It was a relatively quiet year professionally for Matt Damon, but he took advantage of the downtime to link up with his family and friends for good times. He and wife Luciana Damon focused on their four daughters at home in NYC, but allowed themselves some adults-only time at Fall Fashion Week and at some fun Big Apple parties. Luciana and Matt also went on a Caribbean yacht vacation with their pals Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky before jetting to London for more fun.
Matt did have some promotional work to do for his 2011 releases, We Bought a Zoo and Contagion. The latter film took Matt and Luciana to Italy for promotional appearances at the Venice Film Festival. Late last year, he filmed Elysium. Matt stayed active on two charities near and dear to his heart. He focused on his mission to provide clean water around the world, and spoke out on behalf of an antistandardized testing group called Save Our Schools.