Matt Damon is never afraid to give Christian Bale a run for his money in the physical transformation department. Remember all the weight Matt lost for Courage Under Fire? And how much weight he gained (along with that mustache) for The Informant? And his whole boy toy look for Liberace?
Now Entertainment Weekly has a photo of bald, buff, shirtless, ab-tastic Matt Damon in a new still for his film Elysium. Check it out here. He kinda looks like Matthew Fox (Lost) when he did something similar for Alex Cross.
Matt's Elysium comes out this August. It's set in the future, where the rich live on an orbital space station and the non-rich have to fight for survival on a failing planet. Matt plays Max, described as a bruiser who has had a tough life. “We wanted him to look a certain way so I had to keep up a workout regimen,” Matt told EW. He also had to wear a “hulk-suit,” aka "a technologically advanced exoskeleton" which makes Matt’s character stronger and faster.
And all the tattoos have meaning, since his character grew up in a gang environment. Matt Damon in a gang! How do you like dem apples?
Source: Entertainment Weekly