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More premiere photos, various

  • Photos of Matt and Lucy (and one with Billy Joel and his wife Katie Lee) at the New York premiere and after-party for The Departed are from Getty, Wenn and LFI:

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  • Update: A premiere party report from Roger Friedman at Fox News:

    But there were plenty of A-listers who turned out for “The Departed” including stars Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Alec Baldwin, who nearly steals the movie doing comedy shtick with Mark Wahlberg, came to the screening but skipped the festivities with a good excuse: an early call this morning. He left lovely girlfriend Nicole Seidel on her own, and she spent quality time with Matt Damon and his newish wife, Lucy.

    Meanwhile, all of the guests were knocked out by “The Departed,” which played very well to the Ziegfeld crowd. Matt Damon said, “The idea of doing a movie in Boston with an accent and Marty Scorsese, there’s nothing better.” The last Damon got a chance to trot out his homeboy patois was a decade ago in “Good Will Hunting.” A lot has changed since then—Damon is a movie star, he’s married, has an 8-year-old stepdaughter and a baby girl. He was a little unprepared for Nicholson’s on set shenanigans, but he rose to the occasion.

    "The Departed" has ‘hit’ written all over it. Damon and DiCaprio will be vying for Best Actor nods, while Nicholson (and perhaps Baldwin) will be getting supporting actor attention. Thelma Schoonmaker is a cinch for editing awards, and there will many more end of the year kudo’s for this raucous, stupendous film.

  • The video interview with Matt mentioned yesterday is now online at IESB.

  • On Monday Matt filmed additional scenes or re-shoots for The Good Shepherd in New York.

  • An article at In Touch mentions that Matt introduced Alexia to Dylan and Cole Sprouse on the set of their TV show in Los Angeles. Thanks to Sammie323's Effluvia.

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