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Details magazine
  • Matt's on the cover of the December issue of Details magazine. The cover picture and article summary is at TMZ:

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    Matt Damon's Beef With "Bagger Vance"

    You think you know what Matt Damon considers his most cringe-worthy moment? No, it wasn't his high profile romance with klepto-thesp Winona Ryder, it was having to utter the line, "I like the way we danced," in Robert Redford's "The Legend of Bagger Vance."

    According to Details magazine, the cheeseball line he muttered to Charlize Theron is "still hacking away from inside Damon's skull with a five iron." Not a disaster of Gigli-sized proportion.

    One thing he is proud of: convincing "Bourne Supremacy" director Paul Greengrass and Universal Studios to reshoot the ending of the film, using Matt's more spectacular ending, just three weeks before the film's release! The man's got balls!

    Matt, known among his peers for avoiding the limelight, believes that too much exposure can turn an otherwise serious actor into a "personality" and lead to not being believable in different roles. Can you say "Bennifer?"

    From his stellar reviews in "The Departed," it doesn't look like Matt has anything to worry about.

  • A larger cover photo and more quotes are at popbytes, including:

    on the hollywood limelight: "i've worked very hard in interviews to portray a very polite and boring person. i'm actively trying to get away from the overexposure that happened eight years ago."

    on being selective with his roles: "i want the kind of career robert duvall has. i don't feel [that] chasing movies like this is going to lead to a 40-year career. i'd rather be broke."

    on interviews: "the only thing a celebrity can do in one of these articles is hurt their own career. if i give you a really good interview, am i going to get a movie out of it? f--k no! so what's the argument for saying anything, unless you have this rampaging need to please?"

  • An article on the filming of The Bourne Ultimatum in Madris is at abc.es, including this photo of Matt and Paul Greengrass outside Atocha station:

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  • And everything comes in a rush - candids of Matt and family are at A Socialite's Life.
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  • 9 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 15th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pictures and articles

    Nice interview excerpts and great pictures. Thank you for uploading that information.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 15th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I agree. Great interviews and pictures. Thank you!

    Since when is Matt wearing glases? I don't know if "glases" is the right word since English is not my mothertongue but I mean the thing on his nose and for his eyes...

    Bye Bye
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 15th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The first photos of Matt in glasses were at a baseball game on 19 June 2005.
    From: f_isbaella Date: November 15th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


    What is he talking about with the 'overexposure 8 years ago' bit? Remind me, please...I think it's funny how he mentions the fact he makes it a point to be boring and polite. Everyone thinks he is this super nice guy and now it'll leave 'em guessing- "Well, is Matt Damon really who we thought he was?" Tune in to the next 10 years of his life to find out... he's made it so people will keep watching him just to see. Clever man.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 15th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: overexposure?

    My answer to your question is I don't think we do know who he is really. He works very hard to project a boring and extremely polite image. None of us really know what he is like or what kind of things he does and says behind closed doors.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 15th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for updates. Interview bits great, aswell as the pictures - liking the glasses still..nice!

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 16th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The whole "I try to be boring" thing threw me off too. I'm trying to make it in the film industry and I've followed his career because I think he sets a good example of how to manage oneself in such a strange industry. I still beleive that he is a genuine down to earth nice guy who deeply cares about his craft. It seems that everyone who has worked with him has said that he's the nicest person they've met in the biz. I just can't buy that he would pay them off to say nice things about him. Maybe he tries to be boring, not by changing himself, but by reserving himself. He seesm to be a private guy who just wants to do his job and do it well...and keep his soul in the end. Personally, I think he should be admired for how he handles his show and private life. Props to you Matt!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 17th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
    I agree with you. We know that Matt's far from a boring person, or one without personality. He's very intelligent, well educated, knowledgable about the world - and he takes an interest in matters far beyond the film or entertainment sphere. If people are ignorant enough to believe the fake 'boring' persona - it's their loss.

    It's amusing that at the Just Jared site there are already people saying Matt's now a lot more interesting to them - he's not another actor just after the attention or acclaim.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 17th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I agree with both of you, well said. He isn't boring at all and he has a great personality...and intelligent totally - hes a very smart man and actor! Hes genuine and well educated like said (Totally agree with your comment Felicity and the above one before that!). And yeah at the JustJared site your right, they are saying that hes alot more interesting etc.. and you know i thought that he was anyway and that he wasn't boring! so yeah it is amusing, i totally agree with you.

    and just to say thanks for all the recent updates over the past few days. The info is great and the pics are great. 'The Details' article thats cool...lovely pics from there! He has nice eyes!

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