You’re probably wondering: Does Matt Damon smoke weed? Damon has proved he’s a gifted actor, screenwriter, and producer, but what is his role in the cannabis community? We decided to do our homework to see if Matt Damon does, in fact, smoke weed. Here’s what we dug up.
Who is Matt Damon?
Matt Damon has been one of the most successful and bankable movie stars of the past two decades. He’s also one of the highest grossing film actors of all-time. Damon has been nominated for five Academy awards, winning one. He’s also won two Golden Globes and six Emmy awards.
Damon attended Harvard College as an English major back in the late 80’s but left college 12 credits shy of his degree to further pursue his acting career. His film debut was in the 1988 movie “Mystic Pizza,“ in which he had just a single line of dialogue.
He later starred in the movies “Geronimo: An American Legend” and “Courage Under Fire.” His breakout role came in the 1997 movie “Good Will Hunting.”
He co-wrote the film with his friend Ben Affleck. The movie was a critical success, earning nine Oscar nominations. Damon and Affleck received an Oscar for Best Screenplay, and Damon was also nominated for Best Actor.
Damon also received a lead role in the 1997 film “The Rainmaker.” He rounded out the 90’s starring in the war film “Saving Private Ryan” and the psychological thriller “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” These roles helped him solidifying his reputation as a legitimate leading man in Hollywood.
In the 2000’s Damon became a part of two popular film franchises, starring in “Ocean’s 11” in 2001 and “The Bourne Identity” in 2002. Both films would go on to spawn several sequels.
Other hit films Damon has starred in have included “The Departed,” “Invictus,” “True Grit,” “Interstellar,” “The Martian,” and most recently, “The Great Wall.”
Puff or Pass?
So back to the burning question: Does Matt Damon smoke weed? Well, like plenty of celebrities in Hollywood today, Damon has been very candid about his cannabis use.
Damon has admitted to smoking as early as age 16. But here’s the twist. In an interview on BBC’s “Johnny Vaughan Tonight,” Damon said the first time he ever smoked weed was with his mother and step-dad.
“They were like, ‘If you are going to do this, we’d rather you did this with us.'” Damon said in the interview. Apparently, they felt it was a safer environment for the young Damon to experiment. Sounds like some pretty cool parents to us.
Final Hit: Does Matt Damon Smoke Weed?
While it’s unclear whether or not Matt Damon still smokes weed to this day, it’s a proven fact that he has in the past. And if he grew up in an environment where smoking was that acceptable, it’s hard to imagine he doesn’t still toke up, at least occasionally. Damon has clearly smoked his fair share of weed in his day, so we’re going to have to go with a yes on this one.