Matt Damon says James Bond is an ‘imperialist, misogynist sociopath’

Matt Damon
Last September, Matt Damon caused some controversy with statements in an AP interview in which he called Vice Presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin “absurd… like a bad Disney movie.” Many people thought that Damon was being disrespectful at the time, although after Palin’s interviews with Katie Couric and Brian Williams came out there were more that agreed with him.

Damon, 38, gave an interview to his local newspaper the Miami Herald in which he typically strongly asserted his opinion on several topics. Damon is the star of the successful Bourne franchise, and had some choice words for his competition, James Bond:

”They could never make a James Bond movie like any of the Bourne films,” Damon says scornfully. “Because Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He’s repulsive.

“Steve [Soderbergh, who produced yet another of Damon's spy movies, Syriana] told me that years ago he was offered a Bond movie. He told them he’d do it if they gave him creative control. Absolutely not, they said. They have a formula, they stick to it, and it makes them a lot of money. They know what they’re doing, and they’re going to keep doing it.”

[From The Miami Herald via The Huffington Post]

I never really thought of the differences between Bond and Bourne because they’re both high-energy entertaining action movies to me. Bourne does have more of a connection to the deaths, though, and I remember Clive Owen’s character’s death in the first film as feeling particularly human and a little sad. There’s usually some emotion and meaning attached to deaths in the Bourne films and they’re not as slick or glossed over as the Bond series. In that respect you can see how Bond could be considered a sociopath. Bond is an old franchise and in a way is still stuck in old ways of thinking despite their successful efforts to revive it. Bourne doesn’t seem to kill without reason and he had a steady girlfriend for the first two films. To many movie-goers, these films are violent action movies and you don’t really consider the morality of the protagonists, you just root for Bond and Bourne while they do what they have to do.

In that same interview, Damon also called conservative NY Times columnist William Kristol an “idiot” and seemed to say that torture was warranted when civilian lives are at stake:

Instead, the small talk — if that’s the right phrase — ranged from which New York Times columnist is the worst (conservative William Kristol, according to Damon: ”He’s an idiot — he wrote that we should be grateful to George Bush because he won the Iraq war. We! Won! The! War!”) to the proper place of torture in American foreign policy.

”Look, the best line about torture I’ve heard came from [retired CIA officer turned war-on-terrorism critic] Milt Beardon,” Damon says. “He said, `If a guy knows where a dirty bomb is hidden that’s going to go off in a Marriott, put me in a room with him and I’ll find out. But don’t codify that. Just let me break the law.’

“Which I think is right. You can’t legalize torture. But anybody would do it in that situation. You’d do it to me in that situation; you’d pull out my fingernails if you thought I knew something like that.”

[From The Miami Herald]

Damon might want to temper his arguments if he doesn’t want to alienate people, but he doesn’t seem to particularly care. If this is how the guy is talking at 38, he’s sure going to be a cantankerous old dude.

Damon also told a story about how he tried to score tickets to the inauguration after campaigning for Barack Obama and was informed that bleacher seats would run him $25,000 a piece. This is similar to something Scarlett Johansson said on The Tonight Show about how she would probably have to donate $50k if she wanted to attend the inauguration.

Matt Damon is shown at the Clinton Global Initiative on 9/26/08. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. jay walk says:

    so what if James Bond is what Damon says it is? Who has the energy to analize? We are tired, we just wanna be entertained….they are movies after all. Damon, take your politics elsewhere.

  2. Baholicious says:

    The James Bond character itself was the product of a different time. Damon doesn’t do too well with ‘context’ does he?

  3. CJR says:

    Hey actor – shut up and read the words on the script, collect your huge paycheck and go home. Each time you provide your dumb opinions, you remind me of the old adage: “it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove any doubt.” Doubt removed.

  4. snappyfish says:

    I loved Matt Damon in ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ if you haven’t seen it, check it out. However, matt could never ever pull off Bond.

    It needs an actor with European élan….. Craig was a v v yummy choice

  5. Barb says:

    I really admire the fact that he’s willing to put what are clearly going to be controversial opinions out there. So many actors are tied to the ‘safe’, the ‘non-confrontational’, it’s just refreshing to see someone in the public eye who is up front with what they believe.

  6. Baholicious says:

    Yeah but Barb, he has the career success now to back him up too that allows him that freedom which some actors don’t. The double-edge of that sword is what happened with Tom Cruise when he was up-front about his scientology beliefs. Or to a lesser degree, Tom Hanks and his public apology.

