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Walk of Fame ceremony
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From: jennaz123 Date: July 26th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)

A Star At Last

I must admit to feeling a bit misty about his star. I remember that first Vanity Fair interview, when he could not imagine earning $5 million dollars for a role. Back then, he envied the roles given to actors like Chris O'Donnell, Matthew McConnaghey, and Brendan Frasier. Now, they must envy him.

It hasn't been an easy climb. There was that year when he didn't work. The disappointing Oscar snubs. The reviews that gushed over flashier roles while overlooking his more natural, nuanced performances. But he hung in there, with humor, class and integrity.

Now, the Bourne Ultimatum is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer, and the early reviews are strongly positive, not just of the film, but of him.

For me, this day recognizes that he has established himself as someone with a permanent place in movie history -- not just the latest flavor of the month. A star at last. Yes, he is a star at last.
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 26th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: A Star At Last

Nicely said. It's great in theory, except we know it's really another marketing strategy by Universal and that the studio paid for the star, and promised to pay for its upkeep.

But Matt looked surprisingly moved in one of the photos, and it would certainly be a celebratory event - two distinctly LA ceremonies in one year.
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