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  • Matt and family are currently in Australia visiting Chris Hemsworth and family. A local news report is at news.com.au. Lucy and Chris Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky stayed in NY for Elsa's film premiere with friends.
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  • Matt attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas to promote Suburbicon and Downsizing during the Paramount presentation. A summary of the well-received presentation is here and interviews with Matt are at EW and ET Online.

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  • Matt participated in a range of events to promote World Water Day, including this video at People.

  • Matt and family have recently been in Boston and New York, including a visit to Hamilton.
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  • Matt, Lucy and daughters attended the Beauty and the Beast premiere in LA on Thursday. Video of Matt and Lucy meeting Celine Dion on the red carpet is at Celine Dion Argentina. Photos are at Just Jared, People and the Daily Mail.

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  • Photos of Matt and Ben at the Oscars are at the LA Times, including:

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  • Manchester by the sea won two Academy Awards: Best Actor for Casey Affleck and Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan (presented by Matt and Ben). Photos of Matt and Lucy (both in Versace) on the Oscars red carpet, during the ceremony and at the Vanity Fair Oscar party are below, at Just Jared and at the Daily Mail, including red carpet video:

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  • A summary of the Matt and Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' gags on Oscar night is at the Boston Globe, Daily Mail and news.com.au. Before the final Best Picture mix-up there was going to be another gag with Matt and Jimmy - details from the LA Times. Adriana Lima posted a photo of herself with Matt and Jimmy at an after-party.

  • Matt's interview with Michael Strahan on the red carpet is available here. Strahan posted photos with Matt and Lucy on the red carpet.
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  • Photos of Matt and Lucy from the Independent Spirit Awards are below. Casey won Best Actor.

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  • Matt will be attending the Oscars as a nominated producer for Manchester by the Sea on Sunday. Expect a lot of jokes at Matt's expense from host Jimmy Kimmel - starting with Matt's Oscar placeholder photo here.
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  • Matt, Lucy and Pedro Pascal attended the premiere of The Great Wall in LA on Wednesday. Photos are at the Daily Mail, Extra TV and Kung Fu Movie Guide.

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    Anne Thompson‏@akstanwyck
    The Great Wall is $150 million epic spectacle like studios used to make; huge sets and extras and VFX. Matt Damon & Pedro Pascal are fine.

  • In an interview with news.com.au (not online yet), Matt discussed a range of issues:

    * Matt says he will "probably go back to work again at the end of the year or next year."

    * On Pedro: "Pedro and my wife have very parallel stories - he's Chilean and she's Argentinian and both of them, with their parents, fled their countries when they were babies and moved to America. So when they met each other it was like they were a long lost brother and sister."

    * "Pascal - "Tio Pedro" to Matt's kids - can't speak highly enough of Damon's generosity, not only in welcoming him into the family, but in the way he worked with The Great Wall's sprawling crew. "What anyone famous or unknown can learn from Matt is that it takes incredible generosity and patience to provide everyone with a good experience."

    * Matt: "Movies are a tool for empathy. Particularly with the political climate in my country, it seems the more movies put out there expressing different perspectives, the better off we'll be."
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  • From a press junket interview with ET Canada:

    Matt: “You want your kids to have as much self-esteem as possible so that they make good decisions because you can’t be there for every decision. You’re just never going to be able to police decisions so you’ve got to try to fill them with enough wisdom and self-regard to make good choices,” he explains. “You want them to have integrity. I want them to be good friends to other people. I want them to be reliable and loyal, good and kind.”

  • Links by readers to lots of junket interviews are in the comments section of the previous post.
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  • Matt attended the Oscar nominee luncheon on Monday and posed for the official photo between Emma Stone and Natalie Portman.



  • Matt made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel as Tom Brady.





  • Matt will be appearing on the Today Show this week and Ellen and James Corden next Thursday to promote The Great Wall.
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