February 10th, 2014

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  • The Monuments Men cast and crew are now in Milan ahead of Monday's premiere. Photos of the group arriving are at Play4movie and Just Jared. Photos of the team at dinner are at Yahoo Italy and Vanity Fair Italy.

  • Matt, George and Jean Dujardin appeared on Italian talkshow Che Tempo Che Fa - videos are at Les Frenchies Fans de George Clooney, and photos are at Yahoo and this site.

  • An Italian interview with Matt is at Io Donna, including this question about working with Cate Blanchett. There's also a photo gallery on the site.

    Io Donna He is casual and relaxed, talking to him is like talking to a friend.

    You have already worked with Blanchett in 1999 in The Talented Mr. Ripley. In the meantime, you have become parents. Did you speak about your experiences?
    Matt: Yeah, because Cate brought along her family: our children are obviously the center of everything. Now I remember that when I was in Sydney in 2004, she asked me if I had any children. "Nooo? Oh, you absolutely must!". Two years later, I obeyed (laughs). Working with her ​​is an extraordinary experience.

    The film is the curator of the Metropolitan Museum. Do you collect art?
    My brother is a painter and sculptor: I have many of his works in my home, along with the works of young artists. I would not display, however, works of the "masters". I'd be terrified that the girls would make it a target for their games.

  • The Monuments Men made a strong $22.7 million over the weekend.

    "It was very much in line with the high end of our expectations," said Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures' president of worldwide distribution of the $22.7 million figure.

    "We're very happy with our opening, especially given all the noise of the Olympics and the big movies opening around us," he said, adding that the film was playing well to adult audiences as was expected.

  • A report from the Berlin press conference is at the Boston Herald. TIK has a photo of Matt and Lucy kissing on the Berlin red carpet before Matt left to sign autographs. Prada has tweeted that Lucy wore a Prada dress for the Berlin premiere.

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    Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso in #Prada at the #TheMonumentsMen première at the 64th #Berlinale on Feb. 8, 2014