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Matt Damon
What I have noticed since then is that when some people have gotten to a certain position [in Hollywood], they're afraid to lose it. They protect [their position] like a beachhead. 'God! Don't take this away from me.' And so they start making really safe choices. I don't want to do that. If I go down, I'm going to go down swinging.
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#Hollywood

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And we didn't even get the Mickey Mouse show gig, which made for a very depressing train ride back home to Boston.
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#Home

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If I wear my Boston hat around town, I will also get, 'Hey Matt, screw you. We're going to beat your team.'
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#Boston

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Ben just didn't want the insanity of media outlets at his wedding. He didn't want a circus,
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#Insanity

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Maybe through some fault of his own, Ben hasn't made the greatest choices in the last few years,
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#Choices

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In our own defense, we thought we were meeting with the head of Touchstone Pictures for a movie deal. We just never questioned why the head of Touchstone would want to meet with two unknown high school students,
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#Defense

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Even though, by their own admission, the people who voted for that script didn't think it was the best script, it probably was the smartest movie to choose because it does, in an odd way, give the project the greatest chance of surviving, because the movie might actually make money.
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#People

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The show was really good this year and yet we had horrible, horrible ratings, ... When we were in conversation with Bravo, they were like, 'Look, the show is good,' we got the best reviews of any show on television, and they said, 'But there's a certain number,' and they showed us the number and I'm not a TV guy, but they said, 'Look, this number, no matter what, we can't bring the show back. ... This is just terrible, we can't justify keeping it on air.'
Matt Damon
#Conversation

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I would have played any role in this movie just to work with him, ... He's got the greatest energy, and it's totally infectious.
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#Energy

Matt Damon
It was a lot more fun to work that way,
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#Fun

Matt Damon
They had to do it quickly and quietly to avoid all the media nonsense. It really is a shame that it's come to the point where celebrities have to sneak around to get married.
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#Media

Matt Damon
a fairy tale about the guys who wrote fairy tales as seen through the eyes of Terry Gilliam in a wild fantasy world only he could create.
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#Eyes

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I don't think it's fair to bemoan our fate, ... I think a movie lives or dies based on its own merit. If it doesn't find an audience in this theatrical release, hopefully down the line it'll be appreciated and Terry will be appreciated for what he's done.
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#Fate

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I think people call him crazy because he's really passionate and energetic and uncompromising, ... and those are qualities you don't really see a lot in Hollywood. It doesn't feel like this bizarre puzzle that only he has the keys to.
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#People

Matt Damon
Some people get afraid to lose it, ... They get something and they try and protect it like a beachhead. ’God! Don’t take it away form me.’ And so they start making really safe choices and I don’t want that. If I go down I’m going down swinging.
Matt Damon
#God

Matt Damon
Well, we have similar kinds of ideas about being the lead in a movie, and there are certain things we don't want to be.
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#Ideas

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We have a similar perspective, ... We're total hams.
Matt Damon
#Perspective

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Now in our movie ...
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#Movie

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Your fate in Hollywood is totally beyond your own control,
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#Control

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[Despite the hit to his ego, Damon took the role, eager for an opportunity to work with Gilliam.] He's definitely the type of man who is open to ideas, ... He also likes to gild the lily as much as possible.
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#Ego

Matt Damon
These actors end up making really safe choices. I never wanted to go that route. If I go down, I'm going down swinging.
Matt Damon
#Choices

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This Is Our Youth.
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#Youth

Matt Damon
It's great to do something like this to support theater, ... I think Boise is a great town. It's really beautiful.
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#Support

Matt Damon
I'm moving into a time when I might be more violent, ... I could foresee the choice under certain circumstances. There are lines that are crossed and it could get dangerous.
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#Choice

Matt Damon
I've never seen somebody that famous, ever, ... More than Robin Williams walking down the street in Boston, this guy would walk down the street in Italy and grandmothers would be hanging out of their windows yelling, 'Fiorello, Fiorello.'
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#Boston

Matt Damon
There is stuff that I do where I am just, like, 'Oh man, this is brutal and why did I do that and why did I make that choice and what am I doing?' ... This time I just -- I don't know, it just seemed pretty honest when I saw it.
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#Man

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Its completely ridiculous and totally out of our control, ... Its like, OK, well if it doesnt work then ultimately you have to claw your way back or not. Youll just kind of fade until another works or doesnt. I mean. Its really an insecure bizarre profession.
Matt Damon
#Profession

Matt Damon
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. [On the prospects for his 1997 movies The Rainmaker and Good Will Hunting]
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#Success

Matt Damon
If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. 'Heres Matt at home learning his lines. Here's Matt researching in aisle six of his local library'. A few hours of that and they'd go home.
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#American Actor