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Matt Damon Is Totally Glad That He's Not As Famous As Brad Pitt

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Just in case you were wondering, Matt Damon is actually very happy that he does not enjoy the same level of celebrity as his friend, Brad Pitt. He totally is glad about it. Wouldn't change it for the world.

In an interview with Esquire, Damon extrapolates on all the reasons that he's relieved that neither he nor his wife are as in demand as Pitt and Jolie:

"...the paparazzi and the insane level of aggression they have and their willingness to break the law and invade his space—well, I wonder about that trade. I remember telling him that I walk my kids to school, and his face just fell. He was very kind, but he was like, 'You bastard.' Because he should be able to do that, too. And he can't."

Damon goes on to note that he's also quite fortunate that his wife, Luciana Barroso, is not a famous:

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"I got lucky. I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn't double—it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom. But I don't really give them anything."

He also reminds the interviewer that at the end of the day, he's just a regular guy. Because he wants to be.

"If I'm not jumping up and down on a bar, or lighting something on fire, or cheating on my wife, there's not really any story to tell. They can try to stake me out, but they're always going to get the same story—middle-aged married guy with four kids. So long as that narrative doesn't change too much, there's no appetite for it."