Is Brad Pitt jealous of Matt Damon? You bet. We have to admit Damon is pretty awesome, he’s had a good run being Jason Bourne, he’s made his fair share of hysterically charming cameos, and enjoys being the butt of Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes on a daily basis. What’s not to like?
Although these are all awesome attributes on what it’s like to be Matt Damon, Brad Pitt’s jealousy over Damon is not an obvious choice. Brad Pitt is just as awesome, if not arguably cooler than Damon. So why the jealousy?
According to an interview with Esquire, Damon said his good friend and Oceans co-star is jealous of his anonymity. Damon isn’t exactly pursued by the paparazzi, and it shows as his face isn’t on the cover of tabloids discussing his soap opera life. Damon explained the origins of Brad Pitt’s jealousy:
“I remember telling [Brad] that I walk my kids to school, and his face just fell,” Damon recalls. “He was very kind, but he was like, ‘You bastard.’ Because he should be able to do that too. And he can’t.”
So how did Matt Damon get so lucky while Pitt has to dodge the paparazzi every time he steps out of his compound? If you ask Damon the answer is simple:
“I got lucky. I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn’t double — it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom.”
In terms of how Brad Pitt is viewed on a global scale, Damon really does have a point. Although Pitt remains to be a humble guy, he has always had a celebrity female on his arm, and upped his ante big time when he partnered up with the biggest star in Hollywood Angelina Jolie. The two could sell the cover of a magazine just by sneezing outside of their home.
Do you think Brad Pitt should be jealous of Matt Damon?