Matt Damon's 'Grown Up Roles' Include Angelina Jolie
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith, Jun 21, 2006
Matt Damon recalls that "The Bourne Supremacy" screenwriter Tony Gilroy told him, after the first "Bourne" movie finished production, "'Watch, now you'll see the roles start shifting for you.' And he was right. Suddenly, I started to get husbands and fathers. It wasn't the coming-of-age stories anymore."
Damon gives his candid observations on maturing in the film business to Entertainment Weekly, for its Must List issue, hitting stands at week's end. The actor was named "Must Boy-to-Man."
Damon, whose wife Luciana gave birth to their first child, daughter Isabella, on June 11, certainly plays a man-not-boy in his next movie -- Martin Scorsese's Irish mafia crime drama, "The Departed," with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson, which opens in October.
Plus, he appears as a founder of the CIA in his December release feature with Angelina Jolie, "The Good Shepherd," and has "Ocean's 13" and the Lance Armstrong feature biopic on his dance card. He tells EW, "On Marty's set, it was like a church. I'd never seen anything like that, where people were so quiet. Literally, you could hear a pin drop. He needs it quiet because it helps him think: He closes his eyes and focuses."