Matt Damon isn't nervous about turning 40 because his 'Invictus' co-star Morgan Freeman told him it's the best decade of your life.
Matt Damon isn't bothered about turning 40.
The 'Bourne Identity' actor couldn't care less about reaching the landmark age in October because he has been told by his 'Invictus' co-star Morgan Freeman, 72, it's the best age to be.
Matt revealed: "I was talking to Morgan and someone said I was about to turn 40 and Morgan said, 'Are you about to turn 40?' I said I was and he said, 'You are just coming into your prime.' I said, 'Really?' And he replied, 'The 40s are the best decade by far. That's when things really get good.' "
As he gets ready to enter a new decade of his life, Matt - who has two children, Isabella, three, and 16-month-old Gia, with his wife Luciana Bozan, who also has an 11-year-old daughter Alexia from a previous relationship - is hoping to try his hand at directing.
He said: "I can't wait to direct. The only thing that is stopping me from directing is that I keep getting these great roles."
'Invictus' tells the story of how Nelson Mandela - played by Morgan - and South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar - portrayed by Matt - joined forces to lead the team to an unlikely 1995 World Cup victory over the All Blacks and unify the racially fragmented country following the end of apartheid.