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Parade interview

  • A few quotes from an interview at Parade magazine.

    On the Oscar nomination
    "I was glad to be nominated, but I knew I wasn't going to win. There's no pressure because you know you're not going to have to make a speech. But you don't want to look upset when you don't get the award. I e-mailed my fellow nominee Stanley Tucci and suggested we have a contest to see who could look more magnanimous when Christoph Waltz won. I liked my close-up."

    Trying to avoid the pitfalls of being famous
    "I hope I'm doing a good job of it. It's pretty easy to kind of lose your way. I think working consistently with great people is really helpful. Also having kids is really helpful. They kind of disabuse you of the notion of your greatness pretty quickly. There's a routine that you get into with kids that precludes you from going back to your single days. I'm probably more boring than I used to be. I go to bed earlier and I get up earlier."

    What he hopes his kids will inherit
    "From me, a sense of social justice and a desire to continue some of those programs that I'm involved with, or maybe not those exact ones, but hopefully, something to further social justice. And from my wife? She's a very wise and a very thoughtful person. Hopefully, they'll inherit that."

  • Interviews from Drew McWeeny with Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan and Paul Greengrass. Matt's interview on The Early Show is on YouTube. A clip from the set of Green Zone is at CBS News.

  • Outtakes from Jimmy Kimmmel's 'Most Handsome Men' skit are also at YouTube.
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