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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 26th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: John Grisham Article

Agreed. Though other adaptations of his books are fine, The Rainmaker is just a classy film with a great cast. Although it was almost the last of his films to be adapted and amongst the least financially successful.

The Rainmaker ranks seventh of the Grisham films commercially in the US with a box office gross of $46 million. Even Runaway Jury made more.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/franchises/chart/?id=johngrisham.htm

Edited at 2011-05-26 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 26th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

FHM Interview

Yes, I was able to access it by "previewing" it, but it let me read the whole thing...There were some typical questions and answers about how much he works, the jobs he's been doing, how he met Lucy, etc. It seems to be for the Adjustment Bureau, and must have been done before the Feb. 14th premiere as he talks about how he'll miss Valentine's Day with Lucy. And this:

Do you reckon fate played a part in your life?
Well, looking back, I mean, I remember wondering whether or not I was ever going to do the Farrelly Brothers movie...They wanted to shoot it in Hawaii and at the time the director Werner Herzog asked me, "Would you ever eat a live snake?" And I said, "Yeah, I'll do that." Next thing he wanted me for the movie Rescue Dawn. I had to decide between that and Stuck on You and I remember my mother saying, "You know, Matt, you can have fun in your work, it doesn't always have to be this rigorous grind." And then I met Peter and Bobby Farrelly and I really liked those guys and I decided to do it. And they ended up not shooting it in Hawaii, but in Miami. I went into a bar with the crew one night and I saw my wife. And now I have four kids...So that's a real twist of fate or some real incredible luck that we found each other.

Four Kids! Is being pregnant fate? At what point do you have to twist the fate and say enough is enough?
No, I think enough is enough for us - four is plenty. I think that's it. If you have the number for a good doctor, please let me know...Ha, ha!

You seem like quite and old softie...Would you do anything for love?
Nah. I don't think I've been good at romance; big kind of sweeping gestures of my love. I'm the kind of guy who will go to a premiere on Valentine's Day. But believe me, I do know how to win points. My wife is the greatest woman on earth, and I won't even be with her on Valentine's Day. So, no, I don't think I've ever been a very romantic person. I walk it more than I talk it.

What are you going to do to make up for Valentine's Day?
I will be sending flowers, but flowers.com doesn't really always measure up, you know? '1-800-Flowers? Yeah, thanks a lot honey! I pushed out four kids for you; thanks for the flowers!' Ha, ha!

So she's still ahead of you on points?
That's true, that's true. But when I was off for six months, I was Mr. Mom. I was very good, but now I'm working every day on this Cameron Crowe movie, so I get up before they are all awake.

So that Soderbergh movie. What is that all about?
It's a pandemic movie, but real. It's about what would really happen if there was an outbreak of a real bad virus and what the response would be. Gwyneth Paltrow plays my wife, and she contracts it in, like, the first five minutes of the movie and I'm trying to keep it together. He loses his wife and stepson, but he's still got his daughter.

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How come no political career for Mr. Damon, then?
It's not that I'm not interested in politics; I'm very interested in politics. I'm just not interested in being a politician. But I think it's all of our responsibility to be actively engaged citizens and to push back and voice out opinions about the things that we want and are important to us. I mean, any great movement starts with the people, not politicians. Politicians follow; they are not leaders, they are followers.

Sort of like what happened in Egypt? What do you think of what happened there recently?
I think it's amazing. We'll see where it goes from here, but I think it's incredible. My friend, Khalid Abdullah, who was in 'The Green Zone' with me, was in Tahrir Square for 19 days and I'm proud to say he's a friend of mine.

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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 26th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FHM Interview

Thank you so much for finding and copying that out G. A few new quotes I hadn't seen before, which I guessed from the description. I hadn't seen the snake quote before.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 26th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: FHM Interview

Of course! It's just what you do every day ;)
I love what he says about Khalid, so sweet.
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