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Matt Damon Shows You How to Stage a Proper Movie Bar Fight in Insightful New Video

Damon explains why action stars are "really more dancers than fighters."

Matt Damon in "Jason Bourne"

Matt Damon in “Jason Bourne”


Action stars like the “Jason Bourne” franchise’s Matt Damon are badasses. They’ve kicked plenty of villain butt and know how to fight in all kinds of situations. Right? Well, not exactly. In a GQ video, the magazine’s August cover star Damon reveals that movie fights may look spontaneous and real, but are actually more intensively choreographed than one may think — so much so that Damon would call them dancers.

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“It’s much more like a dance,” he says, “so as tough as Hollywood actors pretend they are, they are really more dancers than fighters.” The video unveils the secrets of Hollywood action as Damon provides on a lesson on how a cinematic bar fight should look. Demonstrating with GQ’s Jim Moore, he shows that the camera can be a useful tool for hiding the artifice and that executing a takedown involves even the poor soul getting beaten up.

Check out Damon’s fun demonstration in the GQ video below, and visit gq.com for more on the actor as he headlines as their August edition.

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