Matt Damon Defends Teachers, Wins Internet Love
Let's just say he doesn't agree with
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2011 9:54 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Matt Damon is being heaped with Internet love after a video from the weekend's Save Our Schools march went viral. Damon, interviewed by the libertarian, took issue with the reporter's view that "job insecurity" is what causes him to work hard as an actor—and that more job insecurity could motivate teachers to work hard, too. Watch his smackdown in the gallery, and make sure to stick around til the end for arguably the best line, which he hurls at the cameraman. (When you're done, click to watch fellow actor Mila Kunis engage in her own reporter smackdown—in Russian.)

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Aug 4, 2011 5:31 PM CDT
Wow, Matt learned a few big words, they must have been in a script. If he wanted to be a better actor, he'd stop doing action movies and do something challenging. The reason teachers get tenure has nothing to do with how well they do their job and everything to do with how long they are "on the job" I know several that took a teaching gig until something opened up if their chosen field and they didn't give a rats ass whether the students learned or not.
Aug 4, 2011 12:19 PM CDT
Damon is such a prick. His contemporaries are well aware of how much of an asshole he truly is.
Aug 4, 2011 9:18 AM CDT
The cameraman should have STFU and left the questions to the journalist, he got what he deserved. Well done Jason Bourne. And you can call me....................Mr Joshua