third daughter later this year (10). The couple is already parents to Isabella, four, Gia, two - and Alexia, 11, from Luciana's first marriage.

11th October 2010

Quote: "I had a party with my friends and family. You know, nothing outrageous." Hollywood actor Matt Damon enjoyed a low-key celebration to mark his 40th birthday last week (08Oct10).

14th September 2010

Quote: "There's no ifs, ands or buts about it, we're gonna shoot a movie next summer so the cancer is gonna have to get outta the way." Matt Damon is committed to making a much-anticipated Liberace biopic with cancer-stricken Michael Douglas.

31st March 2010

Fact: Matt Damon is set to join Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan on the small screen - The Bourne Identity star has signed up for a cameo role in the upcoming season of the trio's Emmy-winning U.S. comedy, 30 ROCK.

30th March 2010

Fact: Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio originally wanted the roles Matt Damon and Ben Affleck played in Good Will Hunting.

30th March 2010

Quote: "The biggest role I probably turned down was Avatar. I turned that down because of scheduling reasons." Matt Damon reveals he almost played the lead in the biggest film of all time.

12th March 2010

Quote: "Red wine. That, and the facelifts. I’ve only had five or six of those. And I quit smoking five-and-a-half years ago. But I’ve always had a babyface. I remember having a beer with Tommy Lee Jones in 1994 and thinking: ‘God, when am I going to get a face like that?'" Matt Damon, who turns 40 in October (10), jokes about his youthful looks.

9th March 2010

Fact: Matt Damon shared a freshman dormitory with Oscar-winning screenwriter GEOFFREY FLETCHER at Harvard University.

8th March 2010

Quote: "There's not a chance in hell I'm gonna win... Christoph Waltz has won every single award." Matt Damon insists he hasn't written an Oscars speech because he expects the Inglourious Basterds star to win on Sunday night (07Mar10).

26th February 2010

Quote: "They're pretty rare to come by." Matt Damon is flattered have landed a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role in INVICTUS. The star will learn if he's won gold on 7 March (10).

31st December 2009

Fact: Hollywood actor Matt Damon will ring in 2010 with his loved ones in Sydney, Australia. The family is currently enjoying a luxury cruise Down Under.

26th December 2009

Quote: "I'm working on another movie then, so I'll probably have to watch it on TV. I'm going to be in England. It's another Clint Eastwood movie... called Hereafter. I'll be with Dirty Harry watching the Super Bowl." Matt Damon on his plans for February's (10) big American football party.

11th December 2009

Fact: Matt Damon showed off his circus skills on U.S. TV on Thursday (10Dec09) when he juggled three tennis balls on THE JAY LENO SHOW in exchange for the host showing a clip of his new movie, INVICTUS.

10th December 2009

Fact: Clint Eastwood's son SCOTT plays one of Matt Damon's South African rugby teammates in his dad's new movie INVICTUS.

4th December 2009

Quote: "It's fun working with young Matt. He's great and does a terrific job. I'd look at him often and think, 'I wonder if I was that good when I was his age?' Chances are I wasn't. But it was fun to be vicarious and think, 'Yes, that's a role I might have done.'" Clint Eastwood sees a lot of himself in his INVICTUS star Matt Damon.

24th November 2009

Quote: "I did (approach Damon), but not for the role of James Kirk. I went to Damon for the role of Kirk's father, and he declined in the most gracious and understandable and logical of reasons. We lucked out with Chris Hemsworth, and he did a great job." Star Trek director J.J. ABRAMS wanted Matt Damon to play CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK's father in the 2009 remake, but was turned down.

20th November 2009

Quote: "I just heard that and I'm shocked. I still have to digest it. She's done quite a bit, to say the least, over the last 25 years. She's got to do what feels right for her. She's certainly earned that right." Matt Damon on the news Oprah Winfrey will end her hit talk show in 2011.

12th November 2009

Quote: "We're renting an apartment in New York and so I just saw my Oscar because it was moved out of storage and it's in the closet... I was looking for some shoes and I found it there!" Matt Damon treasures his 1997 Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Good Will Hunting.

12th November 2009

Fact: Actor Matt Damon is showing off his humanitarian side by narrating a video about global hunger for the U.S. State Department.

28th October 2009

Quote: "I think he's with his family and he needs us to respect that privacy and time right now." Charlize Theron was coy about the "family emergency" that kept Matt Damon from hosting a charity event in San Francisco, California last week (23Oct09). Theron, an attendee, was forced to step in at the last minute.

