Matt Damon Opens Up About How Drastic Weight Changes for His Acting Roles Have Triggered Bouts With Depression and Anxiety

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Bill Simmons was joined by Matt Damon on his podcast The Bill Simmons Podcast, to discuss, among many things, his drastic weight changes throughout his career in Hollywood, all for different acting roles.

Starting out with the question from Bill Simmons on whether Matt Damon broke “the record for the most career body transformation roles?” Matt responded with stories from both ends of the spectrum. For the movie Courage Under Fire, he was at his lowest, almost 130 pounds, and as Bill said, he really “almost died.”

Matt went into a bit of his workout routine and diet, essentially a diet of barely any food and 13 miles of running a day. He couldn’t afford a trainer
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