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  • Photos of Matt and Lucy from the Independent Spirit Awards are below. Casey won Best Actor.

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  • Matt will be attending the Oscars as a nominated producer for Manchester by the Sea on Sunday. Expect a lot of jokes at Matt's expense from host Jimmy Kimmel - starting with Matt's Oscar placeholder photo here.
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  • Matt, Lucy and Pedro Pascal attended the premiere of The Great Wall in LA on Wednesday. Photos are at the Daily Mail, Extra TV and Kung Fu Movie Guide.

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    Anne Thompson‏@akstanwyck
    The Great Wall is $150 million epic spectacle like studios used to make; huge sets and extras and VFX. Matt Damon & Pedro Pascal are fine.

  • In an interview with news.com.au (not online yet), Matt discussed a range of issues:

    * Matt says he will "probably go back to work again at the end of the year or next year."

    * On Pedro: "Pedro and my wife have very parallel stories - he's Chilean and she's Argentinian and both of them, with their parents, fled their countries when they were babies and moved to America. So when they met each other it was like they were a long lost brother and sister."

    * "Pascal - "Tio Pedro" to Matt's kids - can't speak highly enough of Damon's generosity, not only in welcoming him into the family, but in the way he worked with The Great Wall's sprawling crew. "What anyone famous or unknown can learn from Matt is that it takes incredible generosity and patience to provide everyone with a good experience."

    * Matt: "Movies are a tool for empathy. Particularly with the political climate in my country, it seems the more movies put out there expressing different perspectives, the better off we'll be."
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  • From a press junket interview with ET Canada:

    Matt: “You want your kids to have as much self-esteem as possible so that they make good decisions because you can’t be there for every decision. You’re just never going to be able to police decisions so you’ve got to try to fill them with enough wisdom and self-regard to make good choices,” he explains. “You want them to have integrity. I want them to be good friends to other people. I want them to be reliable and loyal, good and kind.”

  • Links by readers to lots of junket interviews are in the comments section of the previous post.
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  • Matt attended the Oscar nominee luncheon on Monday and posed for the official photo between Emma Stone and Natalie Portman.



  • Matt made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel as Tom Brady.





  • Matt will be appearing on the Today Show this week and Ellen and James Corden next Thursday to promote The Great Wall.
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  • Matt received an Oscar nomination as a producer on Manchester by the sea. The film also received nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Director. Matt is the third person after George Clooney and Warren Beatty to receive Oscar nominations as a writer, actor and producer.

  • A video interview with Marc Malkin at Sundance.
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  • Matt is now at the Sundance Film Festival to promote water.org's promotion with Stella Artois and a film he executive produced titled Bending the Arc - details here, thanks to Irina and Paula. A photo of Matt at the water.org brunch with chef Marcus Samuelsson is at Grace Cha's Instagram.

    World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim will attend the world premiere of the stunning new documentary feature BENDING THE ARC at Sundance Film Festival and will be reunited with lifelong friends and co-founders of Partners In Health Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl (daughter of British novelist Roald Dahl) and patients from around the world whose lives were saved by their remarkable work. From directors Academy Award-Nominee Kief Davidson, Primetime Emmy Award Winner Pedro Kos, and producer/writer Academy Award-Nominee Cori Shepherd Stern.

    A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl - whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

  • Matt was in Davos for the World Economic Forum earlier in the week. A report is at USA Today, and a video is here.

  • From an interview with Ben at the Inquirer, thanks to a reader.

    "Matt lives down the street from me. I am very lucky. Our kids get together all the time—they have sleepovers and parties.

    In terms of professional matters, Pearl Street Films is my and Matt’s company, which has a production card on “Manchester.” Matt is the producer. We try to produce movies together as much as we can. We share scripts and give each other advice. We watch football together and do things that people do."
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  • Matt will be attending the World Economic Forum over the next few days. Session details are from Irina, with details of the visit from The Age:

    Matt Damon will launch a new clean water campaign with Stella Artois.

    Tuesday 17 January 13.00 - 13.45 Congress Centre - Aspen 2

    A conversation with clean-water pioneers Matt Damon and Gary White on scaling solutions for universal fresh water and sanitation access.

    This session will be livestreamed on TopLink and the Forum website.

    Matt Damon, Co-Founder, Water.org, USA Gary White, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Water.org, USA; Social Entrepreneur

  • Photos of Matt and Lucy at dinner with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are at PopSugar, the Daily Mail (incorrect reporting) and video with Lucy is here.
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  • Matt and Lucy attended the Live by night premiere in LA on Monday. Photos from Zimbio and Twitter. A report is at the Daily Mail.

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  • Another report from the Globes parties:

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    Ben Affleck celebrated his brother Casey's best-actor Globes win for Manchester by the Sea (which Amazon bought at the Sundance Film Festival early last year) at this bash. The elder Affleck hung out in a back room for bit, then made his way to the front of the party. "Where's Matt?" he asked, walking by a crowded dance floor in search of Matt Damon. Found him! His longtime pal was tucked in a corner with his wife, Luciana, who was dancing with Pataky.

  • Matt will no longer direct Father Daughter Time.
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