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Parade interview
  • A few quotes from an interview at Parade magazine.

    On the Oscar nomination
    "I was glad to be nominated, but I knew I wasn't going to win. There's no pressure because you know you're not going to have to make a speech. But you don't want to look upset when you don't get the award. I e-mailed my fellow nominee Stanley Tucci and suggested we have a contest to see who could look more magnanimous when Christoph Waltz won. I liked my close-up."

    Trying to avoid the pitfalls of being famous
    "I hope I'm doing a good job of it. It's pretty easy to kind of lose your way. I think working consistently with great people is really helpful. Also having kids is really helpful. They kind of disabuse you of the notion of your greatness pretty quickly. There's a routine that you get into with kids that precludes you from going back to your single days. I'm probably more boring than I used to be. I go to bed earlier and I get up earlier."

    What he hopes his kids will inherit
    "From me, a sense of social justice and a desire to continue some of those programs that I'm involved with, or maybe not those exact ones, but hopefully, something to further social justice. And from my wife? She's a very wise and a very thoughtful person. Hopefully, they'll inherit that."

  • Interviews from Drew McWeeny with Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan and Paul Greengrass. Matt's interview on The Early Show is on YouTube. A clip from the set of Green Zone is at CBS News.

  • Outtakes from Jimmy Kimmmel's 'Most Handsome Men' skit are also at YouTube.
  • 11 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 15th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Green Zone Movie

    Hey folks,
    The Green Zone is a good movie -- Matt Damon is awesome in it. It is not a Bourne clone (so it won't attract the kids) -- it is an adult movie with a message (there's the American turnoff). We Americans are still embroiled in this War plus Afghanistan - and Paul Greengrass is courageous to produce a movie like this with Universal. Greengrass produced and directed an excellent movie which will probably do well overseas. As an American, I am glad to have this perspective told.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 15th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Green Zone

    Im hoping to see this at the weekend so will let you know what i think.

    Green Zone was featured on Jonathon Ross Film 2010 last week and gave it great reviews, also Metro UK gave it 4 stars today as well.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 16th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Green Zone

    Thanks to both readers for the info and reactions.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 16th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Adjustment Bureau

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Green Zone Metro Review

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 17th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    True Grit

    Here's a location for True Grit filming in New Mexico from Wednesday to Friday:


    Photos of Matt on set with Jeff Bridges (but not in costume) meeting the local sheriff are here:

    Edited at 2010-03-17 06:12 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 18th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Invictus on Blu-Ray 18 May

    Details of the release of Invictus on Blu-Ray are now available, but there's nothing of note in the extra features:

    From: gachyy Date: March 20th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    He and wife Luciana Bozán Barroso are expecting another child together.?????????

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 21st, 2010 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: He and wife Luciana Bozán Barroso are expecting another child together.?????????


    still needs to be made official but would be great news
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 21st, 2010 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)


    I still think people are speculating based on the dress Lucy wore to the Oscars. I know the Inquirer reporter mentioned it in passing, as did the Extra twitterer, but Matt hasn't said anything and the press haven't picked it up. And they would have asked by now - there's nothing to report if it's being denied.

    In the photos of Lucy going to the concert a week or so before the Oscars she looked really trim, with no sign of a bump.
    From: gachyy Date: March 21st, 2010 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
    It would be wonderful
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