25th October 2009

Quote: "Matt couldn't be a greater, nicer guy. I'm really lucky that I'm on good terms with him. With Johnny, it's like we're good, but we lead very different lives." Winona Ryder on ex loves Matt Damon and Johnny Depp.

20th October 2009

Quote: "I love parading around shaking my belly for my kids and stuff. They thought it was funny, the fact that I got all squishy." Matt Damon's family found his weight gain for forthcoming movie THE INFORMANT! amusing.

18th September 2009

Quote: "I just saw Matt up at the Toronto Film Festival and I was teasing him. I was saying, 'Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.'" Michael Douglas upon learning Matt Damon will play his lover in a new Liberace biopic.

17th September 2009

Quote: "She is a really, really wonderful woman. It's nice to see my friend so happy." Matt Damon approves of his pal George Clooney's new Italian girlfriend, ELISABETTA CANALIS.

16th September 2009

Fact: Matt Damon staged a slow-motion fight sequence as part of a skit to promote his new movie THE INFORMANT on U.S. late night show JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! on Tuesday (15Sep09).

16th September 2009

Fact: Matt Damon has confirmed he will star opposite Michael Douglas in the upcoming biopic of entertainer Liberace.

12th September 2009

Quote: "I play princesses with my daughters at home and it's so different... When I go to my brother's house, and he has two boys, I walk in the front door and I instantly get punched in the nuts!" Matt Damon has it easy raising three daughters.

26th August 2009

Quote: "I'm the Sexiest Man Alive's chunky cousin." Matt Damon, a former People magazine Sexiest Man Alive, jokes about the weight he's put on for new film role THE INFORMANT.

11th July 2009

Fact: Matt Damon is set to play a stalker obsessed with raising money for charity in hit U.S. show ENTOURAGE. He will appear in this season's finale in October (09).

4th July 2009

Quote: "It would be absolutely intolerable, so, no, I don't want either of those guys to three-peat." Matt Damon hopes his Ocean's Eleven co-stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney don't win People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive award for a third time. Damon was knocked from the top hunk spot earlier this year (09) by Hugh Jackman.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I'm hoping to play Liberace with Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh directing in February (10)." Michael Douglas confirms reports he'll be playing the flamboyant pianist in a new movie.

13th June 2009

Quote: "I'm hoping to play Liberace with Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh directing in February (10)." Michael Douglas confirms reports he'll be playing the flamboyant pianist in a new movie.

11th June 2009

Fact: Actor/director Scott Caan is releasing a book of photographs taken by the star during filming for his 2007 movie OCEAN'S THIRTEEN. The book features pictures of Caan's co-stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon as well as Lindsay Lohan.

21st April 2009

Quote: "I most admire Matt Damon and MICHAEL J. Fox. I just saw ROUNDERS and it just reminds me, Matt Damon is someone who I want to be." Zac Efron on his acting idols.

24th March 2009

Quote: "Ralph Fiennes is so hot. Seeing him onstage in London and in the movie IN BRUGES, I thought, 'Yummy'... Matt Damon is very hot. He does it for me. When I met him he was the nicest guy, but being around him made me so nervous I had to drink double cosmos all night." CRANK star Amy Smart lists her favourite men.

17th November 2008

Quote: "I see these guys with their families, and it reaffirms for me that I definitely want a kid someday. I absolutely believe in marriage." Leonardo Dicaprio on seeing his friends Tobey Maguire, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon become parents.

2nd September 2008

Quote: "For a lot of actors, our biggest fear is that we're going to start talking about things we don't fully understand and sound like idiots." Matt Damon on his charity efforts and favourite causes.

28th August 2008

Quote: "I've kind of been texting him back and forth, and he's doing great and (wife) Lucy is doing great." Ben Affleck has been checking up on new dad and best pal Matt Damon after the birth of his second child.

7th August 2008

Quote: "I think many of our problems as a country would be solved if people had thick passports." Actor Matt Damon encourages his fellow Americans to travel more.

28th July 2008

Quote: "I'm just boxing. I figure if you get hit enough times, it will fall off." Matt Damon on how he is losing the pounds he packed on for Steven Soderbergh movie THE INFORMANT.

