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US premiere, GQ
  • Photos of Matt and Lucy (in custom Naeem Khan) at the Las Vegas premiere of Jason Bourne are at the Daily Mail, more at the Daily Mail, PopSugar and Zimbio. A new skit for Kimmel was filmed before the premiere at the casino and aired later on Kimmel's show.

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  • Matt's US GQ interview is now online, with the fashion special here and a style retrospective here. Part of the feature:

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    Matt Damon: I was sitting at George Clooney's pool in Lake Como, and Brad Pitt walked in, sat down next to me, and said, “Do you want to do a Martin Scorsese movie in Boston?” [Brad] was a producer on The Departed, and he felt like he had gotten too old for those roles. It's one of the most absurd things that's ever happened in my life.

    Martin Scorsese (director, ‘The Departed’): He comes from Boston; he's familiar with that world. When we were cutting The Departed, my editor, Thelma Schoonmaker, used a term to describe Matt's presence on-screen that's stayed with me: He's seated as an actor. He enters a movie grounded and at ease in his character and in the world of the story.

    Soderbergh: One of the first thoughts I had when I met Matt was, Okay. This guy was very well raised. I don't mean that in a pejorative sense. I was just like, “He's a good kid.” Like, “They raised a good kid.” Which is what you would want anybody to say about your child.

    Emily Blunt: I have never played a board game with the Damons. The four of us hang out constantly and drink way too much together. Red wine for the three of us, and John's allergic to red wine, so he has to take down the bottle of white by himself. Which is not an issue.
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    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 19th, 2016 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt Damon Tells You How to Win a Bar Fight
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 19th, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: GQ

    Even Matt makes fun of the fact that these people don't know the difference between Bond and Bourne. So weird!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 20th, 2016 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: GQ

    HAHA fun video!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 19th, 2016 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 19th, 2016 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    U.S. Premiere

    Someday I would like to hear what Matt and Lucy are saying to each other in the Red Carpet Events, since they're always laughing.
    They tell jokes, maybe? :)

    I have the impression (without knowing them) they're really fun people. No wonder why they have so many friends. Hanging out with the Damons seems to be quite a treat.

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 19th, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: U.S. Premiere

    I agree!
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 19th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interview "Stylist"

    Good interview. Good words of the journalist and something personal

    -What’s the worst thing that somebody could say about you then?
    Just go on the internet. Go to the comments section anywhere online…

    Edited at 2016-07-19 07:13 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 19th, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Due to being busy so busy at work, I've been a bit remiss in checking on updates here since the Sydney premiere. Bad Bourne fan, bad. I know, but in other news, the Jason Bourne movie poster I purchased off Ebay arrived last week and is now hanging framed in my apartment!! :)

    I haven't received my issue of GQ yet but I look forward to its arrival in the mailbox today hopefully. I liked the American GQ pics and video from the shoot after all.

    I thought I would report out that Bourne's image started popping up all over LA this weekend on bus shelters, billboards and even a HUGE MURAL on the side of a building in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. I literally had to go around the block so that I could take a photo at a red light of it. IT's HUGE like 5 stories tall! :)



    Edited at 2016-07-19 04:52 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 19th, 2016 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Bourne

    Whoa, hello there, giganto Matty.

    Thanks for posting this, Gregory!
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 19th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Bourne

    You bet Paula! A few others on IG set further back of the full building. The poster/mural really is 5 stories tall. Looks almost like a painting too

    Edited at 2016-07-19 10:16 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 19th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    premiere "Jason Bourne"

    Red Carpet ?Matt and Lucie pose for photographers and more

    Edited at 2016-07-19 08:21 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 19th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt Damon Eats Chilli's | NRL Footy Show |

    I don't know if this one has been posted yet but it's a MUST WATCH! Matt on the NRL Footy show in Australia being challenged with questions and either must eat Chillis or some horrible shake. See for yourself I couldn't stop laughing at the host.


