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  • Matt, Lucy and George Clooney are now in Berlin ahead of the Film Festival premiere today. Photos of Matt and Lucy arriving in Berlin are available at Bild, and photos of Matt, Lucy, George and team at the Grill Royal restaurant on Friday night are available at the Daily Mail, Bild and Morgenpost.



  • The press conference, photo call and red carpet will be streamed live from Berlin here - Berlin local times below.

    14.30 Photo Call
    14.45 Press Conference
    18.00 Red Carpet

  • A recap of the Live with Kelly and Michael appearance is available here, including:



    Matt Damon is an Oscar winner and a father whose latest movie is The Monuments Men. The ever-popular A-lister deflected the audience’s attention back to Michael Strahan for his Hall of Fame news this week, and Kelly Ripa welcomed Damon back, asking him about his move to LA.

    He is still going through adjusting to his new home, and he broke his collarbone after taking up mountain biking. It will be another four to six weeks before he is all healed up. But the four girls in his household were good at taking care of him for a few weeks.

  • Matt will be attending the BAFTAs on 16 February.

    BAFTA ‏@BAFTA
    Confirmed attendees: @Oprah, @LeoDiCaprio, Daniel Brühl, Martin Scorsese, Matt Damon, Bruce Dern, Steve McQueen & Sandra Bullock. #EEBAFTAs

  • A NY Post sighting:

    Matt Damon and his wife, ­Luciana Barroso, at Dos Caminos in the Meatpacking District.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2014 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Video

    This video interview with the George Clooney contest winner is pretty funny. She's wasn't a fan and was interested in the cause and a trip to NY rather than meeting George. She also left the party early because her daughter was tired, and she didn't seem to meet the other cast members.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZPb51xA4Y
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Live feeds

    The photocall was funny. John Goodman led everyone on a few rounds of 'Working on the chain gang' because there so many there. Matt was the lead on the conga line leading them out of the room.

    Attending the press conference:
    George Clooney (Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor)
    Matt Damon (Actor)
    Bill Murray (Actor)
    John Goodman (Actor)
    Jean Dujardin (Actor)
    Bob Balaban (Actor)
    Hugh Bonneville (Actor)
    Dimitri Leonidas (Actor)
    Justus von Dohnányi (Actor)
    Grant Heslov (Screenwriter, Producer)
    Moderation: Jenni Zylka

    Edited at 2014-02-08 01:50 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Press conference, photos

    The press conference was insanely dumb with ridiculous questions from international journalists. Matt didn't say much and most on the table were asked nothing.

    More photos from the Grill Royal dinner, including some Matt and George drunken hugs:

    http://www.promiflash.de/matt-damon-und-george-clooney-bromance-in-berlin-14020832.html

    http://www.justjared.com/2014/02/08/george-clooney-matt-damon-monuments-men-cast-dinner-before-berlin-film-festival/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Press conference, photos, Baftas

    Insanely dumb is right! How can people be so ridiculous? I watched half of it then turned it off. I admit it does give me some consolation to know that they are just a likely to get stupid questions abroad as they are in the States. It's not just our reporters. Doesn't make it any more fun for the guys, of course.

    Delighted to hear Matt is going to the Baftas. More Matt. Yay! BBC America will be showing same day coverage, I think.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Press conference, photos, Baftas

    I'm up at 2.40pm waiting for the premiere, so I watched it to the end. The film didn't get a better response in Berlin, so one reporter claims that is what shaded the bizarre press conference.

    One of the most annoying questions came from an official Berlinale correspondent, who I think was a former co-host of Eurovision.
    http://www.bz-berlin.de/berlinale/berlinale-2014-tag-3-im-live-ticker-article1800627.html

    Edited at 2014-02-08 03:46 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 10th, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Press conference, photos, Baftas

    just watched it archived. very disappointing press conference, and awkward.
    the conga line at the photocell was priceless however!
    gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Red carpet

    Matt certainly had a lot of shriekers at the red carpet. I love matt, but, ick. That sort of behavior always strikes me as so odd. Thanks for the link, by the way. Very convenient. I thought I might have spotted Kyle for a second. Is it possible he's there?
    P
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Premiere

    I wouldn't expect Kyle to be there. And the screamers were horrible.

    That was one of the longest red carpets ever. Matt signed for a long time then met up with Lucy briefly for photos before interviews. The cast is overcompensating with friendliness on this tour from everybody. Lucy wore a white dress and a black jacket - photos are at Yahoo.

    Great photo of Matt, Lucy and George:
    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/actor-george-clooney-jokes-fellow-actor-matt-damon-photo-174843830.html

    **
    Matt talks about directing generally, but not any particular project.
    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1721986/matt-damon-director.jhtml

    http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/1001940/matt-damon-george-clooney-is-en-fuego.jhtml

    Monuments Men is on track for its expected $20 million opening (Lego movie will have $65 million).

    Edited at 2014-02-08 06:01 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Premiere

    A lot of pics at getty images.

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/matt-damon-and-luciana-barroso-attend-the-monuments-men-news-photo/467848443

    Is that a tattoo on Lucy's foot or is it just a vein? It looks a vein but then in other pics it looks like it might be maybe her matt tattoo? Probably not. Everytime matt wears a short sleeve shirt I always try to spot his Lucy tattoo (on his bicep) but haven't seen it yet.

    Loving all the coverage and still more to come.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 9th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Some more photos on Daily Mail

    Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso hit the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival... after George Clooney leads his Monuments Men in a conga to the premiere

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2554785/Matt-Damon-Luciana-Barroso-hit-red-carpet-Monuments-Men-premiere-Berlin-Film-Festival.html#ixzz2smuesTz3

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