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  • Matt and his father Kent are featured in a new video for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.



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    From: cindiest Date: November 15th, 2014 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
    Oh my god. Heartbreaking. Very touching.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 15th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Video and Pictures

    it was myself that had asked a few weeks back about Kent and i am glad to see such a good picture of him, he is looking well. The video is so emotional, you can see this when he is talking, i have been so lucky not to have anyone close being diagnosed with cancer and i hope that continues. My thoughts are with the Damon family and to all who have someone close who is going through this or has gone through this. E
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: November 16th, 2014 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Off Camera

    Off Camera is offering signed copies of the Matt Damon issue autographed for $25
    http://shop.offcamera.com/collections/frontpage or the $5.95 non autographed version
    G
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 17th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Off Camera

    Now posted by Sam:

    Off Camera‏@OffCameraShow
    Matt Damon stopped by the studio and signed some of his zines. These won't last long, folks! http://bit.ly/1A98et6
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 18th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interstellar

    Christopher Nolan wrote an Interstellar comic and Matt's included (spoilers):

    http://www.vulture.com/2014/11/christopher-nolan-wrote-an-interstellar-comic.html
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 18th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interstellar

    Quote from Vulture and the comic:


    ... (The comic) tells the story of the moment Damon's Dr. Mann decided to go over to the dark side once and for all. "If cold is only the absence of heat, if silence is just the absence of sound, if death is simply the absence of life," he asks himself, "then is good the absence of evil, or is evil the absence of good?"

    So what is the true nature of human kind? Perhaps the address of these philosophical/mystical questions is really what intrigues me about Interstellar. As a believer these are questions that I am familiar with and wrestle with frequently.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 18th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interstellar

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 19th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Sexiest Man Alive

    Chris Hemsworth wins Sexiest Man Alive (People) and Jimmy Kimmel asks him about Matt.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2840362/Chris-Hemsworth-named-People-s-Sexiest-Man-Alive-thanks-parents-putting-together.html

    'I learned everything there is about being sexy from Matt - pursing the lips, squinting at the right time,' he said. 'Thank you Matt and all the other previous intelligent men.'
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 20th, 2014 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Nolan

    Another interview with Christopher Nolan about Matt's cameo in Interstellar (or it could be the same quotes):

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/19/christopher-nolan-explains-interstellar-s-big-hotly-debated-twist.html
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 20th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thanksgiving

    wownow From: wownow Date: November 20th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanksgiving

    I find the above interview with Matt really hard to watch :(

    Ben and Jennifer have been spending a lot of time visiting Ben's mother in hospital in recent weeks, according to twitter. I hope it's not too serious. Sounds like she'll staying with them for a while.

    "My mother is staying with us now..."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 21st, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanksgiving


    "We're all invited. Matt and my family are all like one big extended family for Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it a lot."

    Ok, that's beyond adorable.

    Paula



    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-doing-thanksgiving-with-matt-damon-20142011
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: November 22nd, 2014 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanksgiving

    wish i could drop in. one can dream. i could say Casey sent me in his place. HAHA
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 22nd, 2014 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanksgiving

    why not trying?...... :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 22nd, 2014 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanksgiving

    Ha, ha. Be sure to say "hi!" From all of us at MDNC before you get arrested! ;-)
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 23rd, 2014 06:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanksgiving

    "Hello from MDNC, now I'd like to speak to my lawyer"
    Not happening. Oh well...
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 22nd, 2014 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
    i was moved......tear in my eye.....Unfortunatly my kids never knew my mother....
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 22nd, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    I can't view the clip (not available here), but Jessica Chastain talked about her role in The Martian on Jon Stewart:

    http://www.wearemoviegeeks.com/2014/11/jessica-chastain-discusses-astronaut-training-ridley-scotts-martian/

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 23rd, 2014 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    No details about the film at all, she just mentioned that she had been to JPL and was getting ready to go to Houston for research.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 23rd, 2014 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Thank you.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 23rd, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Article in The Rotarian

    Terrific interview with Matt and Gary about water.org in The Rotarian. I hadn't heard of this magazine, but it looks to be quite excellent.

