Matt Damon: I Blame My Gray Hair on My Daughters

10/11/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

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When Matt Damon looks in the mirror these days, he knows exactly who’s responsible for his changing appearance.

“I point out all of the gray and I say to my daughters, ‘You did this and you did this and you did this,'” the father of four joked to PEOPLE Tuesday during a dinner for Argo hosted by the Peggy Siegal Company at Porter House steakhouse in New York. “They really think it’s funny.”

Damon doesn’t mind it, though — even if the studios do. “They dyed the gray out for We Bought a Zoo, but I was like, ‘I like my gray hair,'” he said. “I’m proud of it.”

Now sporting a buzz cut for an upcoming role, Damon will have to weather the N.Y.C. winter clean-shaven. But “it’s okay,” he said. “I’ve got a beanie.” Tell us: Do you like Damon best blond, graying or bald?

–Janine Rayford

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funnybangs on

I love his bangs! He looks darling with them.

funnybangs on

He’s all that!

Lilly on

It’s all part of life. Enjoy!

jlw on

Does it really matter? He’s the one that’s comfortable in his own hair. Get used to it.

icky on

Matt married an Argentinian, not a Mexican. And the biological father of the first child was never mentioned, so there’s no right to judge there. As for men graying young, don’t forget Matt LeBlanc, Ted Danson, and Steve Martin to name a few. There’s nothing wrong with gray hair. Be proud of what you have, not what you look like.

Sunny on

He has a young face, so I say he should go with the blond hair for as long as he can. Then he can graduate to gray hair. There will be plenty of time for gray hair. And, besides, by that time he will look very distinguished with it.

Linda on

Blonde hair, gray hair, no hair…..who cares. Matt Damon is cute as a button and will be/is a legend. I wanted him to run for President…..he has MY vote.

Diane on

right. this guy has every advantage in the world and probably a couple of nannies. Our hearts go out to you and your grey hair

Berenda on

My dad use to do the exact same thing and blame it on us kids. Matt looks amazing and grey looks better on a man anyway.

susan on

well well well Mr. Damon… blaming it on your daughters for the aging process.. is not going to help you at the Box Office.. Do you also think you can blame your Parents for your uncanny resemblence to a Munchkin from the Wiz of Oz? Go to the Bible.. God tells you this aging process occurs.. and it occurs to us all… Graying gives you a more mature look.. you and your anorexix friend Matt Mcconnohey can play this for at least 6 months.. all the adoring media will go gaga over your “distinguished” good looks.. Join the George Clooney Club.. you know you want to!! Self Absorbed “pretenders” doing what they do best… ie Making what eveyrday Americans go thru on a regular basis…. “Hollywood Dish”

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