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Matt Damon's Bald Head Is 'Great in the Summertime'

08/29/2011 at 01:30 PM ET

Matt Damon Bald HeadBrandon Todd/Splash News Online

His wife may call him “Red Alert,” but there’s another nickname Matt Damon might not seem to mind these days: baldy. After debuting a hairless head in Vancouver last month, the actor told reporters this weekend that he’s enjoying his new look.

“It’s for a movie I’m doing,” he said Saturday at the Contagion press junket in Los Angeles, adding that this wasn’t his first time sporting a bald head for a role. “I did shave my head once [before], when I did The Brothers Grimm. I had a wig and it made it easier to get the wig on.”

Though the haircut was required, Damon said he’s not missing his long locks. “I love it. I see why these guys rock it,” he said, referencing costar Laurence Fishburne, director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Z. Burns, who joined him at the junket — with similar hairstyles.

But the benefits of Damon’s hairlessness go beyond vanity: the look saves time, too! “It’s great in the summertime,” he added. “It’s really easy getting out of the shower.”

–Reporting by Patrick Gomez


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NeutraKris on

He pulls it off better than some others, but it isn’t my favorite look for him.

Josette Doyle Redwolf on

Its sexy on him. He could pull off most any fashion look though. It brings more attention to the muscular look and I do think that is what he is trying to pull attention to as he gets older.

Jazmin on

Wow! What you have written is truly one great piece of work! I’m so irsmepsed and totally agree. The beauty myth is absolutely alive and well, and that doesn’t just go for the MSM, but even in the world of everyday bloggers there’s often that pressure to be stylish, cool and beautiful, looking as much as possible similar to the models in the editorials of the fashion magazines.PS. Thanks for the supportive comment on my blog. Much appreciated!

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