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Coppola, Africa H20

  • Francis Ford Coppola discussed Matt's involvement in Youth without youth at the Press Democrat:

    Q: How did Matt Damon get involved in "Youth Without Youth," as a supporting character in just one scene?

    Coppola: I had worked with him in "The Rainmaker" 10 years before, and for this one little bit, I wanted someone who was really quintessentially American.

    Q: For the role as a spy with a glib cover story and a schoolboy persona?

    Coppola: Yeah, so I asked him. And he was very kind to come all that way, and do it for free out of friendship. I'm eternally grateful to him.

  • The OneXOne site has been updated with photos and a PDF version of a magazine/program from the night, including an article by Matt.

  • The H20 Africa Foundation has announced an increased partnership with Ryan's Well Foundation - details here.

    The Ryan's Well Foundation is pleased to announce a $700,000 partnership for clean water and sanitation projects in Africa with the H2O Africa Foundation. H2O Africa was founded by Matt Damon in conjunction with the Running the Sahara expedition and documentary to be released in 2008. The H2O Africa Foundation has agreed to MATCH funds raised by Ryan's Well to DOUBLE THE IMPACT for both organizations and accelerate benefits for children and families.

  • The Bourne Ultimatum is one of 15 films on the short-list for a visual effects Oscar nomination. An interview with second unit/stunts director Dan Bradley is here.

  • Matt was named the second best Hollywood signer by Autograph magazine.

  • The Bourne Ultimatum DVD has sold 5.4 million units to date - details here.

    Continuing the explosive growth of the blockbuster Bourne action thriller franchise, The Bourne Ultimatum DVD once again outperformed its predecessors, selling more than 5.4 million units since its December 11, 2007 release date. Despite the industry's measured start to the quarter, the third installment of the chart-busting espionage series chased down approximately $95 million in consumer spending in its first six days in stores, making the Bourne series the only motion-picture trilogy of 2007 to demonstrate a consistent upward trend in both box office and DVD sales.
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