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  • Photos of Matt and Lucy arriving at Los Angeles airport on Sunday are at Zimbio. Update: Photos of Matt and Lucy leaving Los Angeles on Monday are also at Zimbio.

  • From a 2011 Zoo interview at Thesop.org:

    Question: Did you ever get one great piece of advice when it comes to choices in life?
    Matt: I`ve gotten great advice throughout my life from wonderful people. But the best ones always tell me, just take your time.

    Question: What is the biggest high for you as an actor?
    Matt: What makes me happy at the end of the day, is involving myself in projects that are exciting, where the work is fun and challenging, and where I`m not really worried about the results of it.

  • From a story at the Sydney Morning Herald:

    The Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon was enjoying some incognito time looking at the pictures in the Art Gallery of NSW when he was collared by a total stranger.

    "G'day mate," said the jovial Steve Peters, pointing at the baseball cap which was part of the movie star's disguise. "I'm a mad keen Boston Red Sox fan myself. Would you mind signing my duct?"

    Amazingly Damon agreed, following Peters to the gallery's packing room which becomes a hive of energy for five days at this time every year for the annual Archibald Prize. Between Monday (March 5) and Friday (March 9) - the final day for entries - an expected 2,500 portraits will arrive at the packing room for judging.

    Many will be delivered personally by artists hoping to win the $75,000 prizemoney (up $25,000 from 2011). And some of those artists will be invited to sign the packing room's air conditioning duct - something which has now become part of the Archibald tradition.

    Peters initiated what has become the gallery's most unusual piece of contemporary art 15 years ago. The TV star Noel Ferrier was bringing a painting in and Peters asked for his signature. "But I'm always losing bits of paper. So I got him to sign the duct."

    This will be the 21st year that Peters has chosen the Packing Room Prize, awarded to the portrait that most impresses his staff. Famously, the rules are undemocratic - Peters has 51 per cent of the voting rights.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 5th, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Yes, I keep deleting any speculative comments or any comments by the deluded one. I would ban the latter from this site if I could.

    If I delete your comment once, please do not keep re-posting it.

    Edited at 2012-03-05 10:13 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 6th, 2012 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Comments

    Popsugar now has pics and article about them at lax. No new pics. Ignore the comments though.
    I've been fans of other actors before and when they started to 'annoy' me I just stop following their career.....Thank you for keeping this livejournal going.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 6th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Comments

    Thanks for writing. It's meant to be a happy, positive site. Everyone is welcomed but unfounded negative comments, rumors and speculation is not permitted.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 6th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


    If Ben Affleck has a Facebook page, I wish that Matt have a Facebook page too, that would be nice!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 6th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: tgspink

    I hope he doesn't get any kind of social media page. He's got the official site for water.org, and that's enough.

    Edited at 2012-03-07 07:09 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 6th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pittsburgh filming

    Filming in Pittsburgh confirmed for late April.

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