Some might say that Matt Damon would make an ideal political candidate.
He's smart, engaged and scandal-free. He makes intelligent films, like the drama Promised Land, which deals with fracking and opens wide Friday. Yet the actor says he, like his buddy Ben Affleck, has no intention of running for office.
"No, for a number of reasons. I love my job too much and don't want to do anything else. I love making movies. And also, I look at that world and I don't think I'm cut out for it. I don't think I'd enjoy it," he says.
Damon knows of what he speaks.
"I talked to a political consultant when I was doing The Adjustment Bureau. He was getting out of the business. He said that when he started out, you'd work for someone you believed in and you'd craft these messages. It was all about the nuance. And then we figured out somewhere along the line that you throw (expletive) at the other candidate and it doesn't matter if it's true," says Damon.
That's not to say he's not inspired by some politicians. Just not many serving today.
"I'm reading about Bobby Kennedy a lot right now. He was running a campaign from his heart. That doesn't happen anymore. These guys are so over-coached. I've done media training before. I just ignore it. You sound like a politician. When I see a politician, I don't believe it anymore," says Damon.