    http://therotarianmagazine.com/the-rotarian-conversation-matt-damon-gary-white/

    Paula
    From: cindiest Date: November 24th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
    This is just a very aside bit of FYI: Celebrity Name Game (a game show hosted by Craig Ferguson) frequently has Matt Damon's name. He's been in categories for celebrities who went to ivy league schools, celebrities on the Walk of Fame, Oscar winners and I'm sure some others I can't remember. 99.9 percent of the time Matt are named the clue that the contestants is either "He's best friends with Ben Affleck" or "Not Ben Affleck but the other one." The same goes for Ben Affleck, "His best friend is Matt Damon." or "Not Matt Damon, but..." Once the name was Ben Affleck and one contestant said, "his best friend is Matt Damon" and the other contestant didn't know the answer and Craig Ferguson expressed exasperated surprise. Only once, for Ben Affleck has someone said, "He's married to Jennifer Garner," instead of affiliating him with Matt. For Jennifer Garner they almost always say, "Married to Ben Affleck." Only once someone said, "She played Elektra." And yes, I've seen every episode. LOL.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 24th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Name Game

    Thanks for that interesting tidbit. I saw that show once for a few moments when floating the TV grid but didn't quite grasp what the concept was.

    I remember it was Jennifer who described Matt and Ben as one of the greatest romances ever at some award show for Matt. Lol.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 25th, 2014 09:08 am (UTC) (Link)
    Haha!
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 25th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Dad Kent...

    OMG, what a good looking man Matt looks just like him I never realized how much alike they look! Hope dad gets 'renewed' and feels like new again :)
    Ele

    PS. Happy holydays to Matt family and friends!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 25th, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Come to Papa

    Matt's going to another one:

    Martin Diller ‏@MartinDiller
    Next Tuesday trio w/ @_JoshJohnson_ & @JRonbass at "Come To Papa" at @LargoLosAngeles w/ @tompapa, Matt Damon, @SarahKSilverman @timminchin
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: November 26th, 2014 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Come to Papa

    What?? A pack of angry wolves might not be able to keep me away!
    Gregory

    Edited at 2014-11-26 10:03 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 26th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Come to Papa

    Yep, Tom posted it originally on 23 November (I'm not monitoring all tweets and missing stuff). There could be some fun Sarah Silverman skits.


    Tom Papa@tompapa · Nov 23
    Damon is back Dec2 Come to Papa @LargoLosAngeles w @SarahKSilverman @mariabamfoo @steveagee http://bit.ly/1xDh8ga

    Edited at 2014-11-27 01:52 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 26th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Come to Papa

    Go for it, Gregory! And if you have a chance to speak to him be sure and say you were sorry you couldn't make it on Thanksgiving. ;-)

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 27th, 2014 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Come to Papa

    I didn't realise Tim Minchin's going. Such a talent, and very funny.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 25th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    Good article about Ridley Scott in Variety, including several general mentions of The Martian and the fact that shooting has started.

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 25th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Thanks, just saw that. It started on Saturday and finishes 'in winter'.

    http://variety.com/2014/film/news/ridley-scott-exodus-gods-and-kings-christian-bale-1201363668/#
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 26th, 2014 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    Hello everybody!
    I´m intrigued by the new Bourne film.
    I think there are a lot of questions about the character and where he is now in life. A film that answers them as it unfolds would be an interesting one. Like, where is he? What name does he go by now? Is he in a relationship? What does he do for a living? Does he teach languages? How do his skills evolve through time as he grows? What part of the man who joined that force is still alive in him? He did choose that. Would he ever feel comfortable enough to build a family? Or maybe risk it taking it one day at the time? How much would his partner know about him? Does he have friends? What are the people he surrounds himself with like? What would his partner and their relationship be like ? He´d stay out of trouble but what if he witness some injustice? How big should it be for him to step up? Maybe slave work? What else is he good at we don´t know? Others skills form his training? Like, is he a good interrogator? What does he enjoy? What is he not so good at? What is he proud of, if anything? If he had a kid, what of his natural abilities would he find in her/him and what form would they take? What if he had a kid with a disability, like a hearing impediment?
    It´s hard for me to imagine the action scenes.

    I´d love to hear your ideas.

    CS
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: November 26th, 2014 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    Great questions! And I want to know more about Nicki Parsons. Why was it "hard" for her and what didn't he remember about her?
    Gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 26th, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    I agree, great questions. I have (not surprisingly) thought a fair amount about this as well. I mean, it's the seminal role of my favorite actor, as well as being a spectacular trilogy in its own right. Unfortunately, as it is the day before Thanksgiving here in the US and we have company coming, I can't respond right now. But I will after the holiday weekend!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 26th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Random photo tweets

    Matt is looking really good and slim in these photos! No asto-piñata for The Martian!

    https://twitter.com/nikkibabe09/status/537683571260268544
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 26th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Random photo tweets

    Great photo! Thanks for the link.
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