    At the end of the day they are actors and have to keep the box office in mind when they speak. They go “too far” and it can negatively impact their careers, you know?

  7. Baholicious says:

    *oops, left off the “have” after “don’t.” Thanks!

  8. Orangejulius says:

    Maybe it’s because I agree with his opinions that I’m proud of him for voicing them….

  9. DC Girl says:

    He is really cranky– shudder to think what he’ll be like at 65! I am so sick of entitled Hollywood. WE the masses, are dealing with a recession and the last thing I want to hear about at the end of the day is the whining and complaining of some rich movie star. I just don’t have the energy.

    I do take some satisfaction that they were going to charge these movie stars to attend the inauguration. Our politicians, on both sides, know they possess the 2 things that Hollywood will never have– power and intelligence. Its fun to watch the politicians call the shots over Hollywood who is used to having the world as their oyster. :)

  10. KDRockstar says:

    I agree with his opinions, too, which is why I don’t mind either. If he had said differently, I’d burn my Ocean’s DVDs in protest.

  11. daisy424 says:

    Shut up and act pretty boy.

    Bill Kristol wants to debate Damon on those issues, lets see if Matt is man enough to do it, without the luxury of a script.

  12. lio says:

    Ah! Ah! That’s a funy thing to say (also, i’m sure he is going to be bashed for it!)

  13. KateNonymous says:

    It’s not that he’s wrong about Bond, it’s that it sounds like he hasn’t seen the last two movies. And while his statement is, to a great extent, still accurate, there’s more going on with Craig’s Bond than with the previous versions.

    Plus it just sounds cranky. What, the overwhelming money and acclaim for Bourne wasn’t enough?

  14. czarina says:

    While he may have a reasonable argument regarding the Bond character (I’ve seen Craig’s bond movies–because my husband wanted to watch them–and I was not at all impressed with the “modern” more violent Bond than the older versions) I have to say that the Bourne movies are not especially well done either.

    The movie-Bourne may not be a mysoginist sociopath, but he is a far cry from the complex, fascinating hero of the Bourne novels by Robert Ludlum.

    I still remember watching the first Bourne movie and having my mouth hanging open that Jason Bourne (in the book a master of disguise), just waltzed around the whole movie never even troubling to hide his face!!!! (well, once he pulled the collar of his jacket up…bet that threw off the bad-guys! *eye roll*)
    Of course, I guess when you are paying an actor millions to SHOW his face, you don’t want to cover it up!

  15. barneslr says:

    Oh, Matt…quit trying to sound intellectual. You are failing. Just read the words other people write and cash your paychecks.

    You just sound jealous; do you harbor some secret resentment that you were never offered the part of Bond, and had to settle for second best with Bourne? That’s sure what it sounds like…

  16. barneslr says:

    “Our politicians, on both sides, know they possess the 2 things that Hollywood will never have– power and intelligence.”

    Well…they have power, anyway.

  17. Heather says:

    He’s not saying anything we didn’t already know about James Bond. Those are the characteristics that we love about James! That and the sexiness. He’s meant to be an exaggeration- pure entertainment. Does he think he’s got some amazing insight that we all somehow missed? Dork.

  18. MSat says:

    He’s also a fictional character. So who the hell cares?

  19. Annie says:

    I love his politics talk!

    I think we need more educated people out there.

    It’s sad when I go to watch a movie that involves a LITTLE thinking, and I just hear people going “I don’t get it, I’m lost.”

    Wtf?

    That’s why we’re in the shitter. American Idiocy.

  20. Heather says:

    Annie- sadly the vast majority of the population are and always will be idiots. It’s certainly nothing new, although it is frustrating! And I don’t think Americans have a monopoly on idiocy ;)

  21. Mairead says:

    And Cardinal Ratzinger once confirmed that the Pope was indeed a Catholic.

    Now I do like the Bond franchise, but I found Bourne much more engaging and was better for taking the s*x (sorry, on work computer) out of it to a large extent.

    But what’s really preoccupying me is, Matt Damon is 38… good grief! Where does he hide his aging portrait?

  22. KateNonymous says:

    Plus it’s not like Matt Damon has never played a misogynist sociopath.

    The Boring Mr. Ripley, anyone?

    But I guess he wasn’t imperialist.

  23. vdantev says:

    He’s also a work of fiction, you dull eyed little Nancy boy. Just stick to acting Matt and leave the socio-political commentary to the adults. Savvy ?

