Are Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon Friends?

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor best known for his portrayal of the Thunder God, Thor, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Matt Damon is an American actor best known for his roles in films like Good Will Hunting and Jason Bourne. Except for a brief appearance by Matt Damon in Thor: Ragnarok, the two actors have never worked together. But are they friends? 

Pictures of Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth hanging out together recently made headlines, where magazines stated that the two shared a “bromance.” But just how accurate is this? We have the answers. 

Are Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon friends?

Yes, they are definitely friends – and yes, we’d definitely call it a “bromance.” In a 2014 interview for GQ, Hemsworth was asked how he met Damon since the two have never officially worked together in a film. He stated that they “became friends around the time I started to work.” Hemsworth also stated he’s “really benefited from watching how he handles himself. Matt’s just a normal guy who has the movie star thing figured out.”

Oh, and the interview mentioned above also took place at Matt Damon’s home. The interviewer took a bike ride with Hemsworth, and then the two (with Damon) had pancakes together. 

Ben Affleck commented on it

Batman star, Ben Affleck, even joked that Hemsworth could have Damon as his best friend via Twitter.

Affleck and Damon have appeared in a lot of movies together, and are known to have been really great friends for years. It turned into a comical (and obviously not serious) Twitter war that involved a DC versus Marvel comics spoof. 

Their wives are also friends

It isn’t only Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon who are friends. They’re wives might even be closer. In an interview with People Magazine, Elsa Pataky (wife of Hemsworth) said that she got really excited because Luciana Barroso (wide of Damon) also spoke Spanish, so she had found someone to speak and write her native language with. Pataky is from Spain, while Barroso is from Argentina.

Pataky also said that “Chris has been a big fan of Matt Damon, me too, and then when I met his wife, I’m even more a fan of his wife. They are such amazing people.”

They travel together with their families

Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon have traveled around the globe with their families. Not only do their wives get along, but both actors have children. Matt Damon has four daughters and Chris Hemsworth has a daughter and two sons. The two families have gone to Monaco, and Costa Rica together – in addition to traveling around both American and Australia together.

Elsa Pataky said “We have three kids, they have four kids, so we ended up making the same plans because everything we do we do with the kids, so it’s easier to do things with people that understand you.”

They spend holidays together

Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon
Actors Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

It isn’t only family vacations that Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon do together. This past Easter, Damon and his family spent the holiday in Australia with the Hemsworth family. They also traveled to Australia to spend the previous Christmas together, and commented they’d be spending future holidays together also. 

In fact, Matt Damon and his family had been spending so much time in Australia with the Hemsworth clan between holidays and vacations that rumors started spreading they were planning on moving there. The rumors were getting so widespread that a personal representative of Matt Damon made a public comment they were false. Of course, with how close the two families are it’s easy to see why the rumors were so widely believed.