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  • Matt performed as Prince of Arragon in Merchant of Venice before participating in a discussion with his former Harvard professor Michael Sandel at Shakespeare in the Park on Monday at Central Park. A photo of the cast before the performance is at the Public Forum's Twitter.



  • The first official still of Matt in The Zero Theorem is available at Bleeding Cool.

  • Matt is not eligible to win an Emmy for the Jimmy Kimmel takeover - details at Deadline. The article states that Matt will be in the lead category for Behind the Candelabra.

  • London interviews with Matt, Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley are at this Italian site.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Nominations....or lack thereof

    Two words: SOOO UNFAIR.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nominations....or lack thereof

    Yeah! that ain't right!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2013 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Nominations

    I know I made my feelings clear yesterday, but I think if the board -and Kimmel - really wanted to make this happen they could. It seems pretty clear that Kimmel has a conflict of interest. I thought I would be over this by now, but I am still really ticked. It wouldn't be so bad if Candelabra had been the theatrical release in the states that everyone now admits it should have been.

    I know it will be fine in the end. Matt has a different perspective than most of Hollywood. He could have virtually assured himself an Emmy by playing the traditional Hollywood game and dropping down to Supporting. Bt that's not Matt. I respect him for it. But, still, it would have been nice to see him get the plaudits he deserves.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 18th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nominations

    I't's Paula, by the way (in case you couldn't tell by my whining and frowny face:-(
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 19th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nominations

    GOD...WHAT DOES A GUY LIKE MATT HAVE TO DO TO FRIGGIN WIN ONE OF THOSE NOMINATION STATUES BECAUSE IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THEN HIM HE SEEMS LIKE A COOL BUT HOT GUY AND REAL. SORRY M YOU STILL WIN ANYWAY :)
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 18th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photo

    A photo of Matt, Neill, Sharlto and their partners at an airport (London or Berlin):
    http://iwouldfookthat.tumblr.com/post/53293298279/photo-generously-stolen-from-tanit-phoenixs

    Article on the Emmy guest actor category:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emmys-matt-damon-justin-timberlake-567648

    Article on Monday's theater event from the New York Times:
    http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/theater/money-and-morals-sharing-the-stage-with-shakespeare.html?_r=0

    Mr. Damon stole the scene. His Arragon was an obnoxious, gum-chewing lout straight out of “The Bachelor.” The lines were Shakespeare’s, but the character was all-American — the malt-shop Lothario, the pickup artist, the nightmare blind date.

    At one point Professor Sandel summoned Mr. Damon from the audience to the stage. But the actor was a ringer, a former student of the professor’s. “I am now reliving the recurring dream-slash-nightmare of anyone who took your class,” he said.

    An article on the hotel where Matt and George stayed in Rye (not the cheap one claimed by the Daily Mail):
    http://www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk/news/george-hosts-top-hollywood-movie-stars-1-5191956

    Edited at 2013-06-18 09:44 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 19th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    Another report and photo at Vanity Fair:
    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/06/matt-damon-vanessa-redgrave-alan-alda-shakespeare

    Matt pops up twice in a new Jimmy Kimmel video about Channing Tatum (filmed at the White House Down party in Cancun?)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPOUgobWTT0&feature=youtu.be

    The photo of the Elysium group at the airport is from the Twitter of Tanit Phoenix, Sharlto's South African model girlfriend.
    https://twitter.com/search?q=tanit%20phoenix&src=typd

    ♡Tanit Phoenix♡ ‏@TanitPhoenix 14 Jun
    LA, LONDON, BERLIN, LA... #Elysium press tour. What a amazing time we had :)

    Lainey on the Kimmel lack of nomination story:
    http://www.laineygossip.com/Intro-for-June-18--2013/27210

    Edited at 2013-06-19 02:50 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: June 19th, 2013 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    Could this have been filmed in Cancun at the Summer of Sony event over a month ago? There was a tweet with a flight attendant with Matt and Channing onboard a plane at the time.

    Funny cameo!!! With Kimmel no less
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 19th, 2013 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    I think it was filmed at Cancun (as I mentioned above). It looks like Matt attended the white party, as he and Tatum arrived earlier that day.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 19th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo/Video

    I liked it too this morning...love to see those guys doing funny things where you least expect it like in a funny video like that :)
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 19th, 2013 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    BtC in the UK

    BtC moved from 8th to 5th place as it expanded in cinemas across the UK:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2013/jun/18/man-of-steel-leaps-superman-returns

    The niche hit

    Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra opened over the 7-9 June weekend with an impressive £513,000 from 131 screens, achieving a strong screen average of £3,918. But the aggressive expansion a week later to 241 cinemas represented a risk, taking the film into regional multiplex sites with a less proven track record playing arthouse fare. The result: the film moves up from eighth to fifth place, with box-office rising by 21%, a solid site average of £2,582 and a 10-day cumulative total of £1.64m. These numbers more than justify distributor eOne's belief in the commercial appeal of the film, which might have been sidelined as a niche drama featuring a bizarrely attired Vegas showman and his drug-abusing toyboy. Certainly in the US, major and indie studios approached the project with caution – hence it landing in the lap of HBO, which aired it earlier this month.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 19th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Tom papa

    Did you see this?

    That actor dude from the Liberace movie joins Come to Papa Live! 6/19 NYC Plus @amyschumer @mulaney & more! Tix bit.ly/19n5ZVP RT

    From tom papa's twitter. Another clue that it could definitely be matt tomorrow night.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 19th, 2013 04:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt and Tom papa

    Saw that (mentioned it last post). I would expect Matt to be there on Wednesday.

    Edited at 2013-06-19 05:04 am (UTC)
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