  24. daisy424 says:

    “….you dull eyed little Nancy boy…”

    Love it!

  25. Zoe says:

    Yeah, I agree with him too, so it’s hard to be too annoyed.

    Besides, unlike most of the dumbass plastics in Hollywood, he actually went to HARVARD (BEFORE he was famous) so I definitely cut him slack where I don’t others.

    Bourne is way more interesting but not because Bond is a mysogynist, etc. Bond is like watching a cartoon. It’s boring after a while…

  26. barneslr says:

    “he actually went to HARVARD”

    GOING to Harvard is one thing; GRADUATING from Harvard is another. That is something he failed to accomplish.

    You really shouldn’t be so impressed just by the name of a school. Do you think someone who graduated with a low C from an ivy league school has a better education than someone who graduated with honors from a non-ivy league school? Having worked in academics for 11.5 years, I can answer that one easily. It’s the person and the effort that they put into their education that makes them an educated person…not the name of the school they attended.

  27. Sijoi says:

    Most of the people Bond are killing are well, really Bad Guys.

  28. Zoe says:

    He got into Harvard and didn’t drop out, he quit.

    Actually I have several friends who went to Harvard and I don’t care how long you’ve been in “academics”, just getting in is a feat. It means you work hard and are effing SMART, period.

    People who go to shitty schools and get A’s always bluster about the Ivy’s.

    Harvard has a good rep for a reason.

  29. Diva says:

    Speak your mind, Damon! You have as much a right to do so as any American.

  30. geronimo says:

    I like Matt fine but he does come across as a bit of a grumpy fucker here.

  31. FF says:

    That’s nothing, you should hear Greengrass on the subject when he gets going.

    I have to agree with them, though I’m not a Bond hater and I’m not for a measuring contest between them. However, all the points he’s mentioned is why it’s been so troublesome to ‘re-boot’ Bond – because he’s hog-tied by exactly those things and therefore not really Bond without them.

    The one thing I’ve liked about the Bourne movies is how the female characters have an enduring part to play even if they die. You’ve felt Marie’s presence all through the films. And Nicki’s had a recurring part, as well as Landy.

    I also like that Bourne is less about gadgets and accoutrements, and more about thinking on his feet.

  32. Codzilla says:

    barneslr: Well said, and I agree in full.

    Zoe: This is a post about Matt Damon and still you find a way to insult (and make completely uneducated assumptions about) legions of people you’ve never met. Get over yourself, please. Around here, you’re just another anonymous commenter on a celebrity gossip blog.

  33. Georgia says:

    Love Matt, and he was definitely born to play Bourne. I never liked the older Bond movies…never, that is until Daniel Craig came on the scene. He elevated that tired old Bond women-chasing, shoot-em-up format into something much better; he made Bond more human. Still, I think the Bourne series is MUCH better than Bond.

  34. Rosanna says:

    Oh I can’t stand this guy, and it has nothing to do with his opinions… it’s the way he says them, the holier-than-thou attitude he has, and the amount of insults he uses when he expresses them. James Bond might very well be an *ssh*l* but he is just a fictional character, Matt on the other hand…

  35. Georgia says:

    For all you people “naysaying” on Harvard attendance? Damon’s stragiht-A’s weren’t the only thing that got him into HArvard. Getting into Harvard is tough enough…staying in is even tougher. Damon was neither dropped nor suspended. He left rather late in the game — just 12 credits short of graduating to pursue an acting career when he landed the role in “Geronimo, An American Legend.” The rest is history. Personally, I’m glad his writing/English background produced “Good Will Hunting.”

  36. what is ever. says:

    “He got into Harvard and didn’t drop out, he quit.”

    I’m confused as to how these two differ.

  37. BillMrk says:

    Matt’s the genuine article. I agree with many of his opinions, too. Here’s a guy who avidly supports 15 charities, and founded three others. He’s a self-made man whose got the guts to say what he thinks. I’ve heard and read other comments by posters that are far nastier than anything Matt would dream of saying. There were other very positive things Matt said during his interview. Wonder why this article doesn’t mention them?

  38. KateNonymous says:

    “Getting into Harvard is tough enough…staying in is even tougher.”

    That depends. Based on the Harvard students I’ve seen, I’m not convinced that it’s any tougher to stay at Harvard than it is to stay in college in general.

