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  • The Monuments Men cast and crew are now in Milan ahead of Monday's premiere. Photos of the group arriving are at Play4movie and Just Jared. Photos of the team at dinner are at Yahoo Italy and Vanity Fair Italy.

  • Matt, George and Jean Dujardin appeared on Italian talkshow Che Tempo Che Fa - videos are at Les Frenchies Fans de George Clooney, and photos are at Yahoo and this site.

  • An Italian interview with Matt is at Io Donna, including this question about working with Cate Blanchett. There's also a photo gallery on the site.

    Io Donna He is casual and relaxed, talking to him is like talking to a friend.

    You have already worked with Blanchett in 1999 in The Talented Mr. Ripley. In the meantime, you have become parents. Did you speak about your experiences?
    Matt: Yeah, because Cate brought along her family: our children are obviously the center of everything. Now I remember that when I was in Sydney in 2004, she asked me if I had any children. "Nooo? Oh, you absolutely must!". Two years later, I obeyed (laughs). Working with her ​​is an extraordinary experience.

    The film is the curator of the Metropolitan Museum. Do you collect art?
    My brother is a painter and sculptor: I have many of his works in my home, along with the works of young artists. I would not display, however, works of the "masters". I'd be terrified that the girls would make it a target for their games.

  • The Monuments Men made a strong $22.7 million over the weekend.

    "It was very much in line with the high end of our expectations," said Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures' president of worldwide distribution of the $22.7 million figure.

    "We're very happy with our opening, especially given all the noise of the Olympics and the big movies opening around us," he said, adding that the film was playing well to adult audiences as was expected.

  • A report from the Berlin press conference is at the Boston Herald. TIK has a photo of Matt and Lucy kissing on the Berlin red carpet before Matt left to sign autographs. Prada has tweeted that Lucy wore a Prada dress for the Berlin premiere.

    PRADA ‏@Prada
    Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso in #Prada at the #TheMonumentsMen première at the 64th #Berlinale on Feb. 8, 2014
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 10th, 2014 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)


    cant wait to see what she wears next, her dress in Berlin was beautiful

    a cute kissing picture of them both, must be nice to get a small break from the kids but bet they are missing them
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lucy

    It looks to be a fun (but intense) adventure before a return to normal life in LA. Matt's got nothing booked, so at this stage he's a full time parent. He probably won't even promote Interstellar so he's got virtually no work duties for the rest of the year (that we know of).

    It's a rare moment away from Matt, but I love the unposed photo of Bill, Bob and John browsing the Milan street after dinner (more at Vanity Fair).

    Edited at 2014-02-10 11:56 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 10th, 2014 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    European Tour

    Lucy's dress in Berlin was PERFECTION.
    (Love the shoes, too)

    What a great photo of Murray, Balaban & Goodman!
    ... And where's Cate?

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2014 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: European Tour

    Cate was never scheduled to be a part of the European press tour. The LA junket and NY premiere were her only big events, and she then attended Hoffman's funeral before going back to LA, maybe before returning to Sydney. She's still Oscar campaigning and probably trying to stay out of the press and Woody Allen questions.
    From: ext_2087515 Date: February 11th, 2014 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: European Tour

    Cate was at the Academy Awards luncheon in Beverly Hills CA.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 10th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    film reaction

    fyi, i responded to Fun_demented and just posted my own reaction to seeing the film over the weekend in the last thread. In case anyone wants to read my 2cents.
    I hope you all enjoy the movie as much as I did and please continue to post your reactions for us to read. Matt's scenes ARE the best!

    Thanks felicity for tracking down all the photos and articles for us. Enjoying seeing the press tour and videos :D

    Edited at 2014-02-10 01:33 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 10th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: film reaction

    yes his scenes are the best!!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 10th, 2014 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
    star portraits posted here on Berlinale's website. they have 2007, 2013 & 2014 of Matt!
    hi resolution if you save it!
    From: analiafl23 Date: February 10th, 2014 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Hi, I´m from Argentina. Photos from the premiere in milan here https://twitter.com/Uci_Cinemas
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks for posting.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Early photo from the premiere:

    Segrate Oggi ‏@SegrateOggi
    Fan in delirio per la passerella del cast di #MonumentsMen all'@Uci_Cinemas Pioltello #MattDamon


    Zimbio has photos of Matt and Lucy visiting a museum with the cast earlier in the day, where they were posing in front of the Last Supper (as Bob Balaban said they would).


    Edited at 2014-02-10 08:24 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2014 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Milan

    Corbis has captioned photos before the premiere as Matt with Minnie Driver.

    Most of the photos at this site are of George, but there's a few at this site, also linked below. I've seen some comments that Matt didn't sign autographs, but he clearly did.


    There was a sighting of the cast outside Claridges in London, so they may have left directly after the premiere. The London premiere is Tuesday.

    Edited at 2014-02-11 01:19 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 11th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Milan

    From: analiafl23 Date: February 10th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
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