3rd July 2008

Fact: Hollywood stars including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle gathered at the Rio Pavilion in Las Vegas on Wednesday (02Jul08) for a poker tournament benefitting victims of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. They handed out a $5,000 (GBP2,500) entrance fee to play in the no-limit Texas Hold'em tournament.

3rd July 2008

Fact: Matt Damon has piled on 40 pounds (18.14 kilograms) for his latest role in THE INFORMANT. The Bourne Supremacy hunk, who twice starved himself for film roles, is also sporting a moustache with his bulk and now looks unrecognisable.

24th June 2008

Fact: Matt Damon has been named Hollywood's Most Bankable movie star, according to the new Guinness Book of Records. Tom Cruise is the new reference book's Most Powerful Star, toppling last year's number one actor, Johnny Depp.

10th June 2008

Fact: Matt Damon has signed on to play the captain of South Africa's 1995 World Cup-winning rugby team in a new film about Nelson Mandela's life. The movie about the country's former president will be directed by actor-turned-moviemaker Clint Eastwood.

7th April 2008

Quote: "I used to be the sexiest man alive but pretty boy Matt Damon has now taken my place. I will just have to teach other people instead." George Clooney on his plans after relinquishing his "sexiest man" crown.

2nd April 2008

Quote: "I don't get too many awards - I tend to lose out to younger, more talented, better-looking guys like James McAvoy." Matt Damon on collecting the Empire magazine film award for THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM.

10th March 2008

Quote: "I keep trying to kill him off but every time I get voted down." THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM star Matt Damon jokes about his popular spy character Jason Bourne. Damon recently signed up to make a fourth action movie as the forgetful hitman.

19th January 2008

Quote: "I laughed. I sent him some of my T-shirts." Former People magazine Sexiest Man Alive Matthew Mcconaughey loved his 2007 successor Matt Damon's impersonation of him on U.S. TV's THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN.

20th November 2007

Quote: "That's funny. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride." GREY'S ANATOMY hunk Patrick Dempsey jokes about losing out to Matt Damon on People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2007 poll.

20th November 2007

Quote: "Keep up the good work, Matt." Jude Law congratulates his THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY co-star Matt Damon on his new Sexiest Man Alive title. Law is a previous holder of American magazine People's accolade.

15th November 2007

Quote: "Ditching (GEORGE) CLOONEY as a campaign manager and going with BRAD (PITT) for the final push was an emotional decision, but I knew it was going to be tight." Matt Damon jokes about his new People Sexiest Man Alive title, and the past winners who helped him get it.

18th October 2007

Quote: "He keeps himself in good shape. I would like to avoid any confrontation with Daniel Craig if I can." Bourne star Matt Damon won't be starting any fights with James Bond actor DANIEL CRAIG.

10th October 2007

Fact: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were paid $30 (GBP15) each to play baseball game extras in beloved 1989 sports movie Field of Dreams.

21st August 2007

Quote: "I really used to have no life outside movies. I'd work all day, go to the gym and go to sleep. Now I have a place to be so I come home after work." Family life has changed Matt Damon.

17th August 2007

Fact: Studio bosses have unwittingly placed a giant 50-foot (15.2 metre)-tall poster for Matt Damon's latest movie THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM on the side of the actor's apartment building in New York City.

16th August 2007

Quote: "I always try to keep up to date with what's going on with Tottenham Hotspur because my pal Jude Law is such a big fan." Matt Damon reveals a secret passion for English soccer.

16th August 2007

Quote: "We say in the industry she's a civilian! So she's very good for me." Actor Matt Damon is glad his wife LUCIANA isn't a Hollywood star.

16th August 2007

Quote: "People say, 'Do you like being married?' F**k, no. It's a ridiculous thing to do. But I like being married to her." Matt Damon is pleased he wed wife LUCIANA.

14th August 2007

Quote: "I've worked very hard, to portray a very polite boring person." Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon reveals his secret to avoiding the paparazzi.

10th August 2007

Fact: Marketing bosses at Universal Studios have placed an ad featuring a towering image of Matt Damon in his role as CIA agent on the run Jason Bourne on the side of the Manhattan, New York apartment block where the actor lives with his family. The new 50 foot (15.2 metres) Bourne Ultimatum billboard comes with the apt tagline 'Bourne Comes Home.'

