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20th anniversary of Good Will Hunting - Matt Damon News Column — LiveJournal
20th anniversary of Good Will Hunting
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mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 8th, 2017 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)


Good interview with Matt in Parade, including:

What are your favorite Sunday memories growing up?

My dad usually had us on the weekends, and he had a rule to always keep us moving. That was his one criteria for parenthood. So we never stopped. We would be playing football or baseball or basketball. He just ran us into the ground. I have the best memories of playing sports with my brother and my dad every weekend.

Did you have any traditional Sunday meals together?

My dad always said he viewed food as fuel, so it was like: Get it in as fast as you can, and then get back out there and keep playing.

What do you like to do on Sundays now?

Watch the New England Patriots win. That’s my ideal Sunday: On my couch, and the kids are there. The great thing about [living in] L.A. is those [games] happen at 10 in the morning, so usually the football game’s over, and you can get out and have a fun day with the kids.

What is something small that means a great deal to you?

My wedding ring. My grandmother gave my mother her ring in her will. My grandfather didn’t have a lot of money; they were kind of children of the Depression, and the ring he gave her had these tiny, tiny little diamonds in them. They weren’t quality diamonds; it was what he could afford. But the marriage lasted. They were married for over 60 years. It wasn’t about the ring; it was about the marriage. So when I told my mother that I was marrying Lucy, she gave me that ring and there were these six little diamonds. We took three of them and we put them on the inside of my band, and then we took three and we put them on the inside of her band. So they’re not visible, but we’re hopefully carrying the best part of that union with us.

Little Things He Loves

Favorite Sunday reading “The Boston Globe sports section or the New York Times Magazine.”

Coveted spot in the house “My couch.”

Go-to drive-through item “An In-N-Out Burger Double-Double.”

Best board games to play with daughters Life and Monopoly

Favorite toy from childhood “Wiffle bat. That was a constant in my life as a kid.”
From: iri_na_00 Date: December 8th, 2017 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)

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Very good interview. Seldom such meet.
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2017 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)

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I love the story of their wedding rings.

From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2017 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

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It's rare to get new stories from Matt, and here we get several! Nice!

From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2017 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Family wedding ring/s, sweet...

"An In-N-Out Burger Double-Double" - puts "Whopper" (Hungry Jacks Aussie version of Burger King in UK) to shame.

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