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Matt Damon rocks long ponytail while promoting new film

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The man bun may be losing its popularity but Matt Damon stepped out in confidence on Thursday, rocking a long ponytail. The actor showed off his new 'do in Beijing, while promoting his upcoming film The Great Wall.

Dressed in a checked shirt and a pair of jeans, hipster Matt looked every inch the handsome hunk his fans know him as.

The 44-year-old, who is married to Argentine beauty Luciana Barroso, was joined at the press conference by co-stars Andy Lau, Jing Tian and Pedro Pascal.

Matt Damon rocked a long ponytail during a press conference in Beijing

When asked about the language barrier between the English and Chinese-speaking stars, Matt, who has been in the film industry for decades, said: "It's the same discipline and it moves across cultures and languages pretty easily."

Director Zhang Yimou – the man behind House of Flying Daggers and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics – also attended the event.

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The 44-year-old actor was promoting his new film The Great Wall

The talented director admitted that while this was his first English-speaking movie, he felt at ease because it was set in China.

"Movies that have fights against monsters from the past, present and future are all produced by Hollywood," he said. "What I have thought about is how to use this Hollywood format to express what I want to express and present the Chinese culture and make it unique."

The film tells the story of warriors using the Great Wall as a weapon to combat otherworldly creatures who threaten humanity. It is due for release in November 2016.

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