May 7th, 2007

Brad Matt One x One

O13, various

  • An Ocean's Thirteen preview from the Los Angeles Times, focusing on producer Jerry Weintraub. (I love how "they" mostly refers to George and Brad.)

    Weintraub puts much of that success on the warm relationship among the films' stars. "They're all-important" to the success of the franchise, he said, noting that their on-screen chemistry is evident on the set in "the way they communicate with each other and their camaraderie."

    "They all come to this film with a certain demeanor and they keep themselves very, very grounded when they are with me," the producer continued. "They don't come with a big entourage. They don't come with drivers. They come on their motorbikes. They all get made up in the same trailer."

  • Another article on Matt's former assistant-turned-photographer Trinette Faint here:

    Later, a friend of Faint's recommended her to Damon when he needed a personal assistant. For the next three years, Faint was the liaison between Damon and the rest of the world.

    "He was an easy-going, mellow kind of guy and we hit it off right away," Faint said. "We had an atypical relationship when it came to Hollywood actors and their personal assistants -- we liked each other."

  • From an article on hotel concierge Shane Edwards at the Gold Coast Bulletin, an Australian newspaper:

    "At a party for my farewell from a hotel in Sydney, Matt Damon came up to me and thanked me for everything I had done. He said he was sorry to see me go. I hadn't done much for him, just organised a quiet restaurant for him and his girlfriend to have dinner," he said.

  • A summer movie preview article from the Fort Worth Star Telegram:

    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Who's in it: Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Julia Stiles, Paddy Considine, Brian Cox
    What it's about: The amnesiac Jason Bourne returns to the U.S. to figure out why government agents keep trying to kill him.
    Why you need to see it: The Doug Liman-directed The Bourne Identity (2002) was a solid, if standard-issue espionage thriller. But the 2004 sequel, directed by Paul Greengrass, deepened the mysteries of the central character and ramped up the chase sequences -- it's a masterpiece of the action movie genre. Greengrass (fresh off a Best Director Oscar nomination for United 93 ) is back again to coordinate the mayhem in this third installment. As for Damon, well, he's simply become the best actor of his generation, capable of shifting from somber dramas like The Good Shepherd to popcorn thrillers like this one without ever allowing the audience to get a handle on him.