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I don’t deserve Oscar, may be Leonardo DiCaprio will win: Matt Damon

Matt Damon brushed off speculation that he may win an Oscar for Ridley Scott’s The Martian while saying his friend Leonardo DiCaprio may emerge the winner this year.

hollywood Updated: Feb 06, 2016 14:13 IST
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Matt Damon brushes off speculation that he might win the Best Actor Oscar, although he took home a Golden Globe a few weeks ago. Leonardo DiCaprio is in the running with The Revenant.

Hollywood star Matt Damon does not think he deserves the best actor Oscar. In just a few weeks’ time, Hollywood’s elite will be honoured at the Academy Awards, with Oscar-winner Damon once again in the running for a statue for his performance in The Martian.

He is pitted against Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, and Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl. All four stars portray real life people.

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“Oh, I think there are other performances that might deserve it more. Maybe it will finally be the turn of five-time nominee Leonardo? Leo’s my buddy,” he said.

He went home a winner at this year’s Golden Globes, but his nomination in the comedy category for sci-fi drama The Martian didn’t sit well with some, reported Independent online. As well as Oscars aspirations and acting, DiCaprio and Damon are both big on charity work.

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Damon has invested a lot of his time into helping the poorest parts of the world have access to clean water with his charity, starting the campaign #buyaladyadrink. “I don’t want to speak for Leo, but I imagine that he’s like me,” he started.

“We woke up one day and saw that we had a huge sphere of influence - a megaphone to society - and we decided that we had to do something with it. It’s a pleasure rather than a duty, but I do see it as an act of responsibility, giving back for my own good fortune.”

First Published: Feb 06, 2016 14:04 IST