Matt Damon sat down on Jay Leno's couch to discuss his new film the "Promised Land," but managed to work in an entertaining anecdote about a 1997 visit to Camp David with fellow "Good Will Hunting" stars Ben Affleck and Robin Williams -- around the time that John Travolta portrayed the 42nd president as a charismatic womanizer in the political satire, "Primary Colors." Damon recalled a producer who accidentally brought up Travolta's impression of Clinton:
What [Clinton] said was ... "I understand they offered that part to Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks turned it down. He said it was disrespectful of the office of the president of the United States of America. I like Tom Hanks."
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