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Last year, actor Matt Damon came under fire for a series of comments he made regarding the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal.

He previously told ABC news in an interview: 'I do believe that there's a spectrum of behaviour and we're going to have to figure, you know, there's a difference between patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation.'

'Both of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated.'

He later said that there are men who will be tarred with the same brush as sexual predators, which isn't being discussed.

'We're in this watershed moment, and it's great, but I think one thing that's not being talked about is there are a whole s***load of guys – the preponderance of men I've worked with – who don't do this kind of thing and whose lives aren't going to be affected,' he told Business Insider.

Damon received major backlash for his words, and has now apologised for them. 

Speaking to Today, the star said that he wished he had educated himself further on the issue before commenting. 

'I really wish I'd listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,' he said.

'I think ultimately what it is for me is I don't want to further anybody's pain with anything I do or say, so for that, I'm really sorry.'

 

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He also voiced his support for the Time's Up movement.

'A lot of those women are my dear friends and I love them and respect them and support what they're doing and want to be a part of that change,' he said. "

'But I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while,' he finished.

 

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Matt Damon is facing criticism over comments he made regarding the recent sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood.

Taking your typical ‘not all men’ style stance, the actor shared that he felt that there will be men who will be unaffected by the #MeToo movement.

He seems to believe that the men who do not sexually assault women should be praised and discussed.

‘We're in this watershed moment, and it's great, but I think one thing that's not being talked about is there are a whole s–tload of guys—the preponderance of men I've worked with—who don't do this kind of thing and whose lives aren't going to be affected,’ he shared with Business Insider.

‘If I have to sign a sexual-harassment thing, I don't care, I'll sign it.’

‘I would have signed it before. I don't do that, and most of the people I know don't do that.’

We’re not sure about you Matt, but we think that not sexually harassing women is far from an accolade, more like a hallmark of a society that’s safe for women?

The actor also told ABC News that certain behaviours are not as bad as others.

'There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?' he said.

'Both of those behaviours need to be confronted and eradicated, without question, but they shouldn't be conflated, right?'

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Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who was killed while protesting a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville last month, became a tragic symbol of the increasing racial tension in the United States.

And as her family, friends and wider community struggle to come to terms with her death, high-profile figures have shared their thoughts on the violent demonstrations taking place in the US.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Damon admitted he was truly stunned by the level of racism exhibited by young people in the States, saying: "It’s so much worse than I naively thought.”

Reflecting on the images which circulated widely in the wake of Heather's death, Matt continued: "I just feel naïve at this point. It was shocking to see those kids — they looked 20 and 30 years old — in button-down shirts, with Tiki torches, walking down the street."

"Those people are a lot younger than me. Who raised them? Again, I naively thought that, behind our generation, another one was coming with more awareness and inclusiveness, and that everything was getting better with each generation," he continued.

Echoing the thoughts of millions who were left dumbstruck by the footage which emerged out of Charlottesville, Matt added: "And to see these young, aggrieved, white boys walking with their torches and screaming ‘Jews will not replace us!’ It was just shocking."

Unsurprisingly, the 46-year-old actor took the opportunity to deride President Trump's feeble response to the violence, saying: "Then the night that the President [made his] ‘many sides’ comment was absolutely abhorrent.”

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We love nothing more than getting a glimpse behind the scenes at some of Hollywood’s most glamorous events.

And what’s more glamorous than a Hollywood wedding?

Well, a picture that surfaced recently of ‘Matt Damon’s wedding photo’ is not as it seems.

Posting on Reddit, a user by the name of ‘coffeeandtrout’ shared this image and the internet’s collective jaw dropped.

“My parents wedding day, February 1961. I think Dad looks like Matt Damon,” read the caption.

My parents Wedding day, February 1961. I think Dad looks like Matt Damon…… from OldSchoolCool

Ok, we're officially freaked out.

The mesmerising image has left many believing the actor may have figured out the key to time travel.

Some are even testing ‘coffeeandtrout’ to see if he slips up on the details.

Many demanded a more up to date picture of the now 75-year-old Damon-doppelganger and it looks like this is what Matt Damon is going to look like in 50-odd years.

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Matt Damon is currently promoting the latest instalment of the Bourne movie franchise, and while chatting to Spin, he told them that he was in Dublin not too long ago.

Now, you'd think an award-winning (and very hot) actor would make every single girl in a ten mile radius run to meet him, but alas, nobody did.

Matt came over to Ireland at the end of last year while he was on a short break from filming Jason Bourne – and he even ticked something off his bucket list!

"We had a weekend free and it just happened to be the weekend that U2 was playing two shows in Dublin so we went 'that's where we'll go'.

"It was awesome that gig, it was like a bucket list thing," he added.

And when asked if anyone bothered him, Matt said he was totally left alone, even when he went for pints after the show.

"Oh completely (left alone). Everybody was so unbelievably nice it couldn't have been any better."

Saying that, if I had bumped into him, there's no way I'd let him go without a selfie. It's Matt Damon guyslike c'mon

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Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's 'feud' has become part of modern day folklore at this stage, and while the public are always eager to hear the latest instalment, it looks like the two lads are more interested in building bridges.

In a sketch for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Matt and his frenemy, Jimmy, decided to hash out their issues in the company of a couple's counsellor, and the internet can't get enough.