    Matt Damon’s a smart guy, and I think he’d rather do good than bad in the world. But either this statement is a joke (quite possibly), or it’s just kind of dumb.

  39. NotBlonde says:

    Dropping out is usually due to some kind of problem i.e. was on academic probation, had a personal problem blah blah blah. People usually “quit” school because they have something better going on. I think the implications are different

    Anyway, I don’t see why all of you are so offended. Are you Bond fans? Because James Bond kills people willy nilly. And he uses women. It’s not like what Matt Damon is saying is untrue.

    This is the land of the offended today. I just got off the John Mayer thread and wow…some of you need to get off your high horses.

  40. Zoe says:

    Thanks for the Harvard comment Georgia -

    Wow, didn’t know he had straight A’s there too. And thanks for clarifying the difference between quitting and being dropped or suspended.

    Ha!
    Looks like I hit a sore point for “legions” of insecure people who like to pretend that getting into Harvard is just as good as getting into any old school!! :)

    I wish I could get into Harvard (or any Ivy League School) but I can’t and there’s nothing wrong with respecting the brains of those who can.

    Great point about the “Marie” character being felt throughout the films, it adds a great dimension to the character.

  41. morgs says:

    Well Daniel Craig’s James Bond can be as imperialistic, misogynistic and sociopathic as he’d like…as long as he’s doing it to me in a bed. Yum Yum.

  42. Ned says:

    Is he confusing his character and thinks that Bond is in some sort of rivalry with his alter -ego?

    Anyhoo, if we are forced to over-analyze:
    if you don’t think about the context, the charm, the playfulness and the fun part to it- Bond is a hero, because he is always saving the world from crazy dictators and other disasters.

    While Matt’s Jason Bourn doesn’t really care about saving his country or the world.
    He is merely obsessing about himslef and what had happened to him.

    Oh, and another striking difference is that Bond doesn’t take himself too seriously.

    Perhaps pretentious Matt should take a note from Bond?

  43. Tacita Woods says:

    I 100% agree with Damon regarding James Bond. Matt Damon is a refreshingly intelligent person and a far cry from all the other vapid American celebrities.

  44. Keekee says:

    I love Matt Damon, you can’t say he’s boring and he’s entitled to his opinions like the rest of us. That said, STFU Matt! Sean Connery can kick your @$$ any day, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

  45. NotBlonde says:

    Yea…lots of Bond fans in this group. That has to be it because he didn’t say anything particularly offensive.

  46. Codzilla says:

    Zoe, et al: I wasn’t speaking ill of Harvard, nor claiming that attending a school of that caliber isn’t a phenomenal accomplishment. My point is that assuming those who earn degrees from “non-ivy” institutions are somehow inferior.

    Oh Christ, nevermind. It’s obvious you don’t care how anyone else feels, so trying to reason with you is waste of my time.

    NotBlonde: Since when does asking others for some basic respect constitute climbing aboard a high horse?

  47. RORO says:

    I guess he forgets that both Bond and Bourne are characters of fiction…It’s not so serious Matt. Bond has had several decades of success and will have decades more after Bourne.

  48. Zoe says:

    basic respect is actually reading what people write, not reading what you want into it and then jumping down their throats, (and then not having even a tiny sense of humor about it). no one said that people who go to non-ivy schools are inferior, that came from you.
    of course I and others care about your feelings or we wouldn’t have bothered to try to clarify, even snarkily. :)

  49. RAN says:

    I agree Not Blonde… I had to re-read the entire story twice because I couldn’t figure out why everyone was being such a@@holes about his comments – and I STILL don’t get it. His comments make sense and aren’t OTT at all.

    LOVE Matt Damon! For all the discussion about ivy league vs. regular accredited colleges, I would think someone would have read his actual intent in the comments and not jumped to hostile conclusions. For one, he seems to be advocating a dislike for a character that dehumanizes women and kills people, while swigging martini’s. Nothing wrong with that. The Bush/war thing.. he’s right – and anyone who believes that our young men and women aren’t winning that war for our country – you’re dead wrong. Bush got us into it, our country’s sons and daughters are getting us out of it.

  50. Codzilla says:

    “People who go to shitty schools and get A’s always bluster about the Ivy’s.”

    Basic respect also includes not making condescending assumptions about people you don’t know. That’s been my point all along.

  51. Ned says:

    Matt’s mother is a professor and his family had the right connections to get him into Harvard.

