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  • Photos from the set of Monuments Men in Berlin, including Cate Blanchett in character, are at WENN (no photos of Matt).

  • Comedian Tom Papa discusses working on Behind the Candelabra:

    What's it like going from stand up to being in movies with top actors like Matt Damon?
    It's pretty great. It's really awesome. I would love to do more of it, and I'm really comfortable doing it. It's almost like, the [part] I did in Liberace: Behind the Candelabra, we shot it all summer long, it felt like comedians going away to movie camp. All of a sudden I'm with Matt Damon and Michael Douglas and Dan Akroyd and we're just acting and taking direction from Soderbergh.

    It really is work, but it's not like stand up work. Stand up you have to write every single day, there's a lot more personally you have to put into it. Especially, Michael Douglas, he was working a lot harder on that film than I was. It's a blast. The short answer is, it's a real blast. And it feels like it is a gift from working so hard in stand up.

  • Actor Michael Shanks discusses Elysium.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 21st, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt in Vegas or Berlin?

    I saw 2 sightings posted last night of matt in Vegas. One article claimed that matt & Lucy were at the Olympus has fallen premiere from 2 days ago i believe but no pics. (Don't believe that one) being there's no pics of him on set I'm wondering if he is Vegas.

    I like how Tom papa makes it sound like that he just works with matt but in reality they seem to be very good friends. Besides trick or treating with matt and family, I had seen several sightings of matt at comedy clubs in past. Now I know why.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 21st, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt talks about Behind the Candelabra being in Cannes (interview done in Berlin):

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Cannes

    He looks great! But Lucy should fine him every time he says"you know" in an interview! Lol.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 21st, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy and kids in Berlin

    A photo of Lucy and the four kids in snowy Berlin going to an aquarium while Matt is working. They arrived in Berlin on Monday.



    Edited at 2013-03-21 09:12 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2013 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lucy and kids in Berlin

    Well that answers the Vegas question. I'm trying to understand the translation. They are not staying at the soho house that much I understand. But it says matt worked overtime bc clooney wanted him to watch movies at soho house? Is that correct? Is the aquarium visit from Monday or yesterday(Wednesday)?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2013 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lucy and kids in Berlin

    The aquarium visit is probably Wednesday. The paper reported that Matt was required to stay late at Soho House (watching dailies maybe), and the family is staying in another hotel.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lucy and kids in Berlin

    I love how sexy-smart Matt is and everything he does is awesome (except for getting married 2x with the same woman when I wanted it to be my turn but even that it's wonderful cause it might as well be Lucy 4-ever or/if not me) this is how I feel...
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2013 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    World Water Day, Monuments Men

    The first indication of Matt's character in Monuments Men (although the report could be false) is at BZ.


    It describes Matt's character as an 'elite soldier' who is saving artworks with the help of Cate Blanchett's character. If that's correct, it fits with the character of Second Lieutenant James Rorimer.


    Another video with Matt for World Water Day:

    An article by Matt and Gary at the Daily Beast:

    Gayle King talks with Gary White on CBS This Morning:

    Edited at 2013-03-22 10:43 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rorimer

    I was thinking that since Cate and Matt are working at the same time it is likely that Matt is playing Rorimer. Great! His character has the most interesting arc and action in the book, as well as the largest part. I think he's a great fit, too. If it goes according to the book George's character is more of a supporting part.

    Hopefully we'll get to hear Matt speak French with Cate's character. When Matt speaks French in the Bourne movies I get weak in the knees! Do you think George will try to work in a romance aspect between the two? There was none in the book, of course, but this is Hollywood and Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett we are talking about. Interesting that in The Talented Mr Ripley Blanchett's character had a crush on Matt.

    Interesting to speculate.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Ellen Pompeo and Jimmy Kimmel joking about Matt on last night's show:

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Tom Papa

    Tom Papa talks about working with Matt, their families being friends, and does a great Liberace impression.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 23rd, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Set photo

    The first photo of Matt in costume on set with Cate Blanchett (and Matt and George in a snowball fight) is at BZ:


    More photos from the set are at the Daily Mail:


    Edited at 2013-03-23 03:26 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 23rd, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Set photo

    Great looking set.

    I take those photos as confirmation that Matt is playing Rorimer. Excellent!

    Not my favorite hairstyle on Matt, I must say. But he and Blanchett look great together. She's just the right height for him.

    I'm curious as to who the cinematographer is. I'll look it up.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 23rd, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Set photo

    People has an item with the same photos and details of the snowball fight:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 23rd, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men


    Is Matt doing the part Daniel Craig was supposed to do? Or is a
    different role?
    When I see the movies Clooney has directed, I note a couple of things.
    First; he never plays the leading role. And he always works with great
    actors. Clever man.

    PS: (Sorry, my english is not very good)

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 23rd, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    To my knowledge, nobody really knows what part Craig was going to play or even whether he was actually offered a part. Agents often try to make their actors look more important by using the media to claim they have been offered prestigious parts. It happened just last week with Christian Bale. A website claimed he was a lock for a part when in fact no final decision had been made. In that case the producers complained publicly and the site had to print a retraction.

    Personally I don't think George would have offered the part Matt is playing (I agree that it's certainly Rorimer) to Craig because he just hasn't had any luck with audiences outside of Bond. Although I think he's a perfectly fine actor.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 23rd, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    OK, this is pretty definitive. It's an Access Hollywood interview from the time Matt was promoting Promised Land (December?) In it, he says that the cast of MM includes himself and Daniel Craig. So perhaps Craig's part got cut out?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 23rd, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    I agree, Paula. I watched this interview by accident this morning and thought the same thing. Probably the role is on other shoulders or reduced but certainly it wasn't the Matt's part. (I agree for the hair too!!)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 24th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Video from set

    This video includes brief footage of Matt on the set.

    tommy50702 From: tommy50702 Date: April 11th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Daniel Craig and Matt Damon = Awesomeness
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