He played a major role in successful films, television shows and documentaries, including Love My Way, Underbelly, Puberty Blues, Gallipoli, The Kettering Incident and That Sugar Film.
Now, the Australian star, Damon Gameau, 42, has spoken frankly about the moment he decided to stop acting six years ago.
The actor-turned-filmmaker, who's sitting behind new documentary about climate change 2040, told News Corp. on Tuesday: & # 39; I can't imagine ever being able to act again, to be honest. I don't need it. & # 39;
& # 39; I can't imagine ever doing it again! & # 39; Underbelly star Damon Gameau (photo) remembers the moment when he stopped acting
& # 39; I haven't said yes to an acting job for five years. I do not know. People offer me certain things, but I feel that what I am doing now is what I have to do.
& # 39; I don't know that I'll ever trade again. It is pathetic. I did a great job, but this is a new adventure, & he said the publication.
Following on from his critically acclaimed documentary That Sugar Film, Damon once again tackles a serious subject in the new film 2040 – Global warming.
Impressive career: Damon played a major role in successful films, television shows and documentaries, including Love Me Way, Underbelly and That Sugar Film. Pictured in Underbelly
However, the Byron Bay filmmaker presents it with a positivity that we rarely encounter in this space.
Based on the premise that people & # 39; rent the world out of our future generations & # 39 ;, he uses CGI effects to imagine a positive future for his four-year-old daughter Velvet, where previous generations have taken climate change seriously taken.
This world that he portrays is not a fantasy; every technological advance he explores today exists.
That Sugar Film: Damon embarked on a radical diet to measure the impact of sugars in so-called & # 39; healthy food & # 39; on the body when his now wife Zoe Gameau (née Tuckwell-Smith) was pregnant with their first child, Velvet, four
The film contains everything from Australian farming techniques that pull carbon from the air and into the soil, to Bangladesh communities that set up micro-grids for solar energy to produce efficient and sustainable power for an entire village.
The importance of seaweed is also being investigated.
The fastest growing organism in the world, with half a meter a day, removes carbon dioxide from the water and can be converted into biofuel and plastic.
Shocking results: Damon stacked at 8.5 kg in 60 days and 10 cm of visceral fat around his stomach
If fed to cattle, it can reduce their methane emissions by as much as 95 percent.
The talented filmmaker is perhaps best known for his hit documentary That Sugar Film in 2014.
In the film, Damon ate only foods that corresponded to 40 teaspoons of sugar per day – the average amount that most Australians (then) eat every day – for two months.
He adhered to low-fat foods and beverages that were considered healthy, including muesli bars, low-fat yogurt, breakfast cereals, and juices.
But the outcome, recorded in That Sugar Film, shocked Damon, his then pregnant Winners & Losers wife Zoe Gameau (née Tuckwell-Smith) and the number of medical professionals involved in the experiment.
Damon stacked 8.5 kg in 60 days and 10 cm of visceral fat around his stomach.
& # 39; Within a month I was about to be diabetic … I was very close to my liver with cirrhosis. I was on the verge of obesity for my size. I reached that risk point, & he told Daily Mail Australia at the time.
Damon Gameau & # 39; s new movie 2040 is now in the cinemas
& # 39; I was about to be diabetic & # 39 ;: within a month, the Underbelly star said he was about to be diabetic and obese and close to getting cirrhosis
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