Matt Damon

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Matt Damon is associated, including Geronimo, Chuck Connors, and whitewashing. Most recently, Matt Damon has been quoted saying: “I hope – they better!” in the article Matt Damon Hopes His Daughters Will Give Back in a Charitable Way: ‘They Better!’.

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Depending on their age, they are in various stages of awareness. They've been very fortunate to travel a lot in their short lives and so they've seen a lot. I think that's a real gift because I think once you can really see these things with your own eyes, it becomes impossible not to start thinking about how to engage.

And I said, Well, what are you going to do with all this time?' And she goes, I'm going to play,' . And it just buckled me because, of course, every 13-year-old kid should have time to play, and this kid hadn't because she'd spent hours every day scavenging for water for her family.

When you're out there seeing it – these are kids who are the same age as my kids, and its impossible not to think about your own children in a situation like that. And then you think about the number of kids who are dying.

I'm like, Are you out of your mind? Don't tell anybody else, don't tell anybody else, I mean, don't you know the 12-week rule?' Of course he doesn't. Then four weeks later, I'm like, We're good right, we're good,' so I'm thrilled for him.

A sentence from a president can move a market on the other side of the world and I think these guys become aware of that very quickly and you see them become very circumspect with how they speak and very measured, and I think we have to assume that will happen with him as well.

He's about to become the most consequential person on the planet … it's a massive burden … it's such an enormous amount of responsibility, so I suspect he will change.

Obviously, it's no secret that I didn't vote for him. And yeah, I think there is a sense of we are heading into new territory here. He is obviously not a career politician, he has been very occupied with his own business interest, which are relatively narrow given the scope of what a president actually has to deal with, so I imagine he is really working hard right now to master so many sectors. He's just got a lot of work cut out for him.

First of all, I wish him well and we all must. A successful American president is good for all of us and we really have to be rooting for him right now.

I don't know how much interest or time he's really spent in the developing world engaging with these issues and so I think you have to give him the benefit of the doubt. At a certain point, our work isn't dependent on the political winds and we just have to keep doing the work that we're doing.

People want to participate in their own solution, they want a hand up not a hand out.

The poorest of the poor pay more than the middle class in many countries as they were shut out of the infrastructure.

That whole idea of whitewashing, I take that very seriously.

It suddenly becomes a story because people click on it, versus the traditional ways that a story would get vetted before it would get to that point.

For the first time, a film deeply rooted in Chinese culture, with one of the largest Chinese casts ever assembled, is being made at tent pole scale for a world audience. I believe that is a trend that should be embraced by our industry.

I like Idris - yeah, I think he's brilliant. I'll watch him in anything and he makes everything he's in better. He would make that franchise better.

To be reunited with Paul Greengrass was really the main reason for making this movie for me. There's great action in this movie. There are some really great fight sequences that we worked really hard on...and also we've got a car chase in this movie that is bigger than anything we've ever done.

I've made a lot of movies that people just didn't go to see, so to make a movie that people just enjoyed this much ... it really came down to (director) Ridley Scott.

It's such a toxic, kind of a radioactive subject in our country that you can't even talk about talking about it without people really getting worried and angry and feeling it's a very polarizing topic unfortunately, because it would be great if we could somehow figure out a way to protect our kids from people who are mentally unstable.

Well it was hard to get ready for it, I mean much harder than when I was 29. You know I'm 45 now so it's a whole different animal. But you know, look, that's a good problem to have.

It's about collaboration, and cooperation and really smart people doing really smart things.

Join me. Say no to toilets. Say yes to clean water for all!

This is a big kind of action movie so it's a very different feel to whether it's 'The Hurt Locker' of any of the other Iraq movies that have come out.

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