How does Matt Damon make reciting the Declaration of Independence exciting?


How does Matt Damon make reciting the Declaration of Independence exciting?

“You just read it,” says the actor-writer-producer. “Seriously. It is an incredible document. I think people either forget about it or have been taught it too early in their lives. It’s a document worth reading and rereading every single year because it’s the principles in that document that we should be loyal to and fight for and struggle for, rather than whichever government is in power.”

“The Bourne Ultimatum” star reads the declaration in “The People Speak,” an upcoming History Channel movie co-executive produced by Damon and based on Howard Zinn’s book, “A People’s History of the United States.”

Joining Damon in reading letters, speeches and text from famous and not-so famous Americans are such stars as Josh Brolin, Viggo Mortensen, Morgan Freeman and Marisa Tomei.