Damon: No way I expected to win an Oscar this year

Matt Damon was not expecting to win Best Supporting Actor at this year's Oscars.

Matt Damon was not expecting to win Best Supporting Actor at this year's Oscars.

The 39-year-old actor, who was nominated for his portrayal of rugby player Francois Pienaar in the Nelson Mandela biopic 'Invictus', admits he and his fellow category nominees - Woody Harrelson, Christopher Plummer and Stanley Tucci - expected Christopher Waltz to win for his 'Inglourious Basterds' role as Col. Hans Landa.

He said: "Clearly I wasn't going to win! I'm a huge fan of everyone in my category, but with respect to them all we knew Mr Waltz had taken the pressure off us. There were no speeches in any of our pockets."

Damon also admits he is jealous of fellow actors who have more rugged looks than him.

He said: "I quit smoking five and a half years ago. But you know, I've always had a baby face. I remember having a beer with Tommy Lee Jones in 1994 and thinking: 'God, when am I going to get a face like that?' "

Discussing his future plans, Damon admits he would like to star in a film that allowed him to visit Marrakesh in Morocco.

He told the Metro newspaper: "I've done three or four movies in Morocco and still haven't been to Marrakesh. I'm dying to get there."

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