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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2016 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

RE: Re: BAFTA red carpet

Haters gonna hate, Hanna.
Don't let them bother you.



K.
4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 16th, 2016 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Thanks Irina for sharing that red carpet video footage! I enjoyed seeing it and the twitter interview was great too with Matt talking. He said "Leo is my friend". And there you have it folks! :D
Yes, I agree Louie, like a joyful kid. I always enjoy him meeting & greeting with the fans.
Gregory

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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2016 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

"Leo is my friend." Snerk! LOL! Some misdirections are fun! And, yes, G. I think I'd love being around the guy--so positive. He knows what's important.

Louie
4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 17th, 2016 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Off topic, where are you located in the world Louie? Where did everyone get the idea that Matt and Leo weren't friends exactly? I mean I've never seen them spending time together, but where'd this notion of them not being friendly to one another come from?
G
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2016 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Butting in, I would say the Departed press junket, where they kind of had fun but you could tell they were never close. There is no warmth there.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

RE: Re: BAFTA red carpet

Butting in too, but, it's obvious. There was all the stiffness during The Departed press, as Felicity said. Remember a couple of years ago when Leo was called out (on Instagram, maybe?) for publicly bashing Matt at a restaurant? And Matt has thrown some subtle shade this year at Leo for all his whining about his "suffering", which to Matt's way of thinking would have been insufferable as well as unprofessional. And there's the fact that some of Matt's friends don't like Leo. Clooney did a devastating interview calling out Leo for his childishness and warning him about his hangers-on a few years ago.

But I'm sure Ben gets on well with Leo! Ha.
Paula
4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 17th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Oh, I had my head buried in the sand for The Departed press junket. I only had my eyes glued to the silver screen then and didn't follow Matt as closely then. Interesting though, maybe I can find some footage on the inter webs.

Oh yeah, I've been wondering who Matt's been referring to talking about actors and their suffering. Interesting....

I've seen Leon in person once from afar out to see a movie once on his own time, and he sorta gave the (excuse me) douchey vibe, but maybe he's a bit of an introvert. He had his ball cap low over his brown and he demanded my friend to get a ticket in to a movie after the selling time was over. So... But I won't pass too judgement since I've not really seen him in action. I've NEVER warmed to him, so all the Oscar fawning has me rolling my eyes. When will Matt get one for HIS acting???

Gregory
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Paula's on the money again--and there's a lot more, but I'm shutting up about Leo from now on after this post. He's a good actor, generally, and ferocious for his own privacy--I guess he's got his reasons--I certainly don't blame him.He's philanthropic: kudos! (o.k., I hope that clears up my Karma!).

Well, Gregory, where's Waldo, er, Louie? I'm a happy camper nestled among the mysterious San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest--currently. I've been in a lot of places, L.A. being one--not going back. There's much joy to be found elsewhere--right now I'm finally going to watch "Kiss Me Kate"--the 3-D Blu-ray-on my large TV again. Remembering Matt singing, "My Funny Valentine" in "Ripley" and having seen the little dance he did on Ellen, I'm wondering if he might ever do a musical? Wunderbar! God bless us all!

Louie



4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 18th, 2016 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Louie - Paula is ALWAYS on the money. You and that 3d Blu ray player on your large TV, lol, stop bragging, LOL :) Woah didn't picture you up in the Northwest. Sounds really nice! L.A. - not going back. Hey I call it home, but I bet you knew that, but I'm a transplant from NJ by way of VA for college. I love seeing other places, even spent a few yrs in GA, now that's a place I'm not going back to. Who here could forget Matt singing "My Funny Valentine", it's downloadable on iTunes!! A musical of Matt, now that I'd pay to go see in a heartbeat. He's such a chameleon with all his roles, and THAT is a true actor. And then to see him on the red carpet with his wife enjoying himself is just the cherry on top. He's such a good egg.
G

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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

Gregory- Yes, I know you're in L.A.--LOL. But still. the town never spoke to me. I did the stuff I had to do and vamoosed. Different strokes for different folks. Guess what--my mom shot me into the world at Passaic General, and I lived in Clifton and Rutherford for a number of year before and after after a stint of service in Europe. Won't bore you with my peripatetic wanderings thereafter!

Makes me sad everyone doesn't have 3-D. If you like it in the theater, it's even better at home. Nothing like inviting a few friends, as I did a week or so ago, to compare their theater experience with my home showing of The Martian. You actually feel you're there pulling for him--much more immersive. Won't mention 3-D again, except to say you haven't lived until you've got Ann Miller dancing on tabletops in your own home. It's my favorite fun musical and is fine in 2-D, but three-dimensionally--as it was originally shot--it's a blast.

Thanks for the reply, G. You sound like a good egg too!.

4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 18th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet

You're a man of wonder. I'm game for a 3D home theater viewing, but you live "way up north" LOL Born & raised in Middletown. So how do you think Matt does as a marine (Green Zone, etc)?
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet soldies/sailor/SEAL/

Thought he did a good job and thought he was brilliant in "Courage" as a contrast done much earlier. I want to see him do a role as a soldier/sailor/marine/SEAL/Ranger etc. that he plays with Bourne-like intensity. Show his ferocious side--know what I mean? I want to see an inside/outside job playing all the notes of his art in a non-Bourne setting. I'm waiting for it.

Louie
4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 19th, 2016 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet soldies/sailor/SEAL/

Hmm, thats an interesting one. I mean he did get in with the marines for Green Zone to try to play it realistically I remember him saying on the special features. And they were impressed that he didn't want to be pampered. I think it'd be interesting to see him do it as you saw with as much intensity as you speak of, but I think that was Green Zone for him. I don't know that he could do it any harder or tougher. Now the musical idea, that's an area he's not done, he's gone in that direction with some light singing in some films (Brothers Grimm, Euro Trip, Ripley, and Will&Grace). I think he could pull it off, but I don't see him as a good singer, he's game though. I wish he'd do another movie where he really disappears like he did with Ripley, Informant, BTC.
G
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2016 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: BAFTA red carpet soldies/sailor/SEAL/

Unfortunately, that was not Matt singing in Eurotrip, G. And I want ferocity in the role I'm waiting for: not Green Zone "ferocity". I'm talking about the deep rage that comes from the private parts (that's as inoffensive I can get that term!). I want him to let loose his inner boiler-room explosion. I agree about his disappearing into his roles--love that about his art. Good night, G.

Louie
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