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  • Matt discussed family, films and his personal celebrity capital in an interview at The Inquirer:

    Matt does find time, however, for his causes, like Not On Our Watch, which seeks to end atrocities throughout the globe, and Water.org, which supplies safe drinking water to developing countries.

    “You have a limited amount of celebrity capital,” he declared. “You use it for something that matters to you. I’m very careful. I don’t do commercials. As Steve Jobs said about a brand, you’re always making a deposit or withdrawal. If I started selling shampoo, I’d be making pretty significant withdrawals. I’d rather spend that energy or capital on advocacies that bring clean water to people.”

    He loved being directed by Joel and Ethan Coen in their much-anticipated remake of the classic western, “True Grit.”

    “To go from Clint to the Coens, that’s heaven,” he exulted. “I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I expect it to be great, because the script and the Coens’ storyboards were incredible. Jeff Bridges is playing the John Wayne role. He and Josh Brolin were great to work with. This girl, Hailee Steinfeld, is amazing! She’s like an old soul.”

  • Photos of Matt and Isabella in NY on Thursday are at PopSugar and Celebrity Baby Scoop.

  • More photos and videos from the OneXOne event are at here, PopSugar and the WSJ.

  • Matt and Paul Farmer's interview on CNN's Connect the world is here.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 1st, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Hereafter UK Release Date

    Opens in cinemas in the UK on 28th January 2011. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 1st, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Photos

    Photos of a smiling Matt and Lucy (with Stella and Gia) out in NY:
    http://www.popsugar.com/Pictures-Matt-Luciana-Damon-Baby-Stella-NYC-1176462

    There's also a photo at People.com

    Edited at 2010-11-02 11:41 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 2nd, 2010 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    We bought a zoo

    A list of actresses in contention for 'We bought a zoo':

    http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/cameron-crowe-eyes-actresses-for-zoo/
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 2nd, 2010 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: We bought a zoo

    The Playlist is now reporting that We bought a zoo is scheduled to start around March, which ties in with Matt's comment in EW that he's not filming it until spring. That could be bad news for the future of Dartmoor Zoological Park, which receives a payment when filming starts.

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/2010/11/01/scarlett_johansson_leading_the_race_for_female_lead_in_cameron_crowes_we_bo

    And Matt was doing international press for Hereafter a few days after Stella was born (he was also scheduled to shoot another episode of 30 Rock on 20 October, according to Tina Fey). Here's a French interview which manages to ask no questions about the movie (and all about the baby/family).

    http://www.lematin.ch/people/matt-damon-nouveau-papa-filles-vraiment-limite-342852

    Edited at 2010-11-02 09:58 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 2nd, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    True Grit

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