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  • Matt and Gary White have been promoting water.org in Davos and in Spain. From an interview at Mens Journal, thanks to Irina:

    What can you tell us about your upcoming movie Ford v. Ferrari?
    Damon: I’m really excited for people to see that. It’s coming out in June, and it’s about Ford trying to take down Ferrari at the Le Mans race. James Mangold directed it and Christian Baleis in it with me. It was surreal to work with Christian because I’m one of his bigger fans. He was coming off Vice—and from the time we decided to do the movie to the time we started shooting, he dropped 70 pounds. The first day on set, I asked him: “How did you do that?” I’ve lost weight and gained weight for parts, and there are lots of theories on how to do it. And he just looked at me and said: “I didn’t eat.” That guy is cut from a different cloth. He has a monk-like discipline that’s just really impressive to see.

    You originally were going to direct Manchester By the Sea. Do you still have an interest in getting behind the camera?
    Damon: John Krasinski and I originally commissioned Kenny [Lonergan] to write Manchester By the Sea, because I was going to direct it. When I read the script, I went to Kenny and said: “You have to direct it. This is a Kenny Lonergan movie.” So I was going to play the main role, but The Martian was starting, and I just couldn’t get it in. So Casey took over, and that turned out okay. With directing, it’s still something I’m interested in. I’m just looking for the perfect project to do it.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 26th, 2019 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Matt and former Formula 1 champion race driver Nico Rosberg at Davos:
    From: iri_na_00 Date: January 27th, 2019 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Davos unofficial

    From: iri_na_00 Date: January 27th, 2019 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    IG story Matt B

    Matt B. and Ryan Toal flew to Montana by private jet. Maybe Damon's family too?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 28th, 2019 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: IG story Matt B

    Ben has flown to Montana by private jet too
    RE: IG story Matt B - (Anonymous) - Expand
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: January 28th, 2019 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Stella Artois

    For those of you who were wondering, The Dude is the other big celebrity involved :

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 29th, 2019 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Stella Artois

    The DUUUUUUUUUDE! Ha! Really fun idea, and obviously the ultimate audience size. Well done!

    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 28th, 2019 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That is Jeff Bridges
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 29th, 2019 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    Ford v. Ferrari

    Still shooting?
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: January 29th, 2019 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Ford v. Ferrari

    Some reshoots, maybe?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 29th, 2019 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Off Topic.

    This has nothing to do with Matt, but since we've been talking about Davos this week, here's someone who speaks with common sense,practicality and realism.
    Here is historian Rutger Bregman talking about what isn't talked about, the big elephant in the room: taxes.
    I 💯 % agree with him.


    From: fitzgerald17 Date: January 29th, 2019 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)


    I was watching Kenneth Lonergan's wife's IG and I saw that she was at SNL, when Matt hosted.
    No idea if Kenny was there too.

    Edited at 2019-01-29 09:01 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: January 31st, 2019 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)


    Looks like Matt is in California
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2019 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: pic

    And according to Alexia's IG her at Lucy are staying at an upscale (of course) Brooklyn hotel this week.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 1st, 2019 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    City On A Hill

    First trailer:

    It looks really good. I love Kevin Bacon.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2019 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: City On A Hill

    The accent seems a bit wan, but he looks great. Hoping for the best!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 1st, 2019 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: SJP, Tom Brady, etc.


    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 2nd, 2019 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: SJP, Tom Brady, etc.

    I swear to God, he loves Tom more than Lucy.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 5th, 2019 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt in Australia

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 6th, 2019 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt in Australia

    News pics on Weibo.

    I don't want to be mean-spirited or anything, but Mattie seems to have gotten a little bit fatter. He's definitely enjoying life "away" from the movie business.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2019 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Wow.. those photos on the beach are very intrusive, the paparazzi in Australia seem to be as shameless as in the UK.

    Posting photos of Matt is one thing, but Lucy and the girls aren't famous, I wish they left them alone.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 8th, 2019 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Australia

    There's not usually anyone worth photographing here, and I don't think we have the same limitations on photographing kids as in the UK. Matt's best bet is probably to give them a few photos and then ask them to go away for the day and hope they lose interest.
    Re: Australia - (Anonymous) - Expand
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 9th, 2019 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)

    Old pic

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 10th, 2019 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt and Lucy did attend the UFC match in Melbourne with Chris and Elsa - photos on Instagram and Getty.


    Edited at 2019-02-10 06:56 am (UTC)
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