Matt Damon Says He Wants to Quit Acting for a Year

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Matt Damon is getting ready to take a break from acting.

“I took a bunch of roles in a row. I’ve done four straight movies in a row and I have one more to go,” the actor said on the “Today” show Thursday.

Matt Damon, 45, whose latest movie Jason Bourne hit theaters on Friday, wants to spend more time with his family after “dragging them all over the world” for his feature films.

“They’re really good sports. They’re great travelers,” Damon explained of wife Luciana Barroso and their daughters. “But I’m excited to finish this year of work and take a year off and be at their behest for once.”

Matt Damon says he will eventually get back into acting but, he is looking forward to giving his body a break after hours of intense workouts preparing for his Jason Bourne movie.

“I mean, I’m 45. I started doing these, I was 29 — all that stuff came a lot easier,” he said, adding his acting skils have vastly improved, too.

“I’m a better actor now than when I was 29, so that part was a little easier.”


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