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Matt Damon's Impression Of Matthew McConaughey Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

Matt Damon's Impression Of Matthew McConaughey Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

Matt Damon is an Oscar-winning actor, so it goes without saying that he's a dab hand at pretending to be people he isn't.

That said, the guy deserves kudos for his winning Matthew McConaughey impression, featured in last night's Saturday Night Live sketch - not only does he bring the funnies by portraying the actor talking about meeting his future self, but he nails the nuances of McConaughey's voice.

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The bit was part of the show's 'Oscar Host Auditions', which addressed the Kevin Hart Academy Awards controversy after the comedian made a swift exit from the position as host.

As the video asked: "The search for a new host begins. Who will risk everything for the chance to gain nothing" - a quip to the hosting gig being described as the 'most thankless job in Hollywood'.

Alongside Damon's McConaughey, a number of other stars posed as celebs auditioning for the job, with hilarious turns including Tiffany Haddish, Chris Hemsworth, Michelle Wolf, Hannah Gadsby, Michael Strahan, Rami Malek, Rachel Brosnahan as Mrs. Maisel, Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman, Terry Crews, Kanye West and Allison Janney and Roseanne.

Pete Davidson portrayed Rami Malek. Credit: Saturday Night Live
Pete Davidson portrayed Rami Malek. Credit: Saturday Night Live
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Although they're all on point, we're handing the gold statuette to Damon, who also portrayed pal Hemsworth - this is definitely his party piece.

Other highlights include Kate McKinnon's squeaky Wolf, Aidy Bryant's dead-on Gadsby and Pete Davidson's intense Malek. But let's face it, they're all gems in their own right.

As said, the episode was in reference to the Hart scandal, which saw the comedian step down as host of the 2019 Oscars following a backlash over homophobic tweets.

Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host Following Homophobic Tweets Controversy. Credit: PA
Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host Following Homophobic Tweets Controversy. Credit: PA

Just days after the Jumanji actor was announced for Hollywood's most prestigious awards ceremony, a number of homophobic tweets he'd made dating as far back as 2009 resurfaced.

Once the comments had made the headlines, the online outrage grew and Hart dropped out and issued an apology on Twitter and Instagram.

He said: "I chose to pass, I passed on the apology. The reason I chose to pass is because I've addressed this several times, this is not the first time this has come up, I've addressed this... I'm not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I've moved on and I'm in a completely different space in my life.

"Regardless, Academy, I'm thankful and appreciative of the opportunity. If it goes away no harm no foul."

Featured Image Credit: Saturday Night Live/Paramount Pictures

Topics: Entertainment, Funny, Academy Awards, Matthew McConaughey, Actor, Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live, SNL

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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