Isaacs: Damon gracious in defeat
Hollywood actor JASON ISSACS loved working with MATT DAMON on new movie GREEN ZONE - especially during their fight scenes.
The 44-year-old admits he took great pleasure in covering the Bourne Ultimatum star in bruise on the set of director Paul Greengrass' new film.
He says, "Matt Damon is one of the loveliest men I ever hope to work with; he's very generous and up for improvising.
"I bruised and battered him in a fight scene. He went home very gracious about it."
Here's a guess: Any person connected with the film you see will be (a) by accident and (b) very tired. Director Steven Soderbergh doesn't waste time with his films. The guy already has directed 10 films and five television program episodes this DECADE. Two additional films directed by Soderbergh are in post-production now.
He's built a reputation for working quickly and under budget. The publicist of "The Informant" last week indicated the length of the location shoot would be four or five weeks, which is precious little time. (The looming actors' strike is additional incentive for Soderbergh to hurry up and get his shooting done.)
As a warm-up to the main awards, "The Bourne Ultimatum" took home the fourth annual USA Today/Coca Cola Consumer Choice Award for favorite movie of the year voted by the readers of USA Today.
MoveOn.org, the liberal activist group which has previously endorsed Barack Obama, announced its "Obama in 30 Seconds" TV ad contest, in which Obama supporters are invited to produce their own 30-second TV ad supporting the Illinois senator's candidacy. MoveOn will then purchase national TV time to run the winning ad.
MoveOn members and the general public will have first dibs on deciding which entries make it to the final round. Then on April 10th, the finalists will be judged by a star-studded panel, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Oliver Stone, Steve Buscemi, Jessie Jackson, John Legend and Naomi Wolf.
Besides the national exposure, the winning ad-maker will also receive a gift certificate for $20,000 in video equipment, presumably to make even better ads in the future.
Entries can be submitted online at obamain30seconds.org.
Hollywood stars have donated half a million dollars to the World Food Programme in Darfur, following warnings that cash shortages could ground its humanitarian flights, the UN agency said Thursday.
The 500,000 dollars from Not On Our Watch, founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub and civil rights lawyer David Pressman, is WFP in Darfur's first donation in 2008, it said.