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Matt Damon: 'I will never run for political office'

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Matt Damon has insisted that he will never run for political office.

The Promised Land star has been vocal on a variety of political issues, including his opposition to the Iraq War and disappointment in US President Barack Obama.

Matt Damon
New York premiere of 'We Bought a Zoo' at the Ziegfeld Theater

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There have been persistent reports in the press that he might run for office one day, but Damon has now quashed any suggestion of a political future.

"No [I won't run for office], for a number of reasons," he insisted to USA Today. "I love my job too much and don't want to do anything else."

He continued: "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."

Damon also said that he became disillusioned with politics after shooting 2011 thriller The Adjustment Bureau.

Matt Damon, was voted People's Sexiest Male Alive back in, 2007

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"I talked to a political consultant when I was doing The Adjustment Bureau," he recalled. "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 [stuff] at the other candidate and it doesn't matter if it's true."

Damon's current film Promised Land tackles the issue of oil drilling, which continues to be a hot button topic in the US political scene.

Promised Land is now playing in the US and opens in the UK on April 19. Watch a trailer below:

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