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Hey everyone! I wanted to give you all a quick update on everything that is happening with the site. I apologize for not keeping up with the Oscars and Green Zone press junketing as well as I should have, I have been personally so exhausted that I just needed a break from everything. Though Matt did not win the Oscar, I thought it was lovely that he was able to get nominated for Invictus and I believe that Green Zone might not be a huge hit like Bourne but it still looks good.
Anyways, the site will be updated and I will attempt to catch up on all the content ASAP. I am working on it so give me some time.
Thanks! In the meantime enjoy these captures of Matt in Oceans 13.
In “Invictus,” Matt Damon plays Francois Pienaar, the captain of the 1995 South African rugby team championed by President Nelson Mandela. The Oscar nomination Damon earned for his performance was just one more distinction in a richly decorated Hollywood career, over the course of which Damon has been the subject of intense media focus.
here are still some things, however, you may not know about Damon. Here is a roundup of little- and lesser-known facts from the life of Matt.
1. Damon’s first foray into acting was as a kid in a commercial for TJ Maxx. Rumor has it that Damon earned $200 for the spot and spent it on a trip to New York to meet with a casting agent.
2. Damon and Ben Affleckhave been friends since the third grade. As young teens, they got gigs together as extras in movies like “Field of Dreams.” In the movie they appear in a crowd shot filmed at Fenway Park.
3. The Bostonaccent you hear from Damon in “Good Will Hunting” (1997) comes naturally, as the actor was born and raised in Cambridge, Mass. As an undergrad at Harvard, Damon perfected his accent at student-run productions, both backstage and onstage. Damon also tried his hand at musical theater while at Harvard.
4. Damon’s big-screen debut came when he was just 18 years old, in the movie “Mystic Pizza” (1988). Damon only had one line, but he almost shared screen time with another Hollywood newcomer: Julia Roberts. The two appeared on the big screen together 13 years later when they were both cast in “Ocean’s 11″ (2001).
5. Damon played an anti-Semitic preppie in “School Ties” (1992). His co-star in the movie was Chris O’Donnell, and for years following the movie the two competed against each other for parts.
6. Damon left Harvard just 12 credits shy of graduation to take a part in the movie “Geronimo” (1993).
7. Damon has risked his health for his career. For his role in “Courage Under Fire” (1996), the actor crash-dieted and lost more than 40 pounds in just over three months to play the role of Specialist Ilario, a drug-addicted Persian Gulf War veteran. Damon lost the weight by eating only chicken, egg whites, steamed broccoli and plain baked potatoes and running 12 miles a day. The rapid weight loss led to problems with his adrenal glands and doctors told him he was lucky his heart didn’t shrink.
8. Damon and Affleck turned to a good friend, the actor-writer-director Kevin Smith, to help get their “Good Will Hunting” script noticed by the right people. At the time (mid-1990s), Smith was working for Miramax, and he was able to get the script into Harvey Weinstein’shands. But first, Smith used it for bathroom reading.
“I had [the script] at home,” said Smith (in a video interview HERE). “I was living at this condo in Red Bank, and I took it into the bathroom to read the script. So I sat down, I’m a big bathroom reader, both in stature and in spirit. So I sit down and I read, and I’m a few pages in, and you’re — it’s a page turner. Just gripped. Whole script without getting up. Pants down, read it from cover to cover, just never got up. Come out of the bathroom weeping, because it’s a beautiful ending to that script.”
9. Damon appeared in an uncredited cameo in Francis Ford Coppola’s“Youth Without Youth” (2007). Damon has worked with directors including Steven Spielberg(“Saving Private Ryan”), Robert DeNiro (“Good Shepherd”) and Martin Scorsese(“The Departed”).
10. Damon says his favorite role to date is that of family man. He has been married to Luciana Barroso since 2005, and the couple has two daughters, Isabella and Gia. Luciana also has a daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.
It could have been worse. Just ask Kiefer Sutherland.
Instead of a dress, the only indignity Boston-bred Matt Damon was forced to suffer on David Letterman after falling afoul of a Super Bowl bet was donning a New Orleans Saints jersey.
But so as to keep the Oscar nominee’s embarrassment to a minimum, we redirect your attention to the latter half of his interview on tonight’s Late Show in which he proclaims his odds of winning the Best Supporting Actor award this Sunday as “not a chance in hell.”
But the audience, at least, didn’t go home empty-handed: Damon made sure they, at a delighted Letterman’s prodding, experienced the joy of his Matthew McConaughey impression, breaking out the crowd-pleaser one more time.
Just one suggestion to ensure the utmost accuracy for future appearances, Matt: Lose the shirt.
MATT DAMON is “disappointed” by BARACK OBAMA’s performance as U.S. President so far – insisting the public is feeling “let down”.
The Bourne Supremacy actor pledged his allegiance to Obama’s campaign when he ran for the White House in 2008, and was ecstatic when the Democrat became the first mixed race president of the U.S. in January last year (09).
