Matt Damon joins the man-bun club while promoting 'The Great Wall'

It may not be man-bun Monday, but Matt Damon wowed fans by rocking an uncharacteristic messy bun on Thursday (July 2). The confident actor, who was in Beijing promoting the film The Great Wall, looked every inch the modern-day hunk with his hair slicked back into a ponytail.

Dressed in the hipster uniform of a plaid shirt and a pair of jeans, Matt looked every inch the handsome leading man his fans have come to love.

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR MORE A-LIST MEN WITH PONYTAILS AND BUNS: Matt Damon rocked a long ponytail during a press conference in Beijing. Photo: © Rex

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.

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.

SEE WHICH OTHER HOLLYWOOD MEN HAVE ROCKED LONG LOCKS: The 44-year-old actor was promoting his new film The Great Wall. Photo: © Rex

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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