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Matt Damon
Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.
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People who make a living playing poker and in that world, it's not quite as sexy as it sounds.
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#Living

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The movie is really a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales. It's also an excuse for Terry to create an entire world, which is what he does so well. He has his wide-angle lenses and extravagant production design. His frames are so densely packed with information. He directs like no one else.
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#Excuse

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Before 'The Bourne Identity' opened, 'The Legend of Bagger Vance' and 'All the Pretty Horses' had been huge bombs, ... I went eight months without getting an offer.
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#Bombs

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It's usually the exact same three things which are, the Scripts, the Director and the Role those are the three things I look for and really any two of them, If I get two of them that's usually enough, but definitely those are the things I look for.
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That definitely helps. I think things can get magnified exponentially when you have two celebrities in a situation. Suddenly the interest it's not just like twice the interest, it's four, eight times depending on the celebrity.
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#Celebrity

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Success is not something I've wrapped my brain around. If people go to those movies, then yes, that's true, big-time success. If not, it's much ado about nothing.
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#Movie

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It's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
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It would be a dream to work with someone like Ang,
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#Work

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I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.
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#American Actor #Focus

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I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn't and so it's kind of an anathema for me to turn down work.
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#American Actor #Work

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Right before The Bourne Identity came out, I hadn't been offered a movie in a year.
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#Identity

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It's a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales through the eyes of Terry Gilliam, ... This film was actually an excuse for Terry to create an entire world. He does this so well with wide-angle lenses. Terry's frames are so densely packed with information that you can't take it all in the first time.
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#Eyes

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He admitted Miramax wouldn't make the film with Johnny and that I was their choice. They thought Johnny was too weird and didn't have any box-office clout.
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#Choice

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It’s completely ridiculous and totally out of our control, ... It’s like, ‘OK, well if it doesn’t work then ultimately you have to claw your way back or not.’ You’ll just kind of fade until another works or doesn’t. I mean. It’s really an insecure bizarre profession.
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#Control

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It's a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales, through the eyes of Terry Gilliam, ... This film was actually an excuse for Terry to create an entire world. He does this so well with wide-angle lenses. Terry's frames are so densely packed with information that you can't take it all in the first time.
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#Eyes

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It's no mistake that jazz is kind of a recurring theme in the movie, ... because I think that's what Ripley's doing -- he's riffing, depending on who his partner is.
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#Jazz

Matt Damon
It's a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales through the eyes of Terry Gilliam. This film was actually an excuse for Terry to create an entire world. He does this so well with wide-angle lenses. Terry's frames are so densely packed with information that you can't take it all in the first time.
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#Eyes

Matt Damon
I never wanted to do the same kind of movies over and over anyway, so my theory on it all is I'm just gonna try and dodge the label and keep doing what I am doing.
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#American Actor #Movie

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As for poker, I've stayed away from that, even though when I was in Vegas for Ocean's Eleven, I would get accosted by these guys begging me to play. They just want to take my money. They see me, think "actor" and see some easy money.
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#Poker

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Eventually stardom is going to go away from me.
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I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time.
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For Ripley I learned to play some songs on the piano, and I never really played them again.
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I want to do is a character-driven porn movie. It's all going to be about characters, and the porn's gonna grow all out of the character's and it's going to serve as character development.
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#Character

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It's my final shot at giving up. He was recommended by so many people
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#Giving

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[Working with Scorsese] was like the honor of my life, ... I'm so busy on stuff that I so believe in that it is hard to stop and smell the roses. But I love to work, I really love to work, so I'm digging it.
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#Honor

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My suspicion would be that it would've been released sooner, but they had so much else going on with their own deals and starting this new company,
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#Suspicion