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Monuments Men set photos
  • More photos from the set of Monuments Men are at PopSugar, MSN, Daily Mail, Lainey Gossip and Bild.

  • Photos of Matt and family at an amusement park in Berlin are at BZ and a copy of the newspaper page is at Jacks Fun World Facebook. A report is at People.

    No, it was not a sequel to The Talented Mr. Ripley. But the two actors from that 1999 movie – Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett – both separately spent some quality family time in Berlin this weekend.

    The two are in the capital city shooting The Monuments Men, with George Clooney, though on Sunday's day off, Damon and wife Luciana did what the parents of 500 other kids did in Berlin: took them to Jack's Fun World for some indoor fun and games.

    The owner of the park, Oleg Nepomnjascij, tells PEOPLE that the Damons were impressively easygoing. "I take my hat off to him," he said.

    To the delight of the other parents, the star and his family just hung out like everybody else, while their kids – Alexia, Isabella, Gia and Stella – ran and jumped and bounced and shrieked for joy.

  • Scott Bakula discussed Behind the Candelabra at Forbes.com:

    Bakula: Behind The Candelabra is an HBO movie. It’s the Liberace story. Michael Douglass and Matt Damon. I play a small part in it. I play a choreographer who introduces, brings Matt Damon to Las Vegas for the first time. I take him to see my friend, Liberace’s show. He is kind of completely enamoured by Las Vegas, by the overwhelming experience of being around Liberace. Liberace takes a strong liking to him also, and they develop this kind of sad, tragic relationship. So the movie tells the story of that from Matt Damon’s character’s point of view. It’s a movie that’s got all kinds of things in it. From the insanity of Liberace’s performances ahd the glitter and the glamour of Vegas in those days. And then, just a kind of behind-the-scenes look at what was really going on for gay people, and famous gay people in the world back in the 70s when Liberace was determined to keep his homosexuality under wraps so that he could — he was worried he could lose his fans. Michael and Matt are extraordinary in it. Dan Akroyd, Debbie Reynolds and just a bunch of wonderful, wonderful people in it.

  • A report on water.org's Strike with me campaign at Fast Company.
  • 26 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2013 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


    I showed the large photos here to my husband (ex military) and he confirmed that Matt is wearing an army second lieutenant's uniform. The single bar on the shoulder is the clincher. And, just one more time, he looks great. OK, I will really try to stop saying that now. But it's an effort.

    Behind the Candelabra is sounding better and better.

    The story at fast company explains beautifully the time and effort that was put into the vlogger video campaign. Really extraordinarily creative out of the box thinking. Kudos to everyone involved.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 26th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Various

    Thanks Paula - I was hoping someone could confirm Matt's ranking.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Love a man in uniform:)

    Be still my beating heart!! It's so cold in Berlin and he's not even wearing any gloves. Right now in London it's 1c, coldest Easter ever. Great info as always. Marcia
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Love a man in uniform:)

    You can tell he's cold in a couple of the photos. He does look good in uniform. :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and George

    Holly Damn Matt Damon makes me drooooooooooooooool and George is sexy too with that hair style and mustache :) I wish I was the assistant to keep them warm and to feed them on the set...and that's how I like Matt Damon's hands (no wedding band) zzzzzzzzzzzzz just if it was with me.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt and George

    You never know if he is married or not, he is an actor after all :) We can only wish, I agree, mmm Matt Damon. M.. x
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Attention Someone Working On Set

    If you're reading this, please deliver a hot chocolate with marshmellows and a little note to Matt: "Keep Warm, Love from Matt Damon Column." M.. x
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 27th, 2013 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

    Set photo

    A photo of Matt on set possibly outside his trailer (where fake names are always used).

    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2013 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Set photo

    Speaking of hot [in] chocolate :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2013 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    A question

    I found a video which is of great interest but which you may not wish to post. How can I send the link privately?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: A question

    Don't know if you can do that wish I was a 'computer nerd' lol...I suppose it can't be done but you could leave the link up for two/three days and then take out/delete? What is the video of, just curious :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 27th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: A question

    My email is in the user info section of the site, or you can write to: mattdamoncolumn@livejournal.com Thanks Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 27th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Video of Cate and Matt on set

    being directed by George is at

    Matt's keeping his own accent/voice.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Video of Cate and Matt on set

    amazing to watch them all working but isn't that naughty to film like that?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Video of Cate and Matt on set

    Lol - that's the video I was talking about!

    Very fun to watch. Astonishing the speed they work at. Between takes they practically dash back up the hall.

    The content of this clip seems to mirror the book quite closely, since it was vitally important and difficult for Rorimer to win Valland's trust.

    On a side note, interesting to note that Matt's character isn't wearing a wedding ring.

    Too bad, apparently we won't get to hear him speak French. :-(
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 28th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Video of Cate and Matt on set

    It is probably taken improperly, but someone can object and the video will go down. So enjoy it while it lasts.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Video of Cate and Matt on set

    That was the coolest thing ever to watch Matt Damon and Cate in action like that I felt like a spy, oh I want more and more and more...George looks so cute in that website with the hat and the funny face! They make it look so easy when it's all said and done but I know that it's not as easy as it seems. Anyhow, please keep making movies for me/us! I love you guys so much :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    another video

    this was on youtube today, I don't know what movie this is from.


    Monuments Men
    He's wearing a hair piece, isn't he?


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 28th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: another video

    I think that clip is from Rising Son.

    I don't think there's a hairpiece for Monuments Men.

    Edited at 2013-03-28 01:04 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: another video

    Thanks Column! (What should we call you? I like 'Column')

    Hairpiece, it made me think so the picture you posted outside the trailer,
    because, it seems darker and longer than what we can see in the weekend photos. I thought his hair looked a bit too long in the previous set pictures. Anyway, it looks very, very natural. So, maybe it is.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 28th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: another video

    You may be right. I really wasn't looking that closely.

    Matt looks to be heading back to the US but probably will return for more filming in May/June.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 29th, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: another video

    Is there any way someone can confirm it's from Rising Son?? He looks older than Mystic Pizza & School Ties but younger than Geronimo. I know he's mentioned he was in some cable movies early in his career. Which movie did Fran McDormand play his mom?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 30th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: another video

    Frances McDormand played his mother in The Good Old Boys, which is a western. That clip didn't look like it was from a western, but I can't remember much about Rising Son (which was more suburban).
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 28th, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Behind the Candelabra

    EW has the second teaser trailer for Behind the Candelabra, this time with footage from the film (mostly Michael). There are also some new quotes from Matt.


    Edited at 2013-03-28 02:07 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Behind The Candelabra trailer

    The short trailer was really good and i can't wait to see my man Matt in the bio pic! _Trinya
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 28th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Anthony Mackie

    Anthony talks about how much he likes Matt in the first 30 seconds or so... Of COURSE he prefers Matt over Renner. :-)
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