July 18th, 2007

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Australian visit details, Studio, GQ?

  • Matt may be on the cover of the new US issue of GQ - he's quoted in Ben Widdicombe's column at the New York Daily News:

    Taking Obama's part

    Jason Bourne says: Vote Obama!

    Or at least Matt Damon does.

    He tells the new issue of GQ: "[Hillary Clinton is] so [bleeping] smart, isn't she? I always liked her. But I'm just not interested in a leader who can't admit that they even made a mistake in the first place. That's what we've been dealing with for seven years now."

    But like a lot of Hollywood, he wishes he could vote for Al Gore. He says of a recent conversation with "An Inconvenient Truth" producer Scott Burns: "Scott told me he sat in a room with Gore, and Gore was talking about the state of the world and actually started crying. Like, literally."

  • Matt will return to Australia for a third time for premieres in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here and here.

    The Good Will Hunting Oscar-winner is heading to our shores for the Australian premiere of his spy thriller, The Bourne Ultimatum, at the State Theatre on August 6.

    A vocal fan of Australia, the Hollywood nice guy has made the long-distance trek from Los Angeles twice in the past to spruik the first two films in the Bourne blockbuster franchise.

    On his last visit in August 2004, the 36-year-old was accompanied by his girlfriend and now wife, Luciana Barroso. While it is not yet known if Barroso, or the couple's 12-month-old daughter Isabella will make the trip, Damon will spend two days in Sydney and two in Melbourne during the publicity tour.

    "Matt had such a great experience publicising the previous Bourne films he was adamant he wanted to return," said a Universal Pictures representative, who distribute the film in Australia.

  • Photos of Matt in French magazine Studio are at Teddy and Moo, including:

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  • More details on the upcoming OneXOne event, including special guests, are available here.

  • Stills from the energy short film are here.

  • Matt will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the date of the LA premiere - 25 July.

  • New Bourne Ultimatum stills, and some from a recent photo shoot, are at Celebitchy and Cinemablend.

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