Matt Damon has been making regular trips home to Boston to visit his sick father. The star, who's filming here, is "concerned" about his dad, Kent, and has been rushing back from his Manhattan set to visit him, sources said. Damon was shooting "The Adjustment Bureau" with Emily Blunt at the Warwick New York Hotel. He's been putting a brave face on despite the health concerns, and following a bout of flu among his kids. Our source added, "His family is everything to him." A rep for Damon didn't return our repeated calls and e-mails.
Matt: I think it's none of my business, and I actually know him. It's still none of my business. Marriages are private.
The shout-out in Shakira's song
Matt: I heard about this. I couldn't believe it. Someone told me that recently... Shakira actually sent my wife and I her new DVD with a sweet note and we know her and she's great. I'm honoured to be in one of her videos. (So you’re a fan?) Oh yeah, yeah. I live in a Latin house. (So you have to be?) Not even have to be. It’s just the way it is.
On his rumored role as Two-Face in The Dark Knight
Matt: It was a scheduling thing [so I couldn't do it]. I didn't speak to Chris Nolan. I'm a big Chris Nolan fan. But Aaron Eckhart was great.
Clint: It's a story that is actually three stories of people who have had traumatic experiences in their life. And how they converge with one another. And it ends up with the three stories coming together in one big sequence. It's very well written by Peter Morgan.
Matt Damon and his brother Kyle participated in South Africa's Cape Argus Tour earlier this year, and now their adventures are being chronicled in the latest addition of Bicycling magazine. Kyle encouraged Matt to take on the challenge shortly before filming began on Invictus, much to the dismay of the film's producers. Both men came out of the experience stronger, at least according to Kyle's version of the story — Matt only complained that his backside was, "swollen in the shape of a bike seat."
A freakishly buffed-up Matt Damon co-stars as Springboks captain Francois Pienaar. Honestly, he doesn't get much in the way of character development or background information, but Damon makes a middling role fascinating all the same. Watch as he settles into his newfound sense of responsibility almost silently, slowly but surely assuming leadership and commanding more and more of Eastwood’s carefully composed frames. It makes perfect sense to me that these two stealthy, unassuming artists have already begun shooting another picture together. Eastwood and Damon are both so naturally reticent and quietly effective; it was only a matter of time.
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The other very human part comes with the other main character. Somehow, they’ve made Matt Damon look Afrikaans. He has the slightly pinched features of Pienaar, the right tint of blonde that always marked him out amid the mud. His accent defies the critics’ best hopes of a target. He somehow brings a sense of innocence to Pienaar, who only realised halfway through the tournament that this wasn’t really about rugby at all.