Damon was speaking in Toronto while he was in the city to host the One X One Gala on Sunday for the second consecutive year -- a decision that he said was a "no-brainer."
The event, which has occurred during the Toronto International Film Festival for the past three years, raises money for domestic and global children's charities. The 2006 gala raised more than $3.5 million and the foundation.
Since last year's event, Damon said the organization raised over $2 million for his clean-water initiative H2O Africa. Additionally, the charity was able to fund a Millennium Village in Timbuktu in collaboration with last year's gala keynote speaker, economic adviser Jeffrey Sachs. Millennium Villages are projects created to help rural African communities emerge from conditions of extreme poverty.
"It's been a really great year for us," Damon said. "We were excited to tell everybody how their money was spent and try to raise more."
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Other poll results: "The Bourne Ultimatum" was voted the movie most worthy of admission when compared to "Transformers" and the sequels to "Harry Potter" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." The action picture also was chosen as best action flick, and its star, Matt Damon, was picked as coolest leading man, beating his pal George Clooney ("Ocean's 13"), Johnny Depp ("Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End") and Zac Efron ("Hairspray").
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