9th August 2007

Quote: "I'd pine for George and Brad every night and sing little songs to myself, crying." Matt Damon missed pals George Clooney and Brad Pitt while working on the THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM.

7th August 2007

Quote: "With this face? Are you kidding? I've never been a player." Matt Damon remains modest about his success with the ladies.

5th August 2007

Quote: "As a friend of GEORGE (CLOONEY), all you really need to do is stay on the list, because he's got an incredible life that he shares." Matt Damon loves being friends with generous George Clooney.

3rd August 2007

Quote: "I saw George promoting espresso all over Europe. To me, he looks hungover with a cup of coffee." Matt Damon is amused that his weary friend George Clooney's advertises coffee on TV in Europe.

25th July 2007

Fact: Good Will Hunting star Matt Damon will receive the 2,343rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday (25Jul07).

2nd July 2007

Quote: "I was so happy to be invited to that party. And mostly I was so happy I hadn't slept with anybody!" Ellen Barkin was pleased to team up with Hollywood hunks including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon in sequel OCEAN'S THIRTEEN.

14th June 2007

Quote: "I've noticed that with Brad also. When he gets in the tub, he wants to talk. It's like, I just want to soak." Matt Damon relates to recent comments made by Angelina Jolie that she likes to talk to boyfriend Brad Pitt in the bath.

11th June 2007

Quote: "We travel a lot but try to bring her everywhere. She has 11 stamps on her passport. She has more stamps than I did when I was 30." Matt Damon's baby daughter ISABELLA is well-travelled.

7th June 2007

Quote: "George told me people were going to look at our footprints forever, so we gotta size up. And Brad sized up, too." Matt Damon reveals he and his OCEAN'S THIRTEEN co-stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt wore bigger shows than normal to leave their footprints in cement outside the Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday (05Jun07).

28th May 2007

Fact: Ellen Barkin filmed a cameo role opposite Matt Damon in Ocean's Twelve, but the scene was cut. The actress and Damon play lovers in Ocean's Thirteen.

25th May 2007

Quote: "I feel like a prostitute having two number threes out in one year." Star of sequels Matt Damon jokes about the release of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM and OCEAN'S THIRTEEN.

23rd May 2007

Quote: "Normally we do the interviews all together but BRAD (PITT)'s got a restraining order against us, so we can't be within 50 meters of him or Angie (Jolie)." Matt Damon jokes about why the stars of Ocean's Thirteen are conducting interviews separately at the Cannes Film Festival.

28th February 2007

Quote: "I had been an uncle. It turns out when they cry, you can't just give them back. It's actually your kid, you have to figure it out." Actor Matt Damon on the joys of parenting.

27th February 2007

Quote: "I would walk on it (set) and all of a sudden there would be, like, a million babies, crying and stuff and I said, 'They should do the trailer for the movie just panning through all these babies crying and me with a Jack Daniel's." George Clooney on working with new dads Matt Damon and Brad Pitt on the set of OCEAN'S THIRTEEN.

3rd February 2007

Quote: "When Angelina was working there were 40 cameras waiting. I'd walk past but they were like lions that had been fed. They just looked at me." Matt Damon feels overshadowed by his THE GOOD SHEPHERD co-star Angelina Jolie.

3rd January 2007

Quote: "I'd run six-and-a-half miles in the morning and six-and-a-half miles at night and I'd eat just chicken breast, egg whites, one baked potato a day, no butter, no salt and a lot of coffee, a lot of cigarettes... It was really stupid." Matt Damon on how he lost 40 pounds (18.14 kilograms) in three months to play a heroin addict in 1996 movie Courage Under Fire.

16th December 2006

Quote: "One's a friend and one's my love." Angelina Jolie on the differences between kissing THE GOOD SHEPHERD co-star Matt Damon and partner Brad Pitt.

15th December 2006

Quote: "It's a little bit like kissing your sister. Even though you have a really hot sister, it's still a little awkward." Matt Damon on his love scenes with Angelina Jolie in THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

15th December 2006

Quote: "It's me and Shakira, basically, down here. We don't get bothered at all." Matt Damon loves the anonymous life he can lead with his new family in Miami, Florida.

13th December 2006

Fact: Angelina Jolie and THE GOOD SHEPHERD co-star Matt Damon's wife LUCIANA had the same due date when they both fell pregnant while the stars were making the new thriller.

