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  • An interview with Matt is at Red Bull magazine, including:

    But could you kill someone if your life, or a family member’s life, depended on it?
    I definitely have the human instinct of protecting myself and my loved ones. And if I could look into somebody’s heart and see that their intentions were pure evil, I might perhaps be able to kill that person. But I don’t know that there is pure evil, or at least I have never encountered it. One of my close friends, however, went into the special forces, and his job at the end of his career was to track down war criminals in Croatia and Bosnia and take them to the international court in The Hague. He read the dossiers on those people and said there were a few that he thought could be labeled as pure evil.

    The movie business can be fickle. Do you worry your star status might go away at some point?
    It will definitely go away. The movie business is cyclical. Some guys are up, some guys are down. The key is not trying to retain some level of popularity, trying to do something with what you have and trying to do good work. How much you get paid—that’s always going to go up and down. It’s like when you play poker: You can’t bet scared, you have to bet because you want to bet-—not because you need to win the money. If you do a movie, it could be the end of your career, or maybe not—just do it.

  • A quote from a story about Liam Hemsworth's split from Miley Cyrus, said to be partly due to the influence of Chris Hemsworth's wife Elsa Pataky - at Radar.

    Pataky, meanwhile, is making friends with other Hollywood A-listers. Since giving birth to her daughter, India Rose Hemsworth last year, she’s bonded with Matt Damon‘s wife Luciana. Says the source, “She’s much closer to her than to Miley.”

  • Quotes from an interview circulating in German magazines, including Viply:

    Matt says: "My wife is my happiness. I cannot imagine my life without them. I do not have to fortunately. Through their love and my devotion as a father I have become a better actor."

    The acting, however, is not forgotten: "This certainly brings me joy and passion. But the job also has the advantage that I can spend more time with my kids than most parents. There may be months between individual film projects. During this time I get up early in the morning with my daughters and bring them to school or kindergarten."

    "Everything has worked out. My life is so wonderful and I want to continue to enjoy the happiness that I have found with my family."

  • To celebrate Matt's birthday PopSugar has a picture post of Matt and Lucy's 'cutest moments', including:

  • On Matt's 43rd birthday, another photo from Behind the Candelabra via the French Facebook page.

  • 16 comments or Leave a comment
    From: tsgpinkblack Date: October 8th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Happy 43rd Birthday Matt! And many wishes and love!
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: October 8th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Love it. thank you.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 9th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)


    Did George or Ben do press junkets for their recent movies? They both seem to have done virtually no press (for George it didn't matter, for Ben it wouldn't have helped).

    Ben did the Fallon show and attended the premiere, but that seemed to be it. George attended the premiere for Gravity and did a Q&A. I haven't seen him mention Monuments Men at all.

    Update: George did an interview at The Wrap and mentioned Monuments Men:


    Edited at 2013-10-10 07:07 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 9th, 2013 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's at the LA Comedy improv for Tom Papa's show tonight with Kevin Pollak and Nick Swardson.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 9th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt

    Matt and Lucy then went for dinner with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt (I think at Red O) - from a Facebook post:

    OMG!!!! We are sitting next to Matt Damon, his wife & John Kransinski & his wife Emily Mortimer, aka Mackensie from the Newsroom. Love her!! Did I mention they are singing Matt Happy Birthday & just cut him a cake. Truly an LA groupie moment!!!

    Edited at 2013-10-09 07:10 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: October 9th, 2013 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
    Pics & quotes above great! The slide show was especially nice :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 9th, 2013 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Birthday-related articles

    Fun photos, some I hadn't previously seen.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 9th, 2013 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Birthday-related articles

    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: October 9th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt'a birthday...

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 10th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men

    There's another test screening of Monuments Men tonight. Here's a photo of the invitation:

    A comment from The Playlist today on Oscar contenders:

    6. "Monuments Men" (10)
    After initial word that this wasn't necessarily an "awards" movie, the buzz has turned around, and there's some suggestion that it will be in the mix. We're still a couple of months away from seeing it, most likely, but not to be dismissed.

    Edited at 2013-10-10 07:03 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 10th, 2013 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)


    A new Monuments Men trailer will be out Thursday.

    A photo of Matt at the DMV on Wednesday.

    Casey's on the cover of Nylon magazine.

    Edited at 2013-10-10 11:49 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 10th, 2013 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    TV comedy pilot

    We should have seen this one coming - Matt and Ben are setting up a comedy at CBS based on Tom Papa's work:


    EXCLUSIVE: After a heated bidding war, one of the highest-profile comedy packages this season – a half-hour starring comedian Tom Papa that boasts Ben Affleck and Matt Damon as executive producers and Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith as co-writers — has landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment. 20th Century Fox TV is producing.

    Based on the stand-up of Papa and the experiences of Damon, the multi-camera comedy, titled More Time With Family, centers on a guy (Papa) who changes his career and gives up a life on the road to spend more time at home with his family — but when he gets there, he realizes no one asked him to do that.

    The project originated with Papa and Damon who had worked together on two movies, The Informant and Behind The Candelabra. They teamed with Damon’s childhood friend and frequent collaborator Affleck, whose company, Pearl Street Films, is making a big push in television. The three met with a number of writers, going with Yuspa and Goldsmith and setting up the project at 20th TV where the scribes are under an overall deal.

    Damon and Affleck will executive produce through Pearl Street along with Papa, Yuspa, Goldsmith and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman. This marks Pearl Street’s second TV sale and second big commitment — the company also has crime drama The Middle Man at Fox, which has a pilot order with Affleck directing and Glenn Gordon Caron writing.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 11th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: TV comedy pilot

    Papa is one of the hardest working guys in showbiz but I have some concern that he may be best in smaller doses.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 11th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: TV comedy pilot

    Is 23 minutes short enough? The show will probably never get to air, but what does the 'put pilot commitment' refer to?

    Many of Matt's showbiz friendships seem to result in some form of artistic collaborations.

    Info from Variety 'slanguage':

    put pilot — A deal to produce a pilot that includes substantial penalties if the pilot is not aired; a virtual guarantee that a pilot will be picked up;

    Edited at 2013-10-11 05:15 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 10th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Monuments Men

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