The ongoing 20-year “feud” between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel shows no signs of slowing down. While attending the premiere of his new film, Air, Damon was asked about his years-long rivalry with the Jimmy Kimmel Live host.
When asked by ET Monday night (March 27) if he’d ever be interested in settling things with Kimmel and moving on, Damon exclaimed, “No, no, he’s an a–hole. Why would I ever do that?”
“He’s a terrible human being,” Damon stressed. “He’s a demonstrably bad man.” Speaking of the devil — or Kimmel, in this case — he was at the event. Damon took the opportunity to heckle Kimmel and yelled to him, “Hey! I’d love to take a picture with you but we ran out of time!”
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Jimmy Kimmel has long ended every episode of his late-night show with the gag that he apologizes to Damon for running out of time, thus not being able to have him on as a guest. After Damon left, Kimmel took his turn with the publication and simply said: “You know, I don’t know who that was, but yeah, I heard him. He was loud.”
Even Deadline shared a photo of Air co-star and director, Ben Affleck, smack dab in the middle of the two as the “mediator.”
Today, Kimmel shared a post of Air on Instagram, featuring a very obvious doodle over one of the film’s stars. He captioned the post: “VERY excited to see most of the stars of #AirMovie this week.” He then listed that he was having Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, and Viola Davis appearing on his show for the remainder of the week, sans Damon.
When asked if they might ever reconcile on his show — or have an episode completely devoted to Damon — Kimmel shot the idea down. He said, “I just can’t imagine it happening. I really can’t. I think we have Ben [Affleck] on tomorrow, so we’ll have that, but that will be as close as we get.” Damon took over the late show ten years ago, and Affleck even managed to “sneak” him in under a huge jacket during an appearance seven years ago.
Air debuts in theaters and Prime Video on April 5. Watch the trailer below: