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  • Matt will be presented with the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal on Thursday. A live feed from the event will be available here.

    Matt Damon is returning to his academic roots on Thursday. The Oscar award-winning actor will be visiting Harvard as the recipient of the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal, despite attending the College from 1988 to 1992 but never graduating.

    Presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers, the ceremony will include a discussion with Damon on his life and career, moderated by fellow actor and Harvard alum John Lithgow of “3rd Rock from the Sun” fame. The event will mark the official opening of Arts First, an annual festival highlighting student creativity in the arts.

  • Matt attended press conferences for Elysium and Monuments Men, where George Clooney and Grant Heslov connected via Skype from Germany, at the Summer of Sony 2013 in Cancun last weekend.





  • A new poster for Behind the Candelabra is at EW. The jury at the Cannes Film Festival will include Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Christoph Waltz, and the jury president is Steven Spielberg.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Hi!

    Love, love Matt !!
    I just found your website and just discovered him and what a philanthropist he is ..all I can say is WOW! Matt and YESSSSSSSS !!! YES ! YES !

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 25th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Harvard Arts Medal

    Live stream: http://www.harvard.edu/live-stream

    Arriving at venue:
    Marc Atiyeh ‏@MarcAtiyeh46m
    What's up Matt Damon! @ Harvard Memorial Hall http://instagram.com/p/Yie8AMJ_AE/

    Lucy's there:

    Karen Galvez ‏@karen_g6m
    No cameras at the events, but thought you might like to see how close I am to Mr. Matt Damon's beautiful face. http://ow.ly/i/1YlIZ
    You guys, Matt Damon's wife is refreshingly normal and super pretty. She is standing... Oh, two feet from me?

    Edited at 2013-04-25 08:04 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Harvard Arts Medal

    Has it not started yet? Maybe my iPad doesn't have enough power to run the simulcast.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 25th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Harvard Arts Medal

    The introductions have just started (Matt is not on stage yet). Now it has started - Matt being interviewed by John Lithgow.

    Edited at 2013-04-25 08:20 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Harvard Arts Medal

    Thanks, I could get it on my computer.
    That was pretty much great. Matt seemed to get choked up a bit there at the end. Thanks again for letting us know about it.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 25th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Harvard Arts Medal

    It was pretty awesome (lucky attendees). Lots of additional info about stories we've heard before, all with a Harvard/Boston slant. Very funny that the first question raised was about how he proposed to Lucy rather than any work-related questions, but he also talked about Elysium and Monuments Men and how much Harvard meant to his career and how it has impacted the person he become, and wants to be known for. Good to see Nancy and Miles were also there with Lucy. He did appear to leave the stage very quickly.

    He was asked about the vow renewal and said very little, only that they wanted to redo their vows in front of family and friends who would hold them to the things they promised each other.

    Edited at 2013-04-25 11:42 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 25th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Absolutely wonderful! You could feel the pride of the attendees in the room proud of their hometown boy. Lithgow was excellent and Matt was great, relaxed and funny! He had some great sentiments to share on life, career, and holding onto ones humanity.
    Felicity, Thanks for sharing the link to watch live!!

    Gregory
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 25th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photos

    Photos of Matt and Lucy arriving for the event:

    http://fadedyouthblog.com/2013/04/25/matt-damon-receives-2013-harvard-arts-medal/

    The links on that page don't appear to be working well, so just change the final number on this jpeg link:

    http://fadedyouthblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Matt-Damon-Goes-to-Harvard1.jpg

    Edited at 2013-04-25 10:08 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Lucy is looking very thin and stylish, love that YSL purse!

    I see Matt is carrying a D&G bag with two hangers...does anyone know if Lucy also changed into something more formal for the event?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 25th, 2013 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    The YSL bag Lucy is carrying retail value is over $2500 US Dollars....that is one expensive purse. Maybe a renewal wedding present from Matt to her. I've heard from a friend of Kirin (Lucy's sister) that Lucy is very generous with her sisters and is always giving them the designer sunglasses, purses and clothing she no longer wants.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 25th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    I'm sure Lucy is also given a lot of freebies.

    No pictures of Lucy inside the event yet (Getty has photos from the event but none of Lucy). Also no word yet (ie Twitter sightings) of whether they flew back to NY immediately or will stay overnight.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: April 25th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Zimbio.com has good photos now posted!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 26th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photos

    Lucy looks extremely thin in the Zimbio.com pictures.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 26th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Introducing GWH

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2013 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)

    BEHIND CANDELABRA MOVIE

    I'M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT I KNOW IT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH AND AN INTERESTING STORY BECAUSE MR. STEVEN S. DOES GOOD MOVIES (ESPECIALLY WHEN IT INVOLVES MATT DAMON). I LIKE THE PICTURES OF THEM AT WORK STANDING AROUND IN BETWEEN FILMING--STEVEN SEEMS LIKE THE SMART 'NERDY' TYPE :)
    Ele
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