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Monuments Men filming continues
  • Photos from the filming of Monuments Men at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford are at the Daily Mail, Just Jared and the Cambridge City News.

  • Quotes from recent interviews: Michael Douglas at the Daily Mail and Steven Soderbergh at Assignment X.

    Michael Douglas
    'Matt’s in a group of really impressive actors – Brad, George, Matt and Ben – willing to take chances. It surprised me – in a good way.’ He cracks a few jokes about chapstick and body waxing.

    ‘Matt got a bit too obsessed – there was one point I was getting worried about him. Matt says when he kissed me, he thought of Catherine. She was very pleased by that.’

    So who did he think of? He pauses and sounds ever so slightly hurt: ‘I thought of Matt. There was a tenderness about him. The way he kissed.’

    Steven Soderbergh
    You’ve worked with Matt Damon a number of times. Do you tend to think of him when you’ve got a role for someone his age?
    SODERBERGH: I feel lucky that we’ve been able to find projects that at least in two cases that we’ve been able to find, this and Mark Whitacre in THE INFORMANT!, really great roles for a young actor and Matt’s commitment to what was required – as Michael said, he told me during the shoot [of BEHIND THE CANDELABRA], he realized, “Oh, Matt’s the same age now as I was when I did FATAL ATTRACTION. There is no universe I ever would have gotten anywhere near anything like this when I was at that point in my career.” He really admired Matt’s willingness to just do it.

    But with gay marriage legal in a number of states now, which wasn’t the case when Michael Douglas was that age. Isn’t there sort of a change in the universe?
    SODERBERGH: Possibly, but I think Michael’s point was that, at that stage in his life, in his career, he was I think more protective of his image as an actor than Matt is right now.

  • Prince Frederic von Anhalt says more graphic scenes from Behind the Candelabra did not make the final cut.

    He further divulges that in his villa were also filmed scenes that ultimately did not make it in the HBO film. "They filmed much harder sex scenes, which have now been cut from the film, for example, in the pool and hot tub."

  • From an interview with actor Dave Franco:

    People are comparing this movie to “Ocean’s Eleven.” Who do you match up with in that movie?
    I think it’s the Matt Damon character. If I remember correctly, he’s like somewhat of the newcomer and he has to prove himself and find his place in the group, and that seems right in line with my character in the movie.

    How do you compare to Matt Damon?
    Not well. Actually, he’s one of these guys who I actually really do look up to in the sense that he can go from doing a big comedy to an independent comedy to this action franchise [and] serious dramas. He kind of does it all and you really believe him … I’m not the audience for this movie, but in “We Bought a Zoo,” you even watch him in that and he’s so grounded. It’s like he can do no wrong in my book.

  • A recent post on the official Golden Globes Facebook.

    Given that Matt Damon is an exceptionally busy man -- a father, a husband, a son, a brother, a political activist, a friend and a humorist who pops on TV doing hilarious skits-- it's lucky for us that he still has the energy to come out onto the big screen and play with us, his audience. Damon is currently starring with Michael Douglas in Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra. In Elysium, coming soon, he puts his skills at the service of another nervy auteur, Neill Blomkamp, who minces no words about the near future. Further afield, in December, Damon will align with George Clooney in The Monuments Men. His big escape? Inwards, of course. "When I go home, close the door. When I am with my kids. All that is great", he told us.
  • 15 comments or Leave a comment
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 2nd, 2013 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men

    It seems to be another day off for Monuments Men. Matt and George have been at a local gym playing basketball.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 2nd, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    A twitter sighting after basketball

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 2nd, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 2nd, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: video

    Wow, that's awesome. Great find! Nice moves, Matt... I remember hearing that he's a natural athlete, and he does look very smooth out there. George, shame on you, you definitely fouled!

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2013 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: video

    Oh!I can't get it! Is it possible to post it on the site? I want to see Matt's nice moves...
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 4th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: video

    I won't copy it as it's a private site. But anybody should be able to access with a Facebook account (real or otherwise).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 4th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    Thanx Emily Matt looks hot playin' and his backwords hat doesn't he?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Monuments Men

    Cool about M and G playing at local gym oh wish I could play with them!!! I like to work out a lot :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 3rd, 2013 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)


    There must be upcoming interviews with international journos in London for Elysium:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The lead?

    This is the first time I've seen Matt identified in print as "the lead, James Rorimer".


    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt in Public Theater Forum

    Don't know if anyone's posted this. Great pic of Matt.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 3rd, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Michael and Soderbergh comment on Matt:

    Wow, really Michael was the same age?! It probably doesn't 'seem that way' because Matt (and I) are a lot younger then Michael Douglass so back then it felt different watching :) but that movie was hot and sexy if I recall...I too think that Michael might have been more protective about his image however, Matt Damon has done tons of movies already more then other actors his age or older! So he probably doesn't care as much because he can since he's such hard worker. But then again why should he care because that is his job and I love him no matter what character he plays. And I also think that he did that risky movie because Michael D. was in it and I was reading that it was the first movie after Michael's chemo so it was meaningful to both of them. I PROMISE THAT I WILL LOVE IT.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 4th, 2013 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Cambridge events

    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 4th, 2013 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Cambridge events

    Niceeee...I like to see them doing normal things.
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