28th November 2006

Quote: "The only reason we want to do it is to make a movie that's better than the first two." Matt Damon outlines his decision to star in forthcoming sequel OCEAN'S 13.

7th October 2006

Quote: "I wanted to have him killed in the first movie, but no one listens to me." Matt Damon on reprising his role as action star JASON BOURNE.

27th September 2006

Quote: "We would all just beat the c**p out of each other and then go home to our beds." Leonardo Dicaprio remembers his off-screen relations with co-stars Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson in new movie THE DEPARTED.

22nd September 2006

Quote: "When Jack came on the set he would do things that were just nuts. If you look at Leo and I in all our scenes with Jack, we are like deer caught in the headlights." Matt Damon and his co-star Leonardo Dicaprio were intimidated by Jack Nicholson's presence on the set of new movie THE DEPARTED.

14th September 2006

Quote: "I hope to have a little boy too some day." Matt Damon has more baby plans after welcoming baby daughter ISABELLA into the world in June (06).

24th August 2006

Quote: "Neither one of us knows that much about little girls. It's kind of learning on the job." Ben Affleck on how he and best friend Matt Damon have adjusted to having newborn daughters.

11th August 2006

Quote: "I'm no Matt Damon, my goal was to be a character actor." Jack Black insists fans don't see him as a hunky leading man.

20th July 2006

Fact: Baseball-mad movie pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing a new internet TV show, FAN CLUB: REALITY BASEBALL, which gives sports devotees the chance to run a minor league team.

19th July 2006

Fact: Julia Roberts has yet to send OCEAN'S ELEVEN co-stars Matt Damon and Brad Pitt baby gifts after they became first-time dads.

9th June 2006

Fact: Movie star Matt Damon is planning to improve his golf game in style after adding a beachfront putting green to his $10.3 million (GBP5.7 million) Miami Beach home in Florida.

31st May 2006

Quote: "We've been calling her ISABELLA for months." Matt Damon announces he and wife LUCIANO BARROSO already have a name picked out for their new baby girl.

6th February 2006

Quote: <p>"When I look at a career and say, 'What path do I want to follow?' His is the model." Matt Damon is keen to emulate his SYRIANA co-star George Clooney's work ethic. </p>

16th January 2006

Quote: <p>"George hurt his back on SYRIANA and put on weight, but still went on to make GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK. It's the best movie I've seen this year. Of course, it is the only movie I've seen this year." George Clooney's Syriana co-star Matt Damon praises his acting. </p>

2nd December 2005

Quote: <p>"I think it's just not really worth anybody's while to follow me around and take my picture because you're not going to be able to sell it for anything." Hollywood actor Matt Damon tried to discourage any aspiring paparazzi. </p>

22nd November 2005

Quote: <p>"I was a little hurt that pretty boy McConaughey now takes over. It's a big responsibility and it's a heavy crown for him but I think Mr Abs can handle it... I was a little disturbed that Matt Damon didn't get front page of People and I think he was hurt." George Clooney, a former People magazine Sexiest Man Alive, jokes about the new number one hunk, Matthew Mcconaughey. </p>

21st November 2005

Quote: <p>"I feel like he'll be a good sexiest man. I feel like he'll appreciate it. If anything should happen to him I am there to step in and carry the mantle." Matt Damon talks about People magazine's newly-crowned Sexiest Man Alive, Matthew Mcconaughey. </p>

5th October 2005

Quote: <p>"We're done... No one saw it... I guess BEN and I will stick to the movie business." Matt Damon insists he and pal Ben Affleck won't be making any more episodes of reality TV show PROJECT GREENLIGHT after three poorly-rated series. </p>

4th October 2005

Quote: <p>"MATT had to become the ultimate ladykiller, Prince Charming, with absolute confidence and arrogance. He had to be Ben Affleck for a brief moment." Director Terry Gilliam on why he insisted his THE BROTHERS GRIMM star Matt Damon take yoga and tango lessons to perfect a swagger for his role as WILL GRIMM. </p>

20th September 2005

Quote: <p>"Another one bites the dust. He's a sellout, that's what I call him." George Clooney jokes about pal Matt Damon's upcoming nuptials to Luciana Barroso. </p>

27th August 2005

Quote: <p>"He had to go through deep hypnosis to even remember." Matt Damon jokes about the fact his The Brothers Grimm co-star Heath Ledger has wiped his much-publicised same sex kiss with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain from his memory. </p>

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