Posted on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:30 PM PDT
Matt Damon, 40, is speaking up for pals Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The actor told German television station TELE 5 that he's thankful for his privacy, especially because not all of his famous friends have it. Says Damon:
- "I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ... They can't just go someplace. If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident."
Damon says he and wife Luciana are happy to lead a quiet life.
"Ever since I found my wife and we had children, my whole life revolves around that," he says. "I'm really lucky ... 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."
Matt and Luciana married in 2003; they have four daughters. So, why can Matt -- who's quite an A-lister himself -- lead such a media-free life? He explains after the jump.
Damon says that several factors make it easier for him to lead a more private life than other stars.
"I'm not as crazy as most of the other stars," he says. "I don't really know why, probably because I married a woman who isn't an actress. And we live in New York ... 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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