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  • This article includes some clips, gifs and and links from the Graham Norton Show interview on Friday. The show was also a ratings success.



  • Alyson Hannigan has been cast in the role of Tom Papa's wife for the comedy pilot.

  • Louis Rorimer, the son of James Romimer, was interviewed about his father and the film.

    But while at the premiere, Rorimer had the chance to speak with Damon briefly, and he said he was impressed with both Damon’s performance and the actor himself. “He clearly understood the character of my father and what he was playing,” Rorimer said. “He made some very complimentary comments about what a great guy my father was… The character as a whole was a great reflection of my father – [the] integrity, seriousness.”

    After seeing the film, Rorimer said he believes the message of the film is grounded in both the past and the present. An important part of it, he said, is the artwork that has still not been returned to its original owners even now. “[The message is] honoring these individuals for what they did and making the world aware of what's unfinished,” Rorimer said.

  • From an interview with Minnie Driver on whether her leading men were men or boys:

    Matt Damon, "Good Will Hunting" (1997)
    "Man. I would say… no, he was a boy. It's so funny, because he's been so much more man than boy. I feel like that was the only one where he was a boy. Even the one with Jude Law ['The Talented Mr. Ripley'], 'Saving Private Ryan'… I still feel like he became a man really quickly. But he was a boy in 'Good Will Hunting.' A clever boy."

  • In this IMDB inteview, Matt talks about the one movie poster in his apartment (and quotes a few lines from the movie).

  • During an interview with Simon Mayo, Matt said he had to walk away from potential directorial debut The Foreigner due to timing issues, but that Paul Greengrass is flirting with the project.

  • Matt is due to attend the BAFTA Awards in London on Sunday evening as a nominee (for the final time) for Behind the Candelabra, this time in the Supporting Actor category.
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    Comments
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks Felicity Wishes (mattdamoncolumn). M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Article

    This Spanish article has a few new quotes at the end:
    http://www.finanzas.com/xl-semanal/magazine/20140216/matt-damon-idea-perder-6894.html

    **
    Did anyone see any sightings of Matt returning to LA or going back to London? He missed all pre-BAFTA parties.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Article

    maybe he fell asleep on the plane and is flying around catching up on sleep, he did look tired OR on a romantic hideaway with Lucy for Valentines
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BBC America

    Just a reminder to the US folks that BBC America will air the BAFTAs at 8pm eastern. I'll be DVRing, for sure!
    Paula

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BAFTAs

    Is Matt there? No sign of Matt on the pre-show or in any photos yet. The show not being telecast live, but The Wrap is updating winners on this post.

    http://za.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/bafta-awards-gravity-12-years-slave-looking-boost-190110972.html

    Results also on BAFTA's Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/BAFTA

    Edited at 2014-02-16 07:49 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Hazel

    Emily and John Krasinski have had their baby - a daughter called Hazel.

    http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/02/16/emily-blunt-and-john-krasinski-welcome-daughter-hazel/

    John announced it via Twitter:
    John Krasinski ‏@johnkrasinski
    Wanted to let the news out directly. Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hazel

    Congratulations Emily and John (I was following Emily's growing baby bump on Daily Mail news). Hazel is a beautiful name. Wishing you many happy memories! M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Hazel

    It is a sweet, old fashioned sort of name. They'll be great parents.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    No win for MAtt at BAfta's

    He didnt win

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/bafta-award-winners-2014-bafta-movie-awards/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook


    SUPPORTING ACTOR
    BARKHAD ABDI, Captain Phillips

    This catgeory was wide open with no love for Dallas Buyers Club at all. Abdi is a surprise, but not a huge one. If 12 Years A Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o takes Supporting Actress, that’s two debuts recognized — that doesn’t happen very often.

    Also - no idea if he is there, havent seen any pictures at all
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt at Bafta's

    I expected Barkhad Abdi to win - he won in the same category at a similar awards ceremony in the last fortnight. Maybe Matt stayed in LA to be around Emily's birth.

    Edited at 2014-02-16 08:41 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt at Bafta's

    LOOOL why would he be there for Emily giving birth! She's a friend, not this wife or sister!! That made me laugh so hard:D
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
    They are really close friends. Or maybe Matt was never going to attend the BAFTAs.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't think he actually was going to attend in the first place unless there was something at home keeping him from attending the Baftas but does seems a long flight for just one show and he has been awayf from his family a long time
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    They were only away for six days.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
    And you never know if Matt was asked to be Hazel's Godparent (if they do that in the USA). M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    Monuments Men had a drop of only 32% at the box office for $15.1 million and has now made $43.7 million.

    http://moviecitynews.com/2014/02/weekend-estimates-by-everything-is-still-legos-klady/#comments

    **
    Matt definitely wasn't at the BAFTAs, but there seemed to be a lot of no-shows. The introduction clip for his category showed a few images but mostly the scene with Rob Lowe about wanting a dimple in his chin. There was at least one shot from BtC in the opening film montage. Barkhad didn't mention the other nominees in his speech. The lesser categories (where BtC was up for four categories) weren't included in the TV coverage except for the Adapted Screenplay category.

