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Bourne 5 continues
From a new interview with Ridley Scott at Screen International:

Scott knew within 20 minutes of meeting Damon they understood each other. “He’s one of the most user-friendly actors,” says the director. “He’s a great guy. He’s a great team player. He’s a very, very talented actor as well as having a great sense of humour, which isn’t used often enough.”

As a writer and producer himself, Damon brought problem-solving skills and a directness to the production without ego or drama. “You don’t get anywhere with people being polite to each other,” says Scott.


Matt traveled to Washington for one day of filming with Alicia Vikander for Bourne 5:


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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 7th, 2015 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)


Scott Feinberg – @ScottFeinberg

Ridley Scott, Brad Weston, Steve Gilula, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon at Fox chief Jim Gianopulos' holiday party
Add to that list David O. Russell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Berger & Yerxa, Yves Belanger and a lot of HFPA, BFCA and PR folk.

Anne Thompson
At Fox holiday party: Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Jason Statham, Paul Feig, Davis Guggenheim and Elisabeth Shue, Gianopulos & Snider.

Edited at 2015-12-07 03:44 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 7th, 2015 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: Party

Good for him. I wondered if he would at least go put his face out there since he is back in the country.

The Martian just passed $220m domestic at the box office.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 7th, 2015 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Party

I do hope Matt's great work in the Martian will be recognized this award season. I think his best shot is the Golden Globe.

The Martian hold off stiff competition including Point Break and several new Chinese titles this weekend and is no1 again in China Box Office. It now reaches 73.6m which just passed Gravity's 70m take there. The global total for the Martian is now at 571m.

mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 7th, 2015 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)


Claudia Puig – ‏@claudiapuig

At a party tonight I ran into Matt Damon.He hugged me & said "I'm sorry you're not at USA Today anymore.They're f---ing idiots." What a guy!
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 7th, 2015 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Blu-Ray details

mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 7th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Promotional events

Another campaigning event for the Martian - a brunch for AMPAS


Confirmation of the awards push:

Kristopher Tapley – ‏@kristapley

Just sat down with Matt Damon, who is taking a midway Bourne break to talk "The Martian" this month. Good timing!

Edited at 2015-12-07 10:53 pm (UTC)
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 7th, 2015 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Noel Gallagher

Noel talks about going to seven U2 shows on the latest tour and calls Matt a 'lovely guy' when chatting with Simon Mayo. Around the 20 minute mark.

mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 8th, 2015 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)


Matt's also attending a q&a following a screening Monday night.

Steve from Collider wrote that Matt is on a break from filming Bourne until early January.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2015 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: Monday

I read somewhere today that Tommy Lee was shooting in DC. Maybe they're doing the 'bad guy in the office' portion now.

Yay! Glad Matt's going for it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2015 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

just this morning's iconosquare

pictures from

the brunch:

a photo shoot:

The Q&A



From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2015 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: just this morning's iconosquare

Great crew representation. Even the editor.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2015 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: just this morning's iconosquare

Others pics:
MariaConchitaAlonso ‏@MariaConchita_A: GreatBrunch.SuperCool Matt



Article about Ridley and the marketing of his movies:

''How 'The Martian' Director Ridley Scott Is Shaking Up Movie Marketing''


The Martian got Best Picture, Director, Actor, Adapted Screenplay and Editing nominations at Online film Critics Society awards:


From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

At Gym Tuesday

Matt and Lucy leaving the gym Tuesday.


mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 8th, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

RE: At Gym Tuesday

From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2015 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)

New Project: Suburbicon?

Looks like a possible new project. Probably still in very early stage. But it sounds interesting.


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