Matt Damon has quit smoking after being hypnotised. The 'Oceans 12' reportedly underwent just three sessions of the mind-altering therapy before ending his 16 year habit without a struggle. He told America's Jay Leno show: "I should have done it years ago. "It's amazing I didn't even want cigarettes any more." Meanwhile, the heartthrob star, who is dating interior designer Luciana Barroso, claims he also tried to convince close friend Brad Pitt to try the therapy. "It's amazing I didn't even want cigarettes any more." Meanwhile, the heartthrob star, who is dating interior designer Luciana Barroso, claims he also tried to convince close friend Brad Pitt to try the therapy. He said: "I tried to persuade Brad but he was not having any of it. You have to want to quit." Last month it was reported that 40-year-old Brad was grooming the 'Bourne Identity' star to inherit his 'Sexiest Man Alive' title.

Matt received a special mention in American magazine People's annual list this year, but lost the title to British actor Jude Law - but Brad claimed he expected the actor to top future polls soon.

He quipped : "I think Matt was shaken by it. He campaigned hard; he put up a good fight. The kid really tried his best and I think it was tough on him.

If he sticks with it and keeps applying himself like he has been this year, we'll see some greatness from him next year."