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Matt Damon wasn't all alone as 'The Martian' — he had Ridley Scott close by

Matt Damon wasn't all alone as 'The Martian' — he had Ridley Scott close by

To hear them talk, Ridley Scott and Matt Damon learned a lot about each other while making "The Martian" last year. They had no choice, really. Damon spent all but a week of his eight-week shoot performing alone as stranded astronaut Mark Watney. Or rather, he spent most of his time saying all his lines to Scott.

"So much of your performance comes from the other person," said Damon during a recent break in Los Angeles from filming the next Jason Bourne movie. "But that was one of the reasons I wanted to do it. In terms of the challenge [of performing solo], a lot of that was mitigated by the fact that Ridley was there the entire time. He was never more...

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