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Filming in Iceland?
  • Despite reports claiming Matt is currently filming Interstellar in Iceland, there are no confirmed photos or sightings.

  • Photos of Matt visiting the UMMA Community Clinic on 30 August as part of the climate change documentary project are available here.

    Actor Matt Damon came by the UMMA Clinic as part of a 6-series documentary he is filming on global warming to air on the Showtime network.

    He interviewed UMMA's Lead OB provider, Dr. Tipu Khan as well as two pre/postnatal patients to discuss the effects of heat on pregnant women. Pregnant women in low-income neighborhoods are susceptible to premature deliveries because of the heat and lack of proper hydration. Many people in impoverished communities tend to drink soda and not enough water when thirsty. As a result, it leads to dehydration because of the heat and limited access to air condition.

  • A Brazilian interview is available here. The article claims Matt has two tattoos and Matt mentions that Lucy still makes him do the dishes.

  • It is 15 years since the release of Rounders.

  • Photos of Matt at a LA gym on Monday are at Just Jared.
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    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 12th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)


    The address of the gym is on the building wall. I'm surprised he hangs out in West Hollywood about 30 min in from Pacific Palisades.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Gym

    And it's not really a gym but a fitness/yoga studio that does personal training. Not hard to work out from the photos.

    Edited at 2013-09-12 11:11 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Gym

    That seems to be his gym/studio of choice. Pretty sure this is the same place he was papped at last year.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    John & Emily

    It's OT, but just thought I'd mention that Matt's friends John & Emily Blunt are expecting. Perhaps John has a good idea what to expect after spending weeks writing with Matt's kids crawling over him. Cute couple.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Random tweet

    Just saw a tweet claiming Matt was on a plane right now. Maybe he's off to Iceland? Or he's coming home from Iceland? Or maybe it's not even him. Anybody care to lay a wager? I'm thinking it's him and he's going to that lovely place.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Random tweet

    Lots of sightings on a plane - possibly en route to Seattle?

    There was also a sighting at Starbucks before the flight:

    The Coffee Break video:

    Robin Williams on GWH:
    Good Will Hunting (1997)
    “One of the best experiences ever making a movie. It’s so well-written. I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors, they were both studly young men, and they had great writers’ chops. I didn’t have any idea what they’d do [in the future]. Ben, at the time, wanted to be a star. Matt was going, ‘I want to be an artisan,’ a guy who just pursues his craft. Which he’s done, brilliantly. Matt sampled [celebrity] and eventually went, ‘I’m going to be quieter, have a not-so-public marriage.’ He just lives his life. Ben kind of went off, then came back brilliantly.”

    Edited at 2013-09-12 09:30 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2013 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: sighting at Starbucks

    I like how @michellebelle07 tweeted that she needed a hug, then Matt rocks up. He's like a magical appearing teddy bear :) M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 12th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Random tweet

    Yep I think he's finally headed to Iceland.

    I saw that coffee break video a couple of days ago. I was under the impression that it was just a preview to the interview. If that is all there is then that wasn't much of a interview.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 12th, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Random tweet

    I'll look for a longer version of the video.

    Matt may only be filming in Iceland for a week (perhaps a smaller role than published or maybe he is filming later in LA?) He was definitely travelling to Seattle, which has a direct flight to Reykjavik.

    Edited at 2013-09-13 03:43 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 13th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: wasn't much of a interview

    All I noticed was Matt intensely sipping on coffee over the awkwardness of the woman 's skimpy outfit. M..
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 13th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: wasn't much of a interview

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 13th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


    A report that Matt has arrived in Iceland (photo is old):


    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 13th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Where's Waldo

    Also saw a tweet claiming Matt arrived in Iceland this morning.

    Also saw this amusing tweet. https://twitter.com/tazeen/status/377678647580450816
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 14th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Where's Waldo

    A photo of the northern lights at the filmmaking location - posted by a crew member:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 14th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Where's Waldo

    Beautiful! On my bucket list. I'd love to see the stars up there. What an experience! M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 14th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    Northern lights

    This guy is also close by and posted some photos:


    Edited at 2013-09-14 01:42 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 14th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Northern lights

    Thanks, amazing! Looks like a really good movie in the making! M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 14th, 2013 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Northern lights


    I'm following the Nolanfan site with amused interest as they try to figure out what part Matt is playing in Interstellar. :-)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 14th, 2013 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)


    Benedict Cumberbatch is backing away from his comments about Matt:

    "I have to explain this whole thing about Matt Damon," he laughs. "I'm a big fan of his, I think he's great. I mention this in a phone interview, and the woman down the other end of the line goes," and he adopts a silly, high-pitched American accent, "'Really? Do you really like him? Really? Why?' I was like, 'Why? Well, um, because he's a really talented actor, he's done lots of great things in his life, I think he's great. It'd be great to meet him.' 'You wanna meet him?' 'Er, well, yeah, I mean, of course it would be great to meet him and hang out.' 'Well, we could facilitate it!' 'Oh, OK. Great. Do pass on that I'm a huge fan. It would be great to see him.'" He pauses to roll his eyes. "Next day: 'Benedict Cumberband's Bromance With Matt Damon!' You know," he laughs, "it's all that shit." Does it drive him mad? "Well, sometimes. But mostly amused, really. You can't get too tied up with it."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 15th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men

    Cloudy Sunday afternoon...spend time on You Tube...
    Firts of all, a bit of History with a great H:


    And then, as an aperitif before watching the movie, a bit of music


    And at the end, a remembrance


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 16th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    Creative Arts Emmys

    The Creative Arts Emmys are on now and Behind the Candelabra already has eight from eight wins - live reporting at the Hollywood Reporter:



    Matt's personal hairdresser and make-up artist were included in the winners (Kay Georgiou and Chrissie Beveridge).

    In all, it won eight of the nine awards it was nominated for at the creative Emmys. Steven Soderbergh, Jerry Weintraub and Scott Bakula attended.


    Edited at 2013-09-16 03:32 am (UTC)
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