In 2008, on the cusp of Barack Obama's historic election victory, Matt Damon headed to West Palm Beach in Florida to campaign for the Democratic nominee. "We need change in this country and now is the time to be sure that happens," the Jason Bourne star said at the time.
That tone soon changed. By 2010, Damon said he was dissatisfied with President Obama and a year later he told Elle magazine, "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."
Not that Obama himself was glowing about Damon: he responded at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner by stating: "Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw 'The Adjustment Bureau,' so right back at you, buddy!"
The Oscar-winning documentary film maker Michael Moore even suggested that Damon run for president back in 2012.
When asked on CNBC Meets whether he would follow fellow actors like Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger into politics, Damon replied: "I love making movies, I just love making movies. That's what I've spent my whole life doing, my whole adult life, and I know how to do that, and, you know, I'm certainly outspoken about politicians, and you know, will support politicians. But no, I'm not interested in politics."
However, there is one politician Damon would like to be: another Democrat visionary, Robert Kennedy.
"I would love to do that," he said. "I just love that guy, and the incredible things he was saying at the end of his life. He's a really interesting figure."