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I don’t deserve the Oscar: Matt Damon

Matt Damon arrives for the UK Premiere of The Bourne Ultimatum, at the Odeon West End in central London.
Matt Damon arrives for the UK Premiere of The Bourne Ultimatum, at the Odeon West End in central London.

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, reported Independent online.

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.”

PTI

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