Taking Obama's part
Jason Bourne says: Vote Obama!
Or at least Matt Damon does.
He tells the new issue of GQ: "[Hillary Clinton is] so [bleeping] smart, isn't she? I always liked her. But I'm just not interested in a leader who can't admit that they even made a mistake in the first place. That's what we've been dealing with for seven years now."
But like a lot of Hollywood, he wishes he could vote for Al Gore. He says of a recent conversation with "An Inconvenient Truth" producer Scott Burns: "Scott told me he sat in a room with Gore, and Gore was talking about the state of the world and actually started crying. Like, literally."
The Good Will Hunting Oscar-winner is heading to our shores for the Australian premiere of his spy thriller, The Bourne Ultimatum, at the State Theatre on August 6.
A vocal fan of Australia, the Hollywood nice guy has made the long-distance trek from Los Angeles twice in the past to spruik the first two films in the Bourne blockbuster franchise.
On his last visit in August 2004, the 36-year-old was accompanied by his girlfriend and now wife, Luciana Barroso. While it is not yet known if Barroso, or the couple's 12-month-old daughter Isabella will make the trip, Damon will spend two days in Sydney and two in Melbourne during the publicity tour.
"Matt had such a great experience publicising the previous Bourne films he was adamant he wanted to return," said a Universal Pictures representative, who distribute the film in Australia.