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Paris premiere
  • Photos from the Paris premiere are at Wireimage, Yahoo, the Daily Mail, Gala, Premiere and Just Jared. Lucy wore a dress by Rubin Singer. Video of Matt and Lucy arriving and leaving the premiere is here, with another arrival video here.

  • A fun London cast interview is at MSN. A video from the London premiere, which includes Matt and Lucy kissing on the red carpet, is at YouTube (from the 16 minute mark).

  • A London interview with BBC's Steve Wright is available at the BBC (2 hour 32 minute mark - there are two clips). In the clip Matt says Lucy was visiting the house in Downtown Abbey during her one day in London. Matt talked about Lucy being a fan of the show in this interview. Matt also talks about the recent Kimmel episode and how George has learned ways to leave rooms after being propositioned by women. Matt jokes he would be part of a 'regular guy coffee ad' rather than a swooning Clooney coffee ad.

  • In the Lorraine interview, Matt talked about flying back to LA after the Paris premiere to see his kids for two days before flying back for the BAFTAs - from Contact Music.

    Damon tells U.K. chat show host Lorraine Kelly,"It would either be a six day trip (to London) or a 10 day trip. It's going to be a six day trip."

    However, the actor insists he actually enjoys long-haul flights, adding, "I don't mind long flights when I'm by myself actually. I catch up on every thing that I can't do normally. I watch movies, I watch Tv shows, I read books. I actually love it. Nobody can reach me for 12 hours."

  • There's criticism in Italy of the cast being allowed to take a photo in front of The Last Supper.

  • A link to a session at the World Economic Forum with Richard Branson from Davos.

  • A new Omaze video with Matt and Ben - available here.

  • Matt's freshman Harvard roommate is Jason Furman, chairman of the Council on Economic Advisers. A profile is at the Washington Post.

    “Jason was the first person that I met at Harvard, and I literally almost turned around and went home,” Matt Damon, the Hollywood A-lister, said recently. “I thought, ‘I don’t belong here.’ He remains one of the smartest people that I’ve come across.”

    Furman arrived at Harvard intent on studying math or perhaps science. Over occasional shots of bad vodka, he would hang out with Damon and Damon’s friend Ben Affleck, a year younger and still in high school. “We know where each other’s skeletons are buried,” Damon said, “but they’re not too terrible.”

    Not terrible, no, but a little embarrassing, for their dorm in Matthews Hall had no shortage of 18-year-old ego. When they met, Damon told Furman he would likely be leaving Harvard later in their freshman year to star in a major Hollywood film. And when Furman came back from an economics class with a grade of 97 on a test, Damon joked, “You’re not so smart after all.” Actually, Furman replied, he didn’t miss anything. His score was reduced so that everyone else’s seemed better by comparison. “I was just ruining the curve.”
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 13th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Graham Norton

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    I really hope Matt could make a cameo on Downton Abbey someday...
    I'm a big fan of the show, too. ☺

    PS: He looks MUCH BETTER without glasses (IMO)

    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 13th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
    YES to cameo.

    Edited at 2014-02-13 08:03 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 13th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
    He must be THE best husband in the world. I mean, maaaybe there is another husband or two as good as him. But there's not one better. I can't imagine. LOL.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 14th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
    He'll have to marry us all :) Beautiful dress! and so handsome Matt. Fun Omaze video, fingers crossed. Happy Valentine's Day!! ❤ M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 13th, 2014 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    James Rorimer

    James Rorimer's son met Matt at the NY premiere and comments on Matt and the film:


    But while at the premiere, Rorimer had the chance to speak with Damon briefly, and he said he was impressed with both Damon’s performance and the actor himself. “He clearly understood the character of my father and what he was playing,” Rorimer said. “He made some very complimentary comments about what a great guy my father was… The character as a whole was a great reflection of my father – [the] integrity, seriousness.”

    Matt and Lucy as a power couple?

    Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
    He’s an Oscar winning actor and she’s a girl from Argentina… their love story could be a Hollywood rom-com. Luciana met her superstar hubby working as a single mum behind a bar in Miami. Married two years later, Damon became stepfather to her daughter Alexia and the couple have 3 daughters of their own.

    Just last week during promo for ‘The Monuments Men’, Damon said, “When I was in my twenties, I wondered if I’d ever be able to settle down. But I found the right person and it was like getting struck by lightning — literally, everything changed in my life. My life is so much easier because of my wife and my marriage. Everything makes sense.”
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 14th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)


    Ben Affleck‏@BenAffleck·
    Want to hang with us? Support @EasternCongo & @Water for your chance: http://www.omaze.com/experiences/hang-with-ben-and-matt

    Ben Affleck‏@BenAffleck
    Thanks for the retweet @JimmyKimmel! Will Matt and I see you there too in support of these great orgs? http://bit.ly/NightWithBenAndMatt

    Jimmy Kimmel‏@jimmykimmel
    I will be there, my darling @BenAffleck Will Matt and I see you there too in support of these great orgs? http://bit.ly/1jDhGx5

    Ben Affleck‏@BenAffleck
    @JimmyKimmel - I thank you buddy. And @easterncongo & @water thank you! Matt on the other hand? Matt you there? Right. We will fax you.

    Jimmy Kimmel‏@jimmykimmel
    Matt is probably too scared to get on twitter because no one likes him @BenAffleck @EasternCongo @Water

    Water.org ‏@Water
    @jimmykimmel @BenAffleck No, no it's not that..it's just that flip phone we got Matt a few years ago, he refuses to part! #90sareallthat


    Edited at 2014-02-14 06:57 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 14th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tweets

    haha, i like how water.org finally stepped in for Matt!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 14th, 2014 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Graham Norton

    More quotes from Graham Norton:

    But he appeared to be enjoying himself on Graham's sofa, declaring: "This is the best time I have ever had on a chat show."

    I don't think the clips will be available to watch for those outside the UK on the official site. If anyone can find a secure link, please let us know.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 14th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Graham Norton

    Felicity, clips work outside in the US!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2014 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Graham Norton

    There was a link to the full episode in the next post (it was available on YouTube, I'm not sure if it is still up). For those in the US, it will be available on BBC America, and in many locations eventually when the episode is broadcast.
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