May 31st, 2007

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Time interview, Ben as godparent?

  • There's a new interview in Time with Matt, George, Brad and Ellen Barkin here. Some excerpts:

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    DAMON: I'm an Obama guy too. I think a lot of the problems in the world would be mitigated if he were the face of our country. I haven't ever met him or talked to him, but he's the first person in a long time who I've been inspired by.

    BARKIN: Think about it. Do we know anything about Robert Redford's children? Does he even have any?
    DAMON: I worked with him, and I don't know.
    PITT: I have four, if you haven't heard.

    What other leading men do you like?
    CLOONEY: I like Clive Owen a lot. Did you see Children of Men?
    DAMON: That was my favorite movie last year.
    CLOONEY: Me too.
    DAMON: One of the most underrated actors right now as a leading man is Christian Bale. He turned in two great performances last year. He was great in The Prestige, and he was great in this movie called Harsh Times.

  • In an interview with The Insider Matt suggests that Ben may be a godparent to Isabella, but it could all be in jest - here:

    But does George feel a little left out given that Brad's a dad and Matt's on diaper patrol?

    "Yeah, deserters! That's what I call them," the sexy single star says with mock seriousness. "I'm the godfather to a bunch of kids, but a lot of my other friends, they didn't ask. It hurts a little bit."

    To which Matt replies: "Well, with the godfather, you basically find the richest person you know and you make them the godfather. So I went with Ben Affleck."

    "I had a bad year," says George, laughing.
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    Photos from Lake Como

  • A photo of Matt and family after a boat ride with George Clooney around Lake Como is at Hello magazine.

    Matt and family join George for Lake Como break

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    Bachelor boy George Clooney has bet money on not having kids by the time he turns 50, but he's certainly getting used to their company thanks to his Ocean's Thirteen pals, whose families have been rapidly expanding since the first Ocean's film was lensed in 2001. While Brad Pitt had his brood of four on the film set, Matt Damon has now taken his baby daughter Isabella and eight-year-old step-daughter Alexia along for a break with George at the star's Lake Como villa.