Jul 21, 2007

Matt Damon graces cover of GQ, talks about Jason Bourne

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In the interview Matt compares Bourne to Bond, jokes about being lame with Ben, and he also reveals why he's so quiet about his personal life.
# On the differences between Jason Bourne and James Bond:
Bond is part of the system. He’s an imperialist and a misogynist, and he laughs at killing people, and he sits there slugging martinis. It’ll never be the same thing as this, because Bourne is a guy who is against the establishment, who is paranoid and on the run. I just think fundamentally they’re just very different things.
# On why not commenting on his personal life makes him a better actor:
The better the actor, the less you know about his life. “I mean, nobody’s better than

# De Niro, and you don’t know anything about him, right?” Look at Meryl. We don’t know sh*t about Meryl. Look at Clint. And Jack. And Brando. Marlon Brando—who f*ing knows, right?
# On he and Ben Affleck getting their first big paycheck after selling the script for Good Will Hunting:
We both bought Jeep Grand Cherokees. It was funny, because Ben and I, we both always wanted a Jeep Grand Cherokee for some reason. That was the car. We always talked about it but never could afford one. So when we suddenly had the money, we each instantly started trying to convince each other to get a different car. We’d say, ‘Hey, have you seen the Explorer? The Ford Explorer is really cool.’ Because we knew it would just be so gay to get the same car.

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