Matt Damon on ice cream cones and who Wahlberg could kill in a fight

Matt Damon. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Matt Damon. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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Matt Damon became the latest Hollywood celeb to participate in an Ask Me Anything Reddit session on Thursday, and fielded questions about everything from George Clooney’s best prank to who would win in a fight between Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton and Ben Affleck. Here are excerpts from his AMA.

Matt, for reasons I can't tell you (but this goes back years), you would mean so much to my relationship with my sister if you tell me your feelings on ice cream cones.

My feelings about ice cream cones? I like ‘em. I’m all for ‘em. Do I prefer the sugar cone or the waffle cone? I like any cone that’s like wrapped in chocolate and nuts. That’s a pretty decadent cone. I’m all for that one.

If I come hang out with you in Hollywood what are the chances that we'll become best friends?

There’s a very good chance of that. I have 32 years of being Ben’s friend, I’m definitely ready for somebody new to hang out with.

In a fight to the death between Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton and Ben Affleck, who would emerge victorious? No weapons.

Well, Ben is a lot bigger than those guys. He’s hopelessly uncoordinated, but he is a big dude with a huge reach advantage. Edward is smart though, so he might think of some brainiac survivor way to pit the others against each other and be the last remaining man.

Leo… I’m not counting Leo out. I’m just saying I don’t know about Leo. Anyway, Wahlberg would kill all of them.

When you play monopoly, which piece do you choose to represent you on the board, and why?

Top hat. I think that’s an easy answer. It classes up the joint.

My friend looks just like you and we call him Matt Damon all the time. Can you teach him to grow facial hair?

... I wish I could help with the facial hair, but I've never been very good at that myself.

Hey Matt, what was the best prank George played on you?

He just did one literally last week. I got these giant fruit baskets in the mail from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They had just made jokes at everyone's expense at the Golden Globes that were really funny. George made up stationary with my name on it, and sent a really wounded letter to Tina and Amy saying my feelings were really hurt, how could they do this, etc. So they sent two fruit baskets. One had a letter with an apology. Another said ‘If this is part of some Clooney prank, please know that we’re grown-ass comedians, and you have to do a little better to fool us.’ So I photographed the letters and emailed them to George with a caption that said ‘Go f--- yourself.’ He’s honestly a child. I can just see his shoulders shaking when he laughs alone in his house.

How close were you to [Philip Seymour] Hoffman? The Talented Mr. Ripley is one of my favourites.

I mean, pretty close. We worked together a long time ago and I would see him here and there, all over the place. I’d go to his plays at the Labyrinth and I saw him just last year, we were working on Monuments Men and had dinner with him. The last time I saw him, I took my oldest daughter to The Hunger Games premiere in LA and we had a chat before the movie started. It’s just incredibly weird that he’s not around anymore.


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