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Eric Roth, premiere details
  • The Good Shepherd's screenwriter Eric Roth praised Matt's performance in this interview at Daniel Eagan.wordpress.com.

    Asked why the project took so long to reach the screen, Roth points to the script's large cast and complex plotting, but reveals that a big obstacle was finding an actor to play the role of Edward Wilson.

    "There was really no one who could play it until certain actors came of age," he says. The writer is delighted with Damon’s work, but notes that he couldn’t have played the part a decade ago. "This is a very tortured character, someone who has to wrestle with his soul. Matt gives a tremendous performance. Not flamboyant; this is the kind of guy who recedes into himself. I think it's one of the more difficult acting jobs I’ve seen."

  • A press release about The Good Shepherd's New York premiere on Monday is here.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 6th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
    When I click on the link to the Good Shepherd's premiere details it goes to a site asking 'is Matt Damon a dick?' Is this the right link? MP
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 6th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
    Sorry MP, link now corrected.

    The link was actually to a ViewAskew messageboard posting, which included some good quotes re Matt from Kevin Smith and his wife Jen.

    Link is: http://viewaskew.com/theboard/viewtopic.php?t=52584

    The quotes:

    Kevin: Matty is a very genuine and sweet guy. When I think of Matt, I think of, honestly, a really cold glass of milk - good for you, refreshing, fortifies with vitamins. And in a world where his star really took off, he's never forgotten his friends.

    Jen, Kevin’s wife: Matt Damon is an incredibly classy, truly lovely, talented man. Anyone who actually knows him couldn't possibly say an unkind word.
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