    Some of the people who went to Harvard/ Yale are smart, and some are just Bo(u)rn right.
    You might have heard of Bush that went to Yale and is hardly an intellectual and other idiots (like Matt) that think that just because they were allowed to hang around smart people, that makes them more than what they are.

    Matt is taking himself way too seriously, and is wrong.
    The guy who took a government job with little money, and risks his life in order to save the world- IS ALWAYS better than a guy who is only about himself.

    IF the guy that is risking his life got some class, is a lot of fun and doesn’t take himslef too seriously- even better.

    No body wants to watch a movie with the government guy with no money that is fighting crazy dictators and their enablers, if that guy is no fun.

    It’s called a movie and people want to be entertained- so you add some vices (nobody will watch 2 hours of a saint with no flaws), and play with the situation in a light way.

    Given Matt is not new to his industry, I guess he is even slower than most actors to figure basic things out.

  52. Cat says:

    Matt Damon: “James Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath…” That’s why men like him genius.

  53. meme says:

    who cares if he’s grumpy. he’s totally right. bond is lauded as a hero but he’s just a pig and not someone men should look up to or women should want to pine for, unless you like a*holes.

  54. elisha says:

    Team America: World Polce… “Matt Damon. Matt Damon!”

  55. 88modesty88 says:

    Matt rocks! I don’t get the whole angry crowd in here either.

    I’ll go hide now…

  56. marmite says:

    Bond is entertaining! He entertained us from 1962 till today. A feat that Bourne must yet master!!

    in my opinion i think that the “old” hollywood blood are becoming rather pompous and arrogant in their statements. they can be today’s news and history by tomorrow.

  57. bros says:

    its nice to see a celebrity who reads and is engaged and can name NY times (ex)columnists and has opinions on american foreign policy and legalizing torture. why shouldnt he be entitled to those opinions? EVERY american should have an opinion on these subjects and the fact that people dont is what is wrong with this stupid country-a whole lot of ignorant apathy. being an actor doesn’t de-legitimize one’s politics-what an absurd argument some of you have.

  58. Georgia says:

    To Ned: No, that is not what got Matt into Harvard. For starters, he was a straight-A student. As for your analysis of Bourne? Hmmm…I suggest you re-watch the films; you’ve completely misinterpreted this character.

    For those who think that Harvard students have an equal playing field with regard to entrance requirements, curriculum and other standards compared to other universities and colleges? Lol!

  59. Ned says:

    That is not what got him to Harvard?!

    So, you agree that his mother is a professor, that his family got the right connections, but for some reason, the reason he got in while others were rejected was that he had some good grades.

    We all know how the IL system works.
    There are the people with connections that get in (like Bush and Matt Damon), with some minorities that get represented and then there’s the bunch of the really stellar intellectuals that did some incredible things- that got them to the door DESPITE not having the right connections.

    I don’t see how being able to know a name of a NY Times columnist makes Matt an impressive intellectual.
    Having a family with the right connections, doesn’t make him one, too.

    He is just an actor who takes himself WAY too seriously and obviously has some ego issues.

  60. Ned says:

    Oh and I didn’t seem to notice Matt’s stellar record on women issues.

    His rant regarding Sarah Palin had at least a tint of that misogynist air to it.

    I never heard him donate money or even talk about equal pay for women, not even in Hollywood.
    Hell, I didn’t see him push for more women taking the lead roles and depicting women in non traditional or stereotypical roles.

    Even his personal choice in his life indicates that what he thinks of women.

    He didn’t go for a career driven, ambitious and successful woman or an intellectual.
    He went for a bartender that will stay home and raise his children.

    So perhaps Matt would like to check himself and his own choices before he goes after fictional characters.

  61. barneslr says:

    “Harvard has a good rep for a reason”

    Yes. That reason is because it used to be one of the best universities in the US. Of course, as anyone who works in academics knows, that reputation has slipped dramatically (same with some of the other ivy leagues) and they are essentially just riding the wave of their past accomplishments.

    I have worked with academicians from every single ivy league college, as well as from numerous other state and private colleges-plus some foreign medical schools to boot. You can say what you want; I speak with the authority of someone who is actually IN academics. Harvard is a good school-yes. But are they one of the best? Not anymore. Not for many years.

    And, again…he was a dropout, at any rate.

    I stand by my previous comment that a person who barely passes and graduates from a school like Harvard is less educated that someone who works hard and graduates with honors from an “ordinary” college. It doesn’t matter who is teaching you, it doesn’t matter what the topic is, it doesn’t matter what study materials you have. It only matters what YOU are willing to put into your education. In the end, that is what makes the difference.

