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  • Matt and Lucy attended the BAFTAs on Sunday, both wearing Versace. Matt is currently completing the filming of Jason Bourne in London. Photos from Zimbio, the BAFTA Instagram, Greg Williams and Baz Bamigboye.

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  • George Clooney's Surburbicon now has a distributor and Oscar Isaac has joined the cast. Filming will start in October in LA.

    Paramount Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution to George Clooney’s black comedy “Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Julianne Moore.

    The film is expected to begin shooting this October in Los Angeles.

    Joel and Ethan Coen have written the script for “Suburbicon,” which is currently in pre-production. Joel Silver will produce under his Silver Pictures banner alongside Clooney and Grant Heslov under their Smokehouse Pictures label, and Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures. Clooney will direct.

    The movie will be set in the quiet family town of “Suburbicon,” where the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    BAFTA red carpet

    Hi, everybody. Sorry for my English, I write with the help of Google translator.
    For those who couldn't watch the BAFTA red carpet there is a video. Matt arrives at 1:50, 1:51 gives autographs at 2:08:30 meets Kate Winslet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvyrzT1MP3c&index=13&list=PLby-UMvsblGYapYTJWpKneLLe3MqsDrEH
    Irina
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 15th, 2016 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Awesome - thanks for the tips Irina. I think at 2.08 he is meeting Felicity Blunt, the wife of Stanley Tucci (and sister of Emily). There's a good photo of the group here:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BBx6v9RjFo1/?taken-by=justinejenkins

    In this video Lucy is in the background taking a selfie:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BByKnwLxxtx/?taken-by=christianbaring

    A longer interview with Matt about attending the Oscars and filming Bourne (but he doesn't say how long they have left to film):
    https://twitter.com/mnetmovies/status/699193112644575232

    Edited at 2016-02-15 11:30 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: BAFTA red carpet

    In the second video I think Lucy is taking a photo of the guy with the red flowers. And maybe standing next to Felicity? I don't recognize him, perhaps he is one of their party?
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Thanks for the clarification about Felicity Blunt. Also is at 2:09:42 Matt and Lucy pose for photographers (rear view)
    Irina
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    O.K. Lucy is a goddess. She gets better looking every year. Matt is looking great, too, and he always seems to be the joyful kid giving autographs, smiling and just living in the moment. How can anyone not like this guy?

    Louie
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Agree!Lucy's dresses are always beautiful -I would say the most beautiful- very classy and tasteful; she also wears them very nicely. And Matt is pleasant to everybody, with a large smile, this is not the case of everyone!

    B.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: BAFTA red carpet

    I agree she really is beautiful and has wonderful taste with her dresses and style! Matt and Lucy are blessed to have each other. They always looks so happy and you can definitely tell they're both so genuine and down to earth.
    I'm all the time on DailyMail reading comments about them and some people are so AWFUL and HATEFUL about her... :(

    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Haters gonna hate, Hanna.
    Don't let them bother you.



    K.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 16th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Thanks Irina for sharing that red carpet video footage! I enjoyed seeing it and the twitter interview was great too with Matt talking. He said "Leo is my friend". And there you have it folks! :D
    Yes, I agree Louie, like a joyful kid. I always enjoy him meeting & greeting with the fans.
    Gregory

    Edited at 2016-02-16 02:16 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2016 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    "Leo is my friend." Snerk! LOL! Some misdirections are fun! And, yes, G. I think I'd love being around the guy--so positive. He knows what's important.

    Louie
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 17th, 2016 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Off topic, where are you located in the world Louie? Where did everyone get the idea that Matt and Leo weren't friends exactly? I mean I've never seen them spending time together, but where'd this notion of them not being friendly to one another come from?
    G
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2016 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Butting in, I would say the Departed press junket, where they kind of had fun but you could tell they were never close. There is no warmth there.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Butting in too, but, it's obvious. There was all the stiffness during The Departed press, as Felicity said. Remember a couple of years ago when Leo was called out (on Instagram, maybe?) for publicly bashing Matt at a restaurant? And Matt has thrown some subtle shade this year at Leo for all his whining about his "suffering", which to Matt's way of thinking would have been insufferable as well as unprofessional. And there's the fact that some of Matt's friends don't like Leo. Clooney did a devastating interview calling out Leo for his childishness and warning him about his hangers-on a few years ago.

    But I'm sure Ben gets on well with Leo! Ha.
    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 17th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Oh, I had my head buried in the sand for The Departed press junket. I only had my eyes glued to the silver screen then and didn't follow Matt as closely then. Interesting though, maybe I can find some footage on the inter webs.

    Oh yeah, I've been wondering who Matt's been referring to talking about actors and their suffering. Interesting....

