Damon's Next Step: Directing

On top of Hollywood, Matt Damon plans on slowing down
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2009 1:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Twelve years after the breakthrough Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon has become one of Hollywood’s hottest names—and now he plans on cooling off, the Boston Globe reports. “You shoot all day, have dinner and work on a screenplay until midnight and then get up at five and start all over again,” the 38-year-old father says. “I enjoyed it but I’m not going to do that anymore.’’

Which leaves another avenue open: directing. “It could be next year or five years from now,’’ Damon says of directing. “I’m not in a race to start doing it.” Damon has stayed on top by eschewing typecasting, and his latest role—as a rotund whistleblower in The Informant!—is no exception. “No one is on the A list forever,’’ he says. “It’s a great feeling not to have to take a job other than because I really want to do it.’’