“I have an unspoken deal”: Matt Damon Has Found a Way to Escape Paparazzies and It’s Absolutely Genius

While he appreciates coverage of his professional career, he desires a separation between his personal and public life.

"I have an unspoken deal": Matt Damon Has Found a Way to Escape Paparazzies and It's Absolutely Genius

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  • Matt Damon is a renowned actor known for his roles in critically acclaimed films.
  • Despite his success, he dislikes media exposure and values his privacy, especially for his family.
  • Damon has expressed his displeasure with the paparazzi and has found ways to avoid excessive media attention.
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Matt Damon is one of the most prolific actors in the industry who has made some of the most memorable and acclaimed films. With his Oscar win for Good Will Hunting early on in his career, he has participated in projects where character and plot are the central focus and has not done many big-budget blockbusters, barring a few like his stint as Jason Bourne.

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Matt Damon

He is also loved by the media for his friendly and kind personality during interviews. His lovely bond with his family has been captured by the media over the years. But the actor has been openly vocal about his displeasure with too much media exposure and thus found a way to get past the obsessive nature of the media towards celebrities.

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Also read: Before Matt Damon Turned it into $1.6B Behemoth, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise Were Reportedly Neck and Neck for Jason Bourne

Matt Damon’s Naturally Unique Way Of Avoiding Media Exposure

Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum
Matt Damon in The Bourne Ultimatum

Matt Damon has been openly vocal about how he does not like the excessive media exposure that comes with being a celebrity. As a family man, he feels that such exposure puts the family under enormous pressure and discomfort which they did not ask for in the first place. Damon said this about his relationship between him and the media, (via IMDB)

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“Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: ‘I won’t do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me.'”

At the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, he revealed how his scandal-free life and a loving family helped him evade the attention of the media who constantly search for gossip, controversies, and salacious news. He said,

“The media gave up on me because I was so boring. What sells magazines is sex and scandal. Everybody knows I’m married and a dad and relatively free of scandal. It’s not worth their money to sit outside my house. They also know I’ll wait them out.”

Damon’s concerns are relatable as he wants some privacy and boundaries between his professional and personal life. He has no qualms about the media covering his films and acting endeavors but he wants some privacy with regards to his home life with family.

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Also read: Matt Damon Put His Body Through Torture, Suffered Serious Injury to Learn Golf For The Legend of Bagger Vance

Matt Damon ‘Fell Into Depression’ Seeing The Deteriorating Outcome of A Film

Matt Damon in Oppenheimer
Matt Damon in Oppenheimer

Matt Damon has been in some amazing films that have shown his versatility as an actor. But he had one film which he regretted signing on because it was not turning out the way that he hoped when he initially started. Damon said on Jake’s Takes that he fell into depression seeing the deteriorating state of the film (he didn’t divulge the name). He said,

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“Without naming any particular movies…sometimes you find yourself in a movie that you know, perhaps, might not be what you had hoped it would be, and you’re still making it. And I remember halfway through production and you’ve still got months to go and you’ve taken your family somewhere, you know, and you’ve inconvenienced them, and I remember my wife pulling me up because I fell into a depression about like, what have I done?”

On the work front, Damon had an incredible 2023 with the huge successes of Air and Oppenheimer. He will star in Drive-Away Dolls directed by Ethan Coen. He will appear alongside Casey Affleck in the heist thriller The Instigators directed by Doug Liman.

Also read: Matt Damon’s Regimen to Get Ripped For The Bourne Identity Was Brutal But It’s Not Even Close to What Tom Cruise Went Through For The Edge of Tomorrow

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.