I don’t deserve the Oscar: Matt Damon

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Matt Damon does not think he deserves the best actor Oscar.


In just a few weeks’ time, Hollywood’s elite will be honoured at the Academy Awards, with Oscar-winner Damon once again in the running for a statue.

He went home a winner at this year’s Golden Globes, but his nomination in the comedy category for sci-fi drama “The Martian” didn’t sit well with some.

At the Oscars, he’s up against Leonardo Dicaprio, Bryan Cranston, Michael Fassbender, and Eddie Redmayne, who all portray real life people.

“Oh, I think there are other performances that might deserve it more. Maybe it will finally be the turn of five-time nominee Leonardo? Leo’s my buddy,” he said.

As well as Oscars aspirations and acting, DiCaprio and Damon are both big on charity work.

Damon has invested a lot of his time into helping the poorest parts of the world have access to clean water with his charity water.org, starting the campaign #buyaladyadrink.

“I don’t want to speak for Leo, but I imagine that he’s like me,” he started.

We woke up one day and saw that we had a huge sphere of influence a megaphone to society and we decided that we had to do something with it. It’s a pleasure rather than a duty, but I do see it as an act of responsibility, giving back for my own good fortune.


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