  62. ziggybutterfly says:

    Bill Kristol is an idiot. James Bond is a misogynist.

    But yeah I totally agree w/ the whole marrying “down” or whatever …and yes, if he’s such an educated egalitarian, stop talking about how awesome your Bourne movies are (whatever) and maybe focus on the inequality of pay and power for women in Hollywood.

    Until then, I’m w/ the STFU camp.

  63. Georgia says:

    barneslr: I happen to belong to a family who has professors that actually teach at Ivy League schools, and your comment is utter nonsense.

  64. Georgia says:

    Ned: Ahhh…the truth comes to light. It was his comment about Palin that upsets you? It wasn’t a rant, either…it was an opinion held by millions of people by the time Election Day rolled around.

    You really have to get out more. Matt Damon is a well-known philanthropist, and his wife was not just “a bartender,” she was also an interior design student — a career she is still involved in. Seems that the only “ranter” here is you.

  65. NotBlonde says:

    Codzilla…I’m not sure what “basic respect” you are talking about. Matt Damon is making comments about a fictional character and most of these people are getting their panties in a bunch about it. The John Mayer thread where he makes stupid puns is full of “OMGEE That guy is such a douche!! Jennifer Aniston is so desperate and thinks he’s funny blah blah blah I can’t believe he’s making fun of Brad Pitt! What a douche!” When honestly, he wasn’t making fun of Brad Pitt.

    Basic respect? For whom? Because Matt Damon is “disrespecting” a fictional person and John Mayer wasn’t disrespecting anyone.

  66. Sunnyjyl says:

    Well, he’s smart, and he’s right. But, I don’t like to use my mind at a Bond movie. I prefer to drool and hold on to the edge of my seat.

  67. White Devil says:

    Now I see why Tom Cruise seems almost normal in interviews lately–he’s passed the outspoken lunatic baton on to Matt Damon.

  68. embertine says:

    If you’ve ever read the books, you will know that Fleming quite specifically states that Bond is a sociopath. I think it’s in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

  69. Aspen says:

    I love that you were impressed with Matt Damon for attending an Ivy League school from which he dropped out…because you agree with his politics.

    I doubt you’d find an Ivy League education impressive in someone you DON’T agree with…W, maybe? His graduating with an actual degree from an Ivy League school didn’t convince many of us that he was brilliant. It doesn’t make Matt Damon brilliant, either.

    He got married and got cranky. He reminds me of Mel Gibson now. He’s got that angry, crazy eye look that Gibson developed.

  70. Aspen says:

    For clarity…I totally agree with him about James Bond.

    I just think he’s gotten cranky, and I find that unattractive in him.

    Passionate looks different than cranky. Matt just got cranky.

  71. Codzilla says:

    NotBlonde: I was responding to Zoe’s implication that people who do well at “non-ivy league” schools are somehow inferior to Harvard students. The “basic respect” comment had nothing to do with Matt Damon’s attitude toward James Bond (about which I don’t care). Jesus, at least have the decency to pay attention to what people say before making a scene.

  72. Codzilla says:

    NotBlonde: My last comment was out of line, and I apologize. I’ve been dealing with some personal turmoil, which I stupidly allowed to spill over into a Matt Damon debate, of all things. Anyway, I’m sorry for behaving like a bitch.

  73. daisy424 says:

    @Codzilla, ‘bitch’ does not come to mind when I read your comments.

    Hang in there!*wink*

  74. Codzilla says:

    Thanks, Daisy. This new world without “edit” and emoticons is messing with me.

  75. dmcmullenii says:

    Why is Matt Damon so angry? He has the right to his opinion, as we all do. But when he speaks about others that he does not agree with, it is extremely harsh. I love his movies, but lately his movies are so political. They hard to watch. If he works this hard at making good movies, maybe he can carry that over into politics. I wish he would just do movies now, and then get into politics. He would be great at it.

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  77. jack says:

    Wow some of these comments are disturbing.

    Just because someone is famous doesn’t mean they suddenly loose the right to free speech. He also has the right to be harsh and angry. In fact I think it’s necessary to have more people like him, who couldn’t give a crap about what narrow-minded people would think.

    If you don’t like his politics don’t then listen to them. If you don’t like his movies, then don’t watch them.

    Get over yourselves people ….