Seven Things Matt Damon Said During His Reddit AMA

Damon participated in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit yesterday—and revealed he's very passionate about ice cream cones.

Welcome to the new age where Matt Damon Skypes Harvard and then answers questions in real time on the Internet. Just making small steps in living a real version of Elysium.

Damon spearheaded a Q&A session on Reddit’s As Me Anything forum yesterday, otherwise known as AMA. In Damon’s AMA, commenters asked about everything from deleted Good Will Hunting scenes, to his ongoing feud with Jimmy Kimmel, to “next-level comedy” (whatever that means). Of the thousands of questions from Reddit users, here are the best answers Damon gave:

stratsicks57: If I come hang out with you in Hollywood what are the chances that we’ll become best friends?

Mattdamon_: There’s a very good chance of that. I have 32 years of being Ben’s friend, I’m definitely ready for somebody new to hang out with. It’s gonna be a great time. We have a really fun night planned and we’ll probably be in some kind of competition to befriend the winner so they leave the experience saying that one of us is better than the other. I’m personally committed to making sure the winner likes me more than Ben. And if it means us starting a secret handshake or joining a bowling league, I’m in. Anyway, here’s the link:

That’s right, you can win a dream  date with Matt and Ben.


Photo via Omaze.

zodac01: Are you worried that Jimmy Kimmel might show up and ruin this for you Matt?

Mattdamon_: I’m actually Backstage at the Kimmel show. I’m hoping to be on tonight, I’m told I’m going to get on tonight for the first time in 10 years. Except when I tied him up and hosted the show… George Clooney made a deal to get all the Monuments Men on Kimmel, so after 10 years of waiting I’m actually going to make it on the show.

Jimmy Kimmel invited Damon to join him in previewing The Monuments Men appearance for a quick “Mean Tweets” segment. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK

MikeAllen95: Hey Matt, I’m from the Boston area as well. What’s your favorite place to eat in the city?

Mattdamon_: I think my favorite place to eat in the city is my mother’s house. But for places that you could go, I’d say Legal Seafood is always a great spot to hit.

Jackxfr0sr: Hi Mr. Damon, what was the one the role you auditioned for and didn’t get that you really wished you were cast for? Robin?

Mattdamon_: You are correct. After I didn’t get the part, it was really awkward between Ben and I for a while. But I’ve still got the costume I wore in the audition and am planning on wearing it when Ben and I meet the winners of our fundraiser.

genius_waitress: Matt, for reasons I can’t tell you (but this goes back years), you would mean so much to my relationship with my sister if you tell me your feelings on ice cream cones.

Mattdamon_: My feelings about ice cream cones? I like ‘em. I’m all for ‘em. Do I prefer the sugar cone or the waffle cone? I like any cone that’s like wrapped in chocolate and nuts. That’s a pretty decadent cone. I’m all for that one.

I_Fart_On_Fatties: How often are you confused with Tanning Tatum (sic), and do you have any funny stories about it?

Mattdamon_: I don’t think I’ve ever been confused with Channing. I do get confused with Mark Wahlberg a lot, and we just have a deal that whenever we get mistaken for each other we have to be very polite. Can’t give the other a bad name.

This happened to me yesterday, I was walking down the street with my kids, and this guy screamed “MARK WAHLBERG!” I just kept walking, because I’m not Mark, and he kept screaming “MARK WAHLBERG! I SEE YOU! DON’T WALK AWAY! MARK WAHLBERG! WE KNOW IT’S YOU!” and then he runs up to me and he says, “I love your work!” And then this woman comes up, and says “I love your family, tell your brother I said Hi!” So I said “Yes, I’ll tell Donnie Wahlberg you said Hi.”

If people are insistent, theres no convincing them I’m not Mark, so I just become him and try to be nice to them. My kids were with me and there’s no easy way to explain that situation to them.

This is true. Remember this?:

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Tozier: In a fight to the death between Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton and Ben Affleck, who would emerge victorious? No weapons.

Mattdamon_: Well, Ben is a lot bigger than those guys. He’s hopelessly uncoordinated, but he is a big dude with a huge reach advantage. Edward is smart though, so he might think of some brainiac survivor way to pit the others against each other and be the last remaining man.

Leo… I’m not counting Leo out. I’m just saying I don’t know about Leo. Anyway, Wahlberg would kill all of them.

So, in conclusion, our future Batman was just described by his Robin as “hopelessly uncoordinated.” Thanks, Damon.