PEOPLE may say Matt Damon’s voice in a stupid voice all the time thanks to Team America, but he’s a happy chap. He’s got famous friends, loads of money and is surprisingly self-effacing and bright. Not many people in Hollywood can have that said about them.
And, most importantly, Damon is able to maintain a pretty normal life, unlike most of his peers. This is perhaps due to his largely forgettable face.
“I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for instance. They can’t just go someplace. If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident.”
He, on the other hand…
“I’m really lucky, because I have the best of both worlds. I do the work that I love and need, but don’t need paramilitary troops to protect me when I walk out my front door.”
So how does he keep a low profile?
“Ever since I found my wife (Luciana) and we had children, my whole life revolves around that. It gave my life a dramatic change in direction. I’m not as crazy as most of the other stars. I don’t really know why, probably because I married a woman who isn’t an actress. And we live in New York.
“As long as we don’t show up in typical tourist spots, we can walk the streets without being noticed. New Yorkers are very cool, they don’t flip out if they see me.”
We’ve already forgotten who Matt Damon is! Is he Ben Affleck? Christ knows.