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Matt Damon’s kids show no mercy when rating his films

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Matt Damon may be one of the world’s most prominent Oscar winner actors, but at home, his four daughters seem to be in control.

Damon, 50, revealed in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning where he joined to promote his new film Stillwater that his children show no mercy when it comes to rating on dear old dad. Indeed, his 15-year-old daughter, Isabella, has refused to watch Good Will Hunting, her father’s favourite film.

She doesn’t want to see any movies that I’m in that might be good. She just likes to give me shit

said Damon, laughing.

My daughter said, ‘Hey remember that movie you did, The Wall?’ I said, ‘it was called The Great Wall.’ She goes, ‘Dad, there was nothing great about that movie.’ She keeps my feet firmly on the ground.

After a “family meeting” with his wife Luciana and four children, Damon decided to play an oil rig worker who travels to France to save his daughter from jail in Stillwater.

Matt Damon follows a family rule that they can’t be separated for more than two weeks at a time. “That was really tough,” Damon recalled of their first “violation” of the rule, due to Stillwater. Still, he enjoys seeing his children’s enthusiasm for his job.

I like that they know that I love my job. They know it’s time-consuming and a lot of work, and that it fills me up.

said Damon.

To prepare his children for new schools, Damon plans to take the summer off from work so that he and his family can settle in New York City and accommodate his children’s school schedules. For him, having a strong presence is critical.

Look — they’re growing up with a lot more stuff than their mom or I ever had.

So we keep an eye on that.

Damon said he tries to be attentive, but he admits he is concerned about his children’s luxury.

Yeah, I worry — but, you know, I think when I got to Harvard, I met a lot of kids who are very wealthy… and some of them were in a lot of pain there

said Damon.

Their parents weren’t there for them, you know, like, at all. And I remember thinking ‘Oh, I get it,’ — like, that money doesn’t solve anything.

Damon stated that having a family impacts his emotions as well. Damon was moved to tears by the five-minute round of ovation he got from the audience at the recent Cannes Film Festival screening of Stillwater. He claims it’s not uncommon for him to cry these days.

I think I get choked up easier now… ever since I had kids. It’s like, my job has become a lot easier, because I don’t have to try. I don’t have to reach for any emotions… whether it’s joy or whether it’s pain… it’s all just nearby, because the stakes are so much higher when you have kids.

Photo by Lionel Hahn/Getty Images

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