Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, left, and Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie.
It's no secret that Matt Damon keeps company with some pretty famous friends -- Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Brad Pitt among them. But unlike the others (and especially in the case of Pitt), Damon is able to maintain a fairly normal life.
"I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for instance," Damon told German television TELE 5 (via PEOPLE) over the weekend. "They can't just go someplace. If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident."
Damon, on the other hand, has it sort of easy. "I'm really lucky, because I have the best of both worlds. I do the work that I love and need, but don't need paramilitary troops to protect me when I walk out my front door."
For Damon, life revolves around family, and that might have something to do with his ability to maintain a low profile. "Ever since I found my wife (Luciana) and we had children, my whole life revolves around that. It gave my life a dramatic change in direction. I'm not as crazy as most of the other stars. I don't really know why, probably because I married a woman who isn't an actress. And we live in New York," he said. "As long as we don't show up in typical tourist spots, we can walk the streets without being noticed. New Yorkers are very cool, they don't flip out if they see me."