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Good Shepherd photos, interviews
  • More photos from the set of The Good Shepherd, with Matt on the beach with Tammy Blanchard, with Robert De Niro (as Bill Sullivan) on set, and photographing fans, are from here and Fotomarktplatz. The first photo is in the latest People magazine (thanks Sandi).

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  • Two articles about filming in Long Island are here and here, including:

    At various intervals the stars gave autographs to those who waited outside and on Thursday, Aug. 18, 12-year-old David Lawrence fearlessly walked over to Matt Damon to ask for an autograph. Damon asked whether Lawrence was a Mets or Yankees fan. When Lawrence replied that he favored the Yankees, Damon posed the question, "So what would you do if I gave you a Boston Red Sox hat?" Lawrence, who didn't realize Damon's loyality lies with the Sox, replied, "Burn it." Damon laughed. "He was actually really nice," Lawrence said. The next day, Damon remembered his young friend, saying, "David, what's up?" when he saw him.

  • Quotes from an interview with Matt at JoBlo:

    Can you talk about your experience working with Scorsese?
    Damon: Yeah, it was great. It was great. I finished Friday night. It was everything that I hoped it could be working with him. He's an amazing, amazing director. He loves actors. I was pinching myself. I mean, this kind of run of work for me between guys like Terry Gilliam and Scorsese and I'm going to work with DeNiro next week, it's just like, that's it, if I screw this up...

    You got to work with another Bostonian, Mark Wahlberg.
    Damon: That was great because he and I obviously can fall into the whole accent and the whole world a little easier. Leo (DiCaprio) had to work really hard at it. And he did. He did a great job and Jack [Nicholson] also. But for me and Mark, it was easy.

    Matt, how was it working on Syriana?
    Damon: Great. That's coming out. I think that they feel really good about it because they're bringing it out in December. The way I describe it is that it's like Traffic, because (Stephen) Gaghan wrote it and he wrote Traffic. It's four storylines converging around one topic and it's oil instead of drugs. I think that it's a really complex movie because Gaghan researched it for a really long time and so I think that the three out of the four storylines are very clear. The last one they just did some slight like, I think, probably two pages of re-shoots just to clear up a couple of points in the most complicated storyline and then it's ready to go.

    What’s the status of the next Jason Bourne film?
    Damon: Well, if we make it, it'll be way off in another year at least. So it wouldn't come out until the summer of…'07? But yeah, Tony Gilroy said he's got a great idea for it so that's always a good sign.

  • More Heath and Matt duo interviews are at Daily News and Chud, including:

    Q: Matt, right now you're working with Martin Scorsese. What is that like?
    Damon: The feeling is the same as when I got to work with Terry. It's amazing, though, because [Scorsese's] sets are like a church. The quietest I've ever been on, you can't even imagine. It doesn't even feel like being on a movie set. Everyone's really focused. And you know, everyone's really happy to be working with him. It's a pretty reverential kind of atmosphere.

  • Here's just one of the many positive quotes around about Brothers Grimm and Matt's performance - from Philadelphia Weekly:

    And here's yet another self-effacing, ego-free performance from Matt Damon. Quietly stealing the movie with his bluster and mutton chops, he tones everything down just enough to let Heath Ledger run wild with all the barmy, bespectacled rococo flourishes. Damon naturalistically eases into the absurd surroundings until he can eventually hog massive common-sense laughs from lines like: "That armor isn't magic! It's just shiny!"

  • PunjabiKudi - if you are going to copy every photo and all text from this site, could you please identify the site by name and web address. Thank you.
  • 5 comments or Leave a comment
    From: mattdamonfrance Date: August 27th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    pictures and interview

    great job and great pictures!

    From: cavvy Date: August 30th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Brother's Grimm

    I saw the Brother's last night. I really enjoyed it, visually it was amazing. But I did find the movie was to long and at times it was hard to understand what the actors were saying (the ones with the French and German accents). Has anyone else seen the movie and if so what did you think?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 30th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Brother's Grimm

    Yeah, I saw it. I liked it, and you're right. Visually it was fantastic, but I found it a little jumbled? As in, the plot. It wasn't the accents I was concerned with it was the messiness. I enjoyed it though.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 31st, 2005 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Brother's Grimm

    Yes I understand what you mean about the plot espically the part with the horse and the kid at night (I thought it was Sasha, all those kids looked the same to me). Also what about the thing that looked like the philsberry dough boy (from the well), I am not sure what was going on there.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 4th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Brother's Grimm

    Irrelevant? Yes. Awesome? OH YEAH! I thought it was hilarious. :D
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