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Monuments Men, EW
  • Photos of Matt, George Clooney, John Goodman and Bill Murray after dinner last Friday in Berlin are at the Daily Mail and Lainey Gossip.

  • Matt discussed losing weight for Behind the Candelabra at EW:

    Matt Damon says he’s never been a big fan of wardrobe fittings — “I try to get in and get out and find comfortable shoes,” he laughs — but that changed when he was picking out his bejeweled jackets, skin-tight swimsuits, and thigh-revealing robes for Behind the Candelabra.

    In the Steven Soderbergh-directed movie, airing May 26 on HBO, Damon wears plenty of outrageous 70s and 80s-inspired outfits to play Scott Thorson, the much-younger lover of showbiz legend Liberace (Michael Douglas). And when the actor sat down with EW for this week’s cover story, he admitted that he got so excited about his wardrobe, he decided to slim down for the part.

    “I did maybe ten fittings with that would go on for hours,” says Damon. “I was losing weight because I was trying to make the clothes fall better. I’ve never been that guy. I was like, ‘No really, I’m just ruining this shirt. But in two weeks, it’s going to look great, I’m telling you!’”

  • A photo of Matt, John Krasinski, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Festival Director at the Berlin Film Festival lounge is at J-Levitty.tumblr.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 13th, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Strike with me

    The latest video from water.org featuring Jessica Biel and Jason Bateman is now up. It's pretty funny. A "hummingbird singing". Lol. I guess this campaign will be ongoing. Any thought about who else might turn up in these spots? Matt and Ben could do something that would absolutely kill, I'll bet.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 13th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Strike with me

    It should all conclude by 22 March, World Water Day. There's an event at The Hague for the UN on that day (in support of The International Year of Water Cooperation), and there was a vague reference that Matt would be attending.

    Edited at 2013-03-13 11:34 pm (UTC)
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 13th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    BTC screening

    There was a screening of Behind the Candelabra at HBO in NY earlier this week, but I can only find one reference on Twitter and no reviews of the film.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 14th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: BTC screening

    Ah, maybe that explains a random tweet I saw saying 'we will be seeing Damon and Douglas at awards season', or something to that effect. I didn't know the tweet-er so I didn't take much notice.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 14th, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon

    I want to hug him he is so cute!!!!!!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 15th, 2013 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt Damon

    I wanna meet him too he's nice and he is cute!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 14th, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I want to go to there...

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 15th, 2013 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    Dinner in Berlin

    Matt looks much better and younger without glasses (IMO)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2013 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Dinner in Berlin

    Aaah...he looks like not a day passed 32 or even younger in these pictures I think. I like his 'nerdy daddy look' too with glasess and all his other looks. In the side view I love how he smiles with his mouth half open :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 15th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)


    New interview:


    THR: What's left to do on Behind the Candelabra?
    Soderbergh: We're just starting to screen it now; we've just started doing long lead stuff. ... It airs May 26th, and it's gonna be interesting to see [laughs] how people react to what it is. I think people are gonna be surprised at how intimate it is, and that there's no attempt to make fun of them or to characterize, to make them seem like cartoons. Halfway through the movie, it's just a relationship, and that Michael [Douglas] and Matt [Damon] -- I can only describe it as a Thelma & Louise thing: they just grabbed hands and jumped off the cliff. Like I said, it's so intimate and they're so not shy that I think that's the heart of the piece, and I'm really happy for both of them.

    THR: Are you happy with it as a last project though?
    Soderbergh: Yeah, I am. Honestly, I mean, if I can figure out a new way to come at what I do, then I'll come back and do it. But if I didn't -- if I failed at doing that and felt like, "I don't know how to do this in a way that's different than I've done before" -- and this was the last thing anybody ever saw, I would be thrilled because what it's about is totally connected to how I started. It's still, at the end of the day, two people in a room, and there's just a lot of rhinestone in it.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2013 12:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Soderbergh

    Mr. Soderbergh I'm sure that you did an awesome job at making this movie happen with such wonderful actors, so don't worry you've got my vote :) I can't wait for it to come out I'm so very excited to see Matt Damon in a different sort of light playing a character that is unique. The fact that it's a true story makes things even more heart warming. But why are they keep on saying that it is 'the last project' I hope that you will not stop making movies we need you! And I need Matt Damon so much he is my 'happy moment' just about every day.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 15th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's just been sighted out to dinner with cate blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So it looks like he'll be staying in Berlin.(unless he's flying out later). My guess is Lucy and the girls will be flying out to him. I think schools out in ny.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 16th, 2013 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Sighting

    Well, Stacy Keibler is now in Berlin, and it is spring break in NY.

    (Philip Seymour Hoffman is unlikely to be in Berlin, but Cate definitely is.)
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)


    He's living in LA now...
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 16th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt

    No. He's currently filming in Berlin but lives in NY until he moves to LA later this year.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)


    And Matt and Ben has a production company so they're also gonna be working together.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 16th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt's pics in Berlin

    Some news of Matt this night with George and Stacy in Berlin.



    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 16th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's pics in Berlin

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 17th, 2013 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Wedding location revealed

    Matt and Lucy visited the location at the same time as Gwyneth in January. It didn't take long for the location and date to be revealed (which will mark 10 years since they first met).

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 17th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Wedding location revealed

    I wonder how upset they are with this. I hope they don't get hounded and are able to have a good time. Somebody certainly has loose lips.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 17th, 2013 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Behind the candelabra

    Wow, here's some much more in-depth backstory about the Thorson-liberace relationship and Thorson himself than I had previously seen. Terrific character to play for an actor. Really looking forward to this!
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