But Damon feels Obama has not lived up to expectations, and is wary of the leader’s controversial healthcare plan, which aims to give poor Americans free medical treatment.
Damon tells the New York Daily News, “Politics is compromise. I’m disappointed in the healthcare plan and in the troop build-up in Afghanistan.
“Everyone feels a little let down because, on some level, people expected all their problems to go away. But real change comes from everyday people. You can’t wait for a leader.”
The Los Angeles Times reports that big names including Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal turned down the role in “Avatar” that went to Sam Worthington. James Cameron claims Worthington was his first choice to play Jake Sully, but that he approached bigger stars first “to placate the studio chiefs at Fox.” Cameron says he doesn’t known why the two turned down the role, but admits he really didn’t “go out and try to woo them.”
NEW YORK — What’s that sandy-colored mustache doing on Matt Damon’s normally hairless upper lip?
“I’m going into porn. Finally,” he retorts.
Actually, he’s going hirsute for Ethan and Joel Coen, whose drama True Grit starts shooting this spring in Austin and New Mexico.
“I didn’t know I could grow one,” he says. “Unfortunately, that means having to do a press junket with a mustache. (My wife) Lucy went online and saw. ‘What the (expletive) is that thing on his lip?’ ”
It’s just another day at work for Damon, a seeming dynamo who hopscotches from one prestige movie set to another. After wrapping the sci-fi drama The Adjustment Bureau in Manhattan last year, he flew to London to shoot Clint Eastwood’s Here After. Does he ever get a break? “These supporting roles — you’ve got to prep them, but they go by quickly. I did the Clint movie in three weeks,” he says. “This is a busy time.”
Indeed it is. In Damon’s latest flick, Green Zone, opening Friday, he plays a warrant officer searching for weapons of mass destruction in 2003 Iraq. The film reunites Damon with Paul Greengrass, the hyper-real auteur who helmed Damon’s two biggest box-office hits, TheBourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum.
“Paul, really, was a big draw for me,” says Damon, 39. “I was interested to know if we could take a big chunk of the Bourne audience and go one step further and set an action thriller in the real world. The Bourne world is heightened, it’s its own thing. It seemed really good, fertile ground for an action thriller.”
The film, he says, doesn’t take sides in the war. “It’s a really pro-soldier movie,” Damon says. “We’re not dropping the bombshell that there weren’t weapons of mass destruction. I think people are pretty clear about that.”
Greengrass, meanwhile, is also clear on what Damon brings to his films: a quiet, stabilizing decency.
“He’s a brilliant character actor. He’s a brilliant physical actor, which is pretty rare. He brings a core of integrity to the heart of the film, which is important when you’re exploring events like this,” Greengrass says.
He says Damon is equally decent in real life.
Damon will banter about the future of the news business, his reasons for marrying his wife in an impromptu city hall ceremony after word leaked about their original planned nuptials, and his favorite Manhattan sushi haunts just as easily as he’ll debate Middle East politics.
With Damon, Greengrass says, “what you see is what you get. He genuinely is nice and incredibly hardworking. In all the years we’ve made films, I’ve never once seen him be crabby and anything less than 100% enthusiastic. He’s immensely popular amongst crew and cast.”
And with critics. Damon earned his second acting Oscar nomination for portraying a rugby player in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. He and his childhood friend (and Good Will Hunting collaborator) Ben Affleck just signed a first-look deal with Warner Brothers to develop films. And he’s being honored with the American Cinematheque award March 27.
But he’s also quick to point out that his last two films, the comedy The Informant! and Invictus, underperformed. “I feel like if you make the movie you want to make, then that’s great,” Damon says. “I want to stand for being worth the price of one ticket.”
He and his family — Lucy, stepdaughter Alexia, 11, and daughters Isabella, 3, and Gia, 1 — are now settled in Manhattan.
“They’re all thriving. That’s why we’re so excited about it here,” he says. “We’re not leaving. Nobody bothers me. The younger ones are not aware of any of the celebrity (stuff). We walk to school every morning. We play in the park. It feels like a normal life.”
Damon is in talks to play the politician who was assassinated in 1968, just five years after his brother President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas.
The movie will be directed by Seabiscuit helmer Gary Ross, and based on Evan Thomas’ biography of Kennedy, titled His Life.
Damon has confirmed he’ll take the starring role if he likes the script, but admits he’s intimidated by the prospect of playing Kennedy.
He says, “Well I dont know that I can (play him well). It’s part of the challenge, but I’m pretty confident I could do it. It would be a lot of research and time put in. Where I come from, he’s a pretty important person and it’s a lot of responsibility… the script comes in in a few weeks and hopefully (it’s) a good script.”
Kennedy has previously been portrayed on screen by Martin Sheen in 1974 TV movie The Missiles of October, by Casey Affleck in The Kennedys of Massachusetts, and more recently by Dave Fraunces in 2006’s Bobby.
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