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Behind the Candelabra
  • New quotes from Steven Soderbergh about Behind the Candelabra are available here and at The Playlist. The first official still is at Yahoo.

    So I guess it ends with ‘Candelabra’?
    Soderbergh: Yeah, there's a lot of eye candy in it. It's fun to look at. It's the kind of thing, the kind of movie that I've always liked. “The Dresser” [Peter Yates' 1983 comedy about an effeminate personal assistant and his relationship with a deteriorating veteran actor] is one of my favorite movies. I love two handers. It's really just Michael [Douglas] and Matt [Damon], it's a real two hander. It's got a great supporting cast but the heart of the movie is the two of them and they just kind of did a “Thelma And Louise” they just jumped off the cliff together and I never had to, I never had to push them at all, they knew exactly where this thing needed to go. I think people would be surprised at how emotional it is. It's not a cartoon.

    Considering its viewership, one could argue more people will see it on cable then they would have in limited release.
    Oh, I think so. I don't think there's any question of that. Ultimately when this opportunity came up and I called Michael and Matt I said, “Look we all want to go do this and I could make an argument that more people are going to see it this way than any other way, so why don't we go and do it?” I have no regrets about the way this played out. HBO have been fantastic to deal with. They're really excited about it. They're going to make sure, as they always do, that millions of people are going to see it. That was clearly just the way that this had to play out and all of us are really glad that it did. I can't imagine not being allowed to go out and make this. It's been 10 years since I did something with [HBO], so I was happy to be back.

    Soderbergh, who's worked with Damon in the Ocean's franchise as well as Contagion and The Informant!, says it's Damon's intelligence, integrity and fearlessness that make him so appealing to the public.

    "I mean, one of the things that people will appreciate about Matt's performance in Behind The Candelabra is just his absolute commitment to jumping off the cliff and not looking back. And there aren't a lot of actors in his position, and his age who would read this thing and say 'Yes' without hesitating.
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    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: January 31st, 2013 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
    I cannot wait for this. It's going to be brilliant and Damon will win an award for it I am sure.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Behind Candelabra

    Sounds outstanding! I'll try to not be so 'mushy' but I just can't help myself most of the time (all the time) when it's about Matt Damon...I wouldn't expect any less of Mr. Steven S. in making this movie an absolute masterpiece, especially with these two A-list gorgeous actors. I like and need my candy! Oh, such sugar-high from looking at this picture and I like it ;)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    House of Lies

    Two new clips up at Showtime for Matt's episode.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Jodie Foster in Elysium

    Here are the first pics of Jodie foster in Elysium. Frosty! http://www.allocine.fr/article/fichearticle_gen_carticle=18620977.html
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 1st, 2013 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Side Effects

    Matt is at the premiere of Soderbergh's new film 'Side Effects' with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, but probably didn't walk the red carpet.

    Two photos from the after-party with Soderbergh are at Startraks:

    Photos of Matt with Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones:

    Promised Land finally has a release date in Australia - 2 May.

    Edited at 2013-02-01 11:58 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 1st, 2013 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)


    At the end of this clip at 5.08, you can see Ben hugging Matt after the Kimmel show ends:

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 1st, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    See how much shorter Matt is in comparison to Ben? Striking, he comes up to Ben's shoulder only.

    Edited at 2013-02-01 12:21 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    I see that he comes up to just about head shorter then Ben...what is it with you and Matt's height?! Are you short or something? LOL
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    The best show cause Hot Mathew was in charge. He was a perfect 10 talking and knowing how to say everything without even thinking...guess that's why he's gotten to be who he is cause he's so intelligent!!!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    That is adorable. Friendship like that is a real gift. And did you see amy Adams going after Matt when she came out? Whew! Matt looked shocked!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)


    I've watched the show twice now and loved it both times. Matt was excellent, his timing was perfect and the guest list was perfect, and as Sarah Silverman said, he was really wearing that suit. He looked divine.

    Long may the 'feud' continue. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    I saw the show twice too and Matt did looked really divine and SEXY in that dress suit didn't he!!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    He really did have perfect timing. He was a natural at this. I thought the Amy Adams thing was just part of the skit because once she sat down they talked about how jimmy tried to stick his tongue in her mouth when she came on before. But I did see the look on his face and I'm thinking maybe they didn't quite rehearse it that way? Still very good and very funny.

    The previews for house of lies looks hilarious too.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 2nd, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kimmel

    I watched a few times now because Matt is so good at it I can't get enough ever! The Amy Adams kiss-embrace was a little longer then with the other ones but I don't think that he gave her tongue LOL. I hope not I really hate right now but she doesn't look like his type anyhow.

    PS. Hope she tasted like...green worms to him!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt was in charge and I loved it! And Matt really looked sexy in that black dress suit didn't he and I loves him in black suits with white shirt! Oooohh!!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    House of Lies

    OK, second House of Lies clip (the juicy one) has been taken down. :-(
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 2nd, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Michael D. and Matt D.

    They look so sunny and this picture makes me happy I wish I could walk into it ;)
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