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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Matt Damon Says Nelson Mandela Great Political Leader of His Lifetime

Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso

No world leader has ever surpassed the accomplishments of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

“Mandela convinced everybody to not go to war. That involves a lot of personal responsibility," Damon told Tarts at last week’s Los Angeles premiere. "South Africa had the greatest political leader in the world in our lifetime. Period.”

Damon says that Mandela couldn't save his country alone, though.

“There was responsibility taken by the citizens as well, that’s a lesson for the rest of the world about how to handle conflict.”

Handling conflict is something Damon, 39, is getting more practice with as his two daughters get older.
“It’s so great as any father of girls will tell you."