Matt Damon: “Why play by the rules?”


Matt Damon, appearing in the upcoming sci-fi film Elysium, has finished filming a story about the ultra-rich leaving a dying Earth, to inhabit an orbiting platform, free of poverty and disease.

In today’s recession-hit world, we don’t have the luxury of that choice, and Damon has been more than happy to share his opinions on the political and economic climate.

Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego, Damon remarked, “That sense of unfair “” the sense that we don’t have a country anymore when people don’t feel like they have a chance, like it’s going to be fair. If people feel like the deck is stacked against them, then they stop playing by the rules. Because why play by the rules? The game is fixed, right?”

He also spoke of the upcoming Presidential Election in the US, saying, “”I’d be shocked if (Mitt) Romney won. You know, I think Obama is the clear choice. But I’ve said before I’m really disappointed in him, and I am, particularly because of the banking stuff. He so misread that.”

Further quotes are available here.

Damon narrated the Oscar-winning Storyville: Inside Job in 2011, a documentary focussing on the causes and consequences of the 2008 Financial Crash.

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