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Darfur, Joan Allen
  • High-resolution pics of Matt supporting Globe for Darfur's actions are here - small res pics below. The photos were taken by photographer Jane Hodson in London on 26th April.

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  • From an interview with Joan Allen at the Sunday Mail:

    Joan now has a regular role as Pam Landy opposite Matt Damon in the Bourne action series. She has just finished working on The Bourne Ultimatum, which had a dizzying schedule that took the stars round the globe.

    "I was filming in London around the end of last year before shooting again in New York. We have also been in Tangiers, Madrid, Berlin and Paris.

    "I had not imagined I would be part of a franchise like the Bourne movies-there will soon be an action doll of me," she joked.

  • Askmen.com has a special feature titled "5 Facts About The Bourne Ultimatum", but there's nothing new apart from a comment that Ultimatum may have a budget of $150 million, and the following:

    The screenplay indicates that Bourne is on a mission to get to the bottom of things, which includes the conspiracy that continuously puts his life in jeopardy and the Treadstone project that manufactures super-assassins like himself. Allegedly, Bourne gets some insight about his days in the military, his mother and even his real name.
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    From: jeff_in_utah Date: April 29th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
    All cool finds -- thanks, Felicity!

    And it is just me, or is anyone else scratching their head over why Matt posed for the Globe for Darfur pics as Jason Bourne, essentially, complete with not only his outfit from the movie, but in full makeup? I suppose it could've been a purely practical choice, if the only way he could squeeze it into his schedule was to do the photo shoot between scenes while filming TBU in London without even the time to change into his streetclothes and back before having to go in front of Paul Greengrass' cameras again -- but still, I find it curious.

    - Jeff in Salt Lake City
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
    sorry i dont see where you get that he is dressed like jason bourne and in full makeup, i dont think that he is, that is just how he looks in the picture. it just looks like he is in jeans and a sweater
    From: jeff_in_utah Date: April 30th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
    If you don't believe it from his jeans and sweater, check out his shoes and compare them to the ones he's wearing in all the TBU promo stills -- they're the same, and I've never seen him wear those shoes in photos taken of him in real life. Also, make sure you're looking at the high-res shots in their full size, and you'll see that he's obviously made up to look like the left side of his face is bloodied.

    Either Matt just walked off the TBU set, or he came to the shoot fresh from a brawl at the corner pub after a couple pints. ;-)

    - Jeff in Salt Lake City
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 30th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
    And the Oprah video was also obviously taken on the set, or between takes. Same outfit, don't know about the make-up.

    Did anyone see the Idol appearance? Same costume?
    From: kizzybee Date: April 30th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
    I don't mean to criticise anyone but I find it a little strange that with what's going on in Darfur, we're focussing on Matt's clothes. Over 200,000 men, women and children are enslaved, raped, murdered and tortured there with the UN and the rest of the world powerless to do anything about it.

    I guess it's true, bring a celebrity into an issue and it automatically becomes trivial. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I 100% agree with you Marcia. It is a little strange to me also.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Marcia and Jess I see where you are coming from. It does seem rather crass to discuss clothes. However I think the point people are making is not actually the clothes but how Matt fitted it in with his working schedule. Nobody meant to detract from the situation in Darfur I am sure. Jan
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2007 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Jan, you're right. He's obviously very busy, but makes time to do the things that are important to him. He's not in front of the camera all the time and there are large chunks of his day when he is free to do other things if he wants to. He's never come across to me as the sort of celebrity who is obsessed with his appearance.

    I think at some point there will have to be a debate about celebrities and the causes they embrace. I've been watching and reading the coverage of Madonna in Malawi very carefully and in almost everything I've seen and read the orphanage she's building and the children she's helping has received minimal coverage whilst there has been endless speculation about her. Anyway that's just my take on it. I'm pretty sure most people would disagree with me. Marcia

    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2007 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
    I understand exactly what you're saying; the point of Matt's involvement here is to show the world that we need to step up and DO something. You're absolutely right in reminding us of the appauling conditions that far too many people have to endure.

    Having said that I'd like to say that those pictures were just, umm, ODD. Matt in costume, face looking like a mug shot, a dusty boot print on his left pant leg. The hourglass featuring what represents blood should NOT have orange edges. I don't know what the photographer was trying to convey with all this. It was more distracting than making the point in my very humble opinion. All I could think about was "wtf? why does Matt look like he's just had the crap beaten out of him? and why is that blood orange?" Not once did Darfur cross my mind and that makes me think the photographer missed the mark.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 1st, 2007 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
    At the risk of making myself the most hated person on this site thanks for your comments. The points you make are intelligent and insightful. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 30th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)


    Why cant Matt putt on some white clothes? Hi is always in black ore grey! It looks like hi is always in a Bourne character! I think hi would look nice in white.

    From: _peachtrees_ Date: April 30th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Taiwan O13 poster

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 30th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)


    Green Arrow project denied (without a source listed) at the Boston Herald:

    We hear:
    And that there’s no truth to Internet rumors that Cambridge homey Matt Damon is in talks to play comic-book hero The Green Arrow on the big screen.

    And Universal announces the new DVD release for the Bourne movies:

    Get ready to be blown away with thrilling, heart-pounding excitement when "The Bourne Files: 3-Disc Collection" debuts on DVD July 24, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Packed with amazing fight sequences, phenomenal car chases and spectacular worldwide locations, this new collection features "The Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy" and over 45 minutes of all-new, exclusive bonus material including an exciting, action-packed sneak peek of "The Bourne Ultimatum."
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