    I've seen Leon in person once from afar out to see a movie once on his own time, and he sorta gave the (excuse me) douchey vibe, but maybe he's a bit of an introvert. He had his ball cap low over his brown and he demanded my friend to get a ticket in to a movie after the selling time was over. So... But I won't pass too judgement since I've not really seen him in action. I've NEVER warmed to him, so all the Oscar fawning has me rolling my eyes. When will Matt get one for HIS acting???

    Gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Paula's on the money again--and there's a lot more, but I'm shutting up about Leo from now on after this post. He's a good actor, generally, and ferocious for his own privacy--I guess he's got his reasons--I certainly don't blame him.He's philanthropic: kudos! (o.k., I hope that clears up my Karma!).

    Well, Gregory, where's Waldo, er, Louie? I'm a happy camper nestled among the mysterious San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest--currently. I've been in a lot of places, L.A. being one--not going back. There's much joy to be found elsewhere--right now I'm finally going to watch "Kiss Me Kate"--the 3-D Blu-ray-on my large TV again. Remembering Matt singing, "My Funny Valentine" in "Ripley" and having seen the little dance he did on Ellen, I'm wondering if he might ever do a musical? Wunderbar! God bless us all!

    Louie



    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 18th, 2016 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Louie - Paula is ALWAYS on the money. You and that 3d Blu ray player on your large TV, lol, stop bragging, LOL :) Woah didn't picture you up in the Northwest. Sounds really nice! L.A. - not going back. Hey I call it home, but I bet you knew that, but I'm a transplant from NJ by way of VA for college. I love seeing other places, even spent a few yrs in GA, now that's a place I'm not going back to. Who here could forget Matt singing "My Funny Valentine", it's downloadable on iTunes!! A musical of Matt, now that I'd pay to go see in a heartbeat. He's such a chameleon with all his roles, and THAT is a true actor. And then to see him on the red carpet with his wife enjoying himself is just the cherry on top. He's such a good egg.
    G

    Edited at 2016-02-18 08:16 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    Gregory- Yes, I know you're in L.A.--LOL. But still. the town never spoke to me. I did the stuff I had to do and vamoosed. Different strokes for different folks. Guess what--my mom shot me into the world at Passaic General, and I lived in Clifton and Rutherford for a number of year before and after after a stint of service in Europe. Won't bore you with my peripatetic wanderings thereafter!

    Makes me sad everyone doesn't have 3-D. If you like it in the theater, it's even better at home. Nothing like inviting a few friends, as I did a week or so ago, to compare their theater experience with my home showing of The Martian. You actually feel you're there pulling for him--much more immersive. Won't mention 3-D again, except to say you haven't lived until you've got Ann Miller dancing on tabletops in your own home. It's my favorite fun musical and is fine in 2-D, but three-dimensionally--as it was originally shot--it's a blast.

    Thanks for the reply, G. You sound like a good egg too!.

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 18th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet

    You're a man of wonder. I'm game for a 3D home theater viewing, but you live "way up north" LOL Born & raised in Middletown. So how do you think Matt does as a marine (Green Zone, etc)?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet soldies/sailor/SEAL/

    Thought he did a good job and thought he was brilliant in "Courage" as a contrast done much earlier. I want to see him do a role as a soldier/sailor/marine/SEAL/Ranger etc. that he plays with Bourne-like intensity. Show his ferocious side--know what I mean? I want to see an inside/outside job playing all the notes of his art in a non-Bourne setting. I'm waiting for it.

    Louie
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 19th, 2016 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet soldies/sailor/SEAL/

    Hmm, thats an interesting one. I mean he did get in with the marines for Green Zone to try to play it realistically I remember him saying on the special features. And they were impressed that he didn't want to be pampered. I think it'd be interesting to see him do it as you saw with as much intensity as you speak of, but I think that was Green Zone for him. I don't know that he could do it any harder or tougher. Now the musical idea, that's an area he's not done, he's gone in that direction with some light singing in some films (Brothers Grimm, Euro Trip, Ripley, and Will&Grace). I think he could pull it off, but I don't see him as a good singer, he's game though. I wish he'd do another movie where he really disappears like he did with Ripley, Informant, BTC.
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BAFTA red carpet soldies/sailor/SEAL/

    Unfortunately, that was not Matt singing in Eurotrip, G. And I want ferocity in the role I'm waiting for: not Green Zone "ferocity". I'm talking about the deep rage that comes from the private parts (that's as inoffensive I can get that term!). I want him to let loose his inner boiler-room explosion. I agree about his disappearing into his roles--love that about his art. Good night, G.

