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Matt Damon reveals that he gave up production to be with his children

January 4, 2013 Matt Damon, Gus Van Sant, Jon Stewart

Talented actor Matt Damon apparently is a devoted father and gave up that he gave up a directing role in the upcoming movie Promised land so as he could spend some time with his four children.

Matt turned down the role two weeks before pre-production saying he could not leave his children.

Speaking to Collinder.com about 2011, Matt said "I had been away from my kids and then I got back and had to do a really intense week or two of press for We Bought A Zoo".

He added that he did the show with Jon Stewart and did just before he could relax he noticed that he had to pre-production early in January 2012.So this year, he decided no t to take any more jobs this holidays.

He said "I just couldn't leave the kids again". He then contacted director Gus Van Sant to replace him.

Despite having left for Florida with his family the Bourne Identity actor says he was feeling horrible. He said "I emailed Gus and told him everything that had happened, and he emailed me back right before we switched off our phones".

Matt was spotted on Thursday at a Los Angeles airport with his daughter Gia.

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