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London premiere
  • Photos, videos and reports from the London premiere of The Bourne Ultimatum are at Just Jared, PopSugar, Empire, ContactMusic, SuperstarCouples, Metro, Indie London, BBC, Daily Mail, Extra and Gossip Genius.

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    The rain didn't stop the film's star Matt Damon entertaining the crowd. He spent an hour and a half signing autographs and kissing female fans - even though he reckons at 36 he is too old to be a heart-throb.

    Matt said: "I've got more grey hairs than Brad Pitt. And what's wrong with that? We're not as young as we used to be. Fatherhood has changed us. No more late nights and hanging around Ronnie Scott's listening to jazz like we used to."

    "This is the first $100-million student movie!" says the wonderfully charged Greengrass as he greets Empire. "Matt and I did the student bit and the studio dealt with the $100 million bit!".

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    Matt Damon has been taunting rival George Clooney after being named Hollywood's most bankable star. Damon recently topped a list compiled by US business magazine Forbes, which worked out that he brings in 29 dollars at the box office for every £1 of his salary.

    And he is using it to get his own back on friend and Ocean's Thirteen co-star Clooney, who is regularly named the world's sexiest man. Damon even sent a copy of the Forbes list to Clooney at his Italian home.

    "The email that went out to George said, 'Suck it, sexy boy,' and I attached the article," Damon revealed.

    "He replied saying, 'That's great, I had that read to me by one of the servants at my villa'."

  • Matt will be visiting Mexico City from September 2-4 to promote Ultimatum - details here.

  • More information on the Arthur episode from Animation Magazine:

    "Matt Damon made a lot of sense because he’s a filmmaker and is supportive of other filmmakers," says Valette. "He thought the idea was great and he made himself available to not only act in the episode, but to be animated, which I think for him was pretty exciting."

    Cookie Jar animation director Greg Bailey was able to sketch Damon in person to capture his likeness and translate it for Arthur’s world. For the backgrounds, the animators had to create an environment where Damon would live and what his office looks like. "We realized that Matt’s brother, Kyle Damon, is a wonderful sculptor and painter, so our animation artists used his artwork as a basis for all the backgrounds that Matt appears in," Valette notes. "So there’s that nice collaboration with his brother."
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 16th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
    Lucy has never looked more beautiful and, in fact, Lucy was more lovely than any of the other ladies that showed up for the premiere. And Matt - Matt *looks* like a movie star.


    jjthomas10 From: jjthomas10 Date: August 18th, 2007 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
    That is a splendid dress Lucy has on. But, has she always been so, um, ample?
    From: billie_jean8 Date: August 16th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The last 3 pics are great!! Thanks!

    Saw the film today, it was phenomenal. Really happy for him, hope it does brilliantly here!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 16th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
    A link to the Edith Bowman radio interview on BBC 1:


    Photos of Matt arriving at the studio:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 16th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Just back from the film. Wow. Amazing. Full on from start to finish. I'm exhausted actually. I have misgivings, but only from a personal opinion point of view. very daring and brave movie making. Absolutely no concessions at all to the audience. Almost like a piece of art.

    There were huge claps after the Waterloo scene. After the close up fight in Tangier there was a smattering of applause, but then I think everyone realised that this was not the sort of thing you applaud - a nasty scene. But a few laughs later on. Very appreciative audience at the Odeon Leicester Square.

    Matt was , well I can't describe. very brave.

    so much still to understand still about the charcter



    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 17th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's going to be a voice on The Simpsons!

    From Army Archerd's column:

    Matt Damon & Bart Simpson!
    Matt Damon is the catalyst for the hilarity in "Lost Verizon." That's the takeoff title for KABF15-- the 15th episode in the 19th season of "The Simpsons." The cast performed their table-read of the seg on the Fox lot this morning. When Nancy Cartwright (Bart) invited my grandson, Ryan Rosenblum, and I to attend this unique part of TV-making we gratefully accepted. It was a first for me (and Ryan). In my 60 years covering Hollywood, I'd never witnessed this integral part of the biz.

    On the Fox lot, Nancy drove us to her parking space in front of the small building where the reading was to take place. Hank Azaria walked in with us. Like Nancy, he plays several characters on the show. Hank also read Matt Damon's role since he isn't needed until later in the month for the actual recording session.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    New "Bourne Ultimatum" Poster

    Thanks for the great pictures and links. I followed the one to Empire - what a terrific review! they also had a new "Bourne Ultimatum" poster for a foreign release in a language I don't recognize and a new picture: http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=11252 (see the thumbnails to the left). I'm can't wait to see the move again! As always -- thanks so much for the terrific web-site. -- Take care, Cheryl
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 17th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
    "He spent an hour and a half signing autographs and kissing female fans - even though he reckons at 36 he is too old to be a heart-throb"

    All i have to say is aww!

    Also, he is not too old to still be a heart-throb, he gets better looking with age.

    i love the pictures, they look great!

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