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Iceland filming completed
  • Matt finished filming the Iceland scenes for Interstellar on Friday. A report is at News of Iceland:

    Christopher Nolan and a large TV crew have been in Iceland now for two weeks filming the movie Interstellar. The crew is now leaving the country after a successful filming session. They will continue filming the movie in Los Angeles.

    The filming crew stayed at Klaustur in South Iceland, all the hotel rooms there were booked and some residents even rented out their houses. A ton of extra equipment was shipped to the country because of the movie. Filming took place mostly at Svinafellsjokull glacier, and the area around Klaustur town. Filming went quite well even though there was a storm last weekend.

  • A few recent quotes from Cate Blanchett about Monuments Men from Herald Scotland and Ireland Independent:

    In January, she can be seen adding her feminine charms to The Monuments Men, a true-life Second World War-set "boy's own adventure", as she puts it, that reunites her with George Clooney, her co-star from The Good German, and Matt Damon, from Ripley.

    The Oscar-winning actress - who is about to try her hand at directing herself - joins an all-star male cast in The Monuments Men, directed by and co-starring George.

    Cate revealed: "[Clooney]'s unpretentious and workman-like. Just really clear and simple, no fuss. It was a really fun film. With Bill (Murray) and Bob Balaban and working with Matt Damon again, and with George, it was fantastic."

  • Matt is scheduled to attend the Emmy Awards on Sunday.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2013 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    House of Lies - UK

    Matt's episode is showing on Sky Atlantic on Monday 23rd September at 10.15pm on Sky Atlantic, just saw a preview and it looks hilarious. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2013 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Patrick Whitesell

    A nice story about Matt's agent, Patrick Whitesell, buying and restoring the cinema in his hometown of Iowa Falls. Whitesell brought Hugh Jackman (another client) to the cinema for a local charity premiere.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2013 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)


    Did Jimmy Kimmel say this on a recent show? I've seen it a few times on Twitter.

    If he (Matt Damon)'s lucky I'll let him go home with his wife on Sunday. I swear to God if he wins, I'll pull a Kanye West, full out.--Kimmel
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)


    More photos of Matt landing at LAX on Friday:

    Elysium did about $10 million in overseas BO over the weekend (Japan was low):

    Confirmation of the Diane Ravitch appearance and booking details:
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 23rd, 2013 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Emmys

    Matt, Michael, Elton John and Shemar Moore backstage (with Lucy to the side):


    The Jimmy Kimmel Show lost Best Variety Series and Best Writing to Stephen Colbert's show and Best Directing to SNL.

    Soderbergh won for directing, but Scott Bakula (Best Supporting Actor) and Richard LaGravanese (writing) lost). Soderbergh only mentioned Matt and Michael in his speech.

    Michael Douglas won for Best Actor over Matt, and Behind the Candelabra then won Best TV Movie or Mini-Series. It won 11 of its 15 nominations.

    Edited at 2013-09-23 03:19 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 23rd, 2013 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's at the HBO party.

    Tina Trivan ‏@tinatrivan
    Aaaaand Matt Damon just walked in!! #hbo

    Michael's on-stage speech and video:

    Super cute
    Wolfgang Puck ‏@WolfgangBuzz 2m
    Fun #WPCatering presentation for the @HBO #Emmys party. Lobster Tacos and Hibiscus Margaritas. #HBOEmmyNight

    Great post:

    Matt at the HBO party with HFPA member Elisabeth Sereda:

    Edited at 2013-09-23 05:18 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2013 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Emmys

    Award shows are usually so tedious, but this one had a loose, fun feel and was really quite enjoyable to watch. It's nice when they don't take it too seriously. We didn't expect Matt to win, so that was no surprise, but he figured prominently in Douglas and Soderbergh's speeches, he had a good amount of TV time, and looked great. Very funny interchange with Michael.

    Sorry that LaGravanese didn't take it home.

    Lucy looks great in the Naeem Khan. That is one striking dress!

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 23rd, 2013 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Emmys

    Agreed on Richard LaGravanese - would have been great to see him win (The Hour, really?)

    First photos just posted. Matt and Lucy skipped the red carpet at the HBO party, so there won't be many photos.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2013 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Zero Theorem new VFX reel with new Matt Damon footage

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