Matt Damon has announced he is taking time off acting as he desperately needs to devote time to his family.

After many years of working on back to back movies, red carpet premieres, autograph signings and gruelling schedules, Matt Damon has confessed he’s taking a break from acting.

The Jason Bourne star says the past few years have taken it’s toll on him and his family and it’s time to take a step back.

He made the announcement on the US version of the Today show while promoting his new Bourne movie.

The 45-year-old said his family had been ‘good sports’’ about his crazy schedule but it was time to give back his time to them.

“I took a bunch of roles in a row,” he explained during the interview.

“I’ve done four straight movies in a row and I have one more to go,” he said.


He explained that he’s had his family – including wife Luciana Barroso, his three daughters Isabella, 10, Gia, 8, Stella, 6 and stepdaughter Alexia, 18 – in tow while he’s filmed all over the world.

He said that after years of ‘’dragging them all over the world’’ he is ready to give them a break.

But he still has one more movie to make before his hiatus.. so it’s probably six months away.

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