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Matthew GoodeMatthew Goode, the English-born star of 'Watchmen' and 'Match Point,' has done something amazingly simple, yet surprisingly rare, in this day and age in Hollywood -- he told the truth.

Goode was especially honest during a recent interview with the Telegraph, in which he talked candidly about a few different subjects, including his latest film, 'Leap Year,' opposite Amy Adams.

"I do think that it's important that one should be able to speak out without worrying about causing offence, or whatever. And it saddens me that the romanticism has been ripped out of being an actor," Goode said. "It wasn't like that in Peter O'Toole's time, was it? Maybe that's what I love." Matthew GoodeMatthew Goode, the English-born star of 'Watchmen' and 'Match Point,' has done something amazingly simple, yet surprisingly rare, in this day and age in Hollywood -- he told the truth.

Goode was especially honest during a recent interview with the Telegraph, in which he talked candidly about a few different subjects, including his latest film, 'Leap Year,' opposite Amy Adams.

"I do think that it's important that one should be able to speak out without worrying about causing offence, or whatever. And it saddens me that the romanticism has been ripped out of being an actor," Goode said. "It wasn't like that in Peter O'Toole's time, was it? Maybe that's what I love."


"I just know that there are a lot of people who will say it is the worst film of 2010," he said. Goode continued on, detailing the main reason he took the part in the film, which was "so that I could come home at the weekends. It wasn't because of the script, trust me. I was told it was going to be like 'The Quiet Man' with a Vaughan Williams soundtrack, but in the end it turned out to have pop music all over it ... Do I feel I let myself down? No. Was it a bad job? Yes, it was. But, you know, I had a nice time and I got paid."

That kind of honesty is really refreshing, and, after enduring endless commercials and billboards for the movie, much appreciated. After the 'Leap Year' blitz, we barely had time to catch our breath before the similarly-oversaturated 'Valentine's Day' ad campaign crash-landed on earth (admit it: you still have 'I Gotta Feeling' stuck in your head), so its good to hear an actor admit that sometimes it is just about the money.

Meanwhile, Goode earned additional points by revealing that he just auditioned for Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming adaptation of 'The Hobbit.' Any news about that movie is exciting, even if Goode knows the try-out might not lead to anything. "Look at the size of me for Christ's sake!" he quipped.