Matt Damon stuns fans with photo of red mohawk he wore during lockdown: ‘I looked like a rooster’

Actor compared his look to ‘Taxi Driver’ character Travis Bickle

Louis Chilton
Friday 15 October 2021 10:02
Comments
The Last Duel

Matt Damon has shared a photo of himself wearing a red mohawk, taken when the actor was staying in Ireland during lockdown.

The actor revealed that his children had shaved the eye-catching style into his hair when filming on his latest film The Last Duel had been interrupted by the pandemic.

Appearing alongside co-star and co-writer Ben Affleck on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Damon explained: “My wife and I had a few drinks. It was a Friday night, and I’d let the kids dye my hair red. I was their art project, basically. It was clear we weren’t going back to work.

“They decided I needed a mohawk. So they mohawked me.”

Damon compared his look to that of Robert DeNiro’s iconic Taxi Driver protagonist Travis Bickle.

“The hair was actually maroon,” he said, showing the audience a black-and-white photo that his wife had taken of the hairdo. “I looked like a rooster.”

Matt Damon with a Mohawk, in a photograph taken by his wife and shared on ‘The Tonight Show’

Directed by Ridley Scott, The Last Duel is a medieval epic starring Damon and Affleck, alongside Jodie Comer and Adam Driver.

In a three-star review for The Independent, Clarisse Loughrey wrote: “The Last Duel is perfectly engrossing as a slice of historical intrigue, a clash of iron wills and iron swords, all muddied on the battlefields of medieval France.

“But there’s a tendency here for the film to present basic facts about contemporary gender politics as some earth-shattering revelation.”

The film is out in cinemas now.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in