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Vanity Fair Italy
  • Matt is on the cover of Vanity Fair Italy. The photo, from John Russo, was shot in Budapest. The article is now online but is just a repeat of the interview at The Guardian.

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    johnrussophoto So excited for my new cover of #vanityfair | vanityfairitalia 🇮🇹 | with #mattdamon | shot in #budapest | #themartian 🏆👍🏼 | #twentiethcenturyfox | ❤️JA | Matt is #everything 💣

  • The filming of Bourne 5 contributed 10 million euros to the Santa Cruz economy and created nearly a thousand short-term jobs. A picture of Matt buying a surfboard in Tenerife is at Palm Beach Surf Tenerife:

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  • The Martian's global total so far is $232 million, including $113 million in the US and Canada.

  • There are reports Matt is selling his Los Angeles home.
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    Comments
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 14th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt's looking attractive in the Vanity Fair cover.
    -Alejandra
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 14th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Indeed he is!!

    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 14th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Lewis Hamilton

    The Hungarian Grand Prix was on while Matt was still in Budapest - includes a photo:

    Lewis Hamilton‏@LewisHamilton
    On set watching the great Ridley Scott direct Matt Damon in one of the final scenes of his new movie #TheMartian.

    **
    New Tom Papa podcast with Matt:
    http://allthingscomedy.com/contents/9135/24-october-13-halloween-treat-2015-podcast

    Edited at 2015-10-14 04:26 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: October 15th, 2015 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lewis Hamilton

    That's the first "Come To Papa Live" I attended which was recorded last year!!!! A true hoot and must listen :D
    Gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 14th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Surfer Matt

    Wow, that surfer bod on Matt? Meow!!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 14th, 2015 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Surfer Matt

    Yeah his arm in the one pic by the surfboards, just damn!

    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 14th, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Vanity Fair Italy

    The article is now up with only the Guardian interview and some themed photo essays.

    http://www.vanityfair.it/people/mondo/15/10/13/matt-damon-the-martian-cover-vanity-fair-foto-gossip

    Edited at 2015-10-14 09:58 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2015 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    The Essential Potato Cookbook cover http://i59.tinypic.com/10fwc2u.jpg

    Mel :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2015 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    Article about how The Martian realistically captures not only science, but scientists.
    Paula

    http://www.space.com/30831-the-martian-most-realistic-space-movie-ever.html
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    John Russo Photography

    Do you know these pics of Matt? I don't think they have been posted here:

    http://www.johnrussophoto.com.temp.livebooks.com/data/pdf/pdf_John_Russo_celebrity_1.pdf

    (Go to p.9)

    B.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: October 15th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: John Russo Photography

    Thank you, B.
    My god, in the B/W photo he looks so young that at first I thought it was a photo from Good Will Hunting period.

    Edited at 2015-10-15 06:05 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: John Russo Photography

    Thanks B!!
    and i definitely agree, those pictures of him are very cute! Especially the B/W one, his face looks much younger.
    He's been looking younger these days!
    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: John Russo Photography

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: October 16th, 2015 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: John Russo Photography

    Thanks for the find B. John Russo just posted the one of Matt in the brown leather jacket on his Instagram today and it's apparently an international cover of Rolling Stone
    Gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian Halloween Costume

    You know the movie became a success when people start talking about a Mark Watney Halloween Costume. LOL.
    http://www.bustle.com/articles/116806-matt-damon-the-martian-halloween-costume-ideas-that-are-actually-ridiculously-easy

    -Rose
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2015 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Bourne Supremacy Hot Date AU TV #7 Tonight

    Popcorn, Champers, Roses, and >> Groovey Coconuts... M :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 16th, 2015 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt in London

    The only sightings I'm seeing of Matt in London are jogging with a bodyguard (probably Jason Walsh) in Richmond Park.

    Anywhere near you Marcia?

    I wonder if Matt is going to the Rugby World Cup quarter finals this weekend at Twickenham, which is very close by, and hosting most of the finals.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2015 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Matt in London

    Hi Felicity, Richmond Park is a few miles away from me. It's a beautiful park, with it's own wild deer population, and during autumn it looks particularly lovely. I'm guessing he and his family are staying near there.

