Matt Damon has been one of Barack Obama's harshest critics in Hollywood, but he told TheWrap that despite his rough words for the president, he is pleased he was re-elected.
"I voted for him," Damon said. "Absolutely, I voted for him."
Damon, who was in New York City this week to promote his environmental drama "Promised Land," made headlines last year when he criticized the president in interviews with Elle magazine and Piers Morgan. At the time, he faulted Obama for not pushing for more Wall Street reforms in the wake of the financial crisis.
"You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better," Damon told an Elle interviewer in December 2011.
The actor acknowledged to TheWrap that after his frank talk, he had played a less active role in Obama's re-election campaign. "They didn't ask me to do any fundraisers this time," he said, laughing.
And, he said, he has higher hopes for the coming four years, now that the president is not worried about securing re-election.
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