Photo: (From left to right) Chris Matthews, Matt Damon, CIA veteran Milton Bearden and “Shepherd” producer Jane Rosenthal.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: What’s his (Matt Damon’s character’s) motivation? Why does he want to go risk his life, give up his - because the character, you are married to Angelina Jolie and you’ve got no time for her which is kind of hard to believe.
MATT DAMON: That was actually the biggest problem I had with the script.
On being directed by Robert DeNiro….
MATT DAMON: What’s it like? That was the main reason for me to do it was the chance to work that closely with him on a movie that he was that passionate about. It’s basically the best safety net in history as an actor is having him watch over your performance.
Photo: Robert De Niro, Matt Damon
On who he would like to see elected president in 2008….
MATT DAMON: Barack Obama.