Five actors took the stage for the coffin scene from “The Merchant of Venice.” Lily Rabe, as Portia, and Marsha Stephanie Blake, as her lady-in-waiting, led two swaggering suitors, played by Jesse L. Martin and Mr. Damon, up to the gold, silver and lead coffins, followed by Mr. Right, Bassanio, played by Hamish Linklater.
Mr. Damon stole the scene. His Arragon was an obnoxious, gum-chewing lout straight out of “The Bachelor.” The lines were Shakespeare’s, but the character was all-American — the malt-shop Lothario, the pickup artist, the nightmare blind date.
Matt Damon, House of Lies (Showtime)
In a season where Damon is nearly a nomination lock for playing Liberace's lover in HBO's Behind the Candelabra, it was especially amusing to see him portray a hyper-jacked-up version of himself alongside Ocean's 11 co-star and pal Don Cheadle. (1 episode)