    Louie
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2016 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    Apparently filming in Hertfordshire, according to a tweet from a plumber called to the set.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2016 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian And Potato

    Some smart marketing! Never imagine I'd see Matt's face next to all these potatoes!
    LOL!

    https://www.inverse.com/article/11531-marketing-geniuses-advertise-potatoes-with-the-martian

    - Rose
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2016 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
    Another video from the red carpet
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTIzl3dC2vw
    Irina
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2016 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photos

    A wonderful selection of photos as always. Thank you, Felicity!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BAFTA red carpet

    some more video at 1.14
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6sB6O7LibE
    -Irina
    From: cindiest Date: February 17th, 2016 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
    Lucy is so gorgeous!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2016 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Pic

    A pic of Matt and a fan, probably after dinner in London.
    https://www.instagram.com/adaywithbeths/

    The group were at a hotel today when the Queen passed by.

    A twitter post mentioned that Matt and Michael Fassbender were at Claridges until 4am the day after the BAFTAs.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 17th, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    Hilarious! Someday maybe I can get him to make a funny pic with me if I get the chance or one with Lucy would be too much. :D
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    If you want a funny pic, here is one I found a few days ago and wanted to share with you: Math makes a funny face and Lucy is gorgeous:
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1185589814356639522_2696320798

    And some others finds from iconosquare:
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1186954321591861036_184016598
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1186245857427945468_345059444
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1185075849915488375_13791749
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1187041328729399874_2285672023
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1184975380390812259_175869549
    so cool with everybody:
    http://iconosquare.com/p/1184996308614638766_322457042

    I have seen on Greg Williams's site some Ultimatum behind-the-scene absolutely fabulous!
    B.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2016 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    Sorry B, those links aren't working for me.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2016 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    No luck! Except the first one, there were nice pics of Matt with fans at Bafta. (and one with I think Taron Egerton)

    Maybe more chance with these links (others nice pics):
    http://madame.lefigaro.fr/celebrites/leonardo-dicaprio-kate-winslet-tom-cruise-les-moments-insolites-des-bafta-150216-112577#diaporama-971163_13

    http://hayden-ho.tumblr.com/

    B.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 18th, 2016 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pic

    And oldie but a goodie of him making a face. He loves to photobomb people I've noticed. He can photobomb my pics any day!
    G
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2016 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BAFTAs

    Gifs from the BAFTAs. Lucy and Matt were so happy when John Boyega won (but the gifs don't include that moment).

    http://dathatha.tumblr.com/post/139483826632/matt-damon-bafta-2016

    Edited at 2016-02-18 12:30 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2016 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    The Martian continue to be No. 1 in Japan Box Office, making 14m so far.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/japan-box-office-martian-climbs-865727


    The Martian is the movie with highest return among all Oscar nominated movies and it does this mostly without the help of oscar nomination.

    http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/the-martain-oscar-nominees-return-investment-1201706632/

    -Rose
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2016 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Empire Awards

    The Martian picks up 6 nominations at the Empire Film Awards, including Best Actor for Matt and Best Soundtrack.

    http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/empire-awards-nominations-2016-a3183191.html
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2016 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall delayed

    Not a surprise:

    Borys Kit ‏@Borys_Kit
    Now: THE GREAT WALL, Universal/Legendary's supernatural epic starring Matt Damon, moving from Nov 23, 2016 to Feb. 17, 2017.

    It will open on a holiday weekend against some heavy opposition:
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-damons-great-wall-pushed-867421

    Edited at 2016-02-18 10:25 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2016 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Tattoo

    Best photo I've seen of Matt's tattoo (well, the most obvious one):

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BB834T8ARCP/?taken-by=offcamerashow
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    Tattoo

    Wow! Thank you. I see the first time. I would like to see tattoo Lucy
    -Irina
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Tattoo

    I know that he said in an interview somewhere, that they had gotten 'Matching tattoos and then to be funny Matt tattood Lucys name on his arm.
    I wonder whatntue matching tattoos are?
    Maybe something about their daughters..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2016 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tattoo

    I thought it was an agreement (sparked by Lucy) to get matching names, and then they got something else.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Tattoo

    Yeah from what I've read it was cute, lucy woke him up one morning and told him they were getting tattoos and a friend of theirs who is tattoo artists came and did it for them at their house.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    Cute - part of a Guardian series: Why The Martian should win Best Picture.
    Paula

    http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/feb/19/martian-best-picture-2016-oscars-video

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2016 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photos

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2016 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Martian, Downsizing

    Another Martian story about Ridley's style of work and Oscar reactions:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/what-ridley-scott-said-his-864107

    Extras wanted for Downsizing in Toronto:

    http://www.blogto.com/film/2016/02/matt_damon_is_making_a_movie_in_toronto_this_summer/

    Edited at 2016-02-19 08:58 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars: Ridley's snub response

    Oscars: 'The Martian' Producer Reveals What Ridley Scott Said About His Snub:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/what-ridley-scott-said-his-864107

    B.
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