If Jimmy Kimmel is Matt Damon’s “enemy” and Ben Affleck is his best friend, then George Clooney might be his favorite person to work with.
At CinemaCon to debut footage from two of his upcoming films, Damon talked to EW about once again reuniting with his Ocean’s Eleven costar, this time for the Clooney-directed Suburbicon.
“I’ll do anything with him,” he said. “I think we’ve done seven movies together now, and he’s just a great director. I love all the movies that he’s directed, and it just makes it a really easy choice when he calls.”
Damon also appeared in Clooney’s last directorial effort The Monuments Men. The frequent collaborators’ time together on Suburbicon, which also stars Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Woody Harrelson, wasn’t all business, with Damon recently revealing he almost cried when Clooney told him that his wife was pregnant with twins.
Clooney wasn’t the only director that Damon was raving about, as he also shared with EW why he signed up for Alexander Payne’s strange sci-fi dramedy Downsizing.
“This sounded like the battiest idea I’d ever heard, but it really was a wonderful satire,” he said. “I read the script and I was just blown away, it’s really one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.”
Read below for reactions to both films from those who saw the new footage Tuesday evening at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Suburbicon opens on Nov. 3 and Downsizing shrinks into theaters on Dec. 22.
— With reporting from Chris Rackliffe.