Matt Damon with mullet wearing a mask

Matt Damon is Rocking an Iconic Australian Mullet Haircut

Matt Damon must have seen my article about There’s Now an Official Reason to Grow a Hectic Mullet because the man behind Jason BourneThe Departed and the comedy goodness of The Martian (you’ll never live that one down Golden Globes) has just shocked the world by donning the most iconic Australian haircut as was discovered by DMARGE. Embracing the spirit of the great Aussie larrikin, while he might be a bit late for The Black Dog Institute’s initiative, it’s a welcome addition to the list of legends with a mullet.

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Having just celebrated his 50th birthday, Matt is looking pretty good for living half-century on planet earth. Whether or not he can reach Elysium or not is irrelevant, because with such a glorious hair cut, the man has already reached the paradise to which heroes on whom the gods conferred immortality were sent.

It’s not the first time the Saving Private Ryan actor has been seen in the glorious mullet. In 2016 he crashed long time enemy Jimmy Kimmel’s blackjack game to hilarious results. Having already proved that the nose plays in Ocean’s Thirteen, Matt Damon is going to demonstrate once and for all, that with a bit of Good Will HuntingThe Talented Mr. Ripley will prove without a shadow of a doubt that Mount Druitt’s favourite hairstyle is just as incredible as his cameo in Euro Trip. And trust me, Scotty still doesn’t know.

Snapped on the set of his latest project, the period flick called The Last Duel, Damon adds a scraggly beard to Ridley Scott’s film to really nail the look and feel of the mullet. While it’s not quite set in Australia, he better get it posted to Instagram via the #MagnificentMullets hashtag and score a free 4-pack of Jean-Strawb Van Damme from Which Side Should Men Comb & Part Their Hair?.

Anyway, here is the usual dump of social media responses to this sexy or shocking new look.

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General FAQ

Is the mullet Australian?

While the style may have been adopted from America, the mullet is now undeniably australian. The mullet has been popular with the bogan subculture but has now become the norm for many Australian men.

What is a mullet?

The mullet is a hairstyle that is short in the front and long in the back. With the common catchphrase 'business in the front, party in the back.'


Elliot Nash

Elliot Nash is a journalist and content producer from Sydney with over five years’ experience in the digital media space. He holds a Bachelor of Communications (Media Arts & Production) from the University of Technology Sydney and a Diploma of Screen & Media from the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE. Specialising in pop culture, news & current affairs, photography, audio and hi-fi, Elliot’s work has featured in,, Next Luxury, Alive Radio and WhistleOut. He currently works as a Context Executive at Yoghurt Digital.