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Human Factor, various
  • Clint Eastwood discussed The Human Factor at thedeadbolt.com:

    Q: You’re about to make a happier story, the one about Nelson Mandela. I understand that Angelina could get a role in that one.

    JOLIE: Oh, he knows.

    EASTWOOD: Yes, we’re going to do that. And that, hopefully, is an inspirational story. It certainly was an interesting time and an interesting dilemma and an interesting conflict too, speaking of inner conflict, because here’s a man who was in prison for 26 years and all of a sudden comes out and goes from a prisoner to running and winning the presidency. And then he has to - then what do you do after you win? So what do you do? He turns out to be a great inspiration to a lot of people and not only the black people that were depending on him to come and be a savior, but the white people that he melded back into the political structure of the town. He knew how to build esprit d’corp among people. So right now, in this day and age, when we’re looking for inspirational leaders, he certainly was at that particular time in history. And that is a story worth telling.

  • Gerry is revisited and praised at the AV Club.

  • A photo retrospective of Matt with castmates, friends and family is at Us online, and includes some good quotes.

    "I love my mom more than anybody in the world....I actually did have the best mom in the world. Ben [Affleck] loves my mom more than he loves me," Damon has joked.

    "Matt Damon played my brother, and I just loved working with him," the late Heath Ledger had raved of his The Brothers Grimm co-star. "He's the loveliest guy in the world. A fantastic actor."

  • Brad Pitt, who had replaced Matt, has dropped out of The Fighter and the future of the film is now uncertain.

  • People posted one of the Miami Herald triathlon photos, with Matt commencing his run and being cheered on by Jay Jones and Barry Hetherington.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I love this picture because it looks like the guys behind him are giving him a hard time and he is saying yeah, yeah. :-)

    He really seems to interact with and treat "normal" people very well. Unfortunately,he is one of the very few stars of his stature that you can say that about. It is one of the many things I admire about him.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 16th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)


    The guys in the photo are his stepfather Jay Jones and family friend Barry Hetherington - his team members on the triathlon.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
    Cool pix and great comments!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
    Just curious, how do you know all of this, like the fact who those men behind him are?
    Thumbs up for running this site.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
    Just research, and from following Matt for years.

    The names were included on the original caption at the Miami Herald site, and we've seen Jay for years. Jay was the other chess player (with Matt's father) in Good Will Hunting as extras in the 'Do you play piano?' Charles Square scene. Barry also appeared to be with Matt and family at the Miami restaurant after the triathlon.
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