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Matt Damon News Column

Informant, GMA, OneXOne

  • Matt will be appearing live at the Good Morning America studio in New York on Tuesday morning. Also scheduled for Tuesday: Matt will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart before attending the New York premiere. The pre-taped skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live (with Joel McHale) will also air on Tuesday night.

  • More photos from the OneXOne event with Bill Clinton in Toronto are at Celebrity Mound, Media Outrage, Faded Youth Blog and PopSugar. A photo of Matt and musician Elvis Costello is below.

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  • A good video interview from Toronto, where Matt discusses his work with and an upcoming trip to Haiti, is at Jennifer Garner discusses Matt and the subject of lying in this video, and video from the Toronto premiere is here.

  • Matt discussed the Liberace project at USA Today, and Michael Douglas discussed Matt's career and choices ahead of working together at

    Matt: "I'm doing this Liberace movie. Michael Douglas is playing Liberace and I play his lover. Steven is directing it," said Damon. "I saw Michael last night. He comes up and says, 'Get your Chapstick ready.' It's going to be a great movie. My role is a great role. But Michael's role? It's spectacular."

    Douglas: “Matt’s going to be my young lover,” Douglas tells Sun Media. “Why not? God bless Matt. Hey, it’s easy for me - he’s in his prime. I said to him, ‘Matt, I love you, man. Boy, that Bourne (series) must really be going strong.’ But good for him. He’s right taking chances. All those young guys - (George) Clooney - they’re taking risks...It’s smart trying to mix it up a bit and maintain those franchises and still get to do a picture that turns you on.”

  • Melanie Lynskey discussed working with Matt at Metronews:

    “I was so terrified,” revealed Lynskey. “I’m not the kind of actress who plays Matt Damon’s wife. I’m normally the best friend. Luckily he’s the nicest person ever to walk the face of the earth and a very generous actor. He made me feel very comfortable right away.”

  • Robert Herndon, the FBI agent who is played by Joel McHale in The Informant!, discussed Matt's calls and visits with his family and watching the movie at Herndon also says Matt discussed plans to leave Miami for a quieter location.

    Two years ago his son Matthew, then 11, was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain aneurysm. While the family gathered in a Dallas hotel room on the eve of Matthew’s big surgery, the phone rang.

    It was Matt Damon. He wanted to talk to Matthew.

    At that point filming on “The Informant!” hadn’t begun. But Damon had been cast and knew all about Herndon. Somehow he’d heard about the family’s crisis.

    “Matthew is talking on the phone and at one point he puts ” Herndon his hand over the receiver and asks, ‘Who’s Matt Damon?’ recalled with a laugh. “After his successful surgery he watched the ‘Bourne’ movies, and of course now he’s a Damon fan.”

    Then, while “The Informant!” was in production last summer in Los Angeles, Herndon was invited to bring his family for a day on the set.

    “Matt Damon spent about an hour and a half with us,” he said. “He talked about possibly moving to Dallas or Kansas City, getting away from Miami and finding a different sort of place to raise his kids.”
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