    Thanks for all the updates. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 18th, 2015 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt in London

    Thanks for the info. Guessed you were somewhere close by if you did work experience at Kodak. They must all be nearby, staying at a hotel with lots of rugby players probably at the moment!

    Richmond Park sounds really beautiful.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian Q&A

    Ham Yard Hotel posted some picture of Ridley and Matt at a Martian Q&A, not sure if this is recent.

    https://instagram.com/p/86Y9Y1rNFy/?taken-by=londonoff

    Also, The Martian has made more than 120M at US box office, it will likely past 150M within a week. It is scheduled to open in China on Nov 25th, and hopefully will make a lot of money there. Although there are a lot of competition in Nov (with 007 and Hunger Game all open weeks before), Matt is very popular in China, it should still have a good run there.

    -Rose
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2015 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian Q&A

    Thanks Rose, that was definitely a Q&A on Friday night, probably at a BAFTA screening:

    boydhilton‏@boydhilton 4 hours ago
    So Matt Damon rocked up for a surprise appearance at a post-screening Q&A of The Martian and was dazzlingly smart, charming and insightful.

    https://instagram.com/p/86ZvFpnfhw/

    Paul Olding ‏@drpaulolding 5 hours ago
    Just seen #TheMartianMovie plus q&a with Sir ridley and matt Damon. Pretty awesome
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2015 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: The Martian Q&A

    Cool!! I would dearly love to see Matt put on a bit of a charm offensive right now.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2015 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: The Martian Q&A

    And I hope this means at least some BAFTA nominations are in the future for the Martian and Matt!
    -Rose
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 18th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian Q&A

    The Martian's instagram also posted some pics from the event:

    https://instagram.com/p/884y4oOVYx/?taken-by=martianmovie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2015 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Award prospects

    It seems a number of Oscar prognosticators are finally succumbing to The Martian. A THR race pundit described The Martian as coming on "like Hillary" earlier today, and Sasha Stone lists The Martian first among Oscar bets for Ridley Scott and Best Picture (Matt so far only listed here as an outside shot, but who can resist Mark Watney?) as well as other awards.

    From Sasha Stone:

    Let’s look at how we here at AwardsDaily see Best Picture – films that have been seen:

    The Martian – to some it doesn’t seem “serious” enough, but what it will have in its favor is that it’s a pleasurable, across the board likable film that leaves people feeling satisfied. More than that, they leave feeling good about the world and their place in it. This version of our future is hopeful. Mankind has not been destroyed. Life on earth is still being protected and preserved by we non-self-centered, non-barbaric humans and we’ve figured out climate change because look, we’re still using fuel to take us to Mars. It’s a brilliant comeback for Ridley Scott, a great central performance by Matt Damon and the most diverse cast you’ll find in any film this year. Branch by branch it has it all covered, from Best Picture on down to Visual Effects.

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2015 04:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Award prospects

    Paula, thanks for the update! The Academy is going to fear Mark Watney's botany power!

    There is also the talk about Matt in the lead for Golden Globe best actor for comedy and musical category. I heard that Fox is going to try for that category for Martian since the competition in the drama category is pretty fierce this year.

    -Rose
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2015 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Charlie

    Matt, family and friends (like Johnny Cicco and family) went to the matinee of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal on Saturday. A few tweets by show members and theatre workers only.

    Claire Kenning ‏@clairekenning
    Great to look after the genuinely lovely Matt Damon and family today with @EBHartley13 #team

    Craig John Burrows ‏@craigjburrows So it turns out Matt Damon is the nicest of guys. What a genuinely lovely man.

    Debra Cohen ‏@Debsie_deb83
    2 things!; today Matt Damon came to see the show with family & friends & they were lovely!

    Matt and family + friends meeting the cast backstage:
    https://instagram.com/p/89btJbuVf_/?taken-by=liviamay1

    Edited at 2015-10-18 01:40 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 18th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Vincent Cassel

    For those who can understand French, Vincent talked about Bourne 5 in this interview:

    http://www.allocine.fr/article/fichearticle_gen_carticle=18646718.html
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