    An old interview with Absolute Radio UK for Elysium (he mentions speaking another language the night before - French for MM):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMtYxVT-kTQ&feature=youtu.be&a

    (I don't think I've ever seen this whole interview. He also gives a different answer to the Monopoly question.)

    Interview with the BtC costume designer:
    http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10637189/Behind-the-costumes-Ellen-Mirojnick-on-reinterpreting-Liberace.html

    Edited at 2014-02-17 12:24 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 17th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    odd about the now show BAFTA, on Norton it seemed like he would be in attendance and I fought from MM press it was implied he'd leave the UK and come back. Something must've changed.

    i love the youtube radio interview posted above, lengthy, candid and closeup of him!
    Gregory
    From: ext_2087515 Date: February 18th, 2014 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    Yup, odd that he was a no show at BAFTA when he clearly said he'd be traveling to it but first had to go see the kids. But apparently this last minute White House invite is most likely the reason Matt cancelled on BAFTA.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    It shouldn't have affected the BAFTA non-attendance, and the White House screening is likely to have been scheduled for some time.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    Only a 32% drop is very good. Wasn't it made for around $50 million? I read on indie wire that it's already Clooney's most successful film financially.

    Hubby and I will take my mom today. She has been put out with me for not taking her earlier!
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    It was made for $75 million and Grant Heslov said it would have to make $140 million before anyone made money. He expects it to do OK in the UK but very well in Germany. It's doing fine.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men, BAFTAs

    Enjoyed the Absolute radio interview, it seemed very random. Matt going through the Wickes catalogue is my favourite bit. Thanks for finding it. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Updates, Thank You mattdamoncolumn

    Thanks Felicity for all your coverage of Matt over the last year/s on this website (mattdamoncolumn.livejournal.com) regarding Matt's info, news, updates, photos, videos, links, movies, etc. Enjoy your holiday/travel overseas for the cricket. I've really enjoyed visiting this site and it was really nice & sociable to meet others with the same admiration/respect for Matt (B, Paula, Gregory... I enjoyed and appreciated reading all of your contributions & experiences). I look forward to any future updates, and hope that one of us is lucky to win the Omaze experience with MATT and ben (lol). Make sure if one of us wins, we can all have the opportunity to ask a question to Ben and Matt (i.e. MATT and ben), and share the answers back here as part of the experience. Looking forward to "More Time With Family" :) A few more weeks until The Monuments Men is here in Aus.. Can't wait!! M..
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 18th, 2014 09:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Updates, Thank You mattdamoncolumn

    :o) likewise M!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Updates, Thank You mattdamoncolumn

    Thanks guys.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Flight

    Paige Andersen‏@Paigeeandersen·35 mins
    😳George Clooney and Matt Damon were on my airplane flight... they're beautiful 😌

    This could be why:
    Clooney Aficionados‏@CAficionados
    #President #Obama to host a WH screening of #MonumentsMen for the cast and crew. George #Clooney, Matt #Damon & Grant #Helov will be there.

    Edited at 2014-02-17 11:48 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 17th, 2014 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Flight

    wow. what an honor. i love it.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    White House screening

    Matt attended a Good Will Hunting screening with Robin, Gus and Ben at the Clinton White House many years ago. Variety reports the screening is on Tuesday night and press will not be attending:

    http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/the-monuments-men-to-screen-at-white-house-1201109518/

    Ted Johnson‏@tedstew
    President Obama will screen The Monuments Men at the White House on Tuesday evening, with cast and crew attending.

    Edited at 2014-02-17 11:58 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 18th, 2014 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: White House screening

    yes, i thought that they might have done a GWH screening. I was going to look it up after work. Hee. Thank you for saving me the trouble. I love it a lot. That's so exciting. I really think highly of this film (TMM) and am annoyed by the reviews.

    Edited at 2014-02-18 12:45 am (UTC)
    From: ext_2087515 Date: February 18th, 2014 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Flight

    Is this where Matt takes back all the smack he talked about Obama back in 2008?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Flight

    Matt's been critical of some decisions made in recent years (not 2008), but always says he supports Obama and he's the best possible person to have in office.

    Matt is already in DC with a new cap I can't identify:
    Whitehouse‏@whphotos2013
    When you're drinking with politicians you're bound to meet a movie star too. Hidden gem lounge. #dc #mattdamon @u... pic.twitter.com/rcLIYlgXkg

    Patrick Rizzuto‏@PatrickRizzuto
    Perks of being a pilot. #MattDamon left a note for Captain Mama Rizzuto after his flight. pic.twitter.com/SNxKSgzsmH
    https://twitter.com/PatrickRizzuto/status/435585999255924736/photo/1

    Edited at 2014-02-18 01:32 am (UTC)
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