In footage which has been viewed more than 100,000 times in 24 hours, the lads recalled the trials and tribulations they have endured over the course of their relationship.

And the best part? The two lads clearly find the skit as hilarious as the audience.

After seven minutes of straight acting, Jimmy and Matt use drawings to describe their feelings for one another, and they can barely keep it together.

Bright-red and giggling uncontrollably over Jimmy's perception of him, Matt demands they re-shoot the shot, but thankfully it made it on to the internet in its unedited version.

Skip forward to 6.30 for the golden moment…

 

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About time! The full trailer is finally here for Jason Bourne – and the lovely Matt Damon is returning to the lead role.

In the next part of Jason's story, he makes his way back out from the shadows after living off the radar for a couple of years.

Jeremy Renner reprised the role in 2012 for The Bourne Legacy (and we all know how that turned out) but Matt puts the cherry on top for the fifth instalment in the franchise.

Did we mention he's looking better than ever, too? The flick is out in cinemas on July 28.

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Yep ladies, you read that right. Matt Damon is finally coming back to reprise his role as Jason Bourne.

The new movie debuted its trailer at the Superbowl last night, which shows Matt shirtless and ripped.

We honestly never thought we'd see another Bourne film, but there you go – he surprised us all.

Now, whether you just can't wait for all the thrills of this dramatic spy movie or you just can't wait to see Matt Damon topless again, you won't have to wait very long as the premiere date is this July. 

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U2 have been rocking out in Dublin all week long, with many famous faces joining the lads for a few laughs. 

Actor Matt Damon came over to see U2 play their homecoming tour gig and Colin Farrell was also seen at one of the concerts during the week.

Ireland's sweetheart Amy Huberman even made an appearance with her hubby, Brian O'Driscol. 

But last night, more celebs joined the boys for a selfie on stage. Imelda May and Panti Bliss were welcomed to the e stage and there was clearly a lot of banter among them. 

All we want to know is how can we get an invite?!

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have one of Hollywood's longest-standing friendships, first meeting as kids aged just eight and ten.

But in a new interview, Matt reveals his relationship with Ben hasn't always been easy – quite the opposite in fact.

Ben's career has developed hugely in recent years, with a series of critically acclaimed films and even an Oscar for his work on Argo.

But back in the early Noughties he had a very different image, which Matt says was hard to deal with.

"Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is," he tells The Hollywood Reporter.

With films like Gigli, Bounce and Jersey Girl on the go, plus a blossoming romance with J-Lo, Matt admits it was hard to see his long-time friend living a life that wasn't authentic.

"It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

"He just got cast as this person that he wasn't." 

And though Ben seemed fairly happy with his lot, Matt says it was tough on their friendship.

"It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn't fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all." 

Not to worry though, as Ben finally got his pal's approval in the end.

"Through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top," Matt says. "And past where either of us had ever been."

Compliment or insult? Hard to tell…

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Although his best friend is going through a rather tough divorce, Matt Damon is quickly approaching his 10th wedding anniversary.  

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Matt speaks about his best pal Ben Affleck, saying that although he wasn't with his to celebrate his 43rd birthday, the actor is doing well. 

"I think he was actually in Atlanta with his family. So we missed each other but…he’s good. He’s good."

Matt also speaks about marriage as gears up to celebrate his wedding anniversary, although he does admit that "Marriage is insane!"

He has been married to Luciana for ten years this December and he says that "It's a crazy idea but I love being married to my wife."

He does however realise how things to work out for some married couples and says he would never even being to offer any advice to someone else about their relationship. 

The only secret to staying together for over a decade that he was willing to share was that the secret is so feel lucky. "I'm lucky I found my wife. And I guess maybe, if there's any secret… It's to feel lucky." 

"So much of it is out of your hands," Damon said. "I mean, I just had that conversation with my father this weekend. He says the same thing to me. Says it's God's grace, is what he said. Because you just don't get lucky."

The actor is currently filming Martian, a movie which follows an astronaut who was left behind on a mission to mars which is set to be released in October of this year.

This role, like many of his previous movies, requires him to stay in serious physical shape and during the interview he was asked about how he stays healthy. He also has the fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise which means that he may not have time for a beer and a burger any time soon. 

"I always look for an excuse to hang out and have a beer and a burger," he joked. "But no, right now, I have to be in shape, just until February, and then I'm going off the rails."

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The Ben-and-Jen divorce drama just keeps getting seedier.

Earlier this week, rumours that Ben Affleck was dating his children's former nanny Christine Ouzounian escalated after the 28-year-old was pictured on a private jet headed to Vegas, with Ben and footballer star Tom Brady also believed to be on board.

And rather than working to quell the rumours, Ben's long-time friend Matt Damon seems delighted that his friend is no longer married. Speaking at the premiere of HBO's Project Greenlight earlier this week – which Ben also attended – Matt said his Good Will Hunting co-star was doing "great," adding, "He's got a big smile on his face."

Ben and his wife of ten years Jennifer Garner announced they were divorcing at the end of June, though they had been unofficially separated since the early spring.

Despite the complications of dissolving a ten-year marriage and working out custody agreements, the pair have been working hard to keep things amicable for the sake of their children, even heading to the Bahamas together with all three kids 24 hours after making their divorce announcement.

However it's rumoured that it was during that very trip that Jennifer first discovered something was going on between Ben and Christine… so we can't imagine the former couple will be planning any more joint holidays in the near future.

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