Brad and Angelina ‘are like prisoners’ says pal Matt Damon

Oscar-winning Matt says he has 'the best of both worlds', unlike close friends Brangelina

Despite starring in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, Oscar-winning Matt Damon says he is lucky enough to live a relatively private life, unlike some of his close movie star friends.

‘I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, for instance,’ Damon, 40, told German television TELE 5 over the weekend. ‘They can’t just go someplace. If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident.’
 
‘I’m really lucky, because I have the best of both worlds. I do the work that I love and need, but don’t need paramilitary troops to protect me when I walk out my front door,’ says Damon.

‘Ever since I found my wife (Luciana) and we had children, my whole life revolves around that. It gave my life a dramatic change in direction.’

Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie

The couple, who have four daughters, married in March 2003 and have enjoyed one of the most enduring relationships in Hollywood.

‘I’m not as crazy as most of the other stars. I don’t really know why, probably because I married a woman who isn’t an actress. And we live in New York,’ he said. ‘As long as we don’t show up in typical tourist spots, we can walk the streets without being noticed. New Yorkers are very cool, they don’t flip out if they see me.’

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