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  • Matt Skyped in to a discussion on The Monuments Men at Harvard on Monday evening. A report is at the Crimson.

    A day before the world premiere of “The Monuments Men” starring Matt P. Damon '88-'92, Robert M. Edsel, author of the New York Times bestseller on which the movie is based, spoke at the Institute of Politics about the historical legacy and implications of the story behind the novel and film. Damon joined the event via a live Skype feed.

  • Matt talks about why he avoids paparazzi attention. An interview with JoBlo where Matt talks about Daniel Craig being replaced by Hugh Bonneville in the movie. Another interview by Crave.

  • On Tuesday Matt will appear on Good Morning America and attend the Monuments Men premiere. Positive reviews are at the Chicago Sun-Times (Richard Roeper and Rolling Stone.

  • Update: A few photos of Matt with actors Kevin Hart and Regina Hall posing for GMA's Twitter:

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    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 4th, 2014 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
    i'm so glad to read the positive review. my instinct tells me, based on what I've gleaned from the supporting ideas in the bad reviews is that are being unduly harsh. It sounds like they're judging it not for what it is, but for what they think modern film making should be. Right now it's small, gritty character driven movies that garner a lot of positive buzz, not sweeping movies that reach outside the individual and into the values of a society at large. I have a feeling I'll like it and that it will prove over time to be something that is liked by common consensus as well. It just might be a little bit old fashioned right now, which doesn't matter later when trends change again.

    Edited at 2014-02-04 10:30 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 4th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Good Morning America ‏@GMA
    Matt Damon has arrived!

    Good Morning America ‏@GMA
    Tune in now for Matt Damon at the anchor desk!

    Matt in the host chair:

    Good Morning America ‏@GMA
    So much star power this morning! Hey, @KevinHart4real and Matt Damon! https://twitter.com/GMA/status/430692335333421056/photo/1

    Good Morning America ‏@GMA
    Quite possibly the most smoldering duck face ever...we thank you, Matt Damon

    great photo)
    Good Morning America ‏@GMA
    Good morning, Matt Damon, @kevinhart4real and Regina Hall! https://twitter.com/GMA/status/430695633914462208/photo/1/large

    Edited at 2014-02-04 01:39 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Quite possibly the most smoldering duck face ever...

    Goood Morning! :) M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 4th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Nancy's 70th birthday

    This is why Matt was in Boston on Saturday night - for Nancy's 70th birthday. Photos of Nancy and family (with Matt) on Larry Aaronson's Facebook page:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Nancy, GMA

    Nice find on Nancy's birthday. You are so resourceful.

    Fun visit to GMA. That last photo was taken after Regina Hall encouraged Matt to make a sexy face for the GMA twitter cam. When they showed the video of that the whole studio erupted. It was quite funny.

    During the show there was a commercial for the upcoming MM cast appearance on Kimmel. it, of course, primarily featured Matt. The whole cast was arrayed on chairs around Kimmel's desk. Matt was standing off to the side and said, "Can I at least get a chair?" So they got him a little wooden chair, like for a kid. Cute. Given the weight of the whole cast, I'm doubtful Matt will actually get a lot of time on the show, but I hope I'm wrong.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 4th, 2014 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nancy, GMA

    Thanks Paula. But I do think the theme of the show is the cast and/or Kimmel attacking Matt, so I guess he will be the focus of the discussion.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 4th, 2014 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)


    GMA interview and photos

    A gift?
    Jill Donovan ‏@RusticCuff
    custom cuffs for Matt Damon and his beautiful wife, Luciana.
    (i carry your heart in… http://instagram.com/p/kAfW4wsD5d/

    Matt also filmed Michael and Kelly today:
    Kaplow PR ‏@kaplowpr
    Confetti, puppies (& Matt Damon!). The Pop Culture Squad had an eventful morning at a taping of @KellyandMichael. pic.twitter.com/mhps8OvvLH

    Kevin Hart ‏@KevinHart4real
    Me & Matt Damon at "Good Morning America" this morning. #Legendary http://hartgram.com/5ko

    On GMA Matt was asked about directing and said it's all about logistics. So it doesn't look like The Foreigner is on the schedule yet (unless they could work out how to film in LA).
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 5th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt arrived and posed with Lucy, who's in a long grey/green dress. The whole cast seemed to be there.

    Padma Lakshmi attended with Naeem Khan (identified as 'guest' by Startraks).


    Edited at 2014-02-05 02:05 am (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 5th, 2014 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you for all these wonderful treats!!!
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