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Environmental Media Awards, water.og
  • Matt may be attending the Environmental Media Awards in LA on Saturday. The Awards will be broadcast live online, and E! will be covering the red carpet and show - details here.

  • John Goodman talked about Monuments Men at The Inquirer:

    “Working with George (Clooney) is like working for your favorite 5-year-old kid,” John Goodman said of being directed for the first time by the actor-director in “The Monuments Men.” “He knows what he wants. It’s like play. It was great.”

    “The Monuments Men,” which was co-written by George based on a book chronicling how a crew of art historians and museum curators hunted down works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them, pits John with Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray and Jean Dujardin. George stars in the film, too.

    “It was probably the most fun I ever had making a movie because of George, Matt Damon and Bill Murray sitting around,” admitted John, smiling and casually dressed on a recent morning at The London Hotel in New York. The actor took off his blazer and rolled up his sleeves when he sat down. “We would just sit around and crack jokes.”

  • Matt and Gary White hosted a 'Toast to Water' in LA on Thursday. Photos are at the Frequency540 and Caterpillar Twitter accounts. The event celebrated Caterpillar's new funding commitment.

  • Designer Naeem Khan discussed Lucy's wedding dress at The Daily:

    The Daily: And you designed the dress for Matt Damon's wife, Luciana, when they renewed their vows in St Lucia.

    Naeem: Yes, it was important that the dress be aesthetically and environmentally correct for what the wedding was. We wanted it to be chiffon - light and airy. After the wedding, Lucy had her shoes off - we were partying until, like, three o'clock in the morning - and the dress still worked. They are dear friends of mine. I can't believe I cried; they've been married for, like, eight years! I mean, really! Why did I have a tear in my eye! I think there's something about weddings that makes you super emotional.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 19th, 2013 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)


    Photos of Matt at Il Cielo for the water.org dinner Thursday:

    Matt filmed a PSA for water.org on Friday.

    Edited at 2013-10-19 06:59 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 19th, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Paul Greengrass

    Some questions and answers from a Paul Greengrass Q&A with readers on Reddit:

    Matt Damon and Tom Hanks seem like they are both really nice guys who would be a pleasure to work with, is this accurate?
    It certainly is. It certainly is. And they both share a great quality for huge movie stars: they put their trust in the director. And that makes for a rich and rewarding collaboration.

    Is it difficult trying to not get lost in Matt Damons eyes?
    Hahahah! I would say that one of the truths about all screen actors is it's all in the eyes. That's true of Matt, and it's true of Tom, and it's true of all great screen actors.

    What is Matt Damon like in person?
    He is a really nice man. Has got a fantastic sense of humor. And he's a great practical joker. In fact, he and I used to try to trick each other the whole time, and I don't think I ever won one.

    Do you see any bit of a chance of Matt Damon returning for another Bourne movie?
    I don't know, you'd have to ask Matt. I don't know the answer to that. I think with those movies, you have to know when to stop, you know? Of course they'll make more movies, as they should do, but with franchise movies, you make a contribution and then other people are going to come in and make their contribution to take the franchise on. That's how I feel, but I can't speak for Matt.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 20th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    EMAs - pre-show now live online

    Awards and green carpet:

    E Online.com

    Matt and Lucy on the green carpet:
    Enviro. Media Assoc. ‏@green4EMA
    Matt Damon is here! #2013EMAs!

    Andrew Freund ‏@andrewfreund1m
    Just interviewed #MattDamon. One of the nicest guys in Hollywood. @ Warner Bros. Studio Backlot

    Jessica Radloff ‏@JRadloff 53s
    And Matt Damon & I just had a conversation about the Sox, @Tigers & @cardinals. And yes, we pulled up the @MLB app too to check the score.

    Jessica Radloff ‏@JRadloff 32s
    And then Bakula joined in on the baseball talk...@cardinals @redsox @tigers https://twitter.com/JRadloff/status/391743943815094273/photo/1/large

    stilacosmetics ‏@stilacosmetics 2m
    Matt Damon looking handsome as ever on the green carpet at @green4ema #2013EMAs

    SAG Awards® ‏@SAGawards2m
    Our committee member Scott Bakula Reunited with co-star Matt Damon at the #EMA AWARDS! http://instagram.com/p/fq_EIiSBM6/

    Matt didn't talk to E on the live feed (Lucy posed for photos and then ran off quickly). Jimmy Kimmel opened the show talking about Matt.

    Edited at 2013-10-20 02:09 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 20th, 2013 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Awards show

    Promised Land won Best Film (Participant producer Jeff Skoll accepted the award - Participant is a sponsor of the event).

    Matt's speech included reference to a water.org board meeting yesterday, where it was announced 1.6 million people have now been helped through water.org and they'll reach 2 million by the middle of next year. My computer cut out before the end of the speech, but hopefully the speech will be available online.

    Matt was presented with his award by WB chief Alan Horn. Some of Horn's introductory speech:
    - one of the world's most believable heroes
    - one of most respected, beloved stars on the big screen
    - fine actor, friend, and admired by everyone he comes into contact with without exception.

    Red Sox!

    Edited at 2013-10-20 04:04 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 20th, 2013 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Awards show

    I think there wasn't much more after Matt's announcement about the water.org stats. It was a pretty good video feed, although a mostly dull program. Good speech. Lucy looked lovely. Was Alexia there?

    It's confirmed - the Red Sox and my beloved Cardinals in the World Series! Sorry, Matt, I'll have to oppose you on this one. :-)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 20th, 2013 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Awards show

    I thought Alexia might be there but I didn't see her, and you couldn't see much of the audience during the show.
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