February 04, 2013 12:17pm PT by Jordan Zakarin
Matt Damon Plays His Sociopath Self in 'House of Lies' Preview (Video)
In an age in which reality stars quite often become accidental parodies of themselves, no one has mastered the purposeful self-caricature quite like Matt Damon.
Fresh off a long-awaited appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that saw the Oscar winner become a vengeful Hollywood monster, kidnap the antagonistic host and steal the show for himself, Damon is now taking his egomaniac self to Showtime's House of Lies. In a guest spot on the sophomore comedy, Damon plays a movie star named Matt Damon who wants to create a charitable organization for the sole purpose of out-doing his good pal, George Clooney.
As such, he comes to the consulting firm that is the show's main concern, run by his (and Clooney's) Ocean's Eleven co-star Don Cheadle. In this short preview, we learn of his devotion to swag -- and his deep, abiding love for good causes.