Matt Damon's Beef With "Bagger Vance"
You think you know what Matt Damon considers his most cringe-worthy moment? No, it wasn't his high profile romance with klepto-thesp Winona Ryder, it was having to utter the line, "I like the way we danced," in Robert Redford's "The Legend of Bagger Vance."
According to Details magazine, the cheeseball line he muttered to Charlize Theron is "still hacking away from inside Damon's skull with a five iron." Not a disaster of Gigli-sized proportion.
One thing he is proud of: convincing "Bourne Supremacy" director Paul Greengrass and Universal Studios to reshoot the ending of the film, using Matt's more spectacular ending, just three weeks before the film's release! The man's got balls!
Matt, known among his peers for avoiding the limelight, believes that too much exposure can turn an otherwise serious actor into a "personality" and lead to not being believable in different roles. Can you say "Bennifer?"
From his stellar reviews in "The Departed," it doesn't look like Matt has anything to worry about.
on the hollywood limelight: "i've worked very hard in interviews to portray a very polite and boring person. i'm actively trying to get away from the overexposure that happened eight years ago."
on being selective with his roles: "i want the kind of career robert duvall has. i don't feel [that] chasing movies like this is going to lead to a 40-year career. i'd rather be broke."
on interviews: "the only thing a celebrity can do in one of these articles is hurt their own career. if i give you a really good interview, am i going to get a movie out of it? f--k no! so what's the argument for saying anything, unless you have this rampaging need to please?"