    Edited at 2016-07-19 10:15 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 19th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Reddit Q&A

    Matt's Reddit Q&A, including the ingredients to his favorite taco and is a hot dog a sandwich:


    Including comments:

    Edited at 2016-07-20 12:06 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2016 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Reddit Q&A

    Great comments on reddit. Nice to be reminded again how much people love Matt,
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 19th, 2016 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Premiere pics

    Matt's done an interview with Kevin Smith:


    thatkevinsmithFap to a l'il Bourneography starring super sweetheart/master thespian #MattDamon! The guys who played Loki the Angel of Death and #SilentBob in #Dogma nearly 20 years ago reunited to talk about @jasonbourne on #GeekingOut (my new show with @greggrunberg that starts Sunday night on #AMC)! After the #Bourne talk, I asked Matt to do dramatic readings of some of the @dccomics characters I'd love to see him play in a #Batfleck flick... And he obliged! His #darkknightreturns version of #OliverQueen is a must-see - so see it Sunday at 10pm on @amc_tv, right after @preacheramc! #KevinSmith #geekingoutamc #greggrunberg #askewniverse #jasonbourne #greenarrow

    Donny Osmond:


    donnyosmondLast night we went to @caesarspalace for the premiere of Matt Damon's latest film "Jason Bourne." Afterwards, we had the nicest conversation with Matt. I got such a kick out of it when he told me he used to listen to "Soldier of Love" over and over again on his cassette tape. I knew it was legit when he started singing the lyrics to the chorus, "Like a thief in the night, who can't get enough...." So we started singing Soldier of Love together. Singing with Matt Damon in Las Vegas—now that's cool. #jasonbourne #mattdamon #lasvegas #caesarspalace #soldieroflove

    Extra interview

    E interview

    Damon also opens up about his intense training to get back into fighting shape, as well as what his wife thought about his buffer bod. "She was cool with it," Damon jokes. "When I met her I was pretty doughy, so I think I had her sold on the doughy version."

    Access Hollywood:

    Edited at 2016-07-20 01:41 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 20th, 2016 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)


    The chances were high we would get a Pokémon story at some point in this press tour - Lucy has now downloaded it. Speaking as a level 12 beginner...


    Matt with Phil Hellmuth and Desmond Howard (a friend of Matt Baiamonte's who was around the set)

    With Tommy Lee Jones at the premiere:
    www.instagram.com/dotsmediainfo (also has other pics)

    (includes a new pic of the kids I haven't seen before)

    Premiere comments and videos:

    Edited at 2016-07-20 04:25 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 20th, 2016 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Radio interviews

    With Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1 (BBC):

    Kyle and Jackie O in Australia aired earlier today:

    Lucy and her friends went to the Jennifer Lopez concert while in Las Vegas:

    Edited at 2016-07-20 12:52 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 20th, 2016 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Wow, what interesting interview. Not about the movie, but there is a lot of personal.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 20th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Good interview with some good quotes for sure!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 20th, 2016 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Though it's old to them but new to me, i had no idea Kyle had a bestfriend that was murdered in 89'... how sad :( i bet that had to have been hard for him..

    Good interview. It's like i read a whole new side of Matt!

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 20th, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)


    I think he was murdered over a leather jacket. It has been mentioned a few times over the years.

    It's rare for Matt to reference being taken advantage of through being too trusting. Not surprising, but he wouldn't usually mention it. And love the random reference to speaking with a Japanese golf pro. Haven't heard that before.

    Edited at 2016-07-20 11:29 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 20th, 2016 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Today Show

    Matt, Paul and Alicia will be on the Today Show on Thursday.

    Reviews are embargoed until Monday, according to Jeff Wells, who has posted one negative review from a 'friend' and is stirring up ill-will.

    New photo which is part of the GQ shoot (video shot at the bar)

    Photos from the appearance in Boise before the premiere:

    Detailed comments from Matt at the premiere:

    B roll footage part 2:


    Edited at 2016-07-21 01:26 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 21st, 2016 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Spike Bourne

    Looks like it may be a clip from the Matt/Bourne marathon on Spike.


    Amused to see the pathetic turnout of the "protest" that some people were so concerned about. Five or six guys on a street corner in Boise. Encouraging people to honk. Not hearing much honking. Hilarious.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 21st, 2016 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Spike Bourne

    The premiere with Matt is tonight, so there's an opportunity for a larger protest (I'm guessing the premiere was better promoted).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 21st, 2016 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Spike Bourne

    I think it was supposed to start at 6 pm and it's after 8 in Boise.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 21st, 2016 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Spike Bourne

    Pardon, I meant to say it's almost 8.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 21st, 2016 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Spike Bourne

    I'm already seeing reviews from those who attended, so it's definitely over. Another screening in Oklahoma tomorrow.

    There's a lot of abuse coming Matt's way in Oklahoma tomorrow from the pro-gun groups (the local news pages noting the visit are vitriolic from the locals heaping abuse on Matt). Why visit there now? There was an Oklahoma Bourne visit previously for charity. The metal detectors will need to be back at this screening as per Boise.


    Local Boise paper report:

    Edited at 2016-07-21 06:19 am (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: July 21st, 2016 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Village at Meridian

    13 min., but good video of the presentation of the movie
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