He’s one of the most-universally-loved guys in Tinseltown, and it turns out Matt Damon is also popular among his A-list peers.
In his August 2016 cover story for GQ magazine, the “School Ties” stud is exposed by his friends for being a good guy. Steven Soderbergh states, “You could walk around town with a checkbook offering to pay people a million dollars to say something bad about Matt [Damon], feeling secure you’d never have to write a check.”
The “Good Will Hunting” hunk poses for photographer Cedric Buchet, sporting offerings from Brooks Brothers, Tod’s, Levi’s and Michael Kors as he discusses his celebrity status- “I became famous. It’s surreal to suddenly wake up to one day and have a larger sphere of influence than you ever anticipated. You genuinely want to do good in the world, but you’re going to make a lot of missteps. People started asking me to come to this gala or that. And then I would find my name associated with things that I didn’t know anything about. I didn’t want to be somebody at whom people rolled their eyes, thinking, ‘What is he doing, getting into the middle of this kind of stuff?’ And that’s why, once my life stabilized a little—my career was going pretty well, my wife was pregnant—I decided to get very serious about one thing.”
The drama looks set for Oscars glory following a stellar night at the British awards show, where it scored five prizes for Best Movie, Best Leading Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Director for Alejandro G. Inarritu, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.