"Damon For Dummies," GQ, August 2016
“Damon For Dummies,” GQ, August 2016

GQ asks those who know Matt Damon best to dish about the 45-year-old star. The hidden thread? His Beantown bluntness: 1) Experts Rank His Boston Accent No. 1: “Matt’s Good Will Hunting accent is the greatest Boston accent that’s ever been captured in a movie by an actual actor,” declares sports writer Bill Simmons. 2) He’s Not Great at Small Talk: When he encountered Prince backstage after a private concert, the only thing he could think to ask him was about living in Minnesota. According to Julia Stiles, who witnessed the encounter, Prince replied, “I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon.” 3) When He Met John Krasinski: The Office star remembers: “The first thing he ever said to me was, `Hey, man. I was just totally tonguing your girl [Emily Blunt].’ And he saw my face and he just cratered. He said, ‘Oh, my God. I am so sorry. I am so sorry.'” Blunt and Krasinski now host wine nights with Matt and his wife, Luciana Barroso. “He can walk into the hair-and-makeup trailer looking like someone who slept directly on his face for seven hours,” says Johansson, “and emerge a bona fide movie star. He has a great makeup artist.”