Matt Damon posing alone and with his wife Luciana Barroso and actresses Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles - at the European premiere of 'Jason Bourne' held at Odeon Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Monday 11th July 2016
Actor Matt Damon has opened up to Esquire magazine about the pitfalls of celebrity, why Brad Pitt envies him and how marrying "a civilian" has kept him clear of the pap's lens.
Matt Damon, perhaps best known for his role as amnesiac spy Jason Bourne in the Bourne trilogy of films, has come across as rather astute and intelligent in a new interview where he shows how much more important family are to him, rather than fame. Esquire magazine managed to get under the skin of Hollywood heartthrob Damon for long enough to hear the A-list actor and hunky philanthropist speak candidly about his views on life as a celebrity.
Matt Damon: Keeping It Real In The Limelight.
For all a celebrity's Hollywood fame, glamour and popularity the one thing they might crave most is a little time alone with their family away from the flashbulbs and Dictaphones, as Damon demonstrates when he compares himself to Brad Pitt. There is a twinge of poignancy to Damon's words as he tells of fellow actor Brad Pitt's anguish that he cannot so much as drop his children of at the school gates without being pestered by the paparazzi: "I remember telling [Brad] that I walk my kids to school, and his face just fell," with Damon adding darkly "I see the intensity of...the paparazzi and the insane level of aggression they have and their willingness to break the law and invade his space - well, I wonder about that trade," as reported by Yahoo!omg! However, the biggest difference between the two actors is that Pitt married Angelina Jolie, an actress, who is very much permanently in the public eye with their highly documented child adoption and Jolie's breast cancer scare. Damon, on the other hand, says that with regards to himself "there's not really any story to tell," saying "they're always going to get the same story - middle-aged married guy with four kids. So as long as that narrative doesn't change too much, there's no appetite for it."
Continue reading: Matt Damon: "I Fell In Love With A Civilian"
The Bourne Trilogy actor and his wife dashed off to the tropical paradise of St. Lucia for a lavish ceremony
While some of us are still struggling to get their bearings after winter, Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso decided to jet off to the tropical island of St. Lucia to renew their vows, PEOPLE confirms.
With a $600 000 price tag and some extremely tight security around the island price tag, the ceremony is hardly quaint, but it’s still an intimate affair. The couple are set to exchange vows in front of their four daughters and some close friends, including Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. The Damon family have been together since 2005, when they married in a modest civil ceremony in New York city. They met in 2003, while Damon was shooting Stuck on You and Lucia was bartending.
While reports that the resort is being closed down for the ceremony have been discredited by E!News, the St. Lucia authorities are still taking serious security measures for the event.
Continue reading: Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso Renewing Vows Over The Weekend
Among arrivals for the 'Promised Land' premiere in New York were the movie's stars Matt Damon with his wife Luciana Barroso, Scoot McNairy with his wife and 'Monsters' co-star Whitney Able, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and her husband Ron Livingston. Producer Mike Sablone and director Gus Van Sant were also present.
The film is due for release December 15, 2017.